Whew...........as much as I love working at the fair, it sure feels good to be home again. It is a challenge keeping up with work both at home and at the fair this one week a year, but it is all worth it, as the time spent with good friends I see only a few times a year is special.
One of the nice things about the fair is getting to work on some new projects and learning new techniques. The above yarn is a yarn that I dyed before I left for the fair. The warm red/orange tones were too much for me to resist, so I snagged one for myself. More will be available in a few weeks. The pattern is Anne's Delicato Mitt. Such a beautiful and well written pattern!
Do you see that little bit something hiding? Sneaky little Devil...........(more about him later)
One of the things I worked on was felting my angora roving. Susan Mills is a genius when it comes to felting techniques. If you ever have a chance to take a class with her.......do it! She is such a fabulous and patient teacher.
Hannah had spent one evening making a scarf with some merino in her school colors when she was not working on her little felted pumpkins. I loved the way it draped around her neck so much so that I thought I would spend some time felt playing as well and I am so glad I did. It was fun, quick and the end products are so nice.
Another thing I attempted was Hooking. No........not THAT kind of hooking, but rug hooking. The pin above was a gift to me from Janet Connor, who is another great fiber teacher. I bought a Santa kit 3 years ago from Janet, who encouraged me to bring it to the fair so that we could work on it. Felting........easy peasy. Hooking, not as easy as Janet makes it look, but I am going to keep plugging away on my Santa and hopefully conquer that hook.
Deviled Eggs Anyone?
Is this not the cutest thing you have seen? I admired this little guy all weekend, but as much as I tried to find some free time to make one of my own, there just was no extra time to be had.
As we were packing up on Sunday evening, Susan, his creator came up to me and placed him in my hand, saying that he really belonged to me........she could tell. I was so touched..... I just love this little guy, even if he does look like a little sperm...hee! Susan is such a good friend!
It is always a little bittersweet to say good bye to my fiber tent sisters, as some of them I only see once a year. There is a wonderful bond that we all share and it is this bond that always keeps me coming back for that long, hard week at the fair :-)