One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady


October 24th, 2011 · 4 Comments

I was posting at a pretty decent clip there, so I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I fell off the wagon again and went dark.  All things are cyclical with me I guess.  I’ve had a sooper seekrit project in the works that started life as an out of the blue telephone call.  I can’t divulge what it is quite yet, but hopefully very soon.  It’s sooper seekrit you know.

I might be working on this other project, but that hasn’t stopped the knitting thing, just the blogging thing.  Go figure.  Apparently, if I can’t talk about EVERYTHING, I choose to chat about NOTHING.  Not to mention there’s the whole falling behind, amassing lots of stuff to mention and then having sooooo much that I don’t know what to include v. what to exclude.  Someday I’ll get this right.

The most important event in October is the twin’s birthday.  My babies turned 8.  EIGHT!  I could swear that they were tiny babies just yesterday.  This year we had a bowling party at the local alley.  15 kids on 3 lanes is like herding cats.  Everyone had a good time, which is the important thing.

Yup, each kid got to pick their own cake.  Alex went for the ice cream cake and Kat, surprise surprise, picked a Hello Kitty pink masterpiece.  Happy birthday babies!

October is also the annual pilgrimage to Rhinebeck for the gorging of the wool 🙂  This year I had the kids with me and we spent the day with Leann and baby.  It looks like turnout was down this year, which from a fairgoer perspective is good as it is less crowded.  I just hope the sellers had a good year.  Would be nice if what was good for us was also good for them.  My haul was remarkably restrained this year.

From left to right:

  • Forbidden Woolery Lush in “Charmed” colorway – 3 skeins to knit Featherweight Cardi
  • Shawl pattern and lace weight cashmere from Just Our Yarn
  • 8oz chocolate alpaca in a sport weight for a cowl like Tami’s
  • 2 skeins of sock yarn from Into the Whirled
  • 1 alpaca blend from Brooks Farm – originally plucked for a cowl but displaced by the later purchase of the choc stuff – might still be a cowl 😉

No spinning fiber at all this year.  Yeah, can’t remember the last time (if ever) that happened!  There was one year, probably 2005 – which was the last time that the twins went, that the only thing I bought was like a pound of shetland fiber.    Also for a change, everything was purchased with a purpose in mind.

There’s another event in October that I totally missed.  My blogiversary.  My first ever post was on blogger on way way back.  I can’t believe I’ve been at this since 2004.  The twins had just turned 1.  My how things have changed!

That brings us almost up to date.  I have other stuff to show, like a nifty spindle I picked up, as well as some finished objects, but I’ll leave that for another day.

Craft on!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurie // Oct 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Well! Happy birthday to the old monkeys, and happy blogiversary! I didn’t see you at Rhinebeck. Were you there Saturday? I saw no evidence of fewer crowds that day. Could hardly move in the barns. I gave up at about 3pm and left by 3:30pm. Had to load the car first. Didn’t stick around Sunday except for Portuguese knitting class. I am now a trilingual knitter: English, Continental, Portuguese.

  • 2 Donna // Oct 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I missed Rhinebeck this year. I was wondering if the crowds would be smaller this year. I’m also wondering if the upcoming New England Fiber Fair has anything to do with it. Nice stuff you got there! I like buying things with a definitive purpose.

  • 3 Kris // Oct 26, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Happy birthday Alex & Kat! And happy blogiversary to you! Of course in keeping with tradition I missed you at Rhinebeck again, though I did do a quick check for you in the sheep to shawl competition.

  • 4 Elsie // Oct 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to the twins! Eight years old already. Time flies, enjoy them!