So I am not going to Rhinebeck aka the NY Sheep and Wool Festival. And I am exceedingly jealous. I’d really love to go to a fiber festival, but sadly, there are very few near me, in the middle of Virginia. If all goes according to plan (meaning I can wrangle someone into driving me there), I WILL be attending Maryland Sheep and Wool in May (which I expect to be grossly hot). I’d love to be going to Rhinebeck, but alas, it is not so. I’ll just count down the days until MS&W (which incidentally is the weekend before I graduate from college and become a Real Adult). So, yay.

In other knitting news, I have been knitting like a fiend. I just finished up a pair of shark mittens for an Etsy customer:


and am currently knitting another pair, also for Etsy.

I also just finished up a pair of slippers for an OWS claim:


Pattern: Ridiculously Easy Mary Jane Slippers
Yarn: Some pink acrylic nonsense and Jo Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle (which is also some acrylic nonsense).
Needles: US 7/4.5 mm
Mods: Added the knitted-on icord border which, by the way, was a pain in the ass to knit.


I think they’re pretty cute. Perhaps I’ll make some for myself one of these days. In wool. Because I love wool.

I also whipped up this little pouch, which was also a pain in the ass and Leah, my Brother sewing machine, tried to eat it. Fortunately, it came out looking pretty nice:


Currently, as I mentioned, I am working on a pair of shark mittens and then I will begin knitting like a mad woman to attempt to finish the cape for my Halloween costume in time for Halloween. It’s gonna be close, and I suspect I’ll be staying up late on Friday (I’m going to a party on Saturday, I think) trying to finish. It almost certainly won’t be blocked, but I am going to try my damnedest to get the thing finished at least.

And then maybe write a pattern for it or something. One step at a time.