I know I wasn't the only one who was disappointed in the souvenirs at Rhinebeck. I'm a bit partial to the Tunis sheep and was excited to buy a shirt or something, but the fabric/colors/styles were horrible, in my opinion, with this design. I loved the black sweatshirt, but wasn't about to spend $40-50 on a dumb ol' sweatshirt. Instead, I spent $15 on a dumb ol' tote bag that isn't even canvas -- it's cotton, and I'd better not think I'm going to tote much of anything in it. Red is a dumb color for it, too, but oh well.
Making me feel better today is this new yarn. Call me fickle, but it's my new favorite. It accompanied The Purl Stitch and a box of Clover pins, along with a sweet card, from my Better Pal. Back to the yarn... It's 412 yards of handpainted baby alpaca, in a color called "Juniper," from Sporfarm in The Dalles, OR (sorry, no online presence). It's so soft and it smells so good and the colors are amazing. See? Oh, whatever shall I do with it?? Thank you, Pal, you made my day. It's scrumptious!
Ai is preparing for her annual Halloween party. I think I'll be seaming the yellow object at right and sewing on those little flower buttons. It's due for a ride on the mail truck! Last year, I was knitting a St. Brigid sleeve during this soiree. I recall that one of her friends sat down at the table and asked me about my "sewing."