After much excitement, aquaboy is learning to actually play the cello. Note the extra hip hop accoutrements; do we have a new genre here? The good thing about the cello? it makes a good sound no matter what:)
Before leaving for SAFF, I dyed a metric ton of fiber. Mostly for Completely Twisted and Arbitrary October Spin A Long, but also for a small, quickie fiber miniclub cause I said i would:) no worries, i'll do it again:) I dyed two colorways on two different fiber types (sea monster and untreated blue face leicester):
Now, I returned from Asheville on monday evening, many thanks to That Rachel from Sanguine Gryphon. Yes, I had the pleasure of Rachel's assistance and company with driving and booth set up and tear down. And thank goodness, because i would never have made it home otherwise:) I slept and she drove most of the way home. Most of my house still looks like this:
So SAFF. My most favorite show of the year. I love the mountains, and the turning leaves, and the Rhododendrons dripping in the autumn rain. The weather was perfect this year, for the first time in my experience. The people are wonderful, particularly Rachel's buddies Liz and Jason who put me up for a night in their massage cottage. Heaven. The vendors are all terrific and the customers are fabulous. This time i met Susan of Susan's fiber Shop, who took all of my unsold roving to SOAR with her. She was lovely, despite being inundated with customers until the bitter end. I also enjoyed meeting Kate of Tot Toppers and Carri of Full of Fluff, who both carry the cutest kid (and some adult) patterns ever. I bought, and immediately started knitting Kate's Dindy Beret in my Dragonberry Traveller. See?
Last project is my Through the Loops Mystery Sock Along in Pumpkin Head. I have managed to stay somewhat current with it, but i do need to get started on the foot. I like the Tiny Trowels stitch pattern. Very fun to work.