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Monday, January 16, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  


QUESTION: What happens when you spend an afternoon surrounded by the most luscious fiber imaginable?

ANSWER: You start hallucinating hand-painted yarn EVERYWHERE – even in the nighttime sky (this is actually a sunset as seen reflected in the Fold’s front windows)…

Just ask Theresa or Julie – they were witness to my madness…

We were in Marengo at a place called the Fold, and I SWEAR! if you don’t lose your mind to the fleece and fiber here, your heart might surely be spun of straw.

17 responses to “Monday, January 16, 2006”

  1. Jenn says:

    That’s beautiful. But, hell, I’m just jealous you were at the Fold.

  2. Terry says:

    Sounds like the below when one goes to a museum except I think, knitters get sudden and fast heart palpitations all the time when seeing gorgeous fibers. I’m going to order some STR soon – hope the heart holds out…

    (Stendhal’s syndrome (sten.DAWLZ sin.drum, -drohm) n. Dizziness, panic, paranoia, or madness caused by viewing certain artistic or historical artifacts or by trying to see too many such artifacts in too short a time. Also: Stendhal syndrome)

  3. Cara says:

    Jealous doesn’t even begin to cut it. I talked with Toni just the other day. Now that I have my wheel (from Toni, just saying) it would have been heaven on earth – even without the STR. (By the way, if you’re looking for her stock, I think it’s in my living room. :0 )

  4. lynette says:

    your photo is gorgeous. sounds like you had a lovely time! isn’t the fold just great?

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    OMG! There was NO STR wool-style in stock. Wiped-out! The lovely Toni wasn’t there either, so darn it, I guess I’m going to have to go back for a return visit! Poor ME!

  6. Theresa says:

    What a great picture that turned out to be. Glad you enjoyed your trip. I’m sure it won’t be the last time we head out there!

  7. Imbrium says:

    Wow…what lovely yarn that would make….

  8. Julie says:

    Hey! The picture turned out really good — even through the car window :) We’ll have to make another trip to get the STR. It must be done! (Now that I couldn’t get it, I want it even more. Supply and demand — it really is true. And I thought those economists were bluffing.)

  9. Karen B. says:

    I see Carbon Dating in your future! Let me know if you want to see it (and the other colorways I have) in person.

  10. jenifleur says:

    On Saturday night I was trying to tune into some local radio to find out any news of our widespread power outtage. Instead the strongest signal was coming from Chicago. I started rationalizing that if the signal can be so strong, it must be a sign that I can travel there easily to buy yarn. And The Fold, I thought to myself, is not so very far from there. I think I’ll wait until the STR is back on the shelves to gas up my car, though.

  11. meg says:

    I’m envious. I wanna go, too – pout, pout. :o)
    I had a design prof. who called such excitement “visual orgasm”. lol

  12. meg says:

    What’d you get? Any pretty spindles? Lots & lots of yarn? I can hardly wait to see!

  13. The first thing that came to my mind when the photo loaded was a photoshopped image of handpainted yarn and trees. Does that mean my stash is too large and causing *me* to hallucinate as well??? ;-)

  14. Vicki says:

    Hahaha, I’ve been in Cara’s living room and I’ve seen the STR she hoards, um, I mean houses there… I think she’s received shipments since then, too. “Just sayin’,” as she likes to say…

    ; ) Sounds like a good time was defintely had by all, anyway.

  15. Toni says:

    Sorry I missed you guys!! PLEASE come back when STR returns to The Fold — should start arriving later this week. Can’t wait, myself, too weird living with that utterly empty & forlorn-looking rack without yarn. I’ll post a note when the boxes arrive. ;)


  16. SusanM says:

    Isn’t the Fold a wonderful place? Toni is a great teacher/cheerleader; she is both reassuring and inspiring. And there are baby lambs in the spring!

    It was so nice to meet you at the Great Wind-up Party of ’05. I was the one next to you for a while, working on the teal ribbed sweater. I always enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing!

  17. Leah says:

    How absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to see the world through your eyes all the time.

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