First of all....tonight heartfelt prayers go out to everyone and especially those who have been touched in some way by the horrible events that have unfolded today in our State. I am sure that at this point we do not fully know all the ways that the events of today will impact us. I think of the times I spent on that campus with one of my best friends. and I can only imagine the horror of being a student and that of being a parent waiting to hear news. So very tragic and sad.
Here is the first part of the Spring Fiber Festival Weekend Recap:
Fortunately for those of us in Virginia spring means the Fiber Festival in Sedalia. Sedalia is a very quant hamlet between Bedford and Big Island. While not as large as the festival held in the fall it is a nicely done event and Iam so grateful for the seating to eat and knit for a bit when taking a break from shopping or fondling the fiber.
Our adventure began on Friday as Pam, Becky and I met and headed West. We made good time and met up with Robin
exactly as planned in Lynchburg. Since we had some time we decided to visit a delightful shop in Bedford called Yarn Theory. Please go by ROBIN"S BLOG
fir tge full story there. I forgot to take in my camera.
We had a nice dinner and then went to Smith Mountain Lake State Park!!! This was the first time this year I had seen my beloved lake. It sure looked good to me!! I am starting to feel like "lakeknitter" is back! We had decided at Yarn Theory that we would have a Moebus Knit A Long. Becky studied Cat Bordhi's book "A Treasure of Magical Knitting" and she learned that cast on that has been known to take an entire class to learn in about ten minutes - maybe less. Then being the darling girl that she is she taught Pam and I ( I think Robin knew it or had at least done it before). Before too long we were all four tooling along on our Moebus, moebusses, moebi!
Becky and Pam are concentrating on the moebus cast on. This is very magical knitting indeed.
Robin works hard to get her air card to work correctly at the cabin.
The festival was cool and a bit damp but great fun!! I bought some yarn and some handmade pottery. I am a sucker for pottery. Pics of the loot will have to wait!
"Just Our Yarn" display. I met some new bloggers! Hi Robin
and I was lucky to run into Tanya.
I hear through the grapevine that she is working on some patterns. I haven't made them yet but I love love her felted fortune cookies and I see that she is making some cute cute knitted critters.
After the festival we went to the yarn shop Tapestry in Moneta. It is a small but lovely shop I have never been in there but that the owner is so helpful and encouraging. Once again I didn't take my camera but Robin did!! I bought some Noro ribbon yarn to make a second Moebus. I wanted to get that cast on when I knew I would be near knitting guru Becky!''
We went to Smith Mountain Coffee for a coffee warm up and a bit more knitting.
More pictures coming tomorrow .....