Saturday, October 04, 2008

T minus 14 days and counting.....

Can you tell how excited I am about Rhinebeck? I thought the thrill might be gone being that this is my third year in a row attending but I've still got those first time jitters. My budget is really low this year, mainly because I'm going more to socialize than to burn a hole in my pocket. I should be wearing a green sweater (if I can ever finish seaming it up, but that's another story) so if you see me, please say hi.

This should be a short post. I just have a small knitting & spinning FO for your viewing pleasure. Oh, speaking of Rhinebeck (I know, I'm all over the place) I got these cute shoes at DSW the other day. My SO said that they look "old lady"ish but I don't care, I love them anyway. They remind me of the indestructable Buster Brown shoes that my Mom used to make me wear back in the day. I got them a half size larger than I normally would to accomodate for my hand knit socks. If they only had them in green....

OK, where was I...thats right, FO's. Remember when I posted about the fugly scarf I was working on? Its a basic sheep to shawl item. I scoured the wool, dyed the wool, carded the wool, spun the wool and now knit the wool. It was intended to be a drop stitch scarf but I ran out of yarn so it magically morphed into a cowl. I think I may like it better this way. It's still a bit scratchy but I plan on giving it a nice long soak in conditioner or wool wash or something to soften it up a bit.

I also just finished the fiber I was spinning in my previous post. The colors are still a bit muddled but not as badly as I originally thought. I'm still very pleased with the results.
Fiber Source: Ashland Bay purchased at the Yarn Tree
Weight: 3.75 ounces
WPI: 14, Sport Weight yarn
Length: 217 yards

I don't have any projects planned for this yarn, maybe I'll do something different and knit a baby item instead of some socks. I'll just wait for the yarn to tell me what it wants to be when it grows up.

I guess thats about it. I told you it was gonna be a short post. I just finished knitting a cowl for a swap but I'll wait until my swapper receives it before I post a pic. Oh yeah, I almost forgot.......

I'm getting married! Yeah, my fiance (I love saying that) proposed to me on our anniversary and I was totally surprised. It was very romantic and I couldn't have pictured anything more special than the way he planned it. And the ring is freaking GREEN! What more could I ask for? See you guys in Rhinebeck!

23 comments:

Rosa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

That is so wonderful. And the ring is so spectacular. I am thrilled for you.

Have fun at Rhinebeck. I can't wait to see what you get.

Virtuous said...

Ooh you saved the best for last! :o)

CONGRATS!!!!!!

regina.joskow@gmail.com said...

Awwww, congrats to you on your engagement! Gorgeous ring! And I love the cowl, too.

Nettie said...

Oh, Yay! Congrats on the engagement! Now I forgive him for cracking on your shoes :D

No wonder you didn't clock him one, the PERFECT ring can make it all better.

I can't wait to get all the wedding planning details. I hope you have fun with it all.

LaBean said...

Whoohooo!! Congratulations on the engagement!! That ring is beautiful!! And I like those shoes too. I need to get on the ball with some handknit socks. I'll be lookin for you at Rhinebeck!

Shameka said...

Oh My!! That ring is so stunning. Congratulations again.

For a minute, I thought you were showing off the secret cowl. Haha!! You sure had me fooled. Can't wait to see you tomorrow, and can't wait till Rhinebeck either.

Tawana said...

Like I said on fB, congrats! and I love the ring. It is beautiful. I love those shoes. They are so cute. Don't be surprised if you see me with a pair like it. I am going to Rhinebeck too, but not really to shop. It is not in the budget. I just want to socialize and see my peeps. I will either wear my CPH or the sweater I am trying to finish. I will be glad to see you up there.

Necia said...

Congratulations to you and my brother! Yea, another 2 bites the dust. I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve those shoes. I would straight copy you, if I ever wore my own indestructable mary janes that I already have. The cowl rocks. I think a drop of conditioner will help soften it! Yay, you've been spinning. I'll be at RB too, hardly shopping too, lol. I'm demoing, make sure you come and visit. I will email you the barn. Oh, and I agree, the ring is fantabulous, do u plan on wearing a green dress?

Shorty said...

Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news.

Have a great time at Rhinebeck!

Veronica said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you.

BTW, my mom used to buy me Buster Brown shoes too.

RealHustla said...

Congrats! What a lovely surprise, and a perfect ring!

Hey, I'm digging the shoes, I saw some green ones like it before at Marshall's. That was like in April or something though. You never know, they could still be there.

crazyknittinglady said...

Congratulations!

And I'm excited for Rhinebeck too - i hope the weather is nice for wearing knits :)

Kamika said...

Congratulations!! The ring is lovely.

One of these days I hit Rhinebeck!

Cara said...

Congratulations!!!! That's fantastic! The ring is beautiful, too.

Nancy said...

Congrats again! I love that ring:D

I might do the cowl thing with the merino I just spun up. I don't think it's enough for a scarf either.

Rosi G. said...

OMG DUDE CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS!!! That ring is beautiful. I'll gawk at it when I see you in THIRTEEN DAYS!! :o)

The cowl is cute. I always admire sheep to FO stuff.

DUDE!! I love those shoes! did they have them in size 11???

Jeanine said...

I am SOOO late on this.... Gurl, congratulations! I'm so very happy for you. Can't wait to see you in 9DAYS!!! woohoo.

Rebecca said...

love those shoes, but wow, what about that ring!?!?!? such great news. i'm so happy for you and hope that you have a dream wedding, honeymoon, and married life together.

Memeeflye said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! I know I'm late- but I barely get a chance to read blogs anymore- let alone knit. Nursing school is a beast.

Sherrin said...

Chante that is so wonderful. CONGRATULATIONS. You deserve this and many more happy occasions. Your Fiancé is a beautiful, beautiful person. He is your true gem.

Ava said...

A belated CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog through Kay at Mason Dixon Knitting. I clicked on her link to you because that beautiful green sweater you knit is absolutely gorgeous and I just had to see more! Really stunning. You did a great job.

BTW: you're engagement ring is spectacular!
~Lauren

Maia said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting. I wish you a long and happy marriage.