...was WAY TOO FUN! I am so happy to have a gang of ladies nearby who are as over the moon about spending a day huffing lanolin and giggling at bleating animals as I am. I was on the fence about Rheinbeck but I decided that Sheep and Wool festivals are pretty much the best ever.
As we arrived, Jenna's car passed THE ELKINS-MOBILE exiting. That whole adage about logging 'facetime' with your bosses is all the better when it's accidental! We (Jenna, Huelo and I) were half-shamed and half-proud to be revealed as total wool junkies. But I'm pretty sure the Elkin's knew about our collective habit the day they hired us!
There are a lot of pictures of adorable animals and happy knitters over at my Flickr. Just a taste:
You can't see my contribution, but this is Val, Spunky Eclectic and I modelling our handpainted hair!
Happy Knitters! Huelo, Jenna and Dena:
Bloggers...bloggers who blog bloggers...are the luckiest bloggers in the worlllld...(Megan and Melissa)
After a hard and fast deliberation, Jenna decides that this lamb burger probably had an excellent life on a posh farm...
This picture reminds me of Carnivale...maybe it's the empty pew-esque seats or the old fashioned fonts on the posters...I love it!
You want to see what I bought?? Not THAT much, but definitely more than I expected to!!
Greenwood Hill Farm Merino 2-Ply DK in Pewter, a blend of natural greys. This was the only thing I was "looking" for...I wanted a soft, rustic wool for a really basic garter stitch shawl, like the Prairie Shawl from Folk Shawls. This stuff is really, really, really nice.
Spunky Eclectic spinning fiber, 8 oz. of South African Fine in Rocky Mountain High. Jenna has generously agreed to spin this up for me! I can't tell you how excited I am about this! Hopefully enough for a hat and thrummed mittens with whatever is left over. I just noticed that this matches a favorite fabric of mine.
Shearling inserts! Probably for the inside of some felted slippers that I've been promising to make for yeaaaaaars. A pair for Eric and a pair for moi, both doing first position in this photo. All the comfort of Uggs, but on the DL.
Now to commence with my crazy week. First, to tackle these:
Then, to move. Lots and lots and lots of yarn. Then, working the Harlot event and easing back into Webs life in general (after this school year, it will actually be more like a 6-year-old running towards a pool to do a giant cannonball!). Speaking of her, she has written that when you move, somewhere in the old house, there is yarn. My apartment is so small that I doubt this could happen to me but I sort of feel like leaving a ceremonial ball anyway.
Speaking of yarn, JENNA AND KATHY, YOU WERE RIGHT. I have seen the light, and it is Log Cabin-y! To Jenny and Nicole of Stash and Burn, this is what you do with the "stupid single ball of Noro," of which I have puh-LENTY. P.S. ladies, I don't want to freak you out or anything, but I love you both. You had me at Macintosh square!! Hey, maybe I can Log Cabin a Macintosh square!!?!
Over and out,