Thursday, April 20, 2006

Spring Bada Bing - April 22nd!

Saturday, April 22nd is the 1st Annual Spring Bada Bing craft show that the Richmond Craft mafia is hosting (For more info, click the logo above). Like a crazy woman, I submitted an app and was accepted a little over a month ago. Now you do the math, that doesn't leave much time to crank out hand knit goodies -which is why I've been AWOL as of late. What was I thinking? Overacheiver that I tend to be, I don't have nearly as much as I wanted for the show but I think I'll have a decent booth. Anyhoo, if you're in the Richmond area, stop by and say "hi" (I'm FiberEvolution in booth #48). Or come by to mock me :)

And yes I'm a little late reporting on the Spring Fiber Festival. I met some of the most incredible people. The rain held off and there were some of the cutest animals all around. I met up with some of my "peeps" but forgot to take a picture. But I manage to remember to snap just a few festival pictures.

Sister Knitter, Jane, in her beautiful sweater.

We both snapped shots of each other. To see me, visit her blog. I managed to forget to snap a picture of Emmy but it was wonderful to see her again.

Cute little sheep who just wagged his little tail the entire time I pet him.

Loverly and very soft llamas. Or were they alpaca. I wish I could keep them straight in my head...

Hand spun sample of some gorgeous llama that I scored. A five pound bag for $5!!!! This stuff is beyond words. Its.So.Soft!

A demo of wet felting.

Last weekend, me and The Things hit Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. One word - CHURRO. Yum!!!! Busch Gardens was one of the first trips that King Thing and I took together when we first started dating (it was a school trip and we were all of 15 yrs old - that was 21 years ago).

This is King Thing and Thing 1 (with a rarely photographed smile) on the skyride to England. Yes, the chucklehead wore that wool hat around the park all day. In 80 degree weather. For the sake of being "cool". Go figure. I'll think twice about getting on the skyride again especially after the problems with the one in New York this week and especially because I'm afraid of heights.

This is the view of Busch Gardens from a bazillion feet up in the air. BG is presumably the most beautiful theme park in the world.

On Sunday, we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and Easter sunrise service (had to get up at 5 am - yikes!) on the beach with my parents. Check out the sunrise that we were treated to. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is in the background.

Been reading y'all's blogs and trying to catch up. After all of the craft show knitting is over, I hope to resume a more normal life. I have some patterns running around my head and some prototypes that I'm working on. Might need some test knitters in the coming weeks and I hope to have some finished projects to reveal too. So much to do, so little time. Catch ya later.


Kim said...

Haha, I love it that they call themselves the Craft Mafia! That's great.

I agree, Busch Gardens is gorgeous. I haven't been there in years, but I loved it!

Wanda said...

Nice to hear from you. Congrats on the anniversary for you and King Thing! 13 yrs is quite an accomplishment. We'll see you when you have more time. Take care.

Sorka said...

Boy it has been ages since I have been to BG! It is really pretty there!
Need to get there again!

Renee said...

Congrats on the anniversary!

If you ever need stuff knitted - let me know. Happy to do it anytime.

sarah said...

I LOVE churros!! That's the best part about theme parks, hands down. Well, maybe that weird super super cold ice cream too.

jane said...

Oh No! I'm leaving for Florida in the morning so I won't be in town to see you at the craft fair. I can't wait to hear all about it. Jane

Mary said...

This is how one of the alpaca owners at the SFF told me how to tell them apart: Llamas have the long ears that stay up most of the time and look like bananas. Alpacas ears are smaller and more triangular.

KnitNana said...

All the best at the show! If you don't have everything made, take orders!!! :)
(a wise wisewoman told me that once!)

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