Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Festival Season Begins!

Saturday is the Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival. This is one of my favorites and is the only one I ever take a booth at. The festival is a great time and the thing that makes me the most happy is that you can get there on the #70 bus from Central Square, Cambridge. I love me some public transportation! If you'd like more info on the festival check here.
Anyway, because of this, I dyed 28 pounds of yarn on Monday. This is about twice as much as I dye in a day and eight pounds more than I have ever dyed in a single day by myself.
Here's some of it on the couch waiting to be wound and labelled.

Here's the rest as it is getting put on the shelf. I filled the regular shelf with it and am starting on another.I dyed 22 lbs of sock yarn and 6 lbs of the merino superwash. I had quite a good time and have cooked up several new colorways for everyone's enjoyment.
In other news, I finished the wrap sweater from Big Girl Knits and it is officially my new favorite sweater!

The strap that goes around my back is about three and a half feet long and I have to be really careful not to drag it all over the floor when the sweater is untied!This is my first wrap sweater and though the finish work is fiddly in the extreme, the result is really worth it.

Hope to see everyone at Gore Place. I've got Annie working with me for the whole day and I'm look forward to actually getting out of my booth and seeing more of the festival than the port-o-potties and the Fudge Guy.

10 comments:

Emily said...

OMG Lucy that sweater came out looking GREAT! It's so flattering! And a great color, too. Good job!

Rosemary said...

The sweater is fabulous. Nice work. And the yarn is even yummier.

Have a great time at Gore Place. Wish I could be there.

Lucy said...

The yarn is good old Cascade 220, the best yarn ever invented!
I wish you could be there too Rosemary!

thedailyreason said...

Is there an endurance award for knitting a three-and-a-half-foot–long sash? There should be!

Doria said...

Wow, holy awesome hand-dyed yarn, Batman!! The sweater ROCKS, naturally; and yes, it is all about the sash, you work that thing, girl! I'm gonna try to drag myself over to knitting group tonight, hope I make it...............

JJ said...

Cascade 220 is Rich's favorite yarn of all time.

Are dogs allowed at this event? We are trying to figure out the logistics with Logan.

Anonymous said...

I might have to rethink going to Gore Place this year - your beautiful yarn and great weather, what winning combo.

Liza the blogless

Lucy said...

JJ-I'm not sure about bringing the dog. It should say on the Gore Place site. Now that I think of it, I've seen people with dogs there before.

ChiaLea said...

The new sweater is great!

Melissa said...

amazing sweater! it looks great on you- flattering style and color. so bummed to miss the gore place...