September 21, 2006
Italy and fall ... continued
Another treat from Tom Glover and the Tuscany show. I still can't believe I painted (ok Mattie did the actual painting labor ... ) this wall "ZEST" but I just adore the color on our folding wall to create our special window. People come in and say "Wow, I could see this glowing from across the street". I think, ah, it will never be white again! It IS rather seasonal in color ... which brings me to this snap from last night ... a trip to the fair ... the birds and the beasts were there ...
Here are a couple of NH raised Alpacas which captured our hearts and made me feel planted more firmly in my quest to become a weekend knitter. Their yarn was the definition of soft and hand spun and hand dyed. Sorry the photos didn't come out of that gorgeous stuff. If I could knit, it is the only yarn I would use. It was incredible. Softer than anything on earth. I only wish they had named one of these guys Tina.
If I were as talented as Jennifer White and could knit, I could make a fun knitted/felted bag like this one she dropped off at the gallery last week ... isn't it a great change of season/attitude bag? The little art button closure is lovely too! If you click the image, it should show a bit more detail.
Jennifer White felted stripe bag
Finally, as they defy explanation via words ... a final shot from the fair - amazing pumpkins grown for their sheer size ... the weirdest looking vegetables on earth. I am convinced they came from outer space and landed here to win a prize and to just oogle us. The pumpkins. My German husband just can not get over these beasts. Actually, neither can I. I know they MUST do this sort of thing all over the USA, but I just haven't seen it ... tell me about your pumpkin story ...
The word for the day is ... grasp ... a new bag, a new concept or "at straws".