Archive for the ‘Yarn’ Category
I’m really starting to use the Cricut my brother and his girlfriend gave me for Christmas, and it is the easiest, coolest thing. I made this Valentine’s Day garland for the circulation desk at school, and now I’m hooked. It was extra long to stretch across the whole desk, and I made 2 different heart shapes in various different sizes strung on some yarn from my stash.
I wonder if I have any presidential shapes for our next holiday….
October is my favorite month of the year, hands down. And even though it’s still a week away, I thought it would be a great time to start planning! Nothing beats NYC in October, but if you live in the tri-state area here are some ideas to pack your weekends all over the place:
1. October 2nd, 2010.
Valley Shepherd Creamery Cheese Festival.
Last year I went to Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, NJ for their annual Sheep Shearing Festival (where I shot this photo of the sheep pre-haircut). We had a great time, but the thing that stuck with the most was the phenomenal cheese and butter made on site and sold in their country store. It is to die for, honestly.
So imagine how excited I was when my friend Meredith and I saw their stall at the Rutgers Farmers Market and heard about the Autumn Leaves Cheese Festival this fall. Wine/beer and cheese tastings, cheesewich and panini stations, and their incredible gelato? And it’s just $15 to get in? I will be there with bells on.
Another great thing to come out of Adam’s 24 in 24 marathon is that I finished crocheting this fall scarf while he played away. Two months later and it’s done. I started this over the summer from a project in Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker.
I’m pretty terrible about keeping track of which yarns I have and use for different projects. I believe the camel, brown, and multi yarns are all Zara. The cream is a cotton from Knit Picks, definitely.
Next time I make a yarn project I will note what I use. And since I’m all amped up about yarn after the yarn crawl, it will be soon.