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...


Theresa said...

Wow - Catie's getting big! It must have been a while ;)

Be sure to tell us all about the festival. I love Oregon.

Carolyn said...

I FINISHED A KNITTING PROJECT! I DID IT! It's just a very simple scarf, but just finishing a knitting project in less than 6 months is a huge deal for me. I'm in the contemplation phase of taking up knitting again--I've been in my garden taking out the exhausted, dying cucumber plants & realizing that I have to have something to replace gardening during the long New England winter. I've enjoyed reading your local dinner blogs. Since I've had a garden, it's been easy to get the veggies. My question: What distance is considered "local?" If it's less than 100 miles, then I can easily find cranberries, real maple syrup, mussels, lobster & scallops (not sure how far out the wild atlantic salmon are). Steamers (long-neck clams) definitely fit the bill of "local" for me since they are abundant in the Naragansett bay, but they aren't as tasty as other seafood and they are difficult to clean (nothing like a mouthful of sand to ruin a meal). New England does have its perks. Shout out to your peeps for me & I'll send a proper email soon. cms

Kim said...

You sneaky chick---I didn't know you'd taken a picture! Ha!!