Monday, September 25, 2006

Weekend Roundup

Well, we're back from the fiber festival in Canby, Oregon. We headed for Portland on Friday, spent the night with my aunt and uncle, then got up early for breakfast and a morning filled with wool and all things wooly.

My sister, G, and I (and the babies) headed off to the Canby fairgrounds. What a cute place! I think that my sister and George were quite apprehensive about the whole thing. A morning filled with yarn and sheep? Could it get any worse? Little did they know...

So we walk in to the fairgrounds and go in the first building. What meets us there but the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth. Here's the sock display they had:Needless to say, I dropped a quick hundred bucks there without even trying. Stay tuned in the next few days for specifics.

There was lots more shopping to be had. I bought a book on dyeing, and some kids books for Catie, as well as some new knitting baskets. I managed to hold myself back from buying more fiber, seeing as I have bags and bags of it here. But oh, there were some pretty colors.

Then it was on to the critters. This was definitely the high point of Catie's day. Not to mention G. He almost bought 2 alpacas. Who would've thought I would be the voice of reason on that one. Here's Catie petting a sheep. Unfortunately we missed the photo op where she and the sheep were kissing.
I could go on and on with more pictures of critters, and maybe bore you to tears, but instead, a couple of cute babies for you. Catie is ready for more shopping, and Danny found the festival so overwhelming and exhausting he just collapsed with excitement. More weekend events to follow...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Holy Crap. I'm Still Alive.

Catie: Hey mom, don't you think you ought to start blogging again? It's been forever.

Me: You're probably right. I hope I remember how to make all the links and pics work. It's been over a month since the last REAL post.

Why yes, folks. I have not dropped off the face of the earth. It's been a LONG time since I posted. I've had the blahs when it comes to all things knitting and spinning related. Thank you all who wrote with suggestions and encouragement. I don't know if it's pregnancy fatigue, too many hours at the office/hospital, or whatever, but I just haven't been into it. Although now the temperature is cooling off and my interest is starting to warm up. There's somthing about a little chill in the air to really get me thinking about warm knitted items.

Today was our local Wool Festival at Ste. Chapelle. It was a gorgeous day and lots of people out knitting and spinning. I would have to say, a good time was had by all.

Here's Judy, Pam, Pauline spinning away:
And Kim and Sharon at their booth:
I've started a new pair of socks, and this coming weekend we're going to Portland for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. I feel yet more motivation coming on. Stay tuned...