28 Oct Blogger gone missing……….
Well, not exactly – although it probably seems like it. You’d think that since it’s been over a month since I posted last that I’d have lots and lots to write about. Yes, and no. Yes because Taos & Moab were fun – a much needed mini vacation. And no because other than our mini vacation I haven’t done anything exciting.
On the knitting front I did get my project for DRG turned in and a really nice email back from the editor. That really sent my spirit soaring. Also completed is a special project for one of my friends, and wouldn’t you know I was so excited to send it to her (I promised this last April) that I neglected to take any photos. She loves it and can hopefully take some pics when she gets back from her mini vacation. Then a sock pattern I’ve been wanting to get written up for just about as long is finally out to test knitters. Reports so far are good – my planned Dec 1st release date is holding steady – yeah! And I am just about done with a project for a indie dyer, then it’s on to the three RMTA shawls. One shawl is started and I’m quite happy with the way it’s coming out. I’ve yet to take photos of it for you – maybe this weekend.
Ok, the Taos & Moab report……DH & I only had one day at the Wool Festival, Sunday. It was great! Saturday night it rained pretty hard so some vendors products had gotten a little wet. I got a great deal on some Teeswater/Cottswold w/silk that had gotten slightly damp. Laid it out in the motel room to get completely dry and it’s just fine. Not sure what this will become yet. Then I purchased some Llama/Tussah Silk for me in a lovely soft green. I’m thinking lacy vest for this. DH was looking at all the sock yarns so we got him a skein from East Mountain Yarn, Mohair/Corriedale/Nylon in red & white colorway. Will this look like candy cane when knit? Don’t know yet. And finally after much hemming and hawwing I bought two skeins of Bijou Spun Pure Yak/Bamboo. This has got to be the softest yarn I have ever felt! This will most likely become a scarf the DH & I can share – or I’ll be selfish and make myself a pair of socks with it 🙂 Consider my stash enhanced.
On to Moab………I love this place. There were lots more people in town than on our last visit several years ago – there was a Jeep Cherokee meet up. If you like exploring and the most beautiful, rugged scenery in the world, Moab is for you. We went to Arches National Park, took the 1/2 day jet boat trip down the Colorado river into Canyonland’s National Park and then did some exploring on our own. If you haven’t been to Arches, or Canyonland’s you should go. Here’s a few pictures for you………….
And last but not least – here are a couple of web sites I’ve become the Webmaster for. Totally new for me – fun, lots of learning and really interesting………K9knittersUSA and Rocky Mountain Trials Association.
That’s all for now – Cheers to all! Jean