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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Again

"Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most."
Al Capp
My employer sent me out to Florida for a couple of weeks, but I am home now. It was a good trip, but I turned into one of the statistics CNN is talking about recently. I, along with a full plane load of people, sat on the tarmac in Florida just long enough to miss my connecting flight in Atlanta with no more flights out to South Dakota, or anywhere that could have gotten me home, that night. So, I spent a night there. I have to tell you, the people I met in Atlanta were all very nice and helpful.
Meet Bruce's little buddy, Henry. How long has it been since you have seen one of these? I know for me, it has been way too many years.
Yesterday, I attended a workshop at Athena Fibers in Sioux Falls on dyeing yarn with KoolAid. I met some great women, including a young lady who was 8. Her yarn was just beautiful. The yarn above is Treadsoft and I dyed it with orange, lemon-lime and lemonade. It smells as good as it sounds. The ladies in the group named this "Melon" and it should be mottled. The color that looks white is actually yellow.
My first attempt was with grape, lemon-lime and pink lemonade, this one should be self-striping. I haven't come up with a name for this one and I am open to suggestions. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and learned a lot from my teacher.
I do love hand thrown pottery. I picked this beauty up at my favorite thrift shop recently. It may be the prettiest piece I own.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Almost Sunday Moments

These socks are really quite incredible, not because I knit them. A 5 year old girl hand dyed this yarn. She did an exceptional job. This yarn, Child's Play II, came from Qutecowgirl, my favorite designer. All I can say is Wow! The picture doesn't do the yarn justice.

On a side note, I will be taking a two week hiatus....God Bless.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Giveaway Alert!!

After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
Ernest Lehman
If you haven't already been over to Cath's Pennies Designs on the right column of my blog, quick stop over and enter for her drawing. She has made the loveliest pumpkin penny rug. It is a very generous giveaway. Just beautiful. Fall is sneaking up on us.