Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I love yarn in the mail :)

Yup, I sure do...anything that is not a bill, I sure do love :)



I received my big ol' bundle of Nashua Equinox Stripe, which is a bulky yarn (quick knit! woo-hoo!) and this is the last you will see of it until after the holidays...ummmm...so if you know who you are, who will eventually be wearing this...look away now!! *grin*












Sunday, September 16, 2007

SAFF in October

Well, here's where I'll be in late October- The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair! I'm so glad I stopped over at Jana's blog, or I would have still been in the unknown. I'm hoping that a few of my NC bloggerland buddies will want to meet up for this? It's going to be a rather smashing time, if I do say so myself :))))))

Check it out:
SAFF

Also, a progress pic of the tank that I'm working on...I am sooo in love with this yarn/pattern. It's a fun, quick knit, that you can do while being climbed on by a toddler. I may have chosen a different color, for this very reason alone, but hey, it was on sale :)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Day at the Faire

Over the weekend, I took Eli to the annual Fort Loudon Trade Fair/18th century reenactment. It was sooo much fun, but manna, was it hot out. It felt to be about 110 in the sun. That didn't stop us from having a good time though. While we were sitting in the shade, Eli looked up...




...and saw a donkey and pig rider coming our way. Look closely at these costumes, ladies and gentlemen...very clever...




He was immediately taken with Harry Donkey :)





After we had a bowl of red beans and rice, served hot out of an iron kettle, the battle reenactment got underway. They relived a typical skirmish between the English and French, with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.



I would have to say that this guy was my favorite from the day though...A big man and his little pipe...He was with the group representing the Cherokee Indians that were/still are in the area.





His buddy had the right idea to sit in the shade and do some sewing. He was practicing one of their Native American artforms, called quilling (I believe), where the quills of a porcupine are taken off of the animal (in most cases already dead:) and sewn into rawhide. Very impressive and looks to be dangerous work :) *sigh* A man who sews...



Thursday, September 06, 2007

New Yarnin's

Don't you just love the postlady? Well, I certainly do, when she pulls up to my door, honks her horn and hands me two packages full of sunshine :) I ordered some Classic Elite Premiere Yarn off of Ebay last week, because I've had my eye on a certain pattern in the Fall Interweave Knitscene, called the Two-Over-Two Vest. Why it's called a vest when it's actually a tank, I'll never know, but I'm not going to sweat the little details. :) I also received my skein of handspun yarn from Kristie at kristiehaynes.etsy.com, called Plum Puddin'...126 glorious yards of wool/mohair. Maybe good for a new winter hat? hmmm...





Of course I cast on immediately...






Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A picture speaks a thousand words