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The One Stop Shop Hop was a great success for Gerschubie Fiber Arts. A big thank you to everyone to came out and purchased from us. A bigger thank you Wayne for making it possible. I showed up just in time to pack up and load the car.
With spring shows just around the corner, I’ve started dyeing more yarn. Look at this:
The rainbow colorway is Aervyn. The other colorway is Raven. Both continue the naming series from the Witch Central books by Debora Geary. What is better than knitting witches?
Stay tuned for more new colors, a super big surprise, and maybe some coupons for the spring festivals.
This week is getting a little wild. On Saturday Feb. 22, Gerschubie Fiber Arts will be participating in the One Stop Shop Hop at the USC-Lancaster campus. This event will be held in the Arts building.
The One Stop Shop Hop has been rescheduled from last weekend due to weather. Gerschubie was on the waiting list and I got a call on Tuesday that we got in. How exciting! Now for the really exciting part. I cannot personally be there. My presence is required at the National Federation of Music Clubs festival in Charlotte, NC. Since my students are playing that means I have to volunteer. I’ll be judging students from around the Charlotte area from 8 am to 3 pm. So who is going to the One Stop Shop Hop? My wonderful husband has agreed to work the booth.
Wayne knows quite a bit about fiber from hearing me go on and on about it. But cut the guy some slack if you see him. He’s doing me a huge favor.
Gerschubie will have yarn, roving, stitch markers, project bags, batts, and new tool cases. So come out and see Wayne at the One Stop Shop Hop in Lancaster, SC.
Really? Max thought this was a great plan. My husband disagreed.
Maxy-Doodle put himself to bed. I went looking for him and found him in the bed with the lights off.
You don’t really understand weird weather until you’ve lived in the southern US. In the past 2 weeks, we’ve had everything from snow to almost 70. In fact, they are predicting a high of 73 on Wednesday. So while Wednesday and Thursday looked like this
Yeah that would be fleece drying outside with snow in the back ground and it’s 54.
I bought this pound and half of fleece at the Maryland Sheep and Wool show last year. It was a coated with Corriedale or Cormo. Any paperwork is long gone. It’s just been sitting waiting on me to get around to washing it. It was so clean that a single wash in the sink and a one time rinse was enough. The water wasn’t hot enough to get rid of lanolin, but that can be taken care of after it’s spun during the dye process.
I love how my house looks when it snows. Several of my piano students have told me over the years that my house is how a house is supposed to look when you grow up. The pups and I are going to snuggle in and enjoy the snow and probably make more stitch markers.
I’m still making stitch markers for Gerschubie’s spring shows. A few are making it up on to www.gerschubie.etsy.com but most are just headed into stock.
My husband and I are kind of known for our absurd can do attitudes. Sometimes it almost gets the better of us. We got a tax refund this year. Talk about a shocking event. It didn’t even take buying a grand piano this year. Being the responsible sorts we are most of it is going into savings. However, our furniture situation has been a little on the sad side. The only thing we’ve bought in nearly 10 years of marriage is our bedroom suite. The rest has been a collection of hand-me-downs. Some are awesome and some I am seriously tired of looking at.
On Wednesday, I went to Costco and spotted what I’m calling a loveseat. It’s seats 2, but takes up the room of a full sofa. The price was right so Wayne and I sprinted over and looked at it together. Thursday I had to pick up my parent’s dog to dog sit and Wayne headed back to Costco. Yep. He went by himself to pick up furniture. I came home to this:
Socks. I always must have a sock in progress. It doesn’t always move quickly, but it’s kind of like a binkie. Comforting just to know it’s there. Meet a plain sock in Miss Babs colorway Shaken Not Stirred.
It’s just a wee little thing. Being knit on my Signature Needles double points. Size 1 aka 2.25mm. I don’t see this sock getting much bigger this weekend. It’s the NFMC Scholarship Festival here in Charlotte. Since I’m chairing that means Saturday is a complete loss on the knitting front. Not to mention there’s still a decision to be made about my Olympics sweater and a gauge swatch to knit. So much knitting so little time.
There are 2 things that I really love. The color green and a good hat. Green has almost always been my favorite color. One of my most favorite hues is kelly green. For years it was a terribly hard color to find. It’s become more popular recently. About 2 years ago, my local yarn shop Cottage Yarn got a new shipment of Berroco Vintage. Vintage is 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, and 10% nylon. Of course there was kelly green yarn. It’s been sitting in my stash since, waiting for the perfect pattern.
This week the weather has been wild. Monday it was 65. Tuesday it snowed. Since most of my hats are lighter weight, it seems like an appropriate time to start a new thicker hat. Enter the Molly Beret. It’s a free Ravelry pattern. The pattern calls for 1 skein/200 yards of worsted weight yarn.
So far so good. I’m slightly more than half way done. The charts are easy to follow, but there are also written out directions for those who prefer that method. Hopefully it will get gone today. Depends on how many students don’t show up due to the ‘snow.’