Friday, October 05, 2007

New York-sey Part 2

Where was I? Right, apples. On Sunday, we went apple picking. For Jersey Baby, it was more like "apple retrieving"
I don't know what's more stylin', the hat or the Spin Out button.

On the way to the farm, we saw signs for an alpaca farm open house. After filling up on apples and apple cider doughnuts, we stopped by. It turned out it was National Alpaca Farm Day. Talk about good timing! There was fiber:
I bought some alpaca/silk roving. There were also cute animals to meet:
Not to mention one super-talented fiber artist:
This is Terry. He knit this in a day. Still with me? No, he doesn't have extra arms, but he does have a knitting machine. And a loom. And a wheel. And a sewing machine. And my personal favorite:
A sock machine. He can make a knee-high sock in an hour! So cool! I so want one, but I think the only one I could afford would be a sketchy-looking eBay one.

Sock Update

The Stitches West socklets are done at last and will be making their way to my aunt in Chicago:

In other sock news, I was one of the winners of Wendy's Summer of Socks contest, and as such am now the proud owner of this lovely skein from the Knittery in Australia:
This yummy yarn also came with one of her sock patterns. I have yet to complete a toe-up sock, so this could be the yarn and pattern to break my toe-up curse!

3 comments:

Secret said...

You are making me so homesick for New York! What a treat to get to go to Alpaca Farm Day.

Goodies from your SP to come soon!

~Tonia~ said...

Sounds like fun and what a better way to wrap up the day than to stop at an alpaca farm.

The yarn is very pretty.

Jinann said...

Hmmmm....and you didn't bring an Alpaca home with you????

Looks like you got some great finds!