Friday, April 27, 2007

Rain, rain, go away . . . . .

because tomorrow is a Fiber Day!!!

That's right, it's raining again, but I'm hoping it clears up in time for the CT Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival tomorrow. I can't believe it's already been a whole year since my first ever Fiber Fest. Anyone else have plans to go? Elizabeth and I are going to picnic in that same spot on the little hill. Please do join us!!

In looking over my post from last year, I'm sad to realize I haven't knit up any of the yarn I bought yet. What is a girl to do?? Well, why not share? Would you like to win one of these sets of sock yarn?

Just leave me a comment!! I can't decide which one I want to part with, so I'll just pick that randomly too. You have until Thursday at midnight, and I'll hold the drawing next Friday.

Another thing I realized about last years Sheep and Wool Fest is that it was the first time I ever met blog friends in real life. That's always fun, because you already feel so close to the wonderful people you meet through blogging. And speaking of those wonderful people, I wanted to mention Nancy. She's been a wonderful friend, and one of the first to sponsor me and to donate a prize to my Diabetes Walk-A-Thon. And now she's raising money for a MS Walk-A-Thon, which is a cause very near and dear to her. If you can, please go over and help her out. Let me know if you did, and I'll give you another entry into the sock yarn drawing!!

34 comments:

Sonya said...

Have fun at the fiber fest! I hope you get to meet some more bloggers.

Melissa said...

Hope you have a great time. Can't wait to see what you bring home!

Danielle said...

Beautiful yarns! I, too, am looking forward to seeing your new finds.

Wannabe said...

I'm SO going to have to coordinate my next trip up to CT for when the Fiber Fest is! Then maybe we can meet up! Have fun and give us some Yarn P*rn to oogle at!

KeanaLee said...

OH have fun & take lots' of photos!

Kelly said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed we have good weather tomorrw. Hope to you there!

Jennifer said...

I love fiberfests! I always end up not knitting anything I pick up from them. I usually just want to keep it around and look at it.

Mintyfresh said...

The forecasts I've seen seem to imply that the showers are isolated. But it's very very vague. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! (i'm also due to spend the day at the brooklyn botanical gardens, so i'd like sunny skies too.)

KT said...

Fiber fests scare me a little. Ah, wait, no, correction: I have only been to Stitches East before and that was during my induction years as a knitter and it scared the living bejeezers out of me. So much. There was SO much yarn and people and I took a class with Melissa Leapman and thought I was going to stab her with my knitting needle. I knit my first cable in that class. It's so strange to think how far I've come from being a lost teenager to succesfully knitting the Rogue hoodie.

Mom and I are planning to go to Stitches East again this year, but this time I'll be ready. Heck, I might even get something out of the class I take! ;)

jessica said...

A fiber fest sounds like loads of fun! I'm lovin your last post on the monkey socks, they look great! Could you say monkey any more?! he he

MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY :)

AmyArtisan said...

Have a great time - looking forward to seeing your spoils. :) Also, hope that you start knitting from last year's yarn. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi there! Should we work this the same as last year? I'll call your cell when I get there, and we'll see where we are. I'm planning to take my food stuff over to the meet up place at noon, and see what's going on.

HoyaGirl, said...

I love to read the posts of all the knitters who have access to fiber fests. It makes me long for a return to the East Coast where I can expect more knitting camaraderie. I hope you have a good time tomorrow! Post lots of details of everything you get to see!

Kathy said...

Please take pictures of little lambs....

I'd love to win some sock yarn. Great contest.

Katt said...

oooh!! ME ME!!! Over here!! Wooohooo!!! I wanna be in a contest!!!


Have fun at the Fibre day! Hope you meet up with lotsa knitters and fondle lots of wool.

Katt

Kristin said...

How exciting! We just took a drive back down to CT today...now I wish we had waited until tomorrow!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for good weather, have a great time!!

JessaLu said...

See you tomorrow! :o) Don't think we'll be picnicking but we'll stop by to say hi!

(oh and no need to include me in your contest - I think we bought the same yarn last year!) ;o)

Zonda said...

Hoping you have great weather and a good time!

Olga said...

Have fun at the fiber fest! Ooh, and count me in for the contest!

~Kristie said...

Have a *wonderful* time at the fiber fest. I'm so bummed I can't go... you know, those 3,000 miles can be a problem. Stay dry and don't forget to take a chair to sit on the hill. The ground may be a bit too damp!

By the way, thanks for mentioning Nancy's Walk-A-Thon. Even though she met her goal, I still donated because even a few dollars from each person helps.

Alisha said...

Great yarns!!!

Hope you have a great time....and you will buy more yarn right????? Of course....how could one not! Enjoy!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Karen! I hope you have a wonderful time at the festival - wish I could come too!

Holly said...

A contest for sock yarn? I'm in. I LOVE your watermelon Monkey socks. I've got to make that pattern soon. I first saw your blog when searching for tanks and found your beautiful Picovoli.

Have fun at the fiber fest. I've only been to my first last fall, as a new knitter I'm looking forward to many more!

I don't have a blog yet, but if I win you can e-mail me at buzzbomm@earthlink.net :)

KnittingKat said...

Fiber Fest? Man, I wish they had something like that where I'm from, lol... Then again maybe they do :/. I really like the yarn you used on your monkey socks, very cute colors. About taking close up shots, mine usually turned out blurry too, until I realized I had a macro setting on my camera :) Anyway, I hope that you had a great time and found lots of fun stuff.

danni said...

Hope you had fun at the fiber fest and found lots and lots of cool stuff for your stash!

Danni

Kris said...

Have loads of fun at the fiber fest. I am waiting on pins and needles til stitches midwest!

Ragan said...

Have a wonderful time at the fiber fest, and I hope that the rain lets up for awhile (so that you can have a wonderful and dry time).

Heide said...

Hope the fiber festival was warm and delightful! I just renewed my MS society membership (I have that damned disease) and I can't afford to donate for Nancy right now, but I'm heading over to thank her for walking and raising money for a cause so near and dear to my heart (and health).

Mandy said...

MMM sock yarn! That's a good way to get me to delurk!

Have fun at your fiber day! Post pictures!

Beth said...

Sounds like fun! I haven't had the fiberfest experience yet, really hoping to remedy that this year though...

Monika said...

Ok….completely jealous about the wool fest….and always the opportunist. ::waving hands and needles in the air:: Pick me….pick me! I'd love to win some sock yarn!

Dipsy said...

Yay for contests ;) And thanks so much for sharing the link to Nancy's MS Walk-A-Thon, I'll have to go to her page right now and check it out!

sprite said...

Hooray for fiber festivals. Maybe next year I'll head to my folks' and drag my mother and grandmother to Connecticut's. Maryland is good -- but it's a zoo.

trek said...

We are planning for a festival next weekend. Neatnik loves them.

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!!