Yesterday afternoon as I was working in my office and the dogs were out for some fresh air in their yard, I heard all kinds of barking. Thinking to myself........."Good Lord, what in heavens are they yapping about?"
One of my daughters claimed....."hey Mom, I don't think that is real".......until the bird moved...imagine her surprise...LOL.
What an afternoon delight we all had watching this great bird stroll across our yard!
Our little summer vacation, took us down into Pennsylvania, to visit family.
With the loom clanking away in my van, I remembered how close "The Mannings" weaving studio was to my mother in laws house. Sooooo, you got it........ while the dh went to watch the Steelers practice out near Pittsburgh with his brother, I took a little jaunt over to Mannings and OH MY......if you ever get a chance to get over there for a visit..........do it! Simply amazing place!
Somehow, I never feel that guilty about purchasing books. There is still so much to learn and each day I feel I learn a little more........ thus the books...hehe
These books are a nice blend of weaving books, followed up with a few great dyeing books to help with the new fall angora blends coming out in a few weeks and the lone knitting book...Knitting socks by Charlene Schurch. I want to learn how to knit short row heels and the reviews from this book have been so favorable. This summer's swaps have given me some of the nicest sock yarns ever, so autumn definitely promises some cool knitting.
Speaking of swaps...............
Swap A Rama
My August color swap partner is Mary Ellen of
Meg's Woolhouse Mary Ellen spoiled me with some really cool Lorna Laces yarn, some Rowan Biggie, candies, candles and the most lovely woven dishcloth.....Thank you Mary Ellen!
Lynne's colorswap will be coming to an end next month. All in all I have to say it has been one of the most enjoyable ongoing swaps that I have participated in.
Between the colorswaps and my incredible knitswap bag swap gifter, I am going to have some of the best darn socks in this part of the woods.......yessah!!