Monday, September 17, 2007

Busy Weekend

Where do I start? We were so busy all weekend! I finally got to get together for a nice dinner on Friday with some friends. It was nice to see them and to see how big there son is getting. He is the cutest baby ever but he is such a chunk!! I just love to pinch his thighs! :-)

Then on Saturday Angie and I got to hang out and go to the Fiber-In. We spent all of 15 min there. It was so not what we were expecting. I thought it was going to be an event with things going on. All that was there were about 10 tables of people selling yarn. I’m not saying that’s bad, I love to wander and look but I thought there was going to be a little more happening there. We didn’t stay long. We did get to buy some drop spindles though. We both really want to learn to spin and this seemed like a good place to start.

I really liked it and thought it was a lot of fun. Now I don’t think it will ever replace knitting for me but it is definitely sparked my interest. After we left the Fiber-In we headed over to Cocoa Village so Angie’s son could play in the park for a while. While we watched him we got to try out the spindles. I think we got a good start before we left. This is Angie trying to get the hang of it.

When we were leaving the weirdest thing happened. A guy brought a monkey to the park. That’s right, a monkey. He was really cute too. (the monkey, that is) As we started walking that way to get a better view and head to the kitting store the guy walks off shaking his head. By now people had seen him and were heading his way too. He sat down on a bench with the monkey ad grunted every time someone walked by and looked. Well come on dude, if you bring a monkey to the park you will get curious people. Duh…it’s not like you brought a dog or something. I got a picture from down the way and we scooted by him pretty quickly. I don’t know if we were more worried about him biting or the monkey…

Well after all that I went home and practiced on the spindle. I finished all the fiber that came with it and was very pleased. I have my very own little skein of handspun yarn. It’s so pretty!!

Sunday was all work for us. We spent an ungodly amount of money at Home Depot and got to work painting. We are almost done with the living room and I LOVE the color!! I can’t wait until it’s finished and we can move in. We figured out that Jessie is a Scardy Cat too. Every time we start moving things around she hides. This time I found her hiding in the purple bathroom. She’s sweet even if she is a scardy cat!

I think I need a weekend after the weekend. ;-)



Angela Martínez said...

Wow! Look at your little mini-skein! Way to go! You sure have the hang of it a lot better than I do. Of course, that hasn't stopped me from looking at roving on the net, or even contemplating the tumbleweeds of dog fur that seem to follow me everywhere. :)

You summed up the fiber-in perfectly. And the dude with the monkey. *shrug* Florida is full of freaks. You did a great job of kinnearing him.

Can't wait to see more pics of the house and all the new paint. How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the drop spindle. I have tried several times, but I just can't seem to get the hang of it. Glad the monkey behaved. Maybe you should have used your spindle to mesmerize him. Happy painting!

Secret Pal

Patricia said...

Too bad that fibering can't quite get it together here on the space coast. The west coast seems to do a better job of it. I'm very interested in the spindleing. I would love a wheel myself. Maybe at SAFF.