Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Holiday!

I have to say that I really love Memorial Day. Not only is it the start to summer, but it's the first work holiday after New Year's, and that is a really long stretch. I'm also a sucker for parades, and am looking forward to the little one we have in our small town of Westport, MA. It's all about vets, local business people, and most of all, kids. Top all that off with some wonderful weather (we hope), and it's a perfect combination.
Enjoy YOUR holiday weekend. Summer's finally here!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Woolly Weekend

What a great weekend! Beautiful weather, and a great trip to the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival in Contoocook, NH. R & I gathered up granddaughter C, and off we went. It was so neat to see her check out the animals, from sheep to llamas to alpacas and goats. And a couple of great rabbits too! R especially liked the Border Collies, herding those sheep around the fields. I found some bison (buffalo) fiber that is fabulous. It comes from the Still River Mill in Eastford, CT. Here's what the tag says: "This yarn is lovingly crafted from 100% American Bison Fiber. It is collected from hides using a revolutionary new enzymatic process that allows the fiber to be removed from the hide without shearing it. This along with our thorough de-hairing process has resulted in the finest buffalo produts ever produced." And I have to tell you, it is really soft! Sorry about the horrible photo. I need to work on my photography skills. I have 240 yards of this very deep blue color ... now what should I knit?