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Monday, October 03, 2005

After a fun day chatting with knitters at the AC Moore Knitting Party, I got in the car and drove to chat with one special knitter. We stayed up too late talking in an adorable B&B (that will soon be no more, as the owners are retiring) and woke up too early and drove to the VA FFF Fairgrounds. Once there, I spent a vast majority of the day looking at this
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drooling at the beauty, daydreaming in particular about that gorgeous leaf-green silk, and in general about siphoning the gas out of my car and selling it on the VA Black Market to buy out the entire booth. If only I drove an SUV instead of that damn practical, fuel-efficient Norman, it might have been worth it....

In the end, I came home with a loving memory of Otto Strauch spending an hour helping me unravel a tangle when I decided it would be quicker to just wind from the hank rather than ask Barbara to set up her swift. No, I don't know why I thought that, but I know it was an enjoyable tangle that eventually produced this
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I came home with this silvery Romeldale
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and this sock yarn
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which don't count, because they aren't for me.

I came home with this merino
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which doesn't count...
ummm....
because purple and yellow aren't my usual colors?

And despite being the one who constantly has to remind GB to put on sunblock, I also came home with this
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which doesn't count, because last year the booth was in the middle, not on the end, so how was I to know I'd be taunting my scotch-irish heritage?

All in all, it was a very Not Sucky weekend.

3 Comments:

Blogger erica said...

Amie, sounds like you had a fabulously fibery weekend. The socks look great, the fiber looks very yummy and the sunburn, well, it looks like it might hurt.

The purple and yellow looks very cool. Where oh where did you get it?? A fiber fest right now would be dangerous for me, even being in a yarn store is pushing it.

So happy for an unsucky weekend. Here's to an unsucky week!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

Love the merino. Purple and yellow together - nice. Oh, and it doesn't count, ever, if you're going to do something with your purchases. It only counts if you leave them in the bags and throw them in the bottom of the closet. ;)

7:47 AM  
Blogger jane said...

I just visited your blog from Bess' blog and realized I saw you working with Otto on your tangled yarn. My sister works for Otto and I was lusting for a ball winder which I finally bought this week! Glad you got untangled! Jane

8:50 AM  

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