I’m making a winter care soap box. It will include 3 soaps. A loofah bar, a shea butter bar and an oatmeal, milk and honey bar. Just like with fiber, I get such a thrill when I cut a loaf of soap. I don’t know what the chemical is that my body produces, but boy oh boy, does it feel good. These bars will be available in Februrary. The ingredients are: saponified olive, coconut, sweet almond & avocado oils. Cocoa butter & beeswax. Extras are: honey, oatmeal & almond milk. I love, love, love the look and feel of this bar. I also added tumeric for color. A wonderful bar. Treat yourself well, use handmade soap.
I’m thinking about changing the name of this blog. I intend to share all my interests. Knitting, spinning, bread making and soaping. Maybe Nyknits & Makes Soap? Or maybe Nyknits & Makes? Soap making is my passion at the moment. Should I leave it alone until I’m sure if I’ll keep on it? Although, I still get a kick out of making bread, and the hubs loves it ( he once ate a plate of just bread) the weight gain is real, folks.
Long Island Livestock is always a good time. The animals are always in a good mood, people are friendly and the goods are, of course, to die for. Tabbethia offers raw fiber, beautiful yarn, body butters, pillows, bags, stitch markers…so, so much.
She holds several Open House days throughout the year. Follow Long Island Livestock on Facebook and Instagram so as not to miss the next one.
This was our third year at this fair. I picked up some sock ,yarn from Loolimom Fiber Arts and also from Groovy Hues Fibers. As always, Tabbethia of Long Island Livestock was there sharing her knowledge and love of llamas. It’s always a fun time. If you can make it next year, please do. Do a little wine tasting while you’re here and enjoy the beautiful North Fork of Long Island.
It was rainy and windy. The worse kind of weather for an outing, however, IT’S A YARN CRAWL!!! We had a blast. We visited shops I never would have gone to and I got to touch yarn I’ve only seen online. I was glad to have contributed to some really nice yarn stores . The folks at The Knitting Store in Oceanside were so friendly and welcoming. They had great specials for the crawl. A hot pastrami on rye and a bowl of matzoh ball soup was the icing on the cake. If there is a yarn crawl in your local area , go! You won’t regret it.
The Knitting Store
Trying to find one more skein
The Pastrami King in Freeport was an excellent choice for lunch. Thank you to all my beautiful friends. I am looking forward to many more outings this year.
All prizes are now up on the website. In addition to our grand prizes this year we have prizes for crawlers that turn in a passport with less than 12 shop stamps and for charity knits. Make sure you turn in your passport at any shop at the end of the crawl to be eligible, even […]