Saturday, May 27, 2006

whew...

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.

More bargains:

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!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy J said...

Great sounding day! Walleye in Lake Erie, huh? Hmmmmm...my DH is going to want to go up there and fish! Our favorite fish is walleye and we always have a walleye dinner when we're in WI.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Patty Melt said...

Wow, what a great haul!

4:50 PM  

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