Thursday, October 09, 2008

enchanted 1

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Albuquerque! 1st stop on the Shear Spirit with a Side Order of Enchiladas Please Tour.1008Mewmex_  0006
Let's get the cliffhanger out of the way: finished knitting the Montana Tunic on the plane, headed for our first stop, Village Wools , I thought it'd be poetic to get the two side buttons for the garment there ,I'd cast off and do the final sewing on the spot.
This is what my post-flying, time zone switched, indecisive eyes set upon
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Actually there were more but you get the idea. My pick, elk horn slices1008Mewmex_  0021 Now that I'm getting around to a pretty good number of LYS, I can say that if this is yours--you've got it GOOD. We had a lovely booksigning,met great knitters, hung with the staff, ogled much yarn, I cast off , they let me steam block the long side ribbing in one of their big extra rooms they use for classes . And then I kind of lost my mojo to get it done. Into the Tote Bag O' Samples in it's 98% finished state and I cast on to my knitting for the trip
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Also poetic (I know, what's with all the poetic gestures? Must be the air there. It smells so good and has so little oxygen in it). A skein of handspun Victory Ranch alpaca from my last visit, I love the idea of doing something with it on its home turf . Next stop, Las Vegas, NM.

11 comments:

Carole Knits said...

This book tour is taking you to great places!

Stephanie said...

Love Love Love all the buttons!

cafe-eclectic.net said...

Look at all those buttons!!!! Oh my!

I'm interested in taking some photography classes... Amature, of course. any suggestions?

Cathy R said...

OOOHHHHH, Look at all the buttons!! How cool!

And the blue door with the bats is a wonderful shot.

Congratulations on (mostly) finishing your Montana Tunic.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Jealous!! You know how I get with animal horn buttons.

Can't wait to see it finished.

craftivore said...

Your photos are such lovely treats for the eye.

Birdsong said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen that many buttons at one time in person... must have been overwhelming. So glad the book tour is going well.

leah said...

Aww, I really thought you'd get it done! It was great to meet you and Joan at VW. I'm glad I dragged my girls out to come get your book-- my knitting is mostly vicarious right now, so your pictures are just what I need!

Scoutj said...

I can NOT believe I missed you. A bunch of things happened and life just totally got in the way. I wasn't able to go to Taos either. But I will be at Rhinebeck so I hope to see you there!

twinsetellen said...

Just got home this afternoon from hearing Ann and Kay discuss their new book. They raved about the photographer. :-)

Scoutj said...

oh yeah....and isn't Village Wools the best? And I live 2 miles from there!