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Shandeh
06-28-2007, 02:59 PM
Well, I guess this is as good a time as any to talk about SAFF.
The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, which takes place in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.
http://www.saffsite.org/index.php

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/54945269_48cc515526.jpg

SAFF 2007 takes place on
Friday, October 26th, 9am to 6pm;
Saturday, October 27th 9am to 6pm; and
Sunday, October 28th, 9am to 4pm.

Admission is free on Friday.
On Saturday & Sunday the fee will be $2/person for 13 yrs. & older (no charge for 12 yrs. and under).
Tickets purchased on Saturday may be reused on Sunday.

They offer free Child Care (for toddlers & older) on Saturday & Sunday in Kids' Alley

I go every year, and always have a BLAST!
There are lots of yarn vendors, spinning displays, fiber animals, and cool classes.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/283517626_0f0b661ac1.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/283517624_a2b5c60151.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/283517629_ed6fac730c.jpg

Two years ago, I took "Beginning Knitting", and learned some things I didn't already know.

Last year, I took "Beginning Spinning", and learned how to make better yarn. (see me there on the back row?) :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/350184896_594dc4161b.jpg

Silver
06-28-2007, 04:38 PM
It always falls on hubby's birthday (the 27th). Last year was his 35th so we had a party and I couldn't go to SAFF. This year, I'm going to beg, whine, moan, whimper until he says I can go. And I am not above a temper tantrum If needed!

PocketfullofTulips
06-28-2007, 04:54 PM
DROOL!:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

sooo many pretty colors, i wish i lived in North Carolina 2q i would love to go there, but that's like 300 or so miles away

Shandeh
06-28-2007, 11:58 PM
Oh Kristin, I hope you can make it! I would LOVE to meet you! :)

:psst: I'm trying to convince Angelia to come and take classes on dyeing!
It would be wonderful to have a group of KHers there! :hug:

Belphoebe
06-29-2007, 12:13 AM
OOOOO! Something on a weekend AND in Western NC! It's on my calendar. Thank you Sandy!!! :muah:

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 12:14 AM
Woo Hoo! I'll finally get to meet you! :happydance:

jeanius80
06-29-2007, 01:03 AM
sounds like fun.. how cool. i don't know of any fiber festivals here.. (pac NW) i *think* there is one in portland, but i just missed it. maybe next year ...

aineepooh1
06-29-2007, 10:50 AM
I just wish they were little closer to other us SE folks.. I live way west of NC and I can't seem to make it b/c of the long distance involved...
Is it always gonna be at NC.. it was there last year too wasn't it?:shrug:

Leah22b
06-29-2007, 11:57 AM
SAFF is sooooooooooo much fun! Its always in Ashville, NC. Its such a great place to visit though. You might be able to talk the hubby into going if he knows there is lots of stuff for him as well. Not only at SAFF, but in Asheville.

http://www.exploreasheville.com/index.aspx

Bars, Hookah bars, Cereal Bars, Music, funky shops, great eateries... entertainment and much much more.

My fav.... places in downtown Asheville
Chocolate Fetish
Earth Guild
Just being out on the street
Eaties Cereal Bar... Its just to funky not to make the list
Hannah Flannagan's Irish Pub
Jack of the Wood (Greenman pub)
Hookah Joes

Just outside downtown
Biltmore House

Silver
06-29-2007, 12:10 PM
Shandeh, I would totally love to meet up with you and do SAFF together! Well with everyone!! A KH SAFF get-together, anyone?

I'm going to do what I can to make sure I go, but don't hold your breath, ok? It's a long drive and I don't like driving long distances myself, and I don't have any knitting buddies near by, so I have to convince hubby to take me. I don't know how thrilled he'll be about that. lol If not hubby, MAYBE my mom will go with me...
(I feel like such a kid. LOL)

lissalue
06-29-2007, 12:15 PM
I will be there. Maybe we should start researching hotels in the area to help any long distance khers out? i know i won't want to drive up and back everyday. it is about an hour and a half for me.

