Thursday, February 12, 2009

off to rock the festival

Dear Cara,
Where have you been? What have you been doing? Are you dead in a ditch? We never hear from you any more!

Signed,
Everyone you know

Dear Everyone,
This.


This.



This this this.





In other words, I've been getting ready for The Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, which is this weekend, Feb. 14-15. I went to this show last year, and it totally rocked my world. It's where I re-learned to knit, in fact. This year, I'm going as a vendor! I'm going to have a lot of great stuff, including my hand-dyes in every colorway I do, a whole raft of gorgeous spinning fiber, and a brand-new yarn! It's crazy thick-and-thin stuff, very lofty, and I love it so much I was actually talking adoring nonsense to it while it was drying. I also scored some great books on knitting with hand-dyed yarn, and a nice collection of Colinette Shimmer 5, which was not easy to come by. It is droolicious. And, to top it all off, I'll have free chocolate for everyone in honor of Valentine's Day! So if you're going to be anywhere near Pittsburgh this weekend, come see me at the festival. Fire Lizard Studios will be in booth 9, just waiting for you! Come on, it's Valentine's Day, forget your honey and spend it with your true love: yarn! Oh wait, that's probably just me. Well, for you more normal people out there, come to the festival and then go out with your honey. There's plenty of time for both.

2 comments:

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Wow, you have been busy. Good luck at the festival. I was at Meg's today and saw your yarn on display. It really looked nice. Nice rich colors. You are doing a great job dyeing.

Jessica said...

It's so cool to see all the yarn laid out like that after reading about the process. I totally forgot about the festival and was all "where's my @#$#$$%^& email?" Then I remembered. Oh yeah. She's off to the 'burgh with the Yarnovan. Good luck and have a blast!