Tuesday, October 30, 2007


The fiber highlight of my year is always the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair. As always I had a wonderful time. Unlike some years the weather was beautiful and not unbearably cold (though cool enough to show off sweaters and other hand knit treasures). The shopping is overwhelming and the talent that the vendors, teachers and attendees display makes me humble. But my favorite part? The animals :). I fell in love with a couple of baby Shetland sheep this year and am now in search of a small farmhouse with space for a dye studio and sheep...and a landlord willing to be paid in yarn!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Knitting Update

I have been doing so much knitting lately that I haven't had time for blogging.

Recently I have finished:
Bath Set (a Christmas present for someone)
Felted Clutch
Hexagon Coaster
Mrs. Weasley Bag (still needs to be lined)
Hexagon Bag (still needs to be lined)
One Tyrolean Sock (Christmas present)
Teddy Bear for my grandparents (Christmas present)- still needs a face

On the Needles:
Cardigan out of House Blend
Lace shawl for my grandma (Christmas Present)
Tyrolean Sock #2
Secret of the Stole
Felted Clogs out of Back to Basics


So, yesterday afternoon I thought I was going to spend the afternoon working on my Secret of the Stole lace project. Instead, Chris and I went to the motorcycle store and, ta-da, came home with a bike! I'm still feeling pretty anxious about him getting a bike, but I know he will be as safe as possible. Though of course its not him that I worry about-- its everyone else on the road!

p.s. Its a Honda Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe

Friday, October 12, 2007

Weird Medical Procedure

Look at my stitch! I had a mole biopsied (don't worry, my dr doesn't think its anything, it just looked a little odd). It was the weirdest thing. He used this cookie cutter device to remove an itty bitty circle of flesh containing the mole. And then put in one stitch to hold it together. And the strangest part? It never hurt a bit, not even after the numbness wore off.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Me and the Camels

Aren't these camels adorable? I'll try to post more pictures from my trip to the Dixie Class Fair tomorrow, but I couldn't resist posting these pictures tonight.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

More New Shoes!

Mary Janes by Merrell. I love them! Chris got them for me over the weekend as an early birthday party. Because they are merrells they are soo comfy but they are cute and show off my handknit socks, too!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New shoes!

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday! The puppy ate my good sandals a couple of months ago but I finally found a new pair of comfy sandals (Merrels, of course) for 50% off! woohoo! I need good, supportive shoes that I can wear in the studio and not have to worry about getting them wet or stained with dye. These will be perfect!