Sunday, September 05, 2010

fall ahead, caption contest, & lotsa links

Don't you love how Labor Day Weekend shakes your sheets into autumn with a crisp snap? Make  plans  now  or suddenly you're neck deep in pumpkin, cooking Thanksgiving dinner and wondering what happened to fall. First up for me: 
Photo Workshop Weekend in St Paul MN at The Yarnery September 25 &  26th
scroll down fr the Yarnery link, or click here for details
If you have a passion for photography,  join us for 2 days of hands-on digital camera workshop. Pixels, fiber, FO's..what more could you want?
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This needs a good caption, doesn't it?  Contest below.
We'll be taking a field trip to a historic farmstead on the Saturday afternoon of the workshop. I'm thrilled to have that setting for teaching about shooting FO's on real people, for showing how you can work with different  light situations,  on a porch, in open sun, in shade, and also have all the textures & colors and props to use as backgrounds. And, sheep. Not promising any will have mad modeling skillz. This cutie was from the photo workshop weekend at Juniper Moon Farm, click here to see some of the workshop in action. The class is half full so go guilt a friend or loved one into coming along and call The Yarnery to sign up. *

Caption contest/ book & yarn giveaway
Leave  a comment on this post with a caption for the photo above, and you're entered to win a copy of the book Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns and Miles of Yarn, or  yarn.
Mention the contest and link to this post  from your blog your Facebook or Twitter,  and you get an extra entry for each mention.  Deadline for captions is September 10th.
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Two  winners: one drawn randomly, to win the book. The second, for the best caption, gets 3 skeins of Brown Sheep Lambs Pride yarn (appropriate, no?)

* the Twin Cities are a terrific place to visit for a weekend, if you're not from the area.  And you can't do better than The Yarnery folks as hosts, they're the ones who serenaded  the Yarn Harlot and Mason Dixon Knitting Ann & Kay. Talent and senses of humor, plus they can knit like nobody's business. btw, those are links to posts with YouTubes of the Yarnery Singers in action, you really should view them.

79 comments:

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

This is the cutest little lamb I've ever seen! My caption "I've always wanted to dye my wool!"

(Oops! I deleted the last one because I accidentally typed "hair" instead of "wool" and it wouldn't let me edit the comment)

Lauren said...

Ewe KNOW I'm fabulous!

he he!

RoamingKnitter said...

Caption: I feel so sorry for the poor dears who only have store-bought acrylic accessories.

Jessica said...

I worried that this green was going to clash with the meadow, I should of worn the red one.

Lauren said...

I have facebooked you!

Check me!

Lauren Leahey

maugre said...

Gauge? No, I didn't check my gauge. Why do you ask?

BeccaH said...

Is there a wrong way to wear such a fabulous baa-ret?

maugre said...

Forgot to add that I blogged about the contest. http://yarndirtwords.blogspot.com/

Cookie said...

Fall? Crisp? Cool?! It's just another day in the 90s here. :p

"She said it would make me one of the cool kids. Really."

quinn said...

"I remember...Paris..."

neknitsandbeads said...

Ah yup, I'm an Irish Sheep!

craftivore said...

"The rams will come flocking to my hatitude."

--Deb said...

Now, he thought, if only I could find the end of the rainbow, everyone would believe that I really am a leprachaun.

Cathy R said...

A lamb in a tam.

Blendab1 said...

I'm too sexy for this hat!

Paula said...

Made for a man, but I like it too!

Sarah said...

"Now, if I could only find my glasses..."

Glad you are coming back to the Yarnery!!!

knits4u said...

Is this my color????

knits4u said...

I blogged about this too My blog is located at http://ladyfemmesfiberartsblog.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

Going out on the town

Heather J said...

Momma went to the shearers and all she brought me back was this hat.

lotsofhermies on Ravelry

ilina said...

"That's right, the hat is always greener on my head."

ilina (ravelry)

JoyceAnna said...

Shhhhh i'm counting sheep


Ermellina @ ravelry

Amy said...

"Is this color me, or what?"

