Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 27, 2008

Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival

WOW! Where to start? Let’s see. I was accosted by this guy the minute I was in the door.
I was doomed from the start.

But when I finally fought myself free I saw this.

It was amazing. There were spinners and roving.

And customers trying out new Spinning Wheels.
Bags of raw fleece.

and Tables of dyed fleece.
Boat loads of yarn And Orbs of Fluff.

Oil painted Sheep "Sheep Incognito" painted by Connie Tögel.

Silk Roving

and Angora Roving

(More bunnies)
Walls and walls and walls of hand painted yarn

And rolls of batted roving.
There were Knitted Alpaca throws and Mini Alpacas and Felted Alpaca toys
Kids (SEVEN kids in here family!) hawking bunnies
Beautiful Wet Felted Flowers

And Gorgeous Mitered Squares Jackets
Knitted Granny Square Wraps,
Amazing Knitted Sweaters
and Entralock Berets.
So what followed me home? This…. Roving from Ravelry’s own Knit Witch, a 5 pack of Gale’s Art Roving, Donna's Organic Shea Butter Hand treatment, Miss Babb's Sock yarn for the Troubador Socks in my Ravelry queue and a Miss Austen, crocheted circular love knot shawl pattern, designed by Elizabeth Nicole foe the Unique Sheep.
Whew! Man did my feet hurt. I really wanted to buy everything I layed my hands on, which was everthing I saw! Alas, I have too many thing in my queue already. Too much on the To Do List! makes me even more scatter brained thatn usual.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

You Are Awesome!

Today we walked for Alzheimer's.
We. You and I. All of us, we walked today.

O.K. Maybe YOU didn't walk but the Skinny Dog and I did.

And with your help we raised enough money to get her a t-shirt too!
We had a Great Morning for the Walk at South Cove Park.

Just over 100 people raised over $12,696!

And you were a part of that. A very Important part. The Biggest part.
Sure we walked but you need money to fund research and you sent it!


was raised through my Alzheimer's Donation Page.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

You Are Awesome!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Groping & Orgasms

Tomorrow I’ll be groping fiber & having yarn orgasms at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival in Fletcher, NC. I'm going to try to meet up with as many Ravelers as possible and take lots of pictures of all the pretties.

I’m walking for Alzheimer’s on Saturday morning.
THIS Saturday morning October 25th.
You still have time to Donate Here. Come on people, I’m a little short!
Five Bucks! What's five bucks? Please? It’s for a really good cause.
And to those of you who have donated Thank you!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for the Internet.
Yes, the internet.
Without which I would never have been reminded of
just how many good, kind and giving people there are in the world.
I'm thankful to live in a free country
where EVERY PERSON has the right to voice their opinion.
As always, I’m thankful for my Ever Patient and Loving Husband,
our health and our Family & Friends

Saturday, October 18, 2008

First an Award, Now Prizes!

Do you remember those Orange & Green Squares I made for the Hopps for Hope Blanket? It was so much fun and it gave me the chance to try out some new stitches. And it was for a Great Cause! Such a great cause that Chris at Briar Rose Fibers (the most awesome hand painted yarns you’ll ever see) donated Prizes.
None of us got into this for prizes. Prizes weren’t even mentioned when this all started. We crocheted and knit squares because Holly is such an awesome person who’s always thinking of others. She’s the “Hey wouldn’t it be cool if we..” person in our crowd.

Where was I? Oh yea, Squares. Well apparently I made the Most Squares. *blush* And for this feat I received this….
That's 600 yards of Sport Weight, 100% Superwash Merino, handpainted yarn, called Grandmas Blessing from Briar Rose Fibers. And that’s not all! Holly really out did herself. Look what else she sent!

Fluff! Spinning Fluff! Ooo! Fluff! Now I can practice my spinning! I was SO not expecting this!
Oh but look what else!A Fat Cat Spinsanity Spindle and some of Em's Fiber !!! Can you believe it?!? Now I can really perfect my spinning in Fat Cat Style!

Here's a look at the entire package....

There's that beautiful hank of delicious yarn from Briar Rose. Isn't it Gorgeous?!
Next is Fluff! (O.K. I know it's called Roving but Fluff is so fun to say!)Fluff, fluff, fluff! Spinning fluff from Holly's very own stash! She's awesome like that. And for spinning that fluff is the most Awesome Fat Cat drop spindle! Did I mention that is hand made, hand painted by Shannon of Spinsanity Spindles. You can purchase her handmade spindles on her Etsy shop, or if your a touchy-feely-gotta try it out type person you can do just that at The Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gatlinburg, TN, The Spinning Loft in Howell, MI and Threadbear Fiber Arts in Lansing, MI!
Next up are some very cool Star Wars stickers. (Bet you didn't know I saw that movie NINE TIMES in the theater when it first came out, did you?) and two WearYellow LiveStrong Lance Armstrong postcards.
That pink and yellow fluff? Thats Handpaited fluff from one of Em's batts! Yes, can you believe it?! Fibers by Em (That's Spinsanity's daughter!) can also be found at the Spinsanity Spindle Etsy Shop.

There's a big ass Q size crochet hook (a size I didn't have by the way), a VERY cool Wine Journal, (Oh Holly, you know me so well!) the thank you note and an Official Knit with Snot for You Membership card! I'm exhausted! But I have just two more Thank You's please! (because I'm almost out of exclaimation points....)

Thanks again Chris for donating some of your beautiful yarn!

And thanks Holly for the Kalamazoo comics. They were funny!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I got an Award!

Although I've only been blogging for a very short time, it has really opened up a whole other world for me, as I'm sure it has for a lot of people. It helps keep us in touch with friends and family. It helps build a whole new community where we can meet new friends and network our interests and expand our knowledge and visions of what we can accomplish or want to try. And it's nice to have a place where I can just express myself about anything and everything. Or just vent. Now I need to pass this award on to eight other blogs that are deserving of this award. But first a HUGE shout out to the woman that peaked my interest in blogging and started this whole crazy ball of yarn unraveling; Thank you Holly! You can visit her over at Knit with Snot for You.

So now I'm passing it on to these 8 great bloggers and each of these recipients should extend the friendship by passing it on to eight others. And now the next winners are;

Pass on the LOVE Girls. Passon the LOVE!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's Official!

My friend Holly was the first person to comment on my blog.

Holly lives in the mitten.

She married an Ogre and birthed 3 Pigs.
(Seriously! Look how TALL he is!)

She knits , she crochets and

she spins.

She recycles and she fights the Man.

She’s a Tie-Dye wearing ,

cake eating ,

two fisted drinker.

She stalks knows Famous People.

She’s practically a one person sales force for Briar Rose Fibers.

The most awesome hand dyed yarn you'll ever fondle!

But most importantly she’s a Zombie Slaying, Charity Knitter.

She knits for the Cancer & Kidneys.

She’s got them standing in line to join her team

of Zombie Prom Date Knitters.

And now it’s official. I've got all the official gear; bags, buttons and t-shirts....

I am proud to announce that Fat Cat Crochet has joined forces with the Zombie Prom Date Knitters!

Thanks Holly for being the coolest and most awesome!

And for letting me crash join your Team.

Check out her awesome at Knit With Snot for You.