Leah22b
06-29-2007, 12:19 PM
Here is a list of logging by neighborhood if anyone is interested.

http://www.exploreasheville.com/where-to-stay/lodging-by-neighborhood/index.aspx

Edited to add: Or a list by accommodation type
http://www.exploreasheville.com/where-to-stay/lodging-by-accommodation-type/index.aspx

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 12:45 PM
Cool! Let's make it a get-together then! :thumbsup:

All we need to do is decide where we want to stay. Asheville should be gorgeous that time of year, with beautiful fall leaves, so we'd better reserve rooms NOW, before they fill up!

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 01:07 PM
Here is the main website for the Western NC AG Center.
http://www.ncagr.com/markets/facilit/agcenter/western/index.htm

Their address is posted on that site, for looking up driving directions. (1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC)

Here is the Google Map I looked up for that address.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1301+Fanning+Bridge+Rd,+Fletcher,+NC&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.578161,59.238281&ie=UTF8&ll=35.438995,-82.520199&spn=0.0593,0.1157&z=13&om=1

Fletcher is the place we might want to look for accomodations, just to make travel easy. There is a small airport nearby - I'm not sure if it lands big planes. (Asheville Regional Airport) If anyone flies in, they could probably take a small plane to that spot.

Here is a map I just detailed that shows the place where SAFF is held:

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 01:27 PM
If you have lots of bucks, and want a VERY NICE room, this place looks FANCY-SCHMANCY!!! http://www.chateauonthemountain.com/

If you want to make it a get-away with your SO, this place fits the bill. http://www.bbonline.com/nc/tudorhouse/index.html

Here are some more B&B's for that area:
http://www.bbonline.com/nc/fletcher.html

If you want to bring your dog(s), here's a place you can stay together: http://www.barkwells.com/

Budget-minded folks (like me) will want to stay at the Days Inn (http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=06128&brandInfo=DI) or Econo Lodge (http://www.trails.com/all-hotels/hotel-info.asp?hotelid=12395) or Hampton Inn (http://www.hamptoninn.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=AVLAPHX) or Holiday Inn (http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/avlap;jsessionid=OOPT0LPADZGF0CTGWAISJBQKM0YBEIY4? _requestid=215940)

aineepooh1
06-29-2007, 02:02 PM
shandeh~
how much do the classes usually cost? or even a guesstimate...

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 02:13 PM
shandeh~
how much do the classes usually cost? or even a guesstimate...

Classes cost $10 per hour. So if your class is 2 hours, it's $20. If it's 1.5 hours, it's $15. Sometimes, there is an additional fee for materials.

Here's the workshop listing:
http://www.saffsite.org/index.php?page=workshops_workshopsclasses.htm

MrsDavis3
06-29-2007, 04:34 PM
I will certainly be there. My family and I divide our time between Cullowhee NC, primarily, and Asheville, secondarily. We are house-hunting in Asheville right now. By October we should be reasonably settled in to something quasi-permanent.

I'm sort of new to the forum....what exactly would constitute a KH get-together during this event?

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 05:39 PM
Welcome, MrsDavis3! :hug:

I'm not sure what our get-together will involve, but I'm sure we'll think of something cool, with all us fun KHers involved in the planning! :thumbsup:

I'm just looking forward to seeing everyone, and sitting and knitting together! Maybe we can find a big room at a hotel where we can congregate!

chrislt8
06-29-2007, 06:21 PM
Very tempting! I have a sister who lives in Fletcher so may be a good excuse to visit :lol: Just a little concerned that I am new enough to knitting that LYSs still overwhelm and confuse me right now - can't imagine dealing with everything there! Might enjoy it more if I waited until next year ? I'll have to think about this one...

lissalue
06-29-2007, 06:23 PM
Very tempting! I have a sister who lives in Fletcher so may be a good excuse to visit :lol: Just a little concerned that I am new enough to knitting that LYSs still overwhelm and confuse me right now - can't imagine dealing with everything there! Might enjoy it more if I waited until next year ? I'll have to think about this one...


