Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the interviews.

Inara And Kaylee

This week, our directive is 10 People You Would Like to Interview (living people) (btw this would never happen because I suck at interviewing, just sayin’).  Ready?

1.  President Obama

2.  Will Smith (this is R’s contribution, he’s impressed with Smith’s ability to go from dorky teen singer to pretty awesome guy)

3.  Michael Waltrip (he’s my favorite NASCAR driver – I’ve been a fan of his since the late 90’s.  He’s just a nice guy and considering some of that jackasses that have started driving since I’ve been watching racing, that’s pretty impressive to me)

4.  Nathan Fillion (if this happened, I’d probably need to be held back from…well, making an idiot of myself)

5.  J.K. Rowling (I’m a pretty big HP fan)

6.  Jim Butcher

7.  Alton Brown

8.  George Lucas

9.  Mike Rowe (though I’d need the same stipulation as #4.  There might be licking.  Don’t judge me.)

10.  Any of the guys from Deadliest Catch  (no licking though, they’d probably taste all fishy…)

Okay, that’s my list!  What do you guys think?

That photo up there is of some lovely fiber I just purchased from Woolen Mill St Yarns on Etsy.  The top one is Inara, the bottom Kaylee.  She has yarn too for the non-spinners ;o)



Rhinebeck!

Was, of course, wonderful.  There was a weather ‘issue’ and it was a little chilly but it was warm and not raining in the barns which was all I cared about.  ;o)

I’m having trouble coming up with a cohesive post since there is so. much. so I’m going to completely steal from Carole and go with a random post.  Ready?

I had a great time walking around with Risa, Carole, Sharon, Kathy, Manise, Kim and Hillary on both days.  Saturday was ohmygawd crowded but Sunday was pretty awesome.

Seeing lots of my friends on both daysunfortunately only for quick moments. (and some I did not see at all…some I heard rumors of their attendance and some I did see but completely forgot to link to since I kinda suck at the remembering thing…sorry…)

Blurry Sheep...

Dinner at the Coyote Grill on Saturday night was totally worth arriving home at midnight in a semi-comatose state (only to get up at some ungodly hour on Sunday to do it all again).  I had the *somewordIcan’tpronouncebutSharondidsothewaitressfiguredoutwhatIwanted* tuna.  Yum.  I looked forward to having that dish for a whole year (I had it last year).

Autumn colors

Rhinebeck Color

Rhinebeck Color

The shopping.  I didn’t do too much on Saturday:

Rhinebeck Purchases - Day 1

…but I made up for it on Sunday:

Rhinebeck Purchases - Day 2

ETA:  I’ve been totally busted.  The green and blue skein of yarn in the first picture?  There are actually 20 skeins total.  Enough for two sweaters.  *ahem*  and the Abby Batts were in the Carolina Homespun booth where Morgaine could keep a close eye on them.  ;o)

My favorite purchase?  The Abby batt (in the plastic baggie) and my new spindle.  Olive wood.  So pretty…

Jazzy’s favorite purchase?

I...smell...BACON!  ;o)

The bacon flavored treats I bought because I had to leave them home and crated all day.  :o(

The rain kinda sucked on Sunday and I thought it was fitting that this was what was playing when I got in the car to drive to the fairgrounds:

Unfortunately, this is how Sunday began...

I met Guido of ‘It’s a Purl Man‘ fame on Sunday and did a little voice blurb thingy from the fest.  (mine is the Oct 18 2:30 pm one)

by Sunday most of these:

Bags for Rhinebeck

had found new homes!  ;o)

I think that covers it?  Who knows, I probably missed like eleventeen really important things that happened – my brain was so fried from exhaustion that when I got home on Sunday?  I slept for three. hours.

Okay…going to go pet my new spindle…

ECF…

…the one with all the enhancement.

Stash enhancement, that is. ;o)

When Risa arrived on Friday, the second thing she did (after admiring my peonies – Tina, you can stop giggling now  – and laughing at my dogs) was throw yarn at me.  I know!

Handspun from Risa

This yarn began as roving I gave to her a couple of months ago, never expecting to see it again.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s a true three-ply and the first she’s ever done.  How lucky am I?  ;o)

Next up are the fest acquisitions:

Wool Peddlar BFL 'Barnwood'
Wool Peddlar Superwash Merino "Enchanted"

Spunky Eclectic Superwash Merino "Rocky Mtn High"
Spunky Eclectic Merino/Bamboo "Potluck"

The above was purchased at Massachusetts S&W (if you click after the whole page loads, you can click through all the photos on this post like a slideshow).  From left to right:  Wool Peddler BFL in “Barnwood”, Wool Peddler Merino in “Enchanted”, Spunky Eclectic Superwash Merino in “Rocky Mountain High” and Spunky Eclectic Panda (Merino/Bamboo) in “Potluck”.  I bought one more Spunky Panda hank-o-roving but since I’m spinning it already (on Emma), my living room is a cave and the sun has disappeared, I couldn’t take a picture of that one yet.

I didn’t mention in my last post that I took Risa to visit Colorful Stitches on Friday.  I also neglected to mention that some yarn happened to jump into my bag while I was there:

Madelinetosh Sock
Lacey Lamb "French Blue"

Madelinetosh and Lacey Lamb.  So pretty…even prettier is the hostess gift from Tamara of Spincerely Yours:

Spincerely Yours 'blueberry'

It freaking sparkles, how cool is that?  ;o) (she made it, even.  If you follow that link to her Etsy shop up there ^ odds are good you can get some of your own…)

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