Monday, October 20, 2008

Field Trip


So Ry and I went for a quick three hour tour and ended up in the Catskill Mountains (actually the Hudson River Valley...but Ry was more interested in the mountains). Lo and behold there was a fiber show going on! It wasn't difficult to persuade my little guy to join me. He's my adventurer and right-hand man. He hopped out of bed at an un-godly hour of 5:45 AM and we were walking through the gates at 9:20!

We had a wonderful time! I ended up buying a small amount of yarn from Briar Rose and Creatively Dyed. It was chilly so I had to buy a hat for Ry.

Ry especially liked participating in the Mad Science program.

I missed the Ravelry hook-up because we were busy eating AWFUL fried dough and then learning about letterpress in the museum. (I know somewhere down the line this paper craving is going to turn into something.) I did get to meet Leslie. She is an absolute delight. But, you already knew that!And I was so sorry to miss Kim and Rachel!

The best part of the whole day was just spending time with my son. We talked the entire day about just about everything. We laughed about silly stuff and were serious about the tough stuff in his life. It wasn't about the yarn or how many people I saw from the blogworld. It was all about the kid holding my hand as we turned to go home. Thanks Ry for an outstanding day!

New project to come soon....


I forgot how much I enjoy knitting top-down sweaters!

9 comments:

t does wool said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day...love the sweater!

TD wool design said...

love that connection with your child. the best part of being a mom!
that sweater...ooo!

kim said...

I'm sorry that we missed you too. What a great way to spend your day -- bonding with your son. It was chilly, but really such a perfect October day. Oh, and I love your new sweater...

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a fabulous memory the two of you created! Sounds like a perfect day :)

kerstin said...

Ooo, ooo, ooo! A top down sweater! Can't wait to see more.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh.
next time i am ditching my sister and taking a child. :)

KeanaLee said...

is that the sweater from Custom Knits that every one is knitting that I see?

MadMad said...

Aha! I saw that in your car (above) while you were waiting, and wondered what it was.... can't wait to see it. (Leslie's comment is cracking me up....) Sorry I missed you, too, but I'm glad you still went and had fun and got some Briar Rose. (You missed NOTHING at the Ravelry hook up. It was soooooooo cold, nobody was talking!)

Jane said...

keanalee-It sure is the sweater from custom knits and I'm in love with it! Can't wait to finish it!