But we will all be there to help you with your yarn purchases! :shifty: I might be a bit of an enabler. :teehee:

chrislt8
06-29-2007, 06:38 PM
But I just love a good enabler - :roflhard::roflhard: You're right, with a little guidance this could be FUN!

misha rf
06-29-2007, 06:41 PM
In terms of accomodations, there are some hotels near the airport, which is pretty much across the street from the ag center (well, they're sort of catty-corner). If you can't find something in Fletcher, Arden or Asheville, Hendersonville is only about a 20 minute drive to the south. There are a number of hotels near the interstate there. You'd just hop on the highway and go up a couple of exits. Turn right, go through the lights, and just past the airport & you're there! If you want more info on that, just ask!

FYI, the airport isn't too bad. We've had issues with US Air flying from Charlotte to Asheville. (Once, we actually picked up a rental car in Charlotte & drove to Asheville & *still* got there before the plane!) Don't know about the other airlines. This is the airport's website: http://www.flyavl.com/

I'm so excited!!! A KH get-together practically in my backyard!! :cheering::happydance:

lissalue
06-29-2007, 06:49 PM
When I went to Texas in May, I went through the Asheville airport. I flew Delta, and it was great. My flight actually left early, and I had no trouble at all. I loved how small it is too.

Happy to help chrislt8.:teehee:

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 07:10 PM
Just a little concerned that I am new enough to knitting that LYSs still overwhelm and confuse me right now - can't imagine dealing with everything there!
You'd enjoy the "Beginning Knitting" class there. It helped me a lot!

MrsDavis3
06-29-2007, 07:41 PM
chris,
I would say that anyone with five works in progress is certainly not too much of a beginner to enjoy a fiber arts event.

chrislt8
06-29-2007, 08:07 PM
chris,
I would say that anyone with five works in progress is certainly not too much of a beginner to enjoy a fiber arts event.

LOL - yeah, lots on the needles but I have only completed one project - a "baby gift set" (sweater, hat, bootsies, woobie) - actually as a gift for a baby shower tomorrow!. Almost done with the first sweater though ...I picked up knitting in April and just can't seem to get enough of learning new techniques, etc

Actually - I feel pretty confident with the knitting - but I still get overwhelmed and confused with the yarn choices - just so many options and variations! Haven't reached the point yet where I can see a skein of yarn and imagine its qualities knit up. :think::?

Looked at the class schedule and some of them look really interesting (especially the seaming one - I need some help with finishing techniques!)

I will seriously think about this...Thanks for the "support" all :lol:

sheilaksp
06-29-2007, 09:38 PM
I am keeping my fingers that I can go, hubby is working on his master's and I am not sure if I will be able to get away! Now my son lives in Spartenburg SC maybe I can go see them and then we can go to fhe fiber fair! The baby would love the animals, my DL I don't know about! But I don't know if I would be able to take any of the spinning classes then! Decisions.

Liliyarn
06-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Carolina Red, You know I'll be there!! And I was going to try to hook up with you for a while since we didn't have a lot of time last year.

I thought I was the only one already thinking of SAFF this early....

Braden
06-29-2007, 11:31 PM
I'll see if I can get up there. Shouldn't take very long, and I'd love to meet everybody in person!

aineepooh1
06-30-2007, 02:00 AM
Well.. .. you guys have got me to wondering now.... I will have to give this some thought .. :think:

Shandeh
06-30-2007, 09:43 AM
Carolina Red, You know I'll be there!! And I was going to try to hook up with you for a while since we didn't have a lot of time last year.

I thought I was the only one already thinking of SAFF this early....
I'll always be Carolina Red to you, won't I? :muah:

aineepooh1
06-30-2007, 11:37 AM
:teehee:

Lady Violet
06-30-2007, 11:47 AM
i would absolutely love to go. basically the only thing that would hold me back is whether or not i can find a job soon enough to start saving up for yarn and classes. oh, and there is the small matter of a hotel room. :roflhard:

Shandeh
06-30-2007, 03:36 PM
I'm thinking that some of us could room together to save money. I don't know if my hubby will be coming or not. I would be available to room with someone if he doesn't.

lissalue
06-30-2007, 09:57 PM
I'm thinking that some of us could room together to save money. I don't know if my hubby will be coming or not. I would be available to room with someone if he doesn't.

i will be coming alone, my birfday pressie to myself, so i am available as a roomie too.

