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Monday, June 11, 2007

Where To Begin?

Miss B and I escaped to Maine over the weekend, just the two of us. Grant and Taz held down the home fort from Friday night until late Sunday afternoon, and one of them would have earned the title of Superdad if he didn't already own it.

We left as soon as possible after the soccer game (the parents won, believe it or not: we may be slower, but we're taller, this year anyway), but still didn't get to my folks' until nearly midnight. In the morning we set off for the Fiber Frolic under an overcast sky, with thunderstorms forecast, but luckily they held off. We watched our perennial favorite, the sheepdog demo...

Here comes the dog. Better go this way.

Uh oh, she got behind us again! Everybody turn right!

and we met various llamas...

all of them beautiful...

some friendlier than others.

The best part of the day was meeting friends old and new. Here are Lisa and her friend Ginny.

Note the bag in Lisa's right hand. It holds most of the former contents of Amy's sale bin.

(I'm pretty sure I have a better picture of Ginny somewhere.)

Here we see Amy and Teresa, who not only knits but also spins the blues.

Kristen found herself giving an impromptu spindling tutorial, introduced me to Liz, and advised me in the purchase of a Forrester spindle. (You can't really accuse a person of enabling when you practically drag her over to the booth and say, "Which one should I buy?" — but she did offer wise counsel, which I gratefully accepted.)

I met Ellen and her lovely friend, whose name unfortunately eludes me. Ellen runs a LYS in Brunswick; I've never been to it, but anyone wearing that hat must know something about yarn.

Cheryl aided and abetted the spindle-buying, and also found a great way to protect her fair skin. (I don't think she actually bought it, which is a shame because it looks terrific with her hair.)

So there you have it, or some of it, anyway. Tomorrow: the wheel that got away... and the one that didn't.


  • It looks like a fabulous way to spend a weekend (and we know it is!!). ;-)

    By Blogger Margene, at 7:53 PM  

  • Great pictures, I love that first one of Miss B with the llama. It was so nice to see you again.

    And I did not buy that bonnet. If the one with the ducks on it had fit me I might have got that one though. Ha!

    By Anonymous Cheryl, at 8:12 PM  

  • What fun!!! And I look forward to hearing about the wheels.

    By Anonymous Kathy, at 9:41 PM  

  • Such fun! And what about wheels? Hmmm?

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 10:11 PM  

  • Great pictures, looks like you had fun, love the yarn hat and then ....... something about wheels that didn't get away? Fess up.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 10:20 PM  

  • That all looks like way to much fun.

    By Blogger Danielle, at 12:58 AM  

  • You deserved a play day! What fun. I, too, am in awe of the sheepdogs. It's such a pleasure to watch a skilled professional at work.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:30 AM  

  • Oh my! There was a Forrester spindle (sigh! bliss!) AND a wheel that didn't get away? And you're making us wait to see both of them? Oh, cruelty, cruelty!...

    But I'm so glad you went, and had such a great time. :-)

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 10:51 AM  

  • That looks like a great time! I HAVE to move north!

    By Blogger Carol, at 6:22 PM  

  • Oh, I left more than half of the sale bin behind! My pic of Mss B with the llama was a bit fuzzy so I won't send it, yours is way better! Let's hear about those wheels...and the drum carder?

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 7:49 PM  

  • OH? The one that didn't? Ah ha. Great pictures. I almost felt like I was there....except for not bringing home any swag.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 9:35 PM  

  • What good times! Now a/b that wheel? :-D

    By Blogger WandaWoman, at 8:34 PM  

  • Is there really a llama drill team? Did you see them perform? Did Miss B manage to get any yarn for herself?

    Really, any wheel that can't manage to roll away is just ASKING to be caught. You're culling the herd, really, allowing wheel evolution to assert itself.

    By Blogger E, at 12:24 AM  

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