Monday, October 13, 2008

enchanted 3

Coming up Sunday: Rhinebeck! Shear Spirit book talk & signing : it's a twofer- join Joan Tapper & me at 2:30 in the authors tent*. Get a limited edition- going fast - Shear Spirit tattoo. Doesn't everyone need a knitting tattoo?

* you can also find us signing books and petting yarn with Wool Goddess Nanney Kennedy at the Seacolors booth 26 V, and then we'll be hanging around before & after our talk at the authors' tent, making googly eyes at other authors.
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Days 3 & 4 of the Shear Spirit Romp Around New Mexico: Taos Wool Festival.
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Seriously wonderful fiber festival. I admit, I'm not so discerning when it comes to fiber festivals, I pretty much rave about them all. 1008Mewmex_  0195However. Taos is special- it's totally outdoors, right in town, so you can stroll over for an espresso and be back at your booth a few minutes later.1008Mewmex_  0189 The weather was perfect- warm enough to be outside all day but crisp enough to wear a handknit sweater while showing your tatts. All that and history- Kit Carson was buried right behind the booth.

We blabbed, we signed books, we browsed, 1008Mewmex_  0196we met young knitters with style to spare, we shmoozed with the Ravelry Royalty ( that's me doing my characteristic hand flap , do you think Casey looks frightened?), we had the huge pleasure of hanging with Lisa & Randy Shell from Kai Ranch , our goat farming subjects from Blue Texas.1008Mewmex_  0194 This is Lisa's dyed locks salad bar. Imagine the temptation of standing by that all day. Yeah, I succumbed. I'll show in another post.

There was the brilliant knit animal designer, Ellen Sibelius of Wooly Wonders who made this guy (go check out that link, she is amazing). 1008Mewmex_  0342 I was pressed into duty transporting him across the mountain back to the ranch where we were staying, when an alpaca fleece trade was made for some knitted beasts. The thrill of walking around the show with huge fleece bags over one shoulder and a sizable knit monkey on my hip was worth the trip alone.

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OK you might feel done with New Mexico-but we weren't. Still to come- alpaca & new friends up on the mesa.


Anonymous said...

Wooo... How long are you there on Sunday? I will try really hard to get back to Rhinebeck on time from 1000 islands!!!!

the Lady said...

Ha ha ha! What's that you were saying about not spinning?

Carole Knits said...

I hope I get to see you on Sunday.

Cathy R said...

LOVE the monkey. How charismatic.

A couple of weekends ago, we made sock monkeys at my local yarn store. Oddly enough, we never thought to ask why, but last night,they appeared in a delightful yarn-themed "Wizard of Oz" Halloween Window. Very cool.

And the Taos Wool fest was very very fun.

Stephanie said...

I love love love that rainbow. It is so vibrant and wonderful!