Lady Violet
06-30-2007, 09:59 PM
I'm thinking that some of us could room together to save money. I don't know if my hubby will be coming or not. I would be available to room with someone if he doesn't.

i will be coming alone, my birfday pressie to myself, so i am available as a roomie too.

ditto if i can find that job really, really soon.

Shandeh
06-30-2007, 10:30 PM
ditto if i can find that job really, really soon.
Good luck on finding that job!

Lady Violet
06-30-2007, 10:36 PM
thanks. i'm gonna need it! :shock:

Braden
06-30-2007, 10:36 PM
I wouldn't need to room with anybody, I can be up there in about 2 hours. :shrug:

Shandeh
06-30-2007, 11:29 PM
It doesn't take long for me to get there either, but I'm thinking it would be cool to hang with some KHers for a while!
It can be our North Carolina KH Pajama Party! :teehee:
:muah:

aineepooh1
07-01-2007, 01:32 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... conti~ just rub it in why dont cha':doh:
this sounds like fun.. i just don't know if i could actually do it or not.. I guess I will follow this thread and see how plans come along...
i wonder how much airfare would be~:think:

MrsDavis3
07-01-2007, 07:01 AM
contiknitter, you can get here in two hours from central Mississippi?!

Liliyarn
07-01-2007, 09:02 AM
Conti - being nosey here...where do you live? I'm about an hour away.

Yes, you'll always be Carolina Red. I dig the name.

We really need to decide on a way to recognize each other while there. Name tags or something.

This year I hope to take the next steps spin class. I'm really excited.

Shandeh
07-01-2007, 10:40 PM
I mailed off my form and payment to take The Oops Workshop (http://www.saffsite.org/index.php?page=workshops_workshopsclasses.htm#oops )
Here's the class description:
Come and make mistakes on purpose and learn to correct them. We will be working with swatches as we tink, frog and ladder stitches into their correct positions. A fun class that keeps your knitting flowing! You will leave the class with more confidence in your knitting ability because you can fix your mistakes!

I NEED help with fixing mistakes, because I usually just rip back to repair them. :roll:

I was going to register for "Fair Isle Knitting", but I don't have enough money right now. I'll try to do that this week. That class usually fills up VERY quickly, so I doubt I'll be able to get in. :-?

It doesn't hurt to try, though.:shrug:

Doodknitwit
07-01-2007, 10:45 PM
what's the class cost? how long are they?

Shandeh
07-01-2007, 10:52 PM
You can see all the classes here:
http://www.saffsite.org/index.php?page=workshops_workshopsclasses.htm

The classes cost $10 an hour, so if your class is 2.5 hours, it will cost $25.

The Oops class I'm taking is just $15. Some classes are about 5 or 6 hours long, so they cost more.

Shandeh
07-01-2007, 10:56 PM
Yes, you'll always be Carolina Red. I dig the name.
:hug:

We really need to decide on a way to recognize each other while there. Name tags or something.
Great idea! When we know who is coming, I can mail name tags to everyone, with the KH logo on them.

Lady Violet
07-01-2007, 11:01 PM
sandy, you're always so clever! :yay:

Leah22b
07-02-2007, 01:17 PM
I'm planning to be there. I might even be able to sign up for a class or 2 this year. I won't know for about 2 more weeks though.
:woohoo:

Shandeh
07-02-2007, 04:49 PM
Woo Hoo! :happydance:

Shandeh
07-16-2007, 03:31 PM
i will be coming alone, my birfday pressie to myself, so i am available as a roomie too.

I must have been under a rock when you posted this.
You KNOW I'll room with ya! :hug:

Shandeh
07-23-2007, 12:29 AM
Today, I got confirmation for another class I'm taking at SAFF!

