visit to Porter on thursday was fun. (Traditional picture from the perspective of her current sock of the audience is available in the current entry
. I am in the one of the right hand side of the room. Yes it took 2 photos to get all the knitters in the Mason Temple.) I got 2 out of her 3 books signed. The first one is traveling internationally as a bookring and thus was sadly unavailable. Currently it is in Ireland.) I saw one of mrpet
's roommates, but as she didn't seem to recognize me didn't say anything. (Yeah well I am shy... or something.)
Then yesterday, the Gore festival was fun. I was sad that I missed seeing notanangel
, but we should definitely try to plan something else! I am sorry I am a wuss and didn't dress warmly enough. (I know, I know, I even mentioned the temp/weather the day before... I manage to get everyone else dressed appropriately but me.) There were petable llamas, alpacas, sheep, cows, angora rabbits and chickens to look at. There was a good amount of kid-friendly stuff. I would definitely like to organize a larger kid group for next year.
On the spinning front, I ended up getting 3 lbs of white merino roving and 1 lb of a dark slightly coarse wool roving, both at an excellent price. It may be worth stopping by that farm sometime this summer if we do any hiking in NH. The brown will end up being something for Roger. I want to try these
instructions for painting the merino (though with fewer colors). So far I managed to get the last 2 egg dye boxes from The Family Dollar Store in Davis. I am on the look out for more if anyone has seen any left still. Unfortunately I have a local source for Procion dyes but not acid dyes, which would be more useful with the wool. A Dharma Trading Co.
order will be a last resort (unless people would be interested in a group order, cause I am thinking about some silk too). I resisted the urge to pick up some firestar since the seller was none other than the local Mind's Eye Yarn in Porter; I have no doubt I will try some sooner or later though.
I am off to do homework for a couple of hours now. I am so glad this semester is almost over!