Whatta day - and it's not even over yet!!
My day started at 4:00 am. Kevin and his friend Shawn were going to take Kyle walleye fishing on Lake Erie today, and they planned to leave at 4:30 - and they were going to let me sleep until the alarm went off at 7:00.
So much for that idea...Kevin forgot that he didn't have a fishing license. Since he doesn't know how to use a computer, he woke me up at 4:00 so I could go to the Ohio DNR website and print one for him. Yippee. Here's Kyle at 4:00 am, full of Pop Tarts and Dramamine and ready to go fishing:
At 9:00, I left for the Great Lakes Fiber Show. Within minutes of arriving, I ran into Cheryl and her daughter Rachel from the Ohio Soapers, and then minutes later I found Molly.
We're quite dangerous when you put us together in an area with fiber!!
I did some serious bargain shopping today, though. At the Pollywogs booth, I found this:
Large, beautiful skeins of New Zealand Wool! This isn't the rug-type NZ wool, either - it's not scratchy at all. And look at the price!!
Yes, that is 16.3 ounces for $8.97! At 1100 yards per pound, I have several sweaters worth of wool. I've already knit a swatch for a sweater for Kevin - it's lovely to knit.
This is 70/30 angora/wool. Beautifully dyed, 70% angora, and $3.00 an ounce.
I bought 3 more bobbins for Queen Matilda (at I See Spots farm) so I can start playing. :-) I also bought these from I See Spots:
5" size 0 Brittany sock needles. No more 7" beasties poking holes in me and everything around them.
Some silk hankies and dye
And, so Kevin quits griping at me, 2 pairs of 60/30/10 Alpaca/nylon/wool socks from Zeilinger Wool Co.
2 pairs for $20.
It was strange today, though...as I was walking around the fiber show, I was knitting on my sock
People were stopping and actually pointing at me, saying "Oh my gosh - she's walking and knitting at the same time!" Umm...okay.
When I got home, though, my actual day was just beginning. Yesterday was Kelson's 14th birthday, and today is his birthday party. My brother-in-law helped drive, since this group wouldn't all fit into my Durango:
Yes, that's 10 freshman boys - the only one that belongs to me is 3rd from the top on the right side. I took the entire gang to CiCi's for the pizza buffet (cheap way to stuff teenage boys!! All you can eat pizza and salad for under $6 with a drink), and then we went to see X-Men: The Last Stand - good movie!!!
And right now? It's going on 11:00, and they're all in my basement...they're ALL spending the night. Sanity? What's that?
The fishermen just got home - Kevin is on the right
10 walleye in the cooler; Kevin and Shawn are out cleaning them now.
The party can go on without me - I'm going to bed!