hey blog readers,
sorry i’ve been so spotty in my postings lately. here are the excuses ;)
the 8th and 9th i had to get fiber clubs dyed so i could mail them when i got back from rhinebeck.
the 10th i did the CROP walk and came down with a cold, so tried to shake that monday and tuesday. oh! and somewhere in the week before we had two hoses on our car blow which made for dramatic what-if-the-car-is-dead thoughts. the first one we got it towed, but ben fixed the second one.
from hope spinnery. destined for colorwork mitten design.
wednesday i left for my friend sarah’s to go to rhinebeck with her.
sarah’s was fabulous. i love her family. and her fabulous knits, of which i took no pictures. i’ve been harassing her to write down patterns for years and now i think she might – due to how much attention her daughter got at rhinebeck (more on that later). sarah was one of my original fiber friends – we actually took spinning and dyeing classes together when we lived in vancouver.
on friday we headed to rhinebeck.
hung out saturday and sunday and headed back to sarah’s sunday night. my goal at rhinebeck, to keep myself from being overwhelmed by it, was to spend quality time with sarah and see my friend cheryl. what i probably should have done was to suck it up and meet some folks i’ve known on-line for a long time. i saw a LOT of people i recognized. i’m always surprised more people don’t recognize me because i’d think the glasses would be a dead give-away. but maybe everyone else is a bit shy too. you also may have been near me if you were at rhinebeck and saw a fabulous 2 yr old in a grey hooded dress with purple stripes – that is sarah’s daughter. her handknit got admired more than any of ours! and if you saw said 2 year old, you were dangerously close to me ;) she can’t say my name, so calls me wheezy.
a loop batt. destined to be plied with one of my colorways and used in a design for the next mixed knits book
besides these few goodies, i also found a couple of farms to keep in touch with for future farm wool fiber clubs.
and monday morning i drove back to pgh.
tuesday i had to pack up fiber club to mail wednesday.
since then i’ve been busy figuring out the numbers on croci to get it to test knitters (almost done!) and making hand outs for the class i’m teaching this saturday.
i’d say i look forward to some slowing down, but really, there will be dyeing next week since the roommate is going to SOAR (lucky girl!).