Whew....it's been a busy week here at The Woolen Rabbit. Each year come February I close my website down so that I can get ready for the NETA Spa weekend that will happen this year on the weekend of Feb. 26-28th in Freeport, Maine.
Grrls....if you live in the New England area and have not experienced Spa then you will definitely want to put it on your calendar. When people ask me what it is all about, I tell them that it is like a giant pajama party for fiber friends.
You get to hang out with some of your favorite peeps in your pajama's knitting and spinning all over the hotel....it is F.U.N.!
One of the things that I love best about this shut down time is that I get to really play in the dyepots making new colors as I am not concerned with filling orders. The yarns in the first photo are all new colors for this Spring. :)
Anne usually tries to put together a pattern for me for Spa as well and this year it will be the French Quarter Sock made in Kashmir. Anne was gracious enough to send me the pattern for my sample a few days ago, but as you can see I have not gotten very far. It's been a busy week for sure, but tonight I will start on my sock during the Olympics opening ceremonies.
Yikes....how can she be 5 weeks already?
I promised you all a weekly picture, so here is little Miss Elliebee at almost 5 weeks. Yep.....Elliebee has kind of stuck (are you surprised?). It's hard to believe this little muffin is already 5 weeks old and will now move into the kitchen in a bigger pen with a litter box to learn her manners. She had her first introduction to the bigger dogs today and I was thrilled to see that she was basically unfazed by all of the scrutinizing she endured. A little trooper for sure!