Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fiber Festivities

Firstly I must tell you that the Cube Farm has been keeping me mighty busy this week. My apologies for such a long stretch with no post! I won't even share with you how many unread posts I have in my bloglines. It's staggering. Really.

Moving right along...

The older I get the more I seem to crave sitting around on my rear for umpteen hours making stuff. Further, as I age I also find myself spending more moola on yarn, fabric (no tulle cracks please) and other crafty sooplies, rather than blowing my wad on clothes and cosmetics. (I still bust the bank when it comes to shoe purchases however...some things will never change.) Anyhow, finding like minded chickadees who've developed similar habits? Priceless.

So what's a girl with a yarn encrusted heart to do with plenty of free from the Cube Farm hours on a Saturday afternoon? Feel up yards upon yards of yarn with the girlfriends at The Fabulous Fiber Fest!



I know! Cool, huh?

We're all just yarn junkies looking for the ultimate fuzzy high. Much to be had on that front I might add...

Ooooooh!



Ahhhhhh!



But that's not all! After many hours (and I do mean MANY consecutive hours coping feels) we addicts left the beach adjacent festivius fibrous for ChezLinoleum where we finished off the day buried beneath our purchases, experimenting heavily with our new, eh, paraphenalia, late into the evening. Oh yes, much roving was inhaled last Saturday.

Just take a look at the mayhem!

Yes, needle-felted aliens do have jazz hands.



Hey, those who inhale roving are truly wild by nature. (They are also prone to sinusitis, but that's another post.)

Other highlights of the day included a wall full of fiber-based ATC's...





Spinning wheels galore...



Quite a few quilts...



Jumbles of jewelry...



Babes making bobbin lace...



A couple of alpacas...



Do you think one of these guys would be happy living on my balcony? Nah, I didn't think so either.

And rounding out the high and the lights is a bikini knit from someone's pet Pomeranian's fur!



Um, yeah.

Thank you Miss Kendra, Uccellina and LenaLinoleum for our Saturday fun-fest!

In other news...

To my surprise, Monster Crochet has been nominated for a blog award. I know that this is shameless, but would you guys go vote for me? I know, I'm pathetic. Whatever. Just go vote! Thank you! Love you! Mean it!

Promise I won't let the Cube Farm keep me from posting again soon! I mean puuu-lease, not being able to blog from work because of too much work is just wrong...I hope my boss isn't reading this.

14 comments:

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I MUST have a llama. MUST. NEED.

Oh, GAWD, they are cute!!!

Uccellina said...

One of the alpacas was all pissed off that it had to hang out with the other alpacas, because, having been hand-raised, it thinks it's human. So cute!

Deneen said...

I voted-what was supposed to be a 5 minute check before bed took me 45 minutes because of the voting procedure (apparently one must completely fill out the ballot or the vote doesn't count!-Imagine that)

Good luck!

Pam said...

So much eye candy Lady; fun + yarn = happy.

Andy's Crafts said...

They are cute when they are that far away. Good luck in the competion. We are voting for you.

sgeddes said...

Ah, I want a fiber fest around here!

I just voted for you - good luck and hope you will then Plummy!

miss kendra said...

it was so fun.

i think we should by a quarter-acre, fence it off, and keep and alpaca and a few pygoras of our own.

yes.

(i love my sheep! i named him tacos and burritos. the brown head is burritos.)

Gina said...

Wow, what an event! Going to vote...

FinnyKnits said...

*Voting now*

Uh, what is the story with a bikini made from pet Pom hair? Ew. I don't like my pets *that* much.

However, if I had a pet alpaca, I might change my mind. Why so cute?! It hurts my wee heart to look at them! I say, fence off the balcony and bring one home.

Amie said...

Wouldn't a bikini like that itch your Naughty Bits?

stuffed said...

Jaysus. Could the voting format have been more difficult? Only for you, Lovie, would I do all that sucky homework. :)
Gorgeous fiber pix. I wear a mask. The kind where you pinch the nose for an improved fit. Achoo!

old lady said...

Wow! You lucky lady! That must have been so much fun.
Bobbin lace looks interesting... I've never seen that before.
Thanks for showing us.

susan said...

ok, the llamas are adorable LL, but that COLORFUL yarn, oh me oh my! gorgeous and well, that photo of the ATC's were absolutely beautiful!!!! hope this finds you with the yarns...

Vik said...

I enjoyed very much this post, Regina! Wonderful fiber festivities!