Tulips in September!

I am not home but have scheduled this particular post to appear whilst I will be elsewhere hurrying up to breakfast and to be ready for a day of lectures on wisdom literature and prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Fun, fun. No, really!

However, I want you to know that I have finally finished the mittens begun on the 29th of July (Tulip Mittens by Riihivilla) and am plugging away, in between note-taking, on the mittens begun on the 29th of August (Woodruff, Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed) all so that I can begin a new pair (which is yet to be determined) on the 29th of September. Which is coming up a whole lot faster than I care to think on, frankly. And yes, I do knit in class. You gotta problem widdat? Fortunately, I am not the lone knitter in there. A small comfort and a great knitting companion.

Also, I scheduled this post to appear in a timely manner so that if you have awakened on a bright Saturday morning with a day stretched before you with nothing to do (well, you are here, right? you must have a little time on your hands then) you might consider heading to Hemlock, NY, and the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival (scroll down a bit for info at this website: Beautiful Finger Lakes) at the fairgrounds there. If you love working with fiber, this is the place to be. Pet sheep and alpaca. Watch scutching, heckling and spinning demos. Learn what scutching, heckling and spinning are! Shop for wool, equipment and books. Eat festival food. What’s not to love? I cannot be there today, but tomorrow? You betcha!

p.s. Remember and remember why I cast aside the mittens for a little crochet madness? You can keep track of Robyn’s fascinating progress in South Korea at her blog. You know, if you’d really rather not leave the house today.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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4 Responses to Tulips in September!

  1. DawnK says:

    Beautiful mittens! New York is just bit too far away for the knitting festival, although it sounds like fun! It took us about 12 hours to drive to Niagara Falls in 2005. The Finger Lakes area sounds gorgeous! Are the leaves changing yet?

  2. Cathy says:

    Beautiful mittens! Someday I will attempt intarsia knitting…someday. Have a wonderful weekend – sounds like fascinating subject matter.

    • pattiblaine says:

      These are more fair isle than intarsia (alternate color carried along back when not in use) so doubly-warm! I find fair isle easier than intarsia, but I know people who prefer the opposite. You can do it, Cathy! I have all manner of confidence in you. 🙂

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