Whew, another whirlwind Monday morning. I had a doctor's appointment at 8 - another "spot of bother" removed (that is why I never hang out in the sun any more)...stopped for coffee at a new place near me (good coffee, a little slow on the service)...then at the office in time for a conference call. Meanwhile the e-mails are flying from the CEO and a million and one things to do. It's all good. But really I want to talk about the weekend.
Saturday was the Allentown Fiber Festival. Dee and I met up just before 10:00 and proceeded to shop! Unlike other festivals, there are no animals at this one. This really needs to change (in my opinion) - sheep and alpacas are needed!! I didn't even see rabbits this year - usually there is a woman spinning angora with a bunny in her lap. This was the 4th year for the Festival and each year it gets a little bit more crowded. The venue (Merchant's Square Mall) is not the most attractive place and parking is at a premium. Inside it was crammed with vendors (and some were in tents outside). Anyhoo, here is what I got (I think I showed great restraint in my buying):
Some pretty yarn (the skein on the right was on sale for only $15!). The cake is over 700 yards and I loved the shades of green. There's a bit of sparkle to it as well. I think it will make a gorgeous shawl. I couldn't resist the DPN holder that has foxes on it. And...a new project bag. This one is quite sturdy and opens up and folds down so you can just keep your caked yarn in the bag and pull from there. It has a drawstring closure and there is a sturdy handle too. Love the kitties with the yarn.
The tiny object in front is a pair of the smallest scissors I've ever seen. So light for my notions pouch and just cute!! The only other thing I purchased were some individual little stitch markers. And that's it! See? I really was conservative.
By the time we were done looking and shopping it had gotten pretty hot. We drove over to Emmaus (only a few miles away) for lunch and a stop in at the new digs for Conversational Threads the local yarn shop. Their new shop is gorgeous. Lots of room for sitting and knitting and lots of natural light. I didn't see anything to buy there, but there was plenty to tempt me. Dee and I ended up at the local coffee/bike shop for some sipping and knitting. A perfect day!
Sunday was spent doing chores and getting out some warm weather clothes. Winter has definitely departed. In fact, we had a very loud thunderstorm last night/early this morning - woke me up at 3:30!