Saturday, July 10, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
My spinning from the TdF prologue will eventually become a pair of socks. The more red-ish bit will be the toes and heels.
So, I seem to be getting stuff done without actually accomplishing anything because one project (spinning) begets another (knitting), and so it goes.
Posted by ann I am at 2:29 PM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
It is July and that means the Tour de Fleece is about to begin. The Tour de Fleece is a yarn spinning event that coincides with everyone's favorite annual sporting event, the Tour de France. The idea is to spin every day the Tour rides and to challenge yourself to accomplish something that you have not done before.
This year I'm spinning with team Fleece Bottom Girls.
Just in case I don't have enough to keep me busy during the Tour, or maybe to have something fun to knit in the car on the way to Montana, I'm planning on starting the Eiffel Tower Shawl, which I think is pretty darned spectacular.
AND, since this is my blog and I just feel the need to say so . . . Floyd Landis--SHUT UP, I believed and defended you -- I had my photo taken with you -- you cheated and lied-- and now you just need to take your asterisk-laden life and fade into obscurity, right now.
Posted by ann I am at 7:54 AM
Friday, July 2, 2010
Then * * * drum roll * * * we were off to . . .
Lynn and Gwen studied something, Margaret, Donna, Karin, Katherine, and Gina spun, Marilyn napped, and I took photos.
Dinner was Italian and delicious, as was our waiter-not pictured anywhere in this post. Jeannine, one of our number, had an ailing husband and couldn't make the trip but she sent money for wine. Jeannine was often toasted throughout the evening.
Sunday morning the cars were loaded with military efficiency and we trooped a few miles out of town to Maggies Farm where we were indeed greeted by Maggie, the namesake dog, and her friends-- the uber friendly sheep.
Garlic had just been harvested and was drying in the barn loft.
Again we ogled the wool--on the hoof and off. Then it was on to Free State Brewery for lunch and samples of tasty ales. One more stop at the yarn barn for last minute gotta-haves and it was time to travel home.
The deposit for next year has been made and the date is set in March for next years invasion--forewarned is forearmed. Me? I'm saving my money already.
Posted by ann I am at 7:15 AM