Friday, October 21, 2011


So, if you follow my blog regularly, you will remember my knee high stripy socks. These socks were part of a knit along with two friends so we could all wear our stripy knee socks to Maryland Ren. Fest.  Well, my socks were finished in plenty of time for our trip this weekend. Huzzah!

The color pooling was completely unpredictable and it reminded me of something but I wasn't sure what.

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Then, last night, as my husband and I went out on a date, I saw the sunset and there were my socks.

Pretty cool, don't you think?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rhinebeck In Retrospect

My haul from Rhinebeck was small this year since I really don't need more yarn. I was very careful and planned ahead.

I got three skeins of Miss Babs Yowsa Whatta Skein in Black Cherry. I am planning to make Greenaway by Amy Herzog.


My mother bought this kit by Laura Nelkin and asked me to make it for her. I am looking forward to learning beadwork and I think it is funny that mom picked this after picking socks from Laura Nelkin for me to knit her as a barter for purchasing the Blackthorn needles for me.

This is my biggest prize. I caught Ann and Kay walking around and they signed my book.  They were so fun to talk to, even if I did get a little tongue tied and even if I forgot some of the patterns that I had used in the book.  They were impressed that I hauled this book around all day and I didn't feel like I was bothering them much. After all, they were on my bingo card.

Eating Wool


Sunday could not have been a prettier day.

We strolled around and shopped very little at NYSW in Rhinebeck. There was a mini traveling zoo with three young kangaroos and a tortoise.
There was a wonderful artist that was carving some pretty impressive pumpkins. 


We bought some maple sugar cotton candy and opened it right away. It was so yummy. We were stopped by a couple of women who had to ask, "Are you eating roving?"  We couldn't stop laughing but later looking at it in the car


It does look like wool.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rhinebeck on Saturday


On the way to Rhinebeck, we had "the running of the yarn." Mom had a bag of yarn on the back seat. As she took a sharp exit, there was a sign saying "New York Sheep and Wool." The yarn jumped out of the bag and scampered over to the window. I swear!


We took a wet felting class with Nancy Dorian.

Ravelry meet up was a blast. Rhinebeck Bingo was so much fun.  I even met some famous authors.

I shopped and bought some great yarn.
It was a great day.


This weekend, I took friday off work to spend the day (7 hours) driving up to Rhinebeck, New York for a New York Sheep and Wool weekend. Before I left my desk on Thursday, I saw my african violet was blooming (first time in 4 years) and I took it as a good sign.122

We also got a call last week that our favorite Manicurist/ Beautician had two spots open on Friday morning, so we got pedicures. I got emerald green sparkly nail polish and mom got a teal green that turns lime in the sunlight. We didn't get outta Virginia till almost 1 pm but our feet look cute.

With Mom driving most of the way,I finished my stripy knee socks.
I'm too sexy for my socks
We got to the hotel around 9:45 pm. We didn't get to bed till 11 pm because we were so excited. I will have Saturday to share tonight but first I am going to take a nap and get dinner.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Choose your seat wisely

Random quote of the day:
The world is full of cactus but you don't have to sit on it. -Proverb

As a side note: Webster's Dictionary says the plural of cactus can be cacti, cactuses or cactus.

Because I know you were all concerned as I was about the proper use of the word.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SVFF Raverly meetup

I think I can safely say that the meet up of Ravelry members at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival 2011 was a success.  Here is the proof: