Isn't there something just a little satisfying that when your family sets out to TRY to decieve you, they are unable to?
I had so much fun reading your last couple of entries. I will NEED to make a wool festival pilgrimage in the not too distant future. I'm afraid that I might not want to come back though. BTW, would you like to enter your Rhinebeck photo with the gorgeous fall foliage in the background in my photo contest?
Harlot, if you ever need to bribe Mr. Washie with more zippered bags, please let me know. We have a 99 cent store that carries them in various sizes from one pair of panties to panties for the whole nursing home. Even though they're dirt cheap, they have help up to about 10 feltings so far and show no sign of nylon fatigue.
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Um, sorry, didn't mean to get your lovely fibery goodness damp. I think I would go insane at a place like Rhinebeck, trying to decide what little tiny bits I could afford. Or I'd end up with a bazillion tiny samples of everything, and be forced to knit intarsia sweaters the rest of my life to use them up.
How about "leader hook" or "yarn threading hook" instead of "orifice hook"? (I don't use a wheel to spin, so forgive me if these are clueless suggestions.) Maybe "that hook thingie"?
Joe regrets nothing since he knows he could probably have had a case of Twinkies and Suzie-Q's for the asking, but instead chose the lesser of the evils going with the ice cream =)
I. Love. Laurie's. Sweater.
And the hook? I spin, but on drop spindles, so don't need hooks for anything. However, a friend of mine who does use a wheel calls it her "threading hooker"... I'm just sayin', go with what works for you, Harlot.
A harlot doesn't know a hooker when she sees one?
Harlot - glad to hear Joe's "tool" was able to fix your "orifice." I don't spin either, but I agree - a better name is needed. :) Maybe you could call it "The (miniature)Claw."
Also love Laurie's sweater. Is she easily susceptible to bribery?
Okay, could you not have cropped ME out of that picture, for the love of Pete? I look like a highly caffeinated, orange-haired insane person.On second thought, maybe it is accurate. I truly did lose it at the Brooks Farm booth. Yarn overload!
Rhinebeck was heaven. Maryland is more so. More venders, more fiber, more drooling, more euphoria... MORE. And it's the first weekend in May, so I expect to see you there. Of course, now that you've made that stunning Rhinebeck sweater, you'll have to up yourself and knit something even more spectacular in even less time.
I'm just saying.
Great photos! And I hope your family has learned their lessons.
Are the cups the right way again?
I fear that were I to expose myself to the whole Rhinebeck experience that I might never recover. You'd just find me in the corner of someone's booth, rolling in rovings or tangled in yarn while giggling insanely. Thank god for brave souls like you...
Hmmm...today is the day that you're going to dye, spin, AND knit those socks, huh?
Well, after Rhinebeck, I wouldn't put it past you.
I'm telling you, we're married to the same man. Electronics and spoons and coffee mugs and all.
Argh! Your Copper Moth roving pic is so pretty. I bought a bag of that for a friend and promptly sent it off to her. Now I'm wishing I hadn't been so saintly when I dismissed my usual "one for recipient, one for me" rule. Restraint. It's not a virtue anymore.
Wow Laurie ! :0)
Love that you made Tuesdays for Spinning. I copy catted you (as my five-year old would say) but made my Wednesdays for spinning. Sadly, it only worked for one Wednesday so far.
They need to come up with a computer screen where you can feel through it. That wool looks awesome!
When we remodelled, the contractor bought a 27x24" wide ceiling-high cabinet to go in the bathroom. Which had a 22" wide door. Oh. Removal of the doorframe (and nearly his fingers trying to get that thing through) managed to be enough. It can be done. Good luck on your next washerectomy!
Love the Copper Moth yarn and Laurie's sweater!
Suffering from severe Rhinebeck envy. I am about to run to the autoclub site to see how far it is from central PA. I went to Maryland for the first time and wanted to roll around on top of all the fiber. But please please please... I LOVE Rhinebeck the sweater and can't find a blog entry about the pattern. ??????????
Just cackled out loud at the reference desk reading Cathy's comment about tools and orifices.
I held my tongue the first time she appeared, but now I must share that Laurie was my college advisor and English professor.
She was charming and witty then, too, but a very tough grader. And I don't remember her sweaters at all... perhaps because I was too busy deconstructing Shakespeare.
is it just me, or have we yet to see a picture of you wearing Rhinbeck at Rhinbeck... or even in your backyard...
gorgeous stuff... each and every fibre(er)
Um, Minka? You been livin' under a rock or something? You can't move two inches in blogland without seeing a picture of Rhinebeck in Rhinebeck. Come over to my blog, for instance. Or Claudia's. Or Joe's. Or Sandy's. Or....or...or..! ;-)
I do agree with you, Steph, that tool needs a new name. Baby, I miss you!
Love your blog -- and I much enjoyed hearing about Rhinebeck vicariously -- I'll hear more from Tara, here in Boulder, I'm sure! :)
I'm joining the thrum-along, too!
I can't take it anymore! I wanna go baaaackkk!!
I have been laughing out loud reading your blog the last couple of days! I Luv your pictures and would LOVE to see a full & complete pic of your Rhinebeck sweater ;) . Reading your blog is a total joy--lots of laughs, great pics, knitting and wool!!!! Please don't ever take a day off again!!!
Ok. I thought I knew what Rhinebeck is/was? Because I've been keeping up with your blog. And now the report ... gosh it looks like a lot of fun. Now could you explain to me? What is Rhinebeck? I think I missed out and I didn't even know it. yes, I'm pouting. Is there a next time? boo hoo.
Okay, orifice hook, I like that, but I think I will one up you with an emasculator. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. An instrument of animal husbandry, or non-husbandry. Every now and then when I look at my DH in that certain way I just say "emasculator", he turns and walks away.
Hmmmm... Mr. Washie is your washing machine. All this time, I was thinking Mr. Washie was a loofah. You know, the spongy thing one uses to wash oneself in the shower. Interesting. Now I have to go back and reread with the insight that Mr. Washie is a washing machine and not a loofah.
(If you do have a loofah, I think Mr. Washie would be an excellent name for it.)
Orifice Hook?? Oh my!
Laurie's sweater is indeed beautiful, but your Copper Moth picture is what grabbed me. Such great vibrant colours! Excuse me while I dab the drool from my chin...:)
So glad to peek in on your trip and your haul. More tomorrow...? Can't wait!
LOL - a hook(er) for the harlot! That is classic! Not that I actually know what an orifice hook is - it sound more like the thing they used to get Egyptian nobles' brains out through their noses (after all the brain was no use for anything anyway - everyone knows that the heart is the seat of thought!).
I'll start thrumming again soon, honest - I just have to get this never ending alien illusion and DNA cable scarf out of the way....
And I am still dead jealous of everyone who got to go to Rhinebeck. But not dead jealous of the US homeland security.
Stephanie: I am not proud of what I am about to do here - I think my evil twin has taken over my brain at this hour - but:
1) I am a huge fan of your blog.
2) You've already admitted your inability to resist a dare.
3) I submit for your consideration: http://www.nanowrimo.org.
It's a challenge (and we all know how you love the challenges)! After the super-human ability you exhibited in geting the Rhinebeck sweater completed, I think you're up to it.
I have a THING for fleece with lots of natural variegation. You have some mighty fine fiber there. You are right about Laurie's sweater.
Yep, Maryland IS even bigger. Hard to believe, but true. It is complete and total fiber sensory overload. And WAY too much fun.
Rhinebeck is the Queen; Maryland is the King.
You gotta go! It's the first weekend in May. Start planning.
wanda: LMAO and I'm passing it on to a few friends of mine who are former farming people =)