Thursday, October 26, 2006

Goin' to SAFF

Hi everyone. Yes I am still alive and doing well. Although, Angi, I am still waiting to hear about Nell.
I am really excited tonight, even tho I have to get up at 5 in the morning (Yak moan groan gripe) I am going to SAFF again for the second year in a row. Last year I didn't
t know what to expect as it was my first experience at a fiber "do". Ah, but this year is different. I know what I want and I know what is there. (Maybe). If I could get everything I would like to have (we're talking alpacas and angoras here) I would have to move to a farm. OH well, I will settle for some equipment and fiber. Shucks. (giggle) I hope to be seeing Caroline and Bill there and of course Babs will have a booth. Maybe Blaine will be there this year. Any way, I will take pics and try to post more often. Later and Love, Pam

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Finally Home!

After much pain and heartache, my son and his family have been reunited! For those of you who have been so kind to me regarding all of the trouble my daughter in law's parents have caused, I thank you. My daughter in law testified and all of the court stuff is over!

The kids have asked me not to put their picture on my regular blog. They believe her parents have more pictures of their daughter than they are entitled to. But I wanted to share them here, since the parent's don't have the address.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I Need to Know Before I Mess Something UP

Hi all! I am about to get in a dyeing mood again. Actually, a skein of yarn I dyed is currently being displayed in a knitting display at our town library. I am sort of in shock, but also honored. Anyhow, to get to the meat of this post. Has anyone tried dyeing Optim? I got a small bit while on vacation and would love to turn its creamy whiteness into something spectacular. Does it felt worse or less than regular merino? Would you think you would not heat it as long? I surely need opinions ladies, so please weigh in on this or give it your best guess.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier, VA

Hello all! I'm heading down to the wool festival at Montpelier, VA this week-end. Is anyone else beside Mary Ann going to be there? She is a vendor and I'm looking forward to seeing her gorgeous stuff.

I'm also entering the arts competition with one of my rugs, a lace shawl,and a couple of skeins of homespun. I'm not expecting any kudos, but just want to add to the variety of items on display.

Last week while I was in Fairbanks, AK, I was really bad and bought raw quviut. Of course that's a lot better than buying the yarn. I have not had a chance to spin it yet, but can't wait for a day to really get into it. It is luscious!!! (Of course, this means I won't be spending much $$ at the Fiber Festival.)


Monday, October 02, 2006

Tyler Jacob, my next grandson

This is a bad day for me. Clay and Carrie, my oldest son and his wife, are expecting my next grandson in February. Nothing like getting all my grandchildren within a year and a half. Unfortunately, Tyler has some inflamation in his intestines and the doctors are concerned about cystic fibrosis. Clay and Carrie both carry an abnormal and normal gene for CF. Tyler has a 25% chance of being born with it. It won't make a bit of difference in the way I feel about Tyler, it will just be a little more challenging if he does indeed have it. He could be tested in utero but the results wouldn't change anything and Clay and Carrie have opted not to have the test until birth. Those are the facts. The reality is that I am sad, depressed and scared. Like any other Granny, I want my Grands to be in good health. I will love Tyler ayway, I just don['t want him to be ill and suffer. It's not a pretty disease but Clay said it could be a lot worse. A good attitude. Please put Tyler on your prayer list. I thank you.