Fair-Isle Knitting (http://www.saffsite.org/index.php?page=workshops_workshopsclasses.htm#fair )
:cheering:

There are only 5 spots left for that class, so I was LUCKY to get in!
:)

The Fair Isle class will be from 2:00 to 5:30 on Saturday, so that means both of my classes are on the same day. I'll have 3 hours for lunch and browsing to buy yarn! :wink:

I'm so EXCITED!!! :happydance:

lissalue
07-23-2007, 09:35 AM
I must have been under a rock when you posted this.
You KNOW I'll room with ya! :hug:


Well, I must have been under a rock when you posted this. :rollingeyes:

But, I would love to have you as a roomie!! :hug:

NakedPancakes
07-23-2007, 01:17 PM
Wowww. xD I'd like to go to something like that. I'd have to get my mom to go with but it's okay. She knits too. I don't think she's a member of KH though.

I don't know if we'd have enough money though. =[ Darn.
Also, I don't really know how far away from Asheville we are. xD
But it would be nice. I'll show it to her.

I'd like to knit up with some of the KHers, but I feel sort of out of place. I don't really know anyone that well. xD And I dont think my mom would leave me alone with anyone.

tsmith
07-23-2007, 02:40 PM
I got my conformation and I'm looking forward to it. I found out about this from Sandy - Thanks Sandy!!! I hope to meet some of you there and have lunch with you - if it works out.

Shandeh
07-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Well, I must have been under a rock when you posted this. :rollingeyes: But, I would love to have you as a roomie!! :hug:
:)

Wowww. xD I'd like to go to something like that. I'd have to get my mom to go with but it's okay. She knits too. I don't think she's a member of KH though.

I don't know if we'd have enough money though. =[ Darn.
Also, I don't really know how far away from Asheville we are. xD
But it would be nice. I'll show it to her.

I'd like to knit up with some of the KHers, but I feel sort of out of place. I don't really know anyone that well. xD And I dont think my mom would leave me alone with anyone.
Don't feel out of place. We'll be nice to ya! :hug:

Also, there are so many things going on there, that you'll be happy anyway. It's the COOLEST place for knitters and spinners!

I got my conformation and I'm looking forward to it. I found out about this from Sandy - Thanks Sandy!!! I hope to meet some of you there and have lunch with you - if it works out.
Yay! I'm glad you'll be able to go, Tommy! Hopefully, we'll meet you before then. I know you'll enjoy the event. :thumbsup:

What class are you taking?

PalmettoGirl
07-24-2007, 09:11 AM
Oh ... I wanna go! Asheville is only about 2.5 hours from me. :happydance: I just emailed the info to my bff and fellow yarn addict. We are hoping to turn it into a road trip for the girls!

lestrella
07-24-2007, 10:13 AM
:woohoo: I'll be there! My husband said he'll take me. That will be my birthday present as well. I don't think we can afford to stay in a hotel unless I'm working by then. if I go by myself, I might be able to room with somebody but then I will need a ride there because I can't drive that far. Let's see what happens. We still have 3 months to go. I'm really excited that I will get to meet you guys!!

:happydance::hug:

Shandeh
07-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Oh ... I wanna go! Asheville is only about 2.5 hours from me. :happydance: I just emailed the info to my bff and fellow yarn addict. We are hoping to turn it into a road trip for the girls!
Yay! :happydance: I look forward to meeting all of you! :thumbsup:

:woohoo: I'll be there! My husband said he'll take me. That will be my birthday present as well. I don't think we can afford to stay in a hotel unless I'm working by then. if I go by myself, I might be able to room with somebody but then I will need a ride there because I can't drive that far. Let's see what happens. We still have 3 months to go. I'm really excited that I will get to meet you guys!!

