Sunday, April 20, 2008

Road Trip!

Friday night T & I drove up to Freeport, IL to go to the Stephenson County Fibre Art Fair (Cedarville, IL). There was not too much traffic, but after about a 1/2 hour of driving my tire pressure light went on. I got off the highway, and checked the pressure. Added a bit of air, re-set the button, and drove for another 1/2 hour and the light went on again. We drove all the way back home, switched cars, and finally after 2 hours were really on our way. I had great maps, and phone numbers and all the info I could possibly need, and because I'm pretty organized it was all in a handy blue folder...which was left behind in the other car. Everything turned out okay, we got where we were going, and the beds at the hotel were good, and we had excellent road snacks thanks to T.

The fair was small, and everyone was friendly and wonderful. I am absolutely resisting spinning. I have too large a stash, and no place for a spinning wheel...yet.

The yarn above is by Sandy's Palette, it is so soft! I just could not resist. I resisted buying yarn with a picture and the name of the sheep it came from (see mention of large stash above) since I had no specific project in mind.

On the way home we got lost on our way to The Fold we spent a good 1/2 hour trying to figure out how to get there, but oh, it was worth it! What a lovely shop! We spent at least an hour browsing, and showing remarkable restraint, I only bought an Addi lace needle for my Swallowtail Shawl. As we were finishing up a whole busload from the Madison Knitters' Guild arrived, just as I was about to succumb to Socks that Rock (Algae, if you must know). Thanks ladies!

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