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Trick or Treat Pal

I arrived home Sunday night to a box decorated with all things Halloween but I saved it until Monday night to savor all of the goodies.  Tonni did such a great job wrapping the packages with Halloween ribbon and cute take out boxes decorated with bats.

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I couldn't wait to dig in.

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Besides the beautiful socks she included beautiful roving in beautiful colors of orange, purple and golds.  She even found the perfect card and cute hand towels. Check out the bags of candy corn and M&Ms.  Also she found the cutest pumpkin bells and a ball of orange Sugar'n Cream yarn.

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Thank you Tonni for such a wonderful and fun package!

As hard as I tried I only have a lame picture for Whiskers on Wednesday.  My kitties weren't very cooperative in the costume contest.  Beamer was the only one who tolorated a picture.

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October 29, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (8)

What a Wonderful Trip

We had such a good time that Diane and I are planning out next trip next year.   We ran into Mercedes and Kristen at the hotel from Knit Nouveau.  We were in sensory overload as soon as we walked in the door Friday morning.

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We met up with Bibby at Gale's Art and shopped around together where we saw Tonni( who I found out was my Trick or Treat pal when I got home).  I didn't see Grace who was there too.

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Diane and I took the Featherlight Felted Scarf and had a fun time.  Jennif was a great teacher and here is Diane with her scarf.

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Thanks to Elizabeth's suggestion we had a lovely and delicious dinner that night at the Southside Cafe.  

Saturday we shopped around more of course and took a Crocheted Beaded jewelry course where I didn't get any pictures because I was concentrating too much.  That night again per Elizabeth's suggestion we had a great salad and pizza at Apollo Flame Bistro.

Bright and early Sunday morning, Diane had a beginning spinning class and I had the fancy heel sock class that Charlene Schurch taught. She was a very good teacher and I can't wait to try out some of the techniques. I didn't even think to take my books for her to sign.  After class Vera came by class so we could meet. We have been blogging friends for years and I also got to meet her spinning husband Patrick.

We stopped by to see the animals too.

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We had a hard time leaving bu took the scenic way home.  The first stop was Dillsboroand some wonderful artsy shops.  Another scenic stop in Lake Junaluska.

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On to Nanahala and the Ocoee (which I have actually rafted down). Earl was so inspired by SAFF that he knitted a scarf on the way home.

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We can't wait until next year!

October 28, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (11)

On The Road

We took our time yesterday traveling to Fletcher, NC.  The first stop was Knich where Earl wanted to pose with the crazy bird out front.

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We were good and decided to wait to purchase yarn at SAFF.  We had a wonderful lunch at Atkins Park and hit the road.  Next stop was the outlet mall in Commerce, Ga. 

On the road again where Earl guided us to the hotel.

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After a good nights sleep we are all ready to shop  and take classes.

October 24, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (5)

We Are off to SAFF

The bags are ready to go into the car and Diane (SIL) and I are heading to SAFF.  We have the trusty Gnome to help us on our journey.  Later.

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October 23, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (7)

Pay It Forward

Monday I received a wonderful package from Karen.  I had signed up for  Pay It Foward on her blog and here is how it works.

I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

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She made the perfect napkins and of course the handspun Colonial Wool in "Agate Beach".  Thank you so much Karen.  Please sign up so I can Pay It Forward!

I have my Trick or Treat package ready to go and here is a sneak peek at the socks.

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I have also finished the Secret of the Stole III and here it is in its unblocked state.

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Alos I have been knitting more socks.

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Just a plain vanilla sock in Vesper Sock yarn in the Strange Little Mama colorway.  Also notice the cute bag I ordered from Acornbud's Crafts in Hawaii.

Another plain vanilla pair of socks in Fortissima Socka.

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Octpus Knits honored me with a blog award and I feel very honored.  She is an amazing spinner, knitter and photographer.

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Here are the rules*:

1. Please put the award on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. You must nominate at least 4 fellow bloggers for this award.
4. Add links to the recipients.
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award.

Yarn Collectors Anonymous  Darlene always keeps you entertained and knits beautiful socks

Vera's Crafty Blog  Vera has the most wonderful crocheted shawls as well as many other knitted items too.

She Knits By the Seashore Debby cycles, takes wonderful care of the animals in her area and of course knits

Bama Barkery's Blog  Gracie and Sister Sue always keep me laughing.  Their parents also make yummy dog(and maybe soon kitty)treats so check them out.

That's all for now!

October 22, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (8)

Pictures and More Pictures

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Life has been a little hectic lately therefore the lack of posting.  About 3 weeks ago we traveled to Mentone for a girls weekend at my SIL house.  We had a great time visiting Rising Fawn Fiber, Miracle Pottery, the fun shops downtown and dinner at the Wildflower Cafe.  We did knit a little and tried to teach Diane to spin.  Darlene, Ashleigh, Cindy, Suzanne, Diane and I am just waiting until next time we can get together

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Much more to share with ya'll later.

October 16, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (9)