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Gone to the Mountains Hat

I have released a new knitting pattern in my Ravelry Store. It is called "Gone to the Mountains Hat". I designed this hat with the purpose in mind to help RV Family Travel Atlas Go Fund Me page to raise money for Tents for Troops. They are raising money to buy an RV that will be at a campground for active military members and their families to use when they are on leave. The ultimate goal is to raise $10,000.00. As of right now they have raised $5,176.00. I will be donating all proceeds of the sales from this hat to the Tents for Troops Go Fund Me page until the goal is reached. 

I really enjoy RV Family Travel Atlas's podcasts and I think it is a great thank you to them as well for all the amazing content they produce with all of the podcasts, blog.... and so much more.

 

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If you are interested in donating to the Tents for Troops you can go to this site- https://www.gofundme.com/rvfta

This hat was so much fun to design and knit! It is a great stash buster and a good pattern to use up miscellaneous hand spun yarn! You can buy the pattern in my Ravelry Store by clicking here.

Happy Knitting!

Joining Ginny's Yarn Along

 

Arrow Loop

I have released a new FREE knitting pattern called the Arrow Loop. It is an infinity scarf knitted out of one skein of Miss Babs Yowza. You can download the Arrow Loop in my Ravelry Store for free.  This infinity scarf can be worn looped once or twice around your neck. The pattern knits up quite quickly and I have already gotten a lot of use out of wearing it! It is the type of infinity scarf you can wear all day.

Harvest Loop

I have released a new knitting pattern called Harvest Loop. It is an infinity scarf that is worked flat and can be worn looped once around your neck or twice. The pattern calls for aran weight yarn. I designed this in mind to work well with some plied handspun. You can easily adjust the length of the pattern by adding or removing rows. 

I have released the pattern on Ravelry and it will be FREE until Wednesday November 9th at 10:00 Eastern time. I wanted to give everyone on the Yarn Along a chance to get it in their library before I start charging for it. After tonight it will cost $3.50.

I hope you enjoy making it and I would love to see your finished Harvest Loops posted in Ravelry! 

The yarn I used for my Harvest Loop is Sweitzer's Fiber Mill Harvest Yarn. It is their Maize yarn and it is made from corn and merino. Sweitzer's sells their yarn on their website which you can check out here.

I am joining in Ginny's Yarn Along.

ps- Thank you to everyone on Ravelry for your amazing support and lovely comments on this pattern. 

Ravelry Link- Harvest Loop

 

Rhinebeck 2016

Oh my goodness Rhinebeck! If you haven't been to Rhinebeck before I am sorry.....you really should plan on going. Rhinebeck is code for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. The festival is a magical place. For me it is like my Instagram feed in real life! Instead of seeing a post by Mary Jane Mucklestone on IG, she is sitting right next to me watching the leaping llamas just like me! Taking the same pictures on her phone! It is a place that I get to meet my favorite pod casters in person and chat with them. It is a place where it is totally acceptable to act like a teenager at a boy band concert at the pod-caster meet up. You are even aloud to ooh and awe over what people are wearing, take pictures of complete strangers, take pictures of sheep goats and llamas, giggle, buy yarn, get stopped by lots of people that ask you what knitting pattern you are wearing, eat donuts guilt free, giggle, stalk people, giggle some more, have a few more donuts you were going to bring home as a souvenirs to your kids, buy more yarn, and be totally and utterly happy for two days.  Did I also say you get to talk to Amy Beth (aka the Fat Squirrel) and chat about how amazing her picture with Steven West was on Instagram. That seriously happened. Oh and I may have sat next to Sara from Yarns at Yin Hoo (you will see the blurry picture of her spinning yarn at the Leaping Llamas. Her brackets were fantastic!)

This year my sister, Leanne, rented a house and got a group of women together to stay at the house for the weekend. I had never met some of the people that stayed at the house, but wouldn't you know it if you put a group of knitters together in a house you all turn into instant friends! We all parted ways on Sunday with big hugs and saying we can't wait til next year! 

I am so grateful that there are festivals like this. I am also very grateful for Instagram!!! Also for my new cell phone that actually works so I could see on IG all the people that would be there and I could stalk :) I also was able to find Spunky Eclectic Fiber!! That was a huge bonus!!!! I met so many new people this weekend and my fiber community has grown in leaps and bounds. 

You have to swing by my sister's site for more pictures of the house we stayed at and pictures of us at the festival!!! Here is her link ArrowAcresFarm.

You can also check out my pictures on Instagram (since I haven't figured out how to link them to my computer yet).  Check me out at AndeeKF.

Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along!