CT Sheep & Wool 2011

What a great day for a fiber festival!

And we had an awesome time, as usual! As for the new fibery acquisitions:


A Starfire batt from Spin a Bit. It literally called my name. It’s sparkly!


Some lovely hand painted silk caps from A Touch of Twist. Also from A Touch of Twist, I picked up some really pretty hand painted tencel fiber.


I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but it’s so pretty, how could I not get it?

Then I picked up a couple of bobbins from The Merlin Tree

And then after lunch, we watched my awesome bloggy buddy, Kris of the Painted Sheep, give her presentation on dyeing!

Such a great time!

Apologies to those who really don’t care.

I am up at 4 am to watch the royal nuptials, just like I was 30 years ago. Of course I was a lot younger then, but I still remember sitting with up with my mom in the middle of the night, watching Diana walk down to aisle of West Minster Abbey to marry Prince Charles. I’ve got my boys here with me, although E5 fell back to sleep almost immediately.

I was 7 for the wedding of Charles and Diana and can remember so clearly the grainy images on our TV glowing quietly blue in the quiet dark of the extreme early morning. I remember her long walk up the aisle in her big poofy wedding dress and I remember them kneeling before the bishop(?) at the Abbey. I remember the carriage ride back to Buckingham palace and I remember their kiss on the balcony. Or perhaps I am remembering the now iconic images because they were so ubiquitous in the weeks of news coverage which followed Diana’s death. Well, her walk up the aisle is definitely is part of my hazy memory.

I’m not even sure why I am awake at this ungodly hour to watch this event. I’m honestly, not usually a follower of the British Royal family (do I capitalize that? I don’t even know) except that it is an event, a spectacle which will become a part of American culture. In a way. Mostly I don’t really care about the Royals, and I know there are many other (most?) Americans who could give a flying fig about this wedding, but here I am anyway.

Well, the bells at the Abbey are ringing now and the two Princes have arrived, so I shall close this post now. Are there any among my commentariat up at this hour watching this spectacle?

A Fun Day (with a slightly TMI picture)

I had some dental work done today! My very back tooth had an old amalgam filling which the dentist wanted to replace with a shiny new (not shiny) composite filling.

He had to give me 3 shots to numb me sufficiently (his nifty new Single Tooth Anesthetic thingy just didn’t work on me) and after the work was finished, he ever so helpfully informed me that I will be numb until Tuesday.

Luckily I’m not too numb for knitting!

Beach Day!

So here I am sitting at the beach. Even though it was kind of cloudy, and I had a sunscreen AND a hat on, I got a bit of a sunburn.

The seagulls were really entertaining, picking snails out of the water, flying up high with them, and then dropping  them back down to the beach to crack them open. They hung around us for quite a while, waiting for us to leave I’m sure, so they could fight over the crumbs of our lunch which ended up in the sand.

Also, I9 found a sea star:

which E5 was irrationally exuberant about.

You may have noticed that E5 is somewhat of a ham.

Awesome day.

I Give Up–NOT

Hey guys! I was going to come in here and be all “THIS SUX I QUIT!” But while I was fixing myself a cup of tea just now, I had a change of heart. I mean, by this point I’ve proven to myself that I am capable of posting to my blog every single day, but sometimes the posts really suck. I know that, and it kind of drives me a little crazy. I mean, not every day has a blog-worthy happening. I mean, honestly, how could it? But then I looked over my blog posts since I started this whole project and I realized that not all my posts are THAT sucky. And, you know what? It’s fun seeing all that content on this website. Content that I created. So screw you hater-Me! I’m going to keep on bloggin’, right on through to the end of the year (and beyond?).

Yeah!

Weird Searches Land Here Again

Browsing my site stats today, because I am geeky like that, I found some strange search terms pointing at my blog.

1. Carpets Don’t Eat People. No, no they do not. And THANK GOODNESS for that.

2. Bad Boys For Life. Um, I’m pretty sure they did not find what they were looking for here.

3. Evar. That’s right, EVAR!!!

4. Call in Sick. Here is a handy flowchart to help you answer this question. (via.)


I hope you Seekers found what you were looking for!

Happy Easter!

We dyed eggs:

We hunted eggs:

And we wore bunny ears and ate lots of candy:

Happy Easter to all!