Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday, What a day... with spoilers and yarn P0rn

The day started rainy. It really needed to stop that or I would be going to the Garden State Sheep and Wool Festival by myself and I really wanted Andy and Joey to go with. The rain tappered off Andy woke up finally and off we went.

Jacob Sheep or two, dig the horns...

Joey made a new llama friend-

and met a goat...
Then it was time to come home -

and when we got home....

this was between the screen and front door. Ooops, good thing yarn is not fragile cause it took a 8.5Us with a kick and squish.

And Jen is a wonderful, most splendiferous person in the wool world right now... The swag was superb, the yarn is sublime and the stitch marker... I ran out of s's for the moment but really, really pretty... and the journal and pen I LOVE 'EM!!!! This will be a great sock club.

The pics really dont do the yarn justice, the blues, purples all the shades in between are gorgeous, from MissBabs care of I can't wait to cast on.

Oh and some additional yarn p0rn from the fiber festival portion of our journey. Had a wonderful conversation with , I am so sorry I forgot your name, lady from Wool and Gray Alpaca in Flemington, NJ and picked up these lovely skeins of 100% alpaca the cream color is from on of her own Honey-Rose and some from one of her co-op folks, I believe, called Cinnamon. They are so soft and lovely. Then in the back building I found a most lovely renaissance place with baskets of handpainted and spun yarns. Roving in such gorgeous colors and so soft to the touch, really wish I knew how to spin. And the skeins of silk blends, oh my... but my budget was minimal today and I came home with this loveliness
From Dragonfly Fibers in Squishy Sock Yarn color: flame. It is sitting on my desk in front of me for frequent pettings, right next to the Cherry Blossom Fibers skein. This same booth had fibers and yarn from On My Tip Toes and The Sanguine Gryphon (her site is still in progress, but she told me she would be up and running next week). There respective yarns were just as lovely and soft and pettable and definetely on my must try list, once funding is available.

Well Saturday is almost done, well except for dinner, play outside with joey, fire up the grill and have a nice piece of london broil, with mashed potatoes and green beans. Maybe see how I feel later and try the lemon scones recipe.

til later....


Piglottie said...

Sounds like a great day out, and I'm loving Joey's mode of transport :) Your sock club looks amazing! Stunning yarn.

CelticMommy said...

What a fantastic blog (and day of course!) Is those horns real?? I've never seen one like that!

I just wanted to say a quick hello! I blogged about your HSKS3 kit on my blog and will put a fabric tease up for you in a minute on the HSKS site. :-) ~Hettie

CelticMommy said...

I mean "ARE" those horns real?!

Bethany said...

is that a wool girl notebook?
How did you get that?
Super cool!