Thursday, September 28, 2006

Brenham County Fair

It is fair season here in Texas--so we headed off to the Brenham County Fair, one of the best small town fairs in the area.

There's always a petting animals area--this year with merino goats! Nice yarn...

Brenham County Fair
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Brenham County Fair
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

And there's a small carnival area. Do you like the biker girl look?

Harley GIrl
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Bruce and the child enjoyed checking out the tractors. He has been looking at this model for 2 years. I think at some point this will be a purchase, but right now he's still dreaming.

Brenham County Fair
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

In preparation for the October 1 kick off Kerry Cardigan knit along, I am feverishly trying to finish the Rowan Denim jacket. Here are all the finished pieces prior to the wash:

Rowan Denim Pre Washing
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I love that this yarn is designed to be tossed in the washer and dryer. You wash it in hot water and dry it in the hot dryer its first time out. The length shrinks quite a bit (30% I believe) but the width remains stable. Notice the swatch on the left hand side that looks like a wash cloth? You have to wash the yarn you plan to use to sew the seams. Elann suggests that you knit a big swatch to throw into the wash--so there it is. I pulled it out ends and wound it into a little ball.

I have to admit that I watched the water turn blue during the washing process. It was pretty nifty to watch the overdyed indigo wash off in beautiful patterns. More soon!

Rowan Denim in the Wash machine
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Gallery of Finished Objects

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Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


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