17 September 2014

Polworth Infinity

Ok...so are any of you watching Outlander on STARZ?  I've read the books and am such a huge fan and now am enjoying the series.  Well....all the knitted garments, for all characters, have me inspired.  I loved the cowl that Clarie wore at one point and decided I needed one.  I didn't knit it the way hers was however, I knitted mine lengthwise...long enough for two wraps.  I used some polworth/silk handspun from Three Waters Farm which is lofty, soft and so cozy.  I am going to love this come winter.  And....it's not too heavy or overwhelming.  Might be a do over.  However....the size 17 metal needles were ridiculous to hold onto...yikes.

Again, thank you to Haus for the loan of the Manny.



12 September 2014

Guantanamera


Ok...we have discovered a Cuban restaurant that is definitely a do over.  On Nolensville Road, just north of the Nashville Zoo and railroad bridge.  Check it out.  The food was delicious, the vibe was made up of great music, kind and friendly people and the mojito was freshly made and oh so yummy.  I had a craving for the Cubano after seeing the movie Chef (check it out...wonderful food film) and this satisfied the craving above and beyond.  The other dishes we tried were Empanadas, and a sampler of rice, beans, powdered beef, chorizo, plantains and fried pork skin (not your bag variety) and a follow up of the oh so creamy coconut flan.  Give these guys a go...you will not be sorry.



08 September 2014

05 September 2014

Starshower Cowl

Ok....so I have loved this pattern since I saw it and am so glad I downloaded it will I could for free.  Might just make another since it's so pretty.  Used sock yarn which did very well.

Thank you Haus for the use of the Manny

03 September 2014

Rose White Alpaca

Ok...so beautiful baby alpaca with rose fibre From River's Edge Fiber Arts...soft and lovely to spin.  Do I dye it or knit it white?




29 August 2014

The End of Summer Sunflowers

Ok....so I saw a beautiful sight that reminded me summer is coming to an end.  I was fortunate enough to see Darlene's sunflowers, which are trees...yes, that's it trees.  Stalks...jack-and-the-bean stalks...8 feet tall?.....really tall.  And gorgeous!!!!!!

NOTE:  The fence is a good 3-4 feet taller than I am...so I could easily stand under the drooping heads.  Easily!




21 August 2014

Friday Night Market

Ok....so last Friday I tried out the Friday Night Market at the Nashville Farmers Market.  The yarn bus was there along with many food trucks, music and so many farm vendors. Also, the indoor restaurants were open.  Many people checking in out, much knitting going on and good food.  Check it out.  The next Friday Night Market is September 19th from 5-8.  Not sure about October but check out their website or facebook page for lots of information and details.




14 August 2014

Mink Stripes


Ok....so I just couldn't get a picture of this I liked, but thought I'd go ahead and share anyway.  Simple...do whatever I felt like in garter stitch alternating mink with a mohair/silk blend.  So soft and luscious...





08 August 2014

Visit

Ok...some time hangin' with my little man.  Just some photos of him during my time there.

Lake Ontario
Checking out the planes at the Royal Air Force Museum





On the river
Top of the Tower - St Lawrence River
Waiting for the boat.



01 August 2014

Burger Up

Ok....just a quickie of my patty melt...yum!!!  Groovy place to hang, get some good food and catch a great vibe.

25 July 2014

Sari Silk

Ok.....so while in Monteagle at the Weekend of Fiber retreat, I picked up some lovely sari silk fabric yarn.  Great colours that I'm looking forward to incorporating into projects....weaving, knitting....whatever is calling for them.