Lake Charlevoix in northwest Michigan. Yes...right into the woods and Lake Michigan. I met my dear friend Colleen for a little R&R at her cottage. Did I mention we'll be on the lake? And of course, my knitting made the trip as well.
American Spoon...yum. Check out the site...all Michigan products and wonderful food combinations.
27 August 2011
Hit by a Farm and Sheepish, which have me laughing and learning all the way. What a ride. I highly recommend both, but start with the first. Basically the story of two women, fifty sheep and the adventures that ensue. Great reads!!!
25 August 2011
Queso Cabeza Farm in Olivet, MI. Jan made friendly with a Lincoln Longwool and for some reason, I was chatting up the angora goats.
We wondered through the vendors we had not yet seen awaiting Carol from Chicago. We had a meet up in the festival. Carol was coming for some Cormo fleece from Alice Field of Foxhill Farm, Lee, MA. Well, we all got Cormo....lovely, soft Cormo.
We spent the evening spinning our wonderful new fibres, with a dinner break at Pereddies (Washington Square, Holland, MI). Yum! So I ask....could there be a better evening?
23 August 2011
Ok...so when last you left your two heroines (it's my story and I'm making us heroines), we were headed for the north. Finally I was off the highway and taking pictures of the wild dinosaurs. This is something I've always wanted to do, but with Jan, I found the courage for this safari. We had a smooth trip into Michigan and up to Holland. Holland sits pretty much on Lake Michigan and not too far from the fibre fest....our purpose.
Piper, mostly because I wouldn't shut up about eating by the water. Good food, good martini, great view and great company.
We arose for breakfast and made it to the festival just as it started on Friday morning.
Step 5 - repeat from * until all pooped out
Weather was a little warm, a little stuffy in the barns, a little bitching from me.....but then there was the fibre, and the yarn, and the baskets, and the hook kits. We were in heaven. At this point, some of the vendors were not yet there and not many animals to peruse. We decided we had to come back on Saturday to participate in the additional festivities.
Boatworks....right on the water...lake perch, sunshine, boats, another martini...a relaxing evening.
18 August 2011
Daily Fibers" Quarles and I are leaving on an adventure today. We pack the car with clothes (because we have to), spinning wheels, fibre, knitting, reading material and snacks and we point north....yes north....hopefully away from this heat and to Michigan......the lake, the Michigan Fibre Festival and did I mention, the lake. We are on an adventure. Two gals, two wheels, two nooks and the need to adventure. What will we find? What will we see? Join us on the road.
Today we make the first stop of our adventure....now let me add here that first we have to get out of Nashville during morning rush hour, which seems like some sort of an adventure on it's own, although not the pleasant type. Is there such a thing as an unpleasant adventure? Shouldn't they all be pleasant just by virtue of the word itself....that's the theory/story/idea/fairytale I'm sticking with. Once we leave TN and KY we'll hit....the Mass Ave. Knit Shop in Indianapolis. I love this shop because everyone is so friendly and they have a massive amount of yarn. Looking forward to a stop at one of my Indianapolis regulars.
17 August 2011
15 August 2011
My mum's frig also has an ice maker, but because there is no water line where her frig lives, the ice maker is not connected and literally turned off. However, the frig still makes noises like it’s trying to fill the trays. Not sure why, it's like it's genetically predisposed to fill the trays...but I figure it's kind of like when you neuter an animal and it humps everything it sees. It doesn't know that nothing is connected.