Texas has a Fiber Festival?

Really?  Is it celebrating the cotton plant?  Or, the silk worm?  Maybe, the flax (linen) plant?  Because, really wool is crazy, right?  HAHA!  If you like to knit, you are going to knit with wool at some point.  So, the Pirate, Squid, Pirate Mom and I were off to Kid & Ewe and Llamas, Too! 

It isn’t a really big festival… but there were a lot of classes (that we didn’t take) and a decent amount of wool.  There were also musicians! And cashmere goats! 


Now, about the goats… cashmere goats should mean cashmere yarn, right?   We found one bag where they were showing the goats, but other than that… nada!  We kept thinking we were missing something.  But, it wasn’t very big, so we aren’t really sure where they would have hidden it.

So, now you must be thinking… What about the haul???   Check it out!  Notice a theme? 

On the left, we have a silk blend, in “Hook ’em Horns” orange, at the top left, is Brooks Farm Arcero, and the 4 skeins on the right side and right bottom, i Plain & Fancy, Sheep & Wool Co. from a farm in Henderson, TX.  I also got a couple new shawl patterns and can’t wait to get started!  But, I do have a ton of other projects to finish first.  HA!  (Who doesn’t, right?)  It was a fun trip and a great opportunity to spend time with my friend the Pirate and the Squid as well as Pirate’s Mom!  Also, of course, there is the fact that I got to buy yarn.  This self imposed yarn diet, with the one cheat rule (souvenir yarn is allowed) was getting a little tough.  I feel much better now!


Dracula has left the building!

We had such a fun time on All Hallows Eve…

Diva Nephew wanted to go as a Vampire!  When his cape was open, that meant he was a bat.  Which was very convenient for him to go from house to house getting candy.  He got a pretty good haul before calling it quits!

Like the good little boy that he is, he saved the Three Muskateers for his Auntie Pet, Twix for his Diva Momma, and lolipops for his baby brother.  So sweet! 

Hope you all had a great Halloween and got some sweet treats for yourself.  All I needed was these two little buggers and my night was complete!