What I’m doing….

It’s been a good two months and it’s time I update what’s been happening around these parts……

One, on the knitting/crochet end of things, I’m disappointed to hear that Stitches East has been cancelled this year, and may never return. From what I read attendance has been going down over the past couple of years and competition with other fiber festivals that happen around the same time like Rhinebeck may have done it in. Last year was my first time attending Stitches East and looks like will be my only. 

Meanwhile, I found out for the first time about a local fiber festival that occurred this weekend from a friend on instagram. The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair which from the website, looks and sounds like a mini Rhinebeck. I’m making plans to get to next year’s festival, since I also missed Vogue Knitting Live this year due to work. 

By now, most of you reading this have provbably heard about the tragic Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia last week that killed 8 people. I’m also sad to find out that one of those eight folks who perished, Dr. Derrick Grifith, was a former high school classmate. I lost contact with Derrick since graduation but I’m happy to have read that he had made and was making such a positive impact in the communtiy. R.I.P.

Medgar Evers College dean killed in Amtrak train derailment.

Otherwise, I’m getting ready for the warm weather.  Summer means also homemade ice cream season for me and I just bought a new ice cream maker, watch for new posts. I’m also going to be experimenting with coconut and other nut milks so I can break my addiction to dairy. And I’m still knitting, slowly but surely working on those holiday gifts. 

What y’all doing? 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Spinster
    May 17, 2015 @ 22:20:22

    Getting back into travelling, slowly but surely. Well overdue for a new blog post myself.

    Yes, sad news about Dr. Griffith. Sounds like a wonderful person. May he rest in peace.

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  2. Nicky
    May 19, 2015 @ 08:43:11

    So sorry to hear about your former classmate — that accident was very tragic. 😦

    As for me summer means — small craft fairs and street fairs in and around the NY area for the summer. Knitting/crocheting in the park. Going to be finally hitting up the Hell’s Kitchen flea market and the one in Williamsburg. And will be working on my first sweater or cardigan finally. It’s ridiculous that I haven’t made one yet.
    I’m also going to take a page from your book and start Christmas gifts July 1st.

    I know how to find you when I find fiber and craft fair listings I think you might like. πŸ˜€

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    • QuaintrelleNoire
      May 20, 2015 @ 22:46:26

      I don’t think I’ve ever been to Hell’s kitchen flea market. In fact I didn’t even know they had a flea market, lol

      Hope I can catch a few of the street fairs, though I tend to get bored with them sometimes ’cause most times its the same vendors at each one. I just need the excuse to get outside.

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      • Nicky
        May 22, 2015 @ 14:50:25

        I’ll check in with you to see if you’re off when I can go. I don’t go to all the street fairs — I mean — how much of that stuff do I need anyway. Like you, I just want a reason to go outside. πŸ˜€

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