Messenger Shawl – Finished!

For Mother’s Day this year I did something a little different and took my Mom to Yarn Scout for her gift. She picked the Messenger Kit by Stephanie Shiman, a Wonderland Yarns kit. Though it took a couple months, I finished it in time (barely) for my parent’s 4th of July visit.

In which my brother wanted to be in the picture, so there is

his hand.

She really likes it. 🙂

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An Evening Stuck in Big Sky

Eric, Toby and I went to Big Sky for the Farmer’s market last night and got stuck up there when a semi full of decking materials had the misfortune of overturning. What made clean up even longer was the other semi hauling logs over turned about a quarter mile north from that. So, we ended up stuck in Big Sky for 5 hours. I got a lot of knitting done, just sayin’.

We drove around a bit after dinner to kill time. There

really isn’t a horrible view there. This is towards the Yellowstone Club.

This is where we rejoined the line, just at the turn off for

Lone Peak Brewing, where we had dinner.

Toby was exhausted. It is so rough being a dog.

Crazies and Fiber

Today I got to go to the first annual Big Timber fiber fest! As this is it’s first year, it was a little small, but it was a lot of fun. My husband accompanied me on this trip, so he got to simply exist and people watch to his heart’s content, though I did hear him talking fiber with some of the ladies there. Guess he really does listen when I go off on fiber tangents.  🙂

We got to watch a sheep sheering demo – the lady sheering started because there was

no one else to sheer them.

Hitting the Crazies on the way back.

Yarn I picked up at the fest. The cones are mill spun, but where

a really good price. The purple is Merino/silk blend.

All the Cables are Belong to Me

I started Twig Cowl by Tiny Owl Knits this last Saturday. Yarn Scout has had it on display for over a year, . .  and I have had the yarn to do it for just as long. As I now mostly get cabling, I decided to give it a go. Mind you, I tried to use the yarn for some crochet hood project . . . . needless to say, it got frogged.

I fucking love it! I have to stop every few rows and squish it. Above I am out for coffee with Stacy, who is knitting a bit for her husband out of the bison and bamboo she spun up.

Cabling Weekend

This weekend we went up to visit my parents outside of Great Falls, and on the way up I started Grace Hat by Brome Fields.  This is my first time cabling – right outside of Ulm too. 

And I frogged it. Mind you, it is only because the hat ended up being too small. So I have re-started it, and am almost done. For a 24″ head? Add in two more cable sets, at 6 stitches each, 12 stitches.

Tada!

I learned a thing!