Friday, October 14, 2005

So we're off to the NYS&W

I have finally taken pictures of the Tunis handspun Fair Isle Hat and Mitts. I am happy with the way they turned out, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other folks have done with Tunis roving and yarn for the featured breed competition at Rhinebeck. I know that Vi is going to be looking at possibly adding a Tunis or two to her flock at the Festival, but since I'm not a sheep farmer I won't be looking at the sheep with an eye to acquisition, just an eye to their fleece.

I'll be leaving with Martha and Jen this morning to set up the Spirit Trail Fiberworks booth, and will be working in the booth most of the weekend. The Yarn Harlot will be signing copies of her new book in the booth on both Saturday and Sunday, and it will be filled with lots of wonderful yarn and fiber, so stop by to chat, or to browse, or both. Hopefully the "chance of showers" will be greatly over-cautious, and we will have cool, grey weather rather than cold, windy, rainy weather, which can happen in NY in October, sadly. Still, this is our biggest fiber fair in this area, and one of the biggest in the country, and going is worth it, even in bad weather.

The black Fixation socks are 95% done, I will show them next week, but don't expect the miracle of blogging photography to be able to make black socks exciting. I'll just be happy when they are finished!

Now, I'm off to make the coffee for the drive up to Rhinebeck - back next week.