Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sorry for the delay....

But I got real sick and getting better was priority numero uno. Now that I've accomplished that I'm back to work and with a vengeance. There is so much more that I want to accomplish with this yarn business and after taking a serious look at things I realize that, in fact, the problem is me. (Surprising, I know). I am going to try and work really hard to make this work b/c well, I want to. I enjoy what I've been doing and the people it has allowed me to meet. I just have to work a hell of a lot harder! And blog more, b/c I think it's good for me. But I am going to think a lot less about what I write and just write, so I hope I don't turn anybody off by that!
I promised pictures of May and the MA S&W festival so I'll start there:
I was on a waiting list for the show and got an email 4 days before the show asking if I could make it. After much running around like a chicken with my head cut off I managed to secure a place for the kids to go (thank you mom and jeff!) and tried to get some fiber ready to go. I was way under prepared and wished I had had more time so I could have had more fiber but you do what you can with what you have. Since I did show up I get to go back next year so that was great. I will have a ton more fiber next time around. With such short notice I had no idea where I was going to get put but was lucky enough to be able to set up in the garage type booths which was fantastic because it kept us in the shade for most of the day.
I brought my (new-more about that next time) wheel since I didn't have any yarn to tag and didn't want the heavy alpaca shawl I was knitting at the time sitting in my lap on the hot days. I am still learning but managed to spin about 16 oz. (full pound!) in the 2 days, not bad for a new spinner!
My view from the booth:
I was lucky enough to be next to the Merlin Tree and his wonderful Hitchhiker wheels. It was all I could do to not come home with one but I resisted.
Look at these beauties though! Some lovely old wheels restored to their original charm.

When I was leaving the 1st night I heard a ton of bleeting and baaing and went over to see what all the ruckus was about. There were SO many sheep I was amazed (I've never been to MASWF before), it rivaled Rhinebeck as far I was concerned.

Some were ready for bed, like me!

And these I fell in love with at Rhinebeck last year, the Cheviots. I think they are just so sweet looking.

The mama (I think she was the mama) did not seem happy that the babies were coming over to be petted and actually shoved them away from me so I took the hint and moved along.

MASWF was amazing overall, I met some great people, did well enough to make me want to go back again and couldn't have hoped for better weather. The local area is gorgeous and I only wish I could have stayed longer.

Before the crazy week that ensued after receiving the "we have a space" email I was crazy busy working on a last minute gift for my oldest friend's daughter for her baptism. It's actually the Pinkie Blankie but I used a sport weight alpaca yarn and went up a couple needle sizes and am thrilled with how it turned out. Although my last minute blocking job in the sunshine that morning was horrible, I'm sure, being a baby, she'll forgive Auntie Em (I know, I know). I just hope she still has it when she's grown and enjoys being wrapped up in it.

More tomorrow, I'll try not to be so boring, ahem!

1 comment:

  1. It was sooooo great meeting you at MA S&W. I'm really looking forward to seeing what goodies you bring next year to inflict further harm on my budget.