Knitting Angel

Sunday, October 10, 2004

A busy weekend!!!!

WOW!!! What a weekend I have had - Friday, I had to go to a meeting in Luray, VA. I was really ticked because Fridays are my day off - but I decided to turn it in to a fun day. A little research on the computer, and I found the name of a yarn shop in Middleburg, VA. So after the meeting, Katie and I set out (yes she went with me to the meeting) over the back roads to find the interstate. Let me just say, that the town of Front Royal needs to better mark the turns to the interstate - sheesh!

Anyway, I got to Middleburg which is a quaint town surrounded by lots of horse farms and wineries. The yarn shop was small but JAM PACKED with all sorts of goodies, yarns, rovings, spinning wheels, needlepoint items. Bob, the owner was sitting by the window knitting and he and I had a wonderful chat about men and knitting. I shared with him that one of my good friends is a male who knots and that he and I have started a knitting group in out local town. I saw much "eye Candy" but because I have 2 projects that I need to finish before the holidays, a shawl for my sister and an afghan for my god daughter. It was a wonderful day and I even took Katie in to a store just for her to do a little shopping - and a good time was had by all.

Knitting Angel

Sunday, October 03, 2004

My First Fiber Festival!!

Yesterday I attended my first Fiber Festival which is being held this weekend at Montpelier in Orange County, VA. Some much yarn and roving and so little time!!!!!! There were Vendors there from as far away as Vermont with all kinds of natural fibers. I bought a little something for my KR Secret pal and a few little somethings for me too!!!! I entered my shawl into competition but it did not win any awards. :-( , but look out for next year, I have already started planning that for that. I purchased some roving to continue to learn to spin and to improve my technique.

Did I mention? That I am learning to bowl??? I am on our church leaguse and it seems as though my technique there is also improved, Last week I had the 3rd highest score for women!!

By the way, Hi there KR Secret Pal!!