Realized I forgot to post this picture of Rae's Yarn Boutique that I took at yesterday's Nuno felting workshop. It was full of lovely things, including a must have sheep umbrella but one BIG problem -- they were technically CLOSED. Do you know how hard it is to be in a shop with so many things that you CANNOT buy??? Much worse that those times when you were a kid in a penny candy store and did not have a cent to your name!
Here is the last hat I finished using the Wine Splash shade of Lamb's Pride Bulky. I washed it with Synthrapol -- wise decision since the sink was full of pinkish red water when I plunged the hat down into the water.
Here's Noro Hat #2 -- much softer after washing it with a little Head n Shoulders!
And here's a close up of my Nuno felted scarf from yesterday's workshop. It's a bit denser than I expected but I guess that I'll know better next time and use a bit less fiber on both sides. It will be a nice winter scarf so that works for me.
One last thing for the day -- as I drove home from knit group tonight a mini-van I had seen on the highway pulled up alongside me as I stopped for a red light. The gal in the passenger seat motioned to me to roll down my window. Thinking she needed directions I obliged. She and the driver both leaned over toward me and asked about my license plate. They said it was driving them nuts -- they couldn't get the FBR part. Oh, I said -- it's FIBER as in LVMYFBR. Ahhhh, they said, thinking it had something to do with a favorite brother (FBR). Gave me a laugh for the day. After another tough day at work, I could definitely use it.