What a beautiful day it was here today in New Hampshire! Early this morning I journeyed down to Southern New Hampshire to visit again with people who breed and show English Setters. My drive brings me thru a little town called Meredith (town over from Patternworks), which surrounds a portion of Lake Winnipesaukee. The weather was slightly cool and the sun was brilliant, making for a wonderful day to be out traveling.
Bob and Francie Stevens of Fieldplay English Setters have been so kind in allowing me to visit with them and learn about this
sweet and beautiful breed. Such nice people and so very likeminded about the things that I feel are important when it comes to raising dogs. I so enjoyed my visit!!
I am looking forward to new challenges and am excited about the possibility of learning how to show a bigger breed. Now, in order to show a bigger breed, one has to RUN around a ring, as opposed to the comfortable walking gait when showing a Cavalier........of course you know what that means. I NEED TO GET IN SHAPE! Sarah, the girl to the right is due to have babies in November and if she has more than one nice girl, one may come here.......that gives me.....um.....5 months to whip this chubby body into shape. Hmm.........perhaps Mr. Woolen Rabbit and I will go dancing this NY's Eve ;-)
Now as you may have guessed, given that I had to drive right thru
Concord, a trip to the Elegant Ewe was in order. I was a good girl, though.......
As you can see, not one stitch of yarn came home with me......however, there is a set of Rosewood 1.5 needles, Nancy Bush's new sock book (which is fabulous!!) and a circular needle for the new shawl, that has been patiently waiting for me to finish the Koigu shawl (see, I am getting better at not starting too many projects before finishing others........I am trying).
If you look on the pumpkin, there is the neatest shawl/sweater pin made out of pewter. I just HAD to bring it home, but not as a pin....haha. When I get those pesky Hot Flashes, I quickly reach for the nearest douple pointed needle and pull my hair up, and then promptly forget about it until I catch sight of the piece of wood sticking out of my head in my rear view mirror........eekkk! At least this kind of looks like it belongs in my hair....LOL!
And finally.........what kind of yarn are you??
You are Merino Wool. You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to
keep you close because you are so softhearted.
You love to be comfortable and warm from your
head to your toes.