Sunday, August 15, 2010

Finally

Weekends usually make me feel better. I spend all week dreaming about the weekend and when they come, they are gone in a second. This weekend was the first weekend in a while where I didn’t feel rushed or overwhelmed. I took a deep breath and sighed a sigh of relief.

Yesterday was the Fiber Revival in Newbury, MA. I had signed up for a Learn to Use the Drop Spindle class and I was fairly excited about it. I went to the festival with a friend and it was a gorgeous day for the festival.

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I look at this picture and love the colors of the yarn in the tent! The tent was that of Sereknity and her yarn and fiber was gorgeous! Of course, I bought some. I did buy a lot of yarn. Yes, I have a problem.

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Of course, the Fiber Revival was held on an historic farm where there were animals. This turkey was stalking the Yarn and Fiber Company’s tent all day long.

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There were alpacas, from which my favorite yarn comes from. They were quite feisty to photograph. I would move towards them to take their picture and they would move away. I would follow and they would move away again.  This continued for a few minutes.

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Isn’t this face cute?

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They had a goat. He or she was feasting on some grass.

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The sheep were taking advantage of the what shade there was.

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There was a fine looking horse as well.

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Maybe it is genetic memory that I love farm animals so much. Being a city gal, I don’t get out to the farm often and when I do, the camera comes out.

Is it bad that I was tempted to get one of these for myself?

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Of course there was spinning and knitting.

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After the festival, we went to get something to eat and when I left, I saw these ducklings on a rock.

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I am a sucker for cute animals.

I finally have a finished project to show you. It has been done for a couple of weeks but I did not weave in the ends until today.

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This is an up close shot of the cabling stitch pattern. I love the colors and this scarf will go very nicely with my coloring. Unfortunately today, it would not have shown very well with the shirt I had on.

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Last night, I had to perform disaster recovery testing for work at 2 am. With some problems, it did not get completed until 4 am and again threw my sleep off a bit. I did sleep until almost noon today and I have tomorrow off so I don’t have to be up at the break of dawn.

I went to see Mom today, for the first time in a few weeks. She was fidgety and kept moving between rooms. One thing that made me a bit sad, she thought one of the fellow patients was her father. He was tattooed and looked Italian but I don’t believe from the pictures I saw of my grandfather that he was like him. He died when I was about 2 years old. Mom was not happy when I made her leave the man.

I find it hard to believe that the summer is almost over. What happened to it? I want a do-over!

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful scarf! I'm jealous of your talent:) Is it knitting or crochet?

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  2. Summers are always too brief, but be thankful that you saw one. Here in the UK, summer is but the blink of an eye.

    In fact, your lovely scarf is something you would need for a British summer :p

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