New Project Underway

I have finished my Kassiani shawl! I bound off the edge on Tuesday evening, but since I was leaving for Michigan Fiber Festival very early on Wednesday morning, I won’t be able to get it blocked until I return home next week. Here is a pre-blocking picture I took fresh off the needles.

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I think it looks pretty good even before it’s blocked so it should really shine once it’s finished properly. :-)

After I arrived at my hotel last night I got a start on the new design I have planned in my Organic Cotton Sport weight yarn. I measured my swatch and decided on a size to aim for, 30×35; did some math and cast on. I thought about going with a fancier border like a rib or something but then decided that a simpler garter border would be better suited to the busy cable, lace, rib stitch pattern. I am doing a slightly wide edge to square up the edges since the stitch pattern would naturally create a wavy edge. Here’s my start.

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I had the privilege of spending two days with my daughter Meredith and her family after I left Chicago before going home. She lives near Lake Michigan so I took a quick visit there but spent most of my time visiting. Here’s a few pictures of the grandbabies. :-)

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Michigan Fiber Festival

It was a busy day at the Festival today and it’s late so this will be mostly a picture heavy post. Hope that’s okay for now. Okay here we go!

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That’s a lot of our new samples for this year.

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Current stock of fiber tools

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Booth helpers Smile

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Happy Fair shoppers

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Another shot of the samples wall and the Yarn Swift table

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More shoppers going after the bargains on the SALE rack. Winking smile

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Yarn and shawls

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Little mister man enjoying the outside

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What’s a fair without FAIR FOOD?!

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Fair goers enjoying the shade and cool breezes.

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Fair gear and wear, and yes I bought a couple myself. Smile

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Okay that’s it for now. It’s late and tomorrow will be even busier for us vendors, so off to bed for me.