Mom and I made the trek out to the NY Sheep and Wool Festival in mid -October. If you love fiber arts and yarn, it is THE place to be! Alpacas and sheep, knitting notions, clothing, souvenirs, project bags and YARN!!! So much to choose from. And the people watching is pretty incredible too. Everyone wears Hand-knit so there's a lot of oohing and ahhing, as people add more projects to their Ravelry queues. Most of the time everyone is friendly and you meet lots of people. The only dust-up was at the Miss Babs yarn booth. Frantic, crazy knitters high on yarn fumes!! I will have to check out Miss Babs online to find out what that was all about.
And I finished The Joker and the Thief in time to wear it! This was a beast... it ate yarn like nobody's business. I ran out of yarn several times, and ended up spending a ridiculous amount of money to finish it. It's gorgeous though, and I couldn't be happier with it.
I came home with something that I've wanted for a while....a Harry Potter project bag. Apparently they're a little difficult to find. I spotted this and snatched it up quickly, MINE! :)
The weekend was dual-purposed....to enjoy yarn obviously, but to distract from the upcoming kidney surgery. Yep.....another boulder stuck between kidney and bladder. I was shocked and bummed to get the news. Mom and I had so much fun though, that I forgot several times!