Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Good and the Fibery

First off, let me take a minute to say "Thanks!" for all the good healing thoughts for Bandit. I dropped him off at the vet's office this morning for a thorough check-up after noticing he had developed a limp overnight. At lunchtime, I got a call from the vet that Bandit has a sprained left shoulder. He'll need a week or so of painkillers and lots of rest. He's in a bit of pain, but he'll get better soon. :)

Catching up a bit on blogging backlog. After a very tough day last Thursday, I was greeted at home by a wonderful package from my awesome Knitty Spring Fling SP, JayneHat!

J Knits hand dyed sock yarn in "Indiana", bath bomb and Dreamtime bath melt from LUSH(!!!!), and yummy Vosages hot chocolate

On Saturday, April 14th, I went to The Fiber Event at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. There were lots of fiber vendors from all over the Midwest ranging from yarn stores to alpaca farmers to dyers. I was so happy that the sinus infection from hell eased up in time for me to get out and enjoy the event. The weather was horrid - rainy and cold. Shortly after I got into my SUV, sleet and snow started to fall. I was very happy when I picked up an elephant ear for Hubs at a food vendor that they were selling hot chocolate.

Of course, I couldn't go to a fiber fest with multiple buildings worth of yarn-y goodness and not buy some.

2500 yards of alpaca lace weight Angel Face by Briar Rose Fibers

Fleece Artist Sea Wool sock yarn

Fleece Artist superwash merino sock yarn
Opal Rain Forest in "Bumble Bee"