Saturday, June 24, 2006


Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
--Caryn Leschen

a post by Wool Girl...........................

Isn't it the truth? You go through your teens, always wanting to be "grown up". In fact, when I was 16 I just couldn't wait to be 21. Anyone else feel that way? And then, of course, it was a race to get
to 25, and finally the big 30. But, somehow, once I passed the 30 mark, I didn't long to be 31, 32, or even 33. This year, I will be 35, and I "seem" to have somewhat gotten things together. By "gotten things together" I mean that I own a house, have a job, 1 child, 1 cat, 1 dog, and live an average life. I know what I do like, I know what I don't like, and I surely never want to be 16 again! Isn't it strange, then, that I have these aches and pains that somehow seem to come on all of a sudden? When I've been sitting for a long time, my body doesn't get up as quickly as it used to. When I'm out shopping all day, I get tired and need to sit after only an hour or two. My stomach doesn't handle the occasional night on the town anymore, and I no longer can stay up until all odd hours of the night without "paying" for it the next day. What happened and when did it happen? Not sure, but it did happen. So, when I say I "seem" to have gotten things together, I mean that "I" seem to have gotten things together, but my body seems to have been left behind in that venture. It's paying for my race to get here, it seems.

Why do I bring this up, you ask? What does this have to do with knitting and yarn and the such? Well, this brings me to the gist of my post, which is the
Black Sheep Gathering. I attended this wonderful fiber show on Friday with two fellow knitters, Neuroknitter and Michelle, and I must say, it was amazingly awesome! So much to do, so much to see, and so much to buy!

Here's some special shots from the show:

Our arrival.......

Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth (we spent much time there).......

Smile, Michelle, you're on candid camera!

Before it started to get super busy....

And here are just some of my most favorite finds....

Blue Moon, Blue Moon, oh how I love thee!

Sock Hop Yarn, made by Crown Mountain Farms. This yarn is just too amazing for words, isn't it?!

Can you tell which is the yarn and which are the flowers? (Hee hee)
(I had to post this with the lovely flowers, as NK and M were so patient with me while I bought these flowers - thanks girls!)

As you can see, we had a pretty busy day, with many purchases and much to do. So, why the post about turning 35 and my body being tired? Well, I am still trying to recover from all of that shopping! But, it was well worth it. Great fun and truly awesome fun!

I will leave you with this. As I walked into the building where the Black Sheep Gathering was being held, I immediately saw this plaque:

As most of you know, I am a firm believer in "signs" and "meant to be" and all of that. I took this as a sign that I was meant to shop that day. What else could it mean? :)

Knit ON!


Wool Girl said...

I picked up some for Shannon also - in the American Pie color. It's gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean...I turned 36 and all of a sudden I'm thinking in ways I never did before, especially worrying about nonexistant health issues that people get when they are older. Don't like it and want to turn the brain off!

Glad you had such a good time and found such pretty yarn!