I’m so sorry I confused everyone yesterday. I’ve been rushing . I am so happy that I am going virtual to Rhinebeck. Allison, and Karen and I have met up on line . The vendors are great. My class is at 1 pm and I have back to school jitters.
Let’s just forget yesterday’s post. The cactus photo was taken in Oklahoma and they have a whole different type of bloom than the ones we saw in Zion national park . The zion cactus blossoms , also prickly pear, were like delicate roses.
In All likelihood I will add those faux fur pompoms to this hat . I was going to give it to my friend Mark, from McDonalds, but I fear it is too small. It will keep someone quite warm; I am sure of that. Trying to use too small a needle for the normal yarn gauge means DISASTER for my arms, fingers, elbows. Over. This hat is OVER.
I used some irish yarn Al gave me for the brim and then started with the Red that I won from Hand Eye Crafts, Hunks and Chicks Game. ! Thank you Kim. It is so very Midwest winter wish! It was Lambs Pride worsted Brown sheep for the red . I do love it.
BUT! My big mistake is that I forgot I do not put red next to white or cream for fear it will bleed. Dang. This one better not. I ve heard all the chatter about cold water only etc. and I have had reds bleed anyhow. I’ll wash it by hand and wash the big red part first.
I have learned so much at Rhinebeck. I think the coordinators deserve huge thanks.
Okay. Gotta go.
One little gem from the Festival: someone claimed, someone with authority , mind you, that we don’t need to carry our floats when knitting Fair isle…..WHAT? This can’t be true..but if it is …oh boy!