Thursday, October 12, 2006
...at the Virginia Fall Fiber Festival was not nearly as interesting as Saturday's mud:
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Somehow, the weather and the mud just added to the atmosphere of the sheep dog trials.
Rodney and his owner stood by the sidelines watching his pals...
...including Brie, who could not keep her sheep from going to say hello to the nearby toddler...
...and the beautifully-named Koigu (did I hear right or was that just wishful thinking?) lackadaisically separating her sheep pals from each other with a lot of help from her human assistant.
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And of course a little mud did not stop the shopping. In addition to picking up several small bags of interesting spinning fiber (silk hankies, alpaca, llama, kid mohair, cormo), I also got a hank of pale gray sport-weight alpaca yarn for a soft scarf.
First on the needles, though, is champagne-colored lace-weight 100% tussah silk I picked up. Tomorrow evening on my long flight, I plan to cast on the Swallowtail Shawl from the fall issue of Interweave Knits. (Lace shawls keep pushing this month's socks aside, I am afraid!) This will be a holiday present for a very special woman in my life. Hope she will like it!