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Archive for September 8th, 2004

Final Labor Day Pictures

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Well, here are a few pics from the Labor Day music party we attended. The food was as good as the music, trust me! It’s pretty hard to take a good photo of a group of people sitting around playing music, but these give a little feel of the spirit of the day.

I need to get right on publishing my teaching schedule, I’ve fallen behind in part because I have kept on adding classes, it seems there is no end to it (and I love that). Last week (I think) I got my newsletter from Nancy McRay of Woven Art in East Lansing. Then Sarah Peasley published her schedule online. *Then* I go to my post office box yesterday after the long weekend, and I have FOUR new yarn shop newsletters. I got the Yarn for Ewe newsletter I mentioned here a few days back. I also got one for Stitch in Time in Howell, Knit a Round in Ann Arbor, and Heritage Spinning & Weaving in Lake Orion. I guess it’s that time again.

It really *feels* like that time again. This morning it was 55F at 10:30am, pretty darned chilly (by comparison, it was in the upper 80s F late last week). I got out my mohair sweater and thick wool socks with legwarmers. My body does not do well the first month or so when it has to start keeping itself warm. Something is wrong with my inner thermostat, and they have done a million medical tests to be sure nothing serious is wrong. I just get really cold when other people are not cold at all. This means I’m a big fan of wool, mohair and alpaca sweaters! (Especially alpaca… yum!)

This is the time of year to buy used sweaters, in my experience. I went to Goodwill the other day and found a wool jacket-sweater and a vest, in perfect condition, both in charcoal heather. Not very ColorJoy but useful enough, and charcoal just doesn’t show lint or dust at all so that makes it very practical. Then I went to 2nd Time Around, a higher-end consignment shop, and I found a fabulous heavy alpaca-mohair-nylon blend cabled sweater, barely worn, for $15. It’s in shades of natural gray, mostly lighter colors. I may overdye it turquoise, I may leave it alone. I don’t have a dyepot big enough to let something that large swim around and take dye evenly, so I’d have to paint it on a table with dyes and then roll it up and steam in the microwave. Might be more trouble than it is worth, we’ll see what mood I’m in when I have the time to do it.

Off to package/photograph my new dyed yarns.