Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mountain Getaway and SAFF

Spent a relaxing few days with friends in the North Carolina mountains before heading to SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair). The opportunity to relax and rest for even a day and a half was well needed. 

Shortly after I arrived to their house way up in the woods, we headed to town to meet with Lisa’s Knitting group. What an absolutely delightful group of women (Richard was absent). They were so welcoming and sharing. We spent time knitting, sharing ideas, patterns and projects. The group keeps picture albums of their completed projects. What fun to see how all the beautiful things they have knitted over the years. It was also interesting to see how each knitter put her own touch on the projects.
We left the group and headed to Lisa’s church. A quaint, little mountain church that was built from a Sears and Roebuck kit at the turn of the last century. I loved it!
We headed back to the house, enjoying the changing color of the leaves and the rarified mountain air. 
Jim met us with a scrumptious grilled chicken dinner. He even made twice baked potatoes with caramelized onions. What a treat!
I slept so well in the guest room that I want to go back soon. 
On Friday, we headed down to Black Mountain to the Yarn Shop. I now have another destination when we head to this area. The owner was warm and welcoming and invited us back soon. 
We, then, headed to SAFF. What an experience. Animals, fiber, yarn, food, friends and knitted wear galore!  We had a great time and I plan to go again next year. Maybe for more than one day!
I’ll show all my loot in a later blog.

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