Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Just Like Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago I went back up to northern Maine to attend my uncle's funeral. I stopped to take some pics of Mt. Katahdin. It is always impressive. The best & closer views were before this but I missed them because my sister drives too fast.

I received my fiber back from New Aim Fiber Mill in Waldoboro, Maine. This time I had her spin DK weight. This is Dreamy and Christopher's fiber. It's just like Christmas when you get your fiber back from the mill! I will be getting the dye pots going soon for Dreamy's.

And speaking of "just like Christmas", I spent my lunch break yesterday at Borders & finally got this book I have been wanting to read. Basically, I think it's a study on the differences in the way America & China eat & treat health & wellness.

And while I was there I saw they had the new edition of MaryJanes Farm, so of course I had to get a copy. I was hoping to get the new copy of The Herb Quarterly but is hasn't arrived yet.

And I spent most of my time looking at the knitting books & I came across this gem! Shear Spirit. The author & photographer visited 10 different fiber farms across the country. The stories are deliciously interesting, the photography is spectacular & the whole book is just so inspirational. The first story in the book is about a farm right here in Maine, Meadowcroft Farm who solar dyes her yarn with seawater. I don't simmer my yarns either when I dye them because they felt too easily so I let them set in the dye pot for 24 hours. I started reading it last night & can't wait to read more. I just love it and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has fiber animals or is into fiber arts at all. It's truly one of my favorite books now!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fleetwood Mac Concert in Boston

Last night I went to see Fleetwood Mac in concert in Boston. It was an awesome show. Here are some pics.

The place was packed.