Yippee!!! Lestrella will be there! :cheering:

Jessica Cobb
07-24-2007, 04:52 PM
Oh, I can't wait! I love trips to the mountains, and it also gives me a new excuse to buy ridiculous amounts of yarn. I've never been before, but I will absolutely be there! (Just look for the girl dragging her boyfriend behind her.) :teehee:

Shandeh
07-25-2007, 02:09 AM
OMG! I think I need to start a spreadsheet before we forget who will be coming!
:wink:

I look forward to meeting you, Jessica! :)

tsmith
07-26-2007, 02:21 PM
:)

Yay! I'm glad you'll be able to go, Tommy! Hopefully, we'll meet you before then. I know you'll enjoy the event. :thumbsup:

What class are you taking?
I'll be taking the "Oops" Workshop - Sat. 9:30 -11:00
and I'm thinking about the Beginning Knitting 2:00-4:00.:frog:

Shandeh
07-26-2007, 09:04 PM
I'll be taking the "Oops" Workshop - Sat. 9:30 -11:00 and I'm thinking about the Beginning Knitting 2:00-4:00.:frog:

I took the Beginning Knitting class two years ago, and it really helped me. I just wanted to be sure that I was doing things right. It's the only knitting class I've ever taken.

MrsJSD
07-27-2007, 09:28 PM
I'm on the waiting list for the two socks on circs class.
The only other class I'm considering is the one on armholes. Sounds a little boring, but when I make things without a pattern that's the part I have the most trouble with.

Shandeh
07-28-2007, 10:08 AM
I've started the spreadsheet.

Right now, we have 9 confirmed, and 8 tentative:

CONFIRMED
Shandeh
lissalue
leah22b
MrsDavis3 / MrsJSD
misha rf
Liliyarn
tsmith
lestrella
Jessica Cobb

TENTATIVE
Silver
ContiKnitter
Lady Violet
Naked Pancakes
PalmettoGirl
Belphoebe
sheilaksp
Jenelle

lestrella
07-28-2007, 12:17 PM
This is Awesome! I can't wait to meet all these KHrs!!:woohoo:

Songbirdy
07-28-2007, 12:58 PM
Oh Please! That looks soooo boring...



I can't see why anybody would want to go!



:---:---:---


[:lol: I finally found a way to use that very cool smilie!

I hope you all have a lovely time... ]

Shandeh
07-28-2007, 07:31 PM
:teehee:

Doodknitwit
07-28-2007, 08:51 PM
Shandeh...
I am off Nov 2 week and will be staying near Asheville after the fun of SAFF is a fond memory.. I doubt if I'll make it this year..

Lady Violet
07-28-2007, 08:57 PM
oh snap. i just made the mistake of scrolling down the list of vendors. :shock:
that job better hurry up and get here. :roflhard: :roll: :pray:

Shandeh
07-29-2007, 01:56 AM
I am off Nov 2 week and will be staying near Asheville after the fun of SAFF is a fond memory.. I doubt if I'll make it this year..
:pout: Oh well....I guess we'll let you miss this time, but we won't like it much. :verysad:

oh snap. i just made the mistake of scrolling down the list of vendors. :shock:
that job better hurry up and get here. :roflhard: :roll: :pray:
Ooooo YEAH....Brooks Farm :inlove: and Yarns Forever :heart:
There are LOTS of amazing choices for yarn. :)

I like to buy handmade soap there too, because my face reacts to commercial cleansers. I like the oatmeal and goat milk soap.

chrislt8
07-29-2007, 11:12 AM
Well, I thought about coming, but it just isn't going to work out this year...BUT I am already making plans for next year:roflhard:

An unrelated question for all you Asheville bound (or more for those of you who live nearby) - I have a sister who lives in Fletcher (recently retired to there) and I would like to make her a Christmas gift...she walks outside every day...does the weather get cold enough for a hat/scarf down there? I'm just not sure and want to knit her something she'll USE rather than just appreciate! TIA (and hope you don't mind me hijacking the thread just a little bit). :eyebrow:

Shandeh
07-29-2007, 02:40 PM
A hat and scarf will DEFINITELY be used in that area. The mountains get COLD in the winter! (It gets cold in my area too sometimes, but not that often.)

chrislt8
07-29-2007, 03:33 PM
Thanks Shandeh - think I will start knitting - just wanted to confirm first :thumbsup:

Lady Violet
07-29-2007, 03:50 PM
my family went to the biltmore estate in december of '88. in all the pictures, it looks more like fall, but we're all wearing our winter coats. it was definitely cold. i think a hat and scarf would be perfect, especially for someone who lives in the mountains. :thumbsup:

