Sunday, September 23, 2007


yesterday I took an idealic trip to Massachusetts for the Deerfield Craft/Quilt/Fiber Fair. The drive was beautiful because the maple trees are beginning to be that deep gorgeous crimson, and the other trees along the way were varying shades of pink, yellow, orange, and purple. I wasn't doing the driving, so I could gaze out the wondow at the scenery! We saw lots of wild turkeys, including some baby ones.

One of my favorite booths was the handmade baskets. I love baskets for my knitting projects and saw a couple that I wanted. Unfortunately, someone else also had their eye on them, and I missed out.

I did get some yarn, from Foxfire farm. The woman at the table recognized me! I guess that means I've been stalking the fiber festivals a bit too regularly these last couple of years!
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I got one skein of the lavender yarn on the left (they only had one skein) and a couple skeins of the coral. I hope to make a short coral shrug/capelet for myself for the fall.

Lunch was a definite high spot at the fair. Food was provided by the local Ukranian Church and I had potato and cheese perogies with sour cream and some sweet bread with apricot filling. So good! During lunch, some children put on a play of the Phantom Tollbooth. The singing voices of these 12-year-olds was unbelievable...

Monday, September 17, 2007

not too much except socks...

its a quiet early fall day here in the northeast, with sunshine and shadows. I don't have too much to report except that my sister had a birthday, and - among other things - I made her some lacy socks:
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This yarn came from Nadine in Germany and was a dream to work with! I loved the dark blue colour and the self-patterning yarn leant itself well to a horizontal lace stitch... These were knit with size 1.5 DPNs and were my own pattern. I did them toe-up with gussett heels, which is all I do these days!

I also sent the Professor's socks, and here is photo of me trying them on before they were washed and blocked to make sure they turned out okay:
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You can't see it very well, but they have a lace pattern of entwined leaves down the front. I call them "Dark Garden". The yarn is silk and merino from STR lightweight and I made them on size 1.5 needles.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Unraveling Sophia


I got my invite to Ravelry tonight!! I don't have anything posted yet but I'll be filling it up soon... my Ravelry name is UnravelingSophia....

I've also captured Unraveling for Etsy, so I'l have someplace to highlight my original patterns...and I've started this purely knitting blog, Unraveling Sophia, as a place to muse about designs that are percolating inside and slowing appearing from my needles!

The entries here, up to this point, are re-posts from my original Lj (Livejournal - another blogging system). I didnt want to lose the history of some designs and also wanted new readers to be able to get to know me by reading back through the posts... It looks like no one has ever replied to my blog, but thats only because all the replies are over on the old journal...only the posts themselves were tranfered over to here. Hopefully, friends will follow over here!