SAFF (the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair), in Asheville, NC. Four of us have gone there the past few years and had a great time. It's literally everything from sheep to shawl, although we have sworn off any yarn-buying this year. Right?
The past couple of years, we've had the use of an apartment, but it is not available this year, so we have rented a house. The apartment came complete with celebrity gossip magazines last year, but I think that the house will not. So I bought these today when I went to the grocery store. Yes, I was kind of embarrassed and I did feel as if I should explain to the teenaged boy checking me out that I don't usually buy this sort of thing, that I know I am the wrong demographic for them. My proof is that I don't even know who Emily is!!!
But then I decided that he probably really didn't care. I bought them and moved on. Last year we took turns reading them aloud; whoever just couldn't knit ONE MORE STITCH would read to the other three knitters. We're stocked up for this year.
Traditions are important!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It IS almost Halloween.
I had turquoise polish put on my fingernails a few months ago, and when it was time for it to go, it went. No fuss. No muss.
But this on my toes? I CAN NOT get it off.
I hadn't planned on trick or treating, but maybe I should.
Maybe I should be a zombie. Corpses can't walk.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The threat level can go back to ...... orange? blue? chartreuse? Do we still do that? I don't know.
On my recent trip to Austin, the ever-diligent TSA agents at the Atlanta airport found my Swiss Army Knife---AGAIN---and confiscated it. We are all safer now.
I always carry one (except for the few days after the TSA confiscates it). Who knows when I will need a toothpick, tweezers, a knife blade, a nail file or, most importantly, a corkscrew? Because I always carry one, I never remember that I am carrying it.
But have no fear, travelling public, the TSA is here to save us all from whatever evil deed I might have in mind using my Swiss Army Knife. Knitting needles? Those I can carry. And really, they look more potentially dangerous to me than the knife.
But shhhh.....don't tell the TSA folks.