DakotaRose said...

Shearly ewe-nique baa-ret.

Mary deB said...

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Charlotte said...

I am one chic sheep!

Hutchart said...

No, it's not too big, this is the fashion.

kmkat said...

Zee hat, she is tres chic, no? A leetle more wine, ma cher?

evie said...

Lambtastic!

JK_in_KC said...

This is taking "green" wool a little too far!

Hippy Chick said...

ARE EWE DREAMING OF A GREENER TOMORROW?

PICAdrienne said...

What do you mean, mint jelly?

andrea said...

"Those DPN's are worse than a stick in the eye!"

Anonymous said...

delightful photo really is

my caption

the queen has invited me to tea

Moorecat said...

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a tam!"

"Now that really caps it all off."

Kara said...

For all those bad wool days, try an all-natural sheep wig!

cyn said...

"Mary had a little lamb and it's fleece is now green as the hills"

busybee said...

Mom says one day I'll grow into my hat and be big and strong just like Daddy.

Knitting Linguist said...

"I'm too sexy for my hat."

:)

Great contest! And great photo -- what an expression. I came over from http://mlegan.wordpress.com/. Thanks! (Off to share on my blog.)

Susan said...

"You can't pull the wool over MY eyes!"

Great photo!

twinsetellen said...

"I usually can't wear wool next to my skin, but this is Merino!"

Now off to post a note on your contest and remind the Twin Cities knitters to sign up for the class.

moiraeknittoo said...

Monet wasn't sure he captured the essence of the watering pond correctly with the palette available to him at this time. Perhaps a smidge more "frog green"? Hmmm.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

All of the other sheep are so green with envy of my new hat!

AlisonH said...

Ewe-knitted we's tam'd!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

"Ooh, you look foxy. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but let's find out."

elizabeth said...

"Why yes, green *is* my color!"

KnitNana said...

I'm a lean, mean, green knitting machine!
Off to blog you...

Shirley said...

Are you taking international entries?

It's amazing what one can do with a few curlers!

Anonymous said...

PIRATE SHEEP does not need eyepatch

baaaa-arrrrgh!


(Gwyndolyn on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

"No, I do not have a particularly small head. She just forgot to swatch."

Cathy B said...

"plee-e-a-se take those kniting needles away from that woman....."

Kirika3 on Ravelry said...

"hmm, i dont remember meeting a green sheep."

good luck everyone :D

Bridget said...

"Envious? Look what happened to the last guy."

Laurie said...

Baa-baa, greensheep, have you any wool?

Birdsong said...

"I just don't know if this green is my color... what do you think?" I will give you a shout on FB, and will regift if I win! I love your book and the vest I made from it (Mendocino).

Susanne said...

"I'm ready for my closeup darlings". This is a hoot...what fun!

2monkeys_mom said...

The ladies at lunch will die when they see my new hat.

Kari W. said...

But Mom! Everyone is wearing them this way.

Ally Johnston said...

Green is so in right now.

twinsetjan said...

I love my hats even more when I'm having a bad hair day!

Celeste said...

Mom says I'll grow into it...I think she just forgot to check her gauge.

Susan J. said...

"Lamb o'Shanter"

Raveller said...

We tried to tell Doris that grass was no good, and now all we have left of her is this hat...

CrocheterFrmCA said...

"I am Going Green. Are You? "

Faith Brown said...

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

Faith Brown said...

Yeah, Baaaby!

Anonymous said...

What do you mean it's polester!

julia said...

Waste not, want not.

billicummings said...

Personally, I like two types of ram, domestic AND foreign :-)

Mamma said...

Dying to know what pattern that is! Any help?

Kristy said...

Awwww....ewe's so cute!!!

Kristy said...

Awwww....ewe's so cute!!!

Haleyknitz said...

"...I think I'm wearing my butt on my head..."

Anonymous said...

poor lamb looks so sad :(

mojo said...

OOH! Wait till the girls see my new lid!

Anonymous said...

I kn-ewe this was the wrong size...

Sandy said...

Who's your Paddy? :)