This blog chronicles my work as a fiber artist: spinning, dyeing, knitting, designing, and felt making. I am also a gardener, contra dancer and caller, English Country Dancer and leader. I teach in a small college not too far from Asheville, North Carolina.
Monday, September 20, 2010
A Bit of the Fair
Yes, there were sheep. Yes, there were giant pumpkins. But for me, the main event was going with my friends Sally and Jeff and Sally's grandson Nate. Nate just turned 2 and everything was wonderful - baby chicks and ducks, the big veggies, the petting zoo, a baby tiger - all the cute stuff tiny people love. Who knew he'd be captivated by the dioramas - those shoeboxes depicting farm scenes make by grade school kids around western NC. But for all of us, it was the Carousel. Let this be the official documentation of Nate's first ride on the merry-go-round. Too sweet!
Official fiber content: I did not enter hand spun yarn or knitted goodies, but I wish I had. There were very few entries, and although some were very nice (and would have kicked my behind) I could have been a contender!