Sunday, August 03, 2008

Fiber Fest Pics and stuff

The fiber fest in Charlevoix was so much fun, but this year I only took two pictures there. The little cuties to the right, and another pic of them that's about the same. lol
I have fiber to show off, though. I got a spindle and superwash merino for my oldest son's girlfriend, and she loved it. I got some wool with tencel and some with bamboo, and alpaca with shiny stuff. I can't find the papers right now so I'm probably spelling things wrong, and I can't remember the shops they came from, but when I post about spinning with them, I'll let ya know where they came from. I also got a turkish spindle which is so cool.
Lil' AR got a pan flute and a llama finger puppet. We left the kids home, though. Carrie, Melanie, and I all needed a Mommy day.
Owie pictures ahead

Today, though, proved the fact that I am the Queen of Dumbasses.
We went out to MIL's house, and over to Crystal Mountain, our local ski resort. They have a couple of big slides set up on the mountain called the
Crystal Coaster.
You ride up the chair lift, then down the slopes on carts. They have brakes to slow you down and to stop. The third time down, as I was totally beating Malcolm (No, you are not supposed to race) I had a WIPEOUT. Just before we started, I said I thought my cart felt funny. The brake didn't feel like the first two carts I had, but down I went. Fast, too! Then, at this huge curve, I slowed down before it, and flew out of my cart, slid down a ways on my bare elbow and knee, and even though I knew better, I put my hand down to stop myself. Then, as I was trying to find my shoe, and get back into my cart, I saw Mal pass me. I still got down right behind him, though. I would totally ride it again....yeah dumbass. I (of course) forgot my camera, but we tried to take some pics of it on the phone, but they weren't too great. Don't forget to click the pics and see 'em big. I don't think I'll be spinning that wool for a while. Man, I hope I can knit, though!
Knit on! (and stay safe - lol)


Carrie said...

OwOwOw! That looks so painful! I didn't even know they had such fun, dangerous stuff at the resort. Heh heh. We all know you would have won the race...

Take care of yourself, and spin carefully! (I know you're going to)

zippiknits said...

ouch! Sorry about those blisters! They look very painful.

I noticed the picture of the Turkish spindle right away. I had just asked about them in the KR. Is that yours and if so, have you used it and do you like it?

Minh said...

Ouch! That looks painful, hope you're getting better.
If you can't knit or spin, you should go through knitting books and magazines to plan your next projects :)

Jane said...

Sorry about your accident- hope you are healing! That fiber festival looked wonderful! There is one coming up here next month and I can't wait, even though I still have the roving I bought there last year and still haven't learned how to spin it! Maybe I'll take a class this year.

g-girl said...

you are a daredevil!!! hope you've been healing well and will be ready for some spinning soon!