As much as I love to travel, I do love to come back again.....much like the birds that are slowly returning from their southern journeys.
What a wonderful few days we had in Williamsburg, Va. Every year, we take 5 days to head down to a dog show in Williamsburg. We have been going for a good number of years and take the kids out of school for this vacation. It is such a fantastic educational vacation, that I have never minded the few days that they miss.
You will notice that my focus was fiber in history. In the weaving, spinning and dyeing house on the Wyeth property, this lovely lady spent some time explaining the different types of looms that she was working on, as well as the wheels she was spinning.
The sheep that roam the yards of Williamsburg are long haired Leicesters. The wool from those sheep are dyed with natural dyes and are sold in the various shops lining the streets of Historic Williamsburg. Dyes from Turmeric, Madder and Indigo, along with Logwood and the red bugs (can't remember what they are called.....LOL).
One of my favorite parts of this trip is the trek across the 20 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This bridge runs right alongside the ocean on one side and the Bay on the other and has 2 tunnels going right under the water. We always leave home at 4am on this trip, which puts us crossing the bridge right at sunset. The sunsets are just breath~taking.
Needing a bait bag in blue for the show, I sat down Wednesday before leaving and cranked this bag out. I love how nice Cascade felts.........other than that, not much knitting has been done........and I bet you can guess why.......LOL. Some things are just worth wasting time on ;-)). It's good to be back!