Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Zoom zoom

My summer is feeling like a Mazda commercial - zooming away... Three weeks until school starts for the kids, and the days will return to some form of routine. Despite feeling like a social secretary for them, I will miss their company when they are gone for 7+ hours out of the day.

There's been LOTS of dyeing (see wild purples above), as I'm preparing for the 46th Annual Craft Days in Oneida, NY on Sept. 11 and 12. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello - I'm in spot 305.

At the beginning of the month, I joined my LYS's knitalong for the Mythos cardigan. Progress is slow but steady (see social secretary note above). While I haven't made it to many of the support gatherings, knowing that there is a group of us working on the same project is an impetus to not lag behind on this.

And I also decided to join in the August wool-a-long which is part of the Knitter's Book of Wool group on Ravelry. The August breed is Shetland, which ranks among my favorite breeds. I also love Finnsheep, Icelandic, North Ronaldsay and Romney. Truth be told, I love sheep of all kinds.

In need of some Shetland, I immediately thought of my friend Eileen, who has a flock of sheep, including Shetlands. And she often has roving. Lucky for me, she had some beautiful silvery gray which has "lace" written all over it. I've got 4 ounces spun - isn't that beautiful stuff? Eileen and her family have had a booth at Rhinebeck for several years - it's Weston Hill Farm, Bldg. A, spots 32-33. Stop by this October and check out her beautiful rovings, and their farm raised herbs, garlic and honey!

Hope your summer is going well.

Peace & Love

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