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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

OK. It’s Tuesday and I’m still a little woozy. WHO would think a hangover could last this long?

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You would, if you were one of the thousands of people who were out at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center this weekend, getting higher than a kite on EVERY type of fiber imaginable.

I wasn’t really planning on going but when Theresa mentioned she and Julie were making the trip AND taking the Blue Line, I was a goner. The train lets you off just about two blocks from the building and it was a done deal.

First stop: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, which you see above. I love their Motto: “Changing the World One Sock at a Time”. And if the teeming mass of knitters swarming that booth were any indication, these folks are headed for Total Global Domination!

Second Stop: but of course, no trip to a Fiber Fest would be complete without a hearty hail howdy to the wonderful folks at the Fold! They were, IMHO, best of show, as always and paired with their friends from Canada, Rovings, made me the mess I am today. I got INTOXICATED with fiber, ladies and gentlemen. Laugh if you must, but I predict if you ever make this journey you will fall down the same slippery slope. Just ask some of the incredible people [hey Franklin! hey Sean! hey KathyM! hey KarenB! hey Laila!] I met and talked to – they will tell you I was having a hard time remembering my name…

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In fact, the fiber high coupled with a large Latte on the Train, made me lose my bearings and I lost my traveling companions for a few seconds until Corinne, who had joined-in-progress, spun me around and showed me just who had discovered their favorite treasure trove…


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Monday, August 14, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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In Case you have’nt had Breakfast/Lunch yet,
let me recommend a Chez Chic favorite!

This box came to me delivering an notorious eBay purchase…

INSIDE? Not what you might think, mes petits amis, but another kind of cool Macaroni…

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Six lovely balls of Linen Drape in Natural – YUM!
Now all I have to do is get five more and I can make a cardi…

What’s your best eBay score?


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Thursday, August 10, 2006

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It Grows! The Ribby Pulli has arrived at a fabulous place – the UnderArm!

Usually, this area is un-named, shunned and ignored until it misbehaving self twitches our nose while it’s just saying howdy. Today we celebrate the UnderArm! Today, it is a milestone for us and we will sing its praise!

Because today is the day we can let it graduate and become a YOKE – full of promise, joining with sleeves to make a whole.

But oops, better go make the da** sleeves…

This morning something funny happened to my wallet. I got an email from these folks and was going to Be a Big Fat Enabler (Again) and show you the Goods but ZOOM! This stuff went so fast it disappeared before my very eyes while I was reaching for the plastic. So I’ll be a BFE anyways and

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tell you to sign up HERE
on their notify list for
some really cool sales.


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