Doodknitwit
07-29-2007, 04:42 PM
Christl8
An unrelated question for all you Asheville bound (or more for those of you who live nearby) - I have a sister who lives in Fletcher (recently retired to there) and I would like to make her a Christmas gift...she walks outside every day...does the weather get cold enough for a hat/scarf down there? I'm just not sure and want to knit her something she'll USE rather than just appreciate! TIA (and hope you don't mind me hijacking the thread just a little bit).

yes a wonderful gift for the area....
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misha rf
07-29-2007, 09:52 PM
chrislt8, as one who lives in that area, the answer would be YES. (Last winter wasn't too bad, except we had a hard freeze in APRIL.) And if she's up on a mountain at all, then definitely yes.

chrislt8
07-30-2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies - being a Northerner I just think of the Carolina's as WARM...but thought being at the base of the mountains thought that it might just be cold enough for long enough to make the scarf/hat a usable gift! Will have to pick some yarn and get started knitting!

Leah22b
07-30-2007, 12:26 PM
Hey all for anyone who is looking to travel to SAFF for just one day from GA area the LYS Knitch is doing a bus day trip.

Bus Trip to SAFF! (http://www.knitchknitting.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=192) Join us for a daytrip to SAFF...the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair! Your package includes a luxury motor coach ride to and from Asheville, NC with lots of time for knitting both ways, no parking worries and lots of fun. Coffee and pastries will be on board in the morning and we'll have plenty of adult beverages and snacks for the return trip. We're also planning a round of bingo complete with prizes (knitterly, of course!) on the way home! This is an all day affair so plan accordingly. SAFF hours on Saturday are 9 AM to 6PM. Seats are limited so grab your fiber friends and book your seats! one time only!Saturday, October 27 http://www.knitchknitting.com/includes/languages/english/images/buttons/enroll.gif (http://www.knitchknitting.com/index.php?cPath=26&sort=2a&action=buy_now&products_id=192)


To enroll go to Events at www.knitchknitting.com (http://www.knitchknitting.com)
6:00AM - 10:00PM
$125.00

Shandeh
07-30-2007, 01:32 PM
That is TOO cool! :sun:

LibraryLady
07-31-2007, 01:12 PM
This looks like entirely too much fun! :happydance:

I've got ties to the Asheville area, my future in-laws live there, I'm going to meet them in a month, my first visit there!

BUT - unfortunately I'll be buried deep in graduate school in October, so this would be way NOT a good idea! :fingerwag: Need to keep my head concentrating on school...

:verysad:

However! There's always next year! :woot:

LL

chrislt8
07-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Yes LibraryLady - I too am reading this thread with envy and already planning for next year! :roflhard: Hopefully some of you going this year will go next year as well!

Shandeh
07-31-2007, 07:16 PM
I will be there EVERY year, for the rest of my LIFE!
:teehee:

lissalue
07-31-2007, 07:59 PM
I will be there EVERY year, for the rest of my LIFE!
:teehee:


me too me too!!

aineepooh1
08-04-2007, 07:23 PM
shandeh~ are all the classes closed now? :think:

Shandeh
08-05-2007, 12:04 AM
shandeh~ are all the classes closed now? :think:

I don't think so. I still see lots of openings on the website for the workshops. http://www.saffsite.org/index.php?page=workshops_workshopsclasses.htm

Some of the workshops are getting full though. It happens every year. That's why I signed up early this time! :thumbsup:

Right now the following classes are full:
Fair Isle Knitting
Large Project Basket
Nuno Felting Explorations: The Basics
Socks Easy Up

Spinning: The Next Steps is full in the morning, but they've added another class on Saturday afternoon.

Beginning Spinning has only 2 spots left.

Needle-Felt a Little Nisse has only 3 spots left.

The "Oops" Workshop has only 4 spots left in the morning class.

But, even if you can't take a class, you'll enjoy the fair. So much yarn and so much fiber, and so many cute fiber animals! :heart: :inlove: :heart:

Both years, I didn't have enough time to see everything. I just wished there were 6 of me, so I could send myselves all over the place! :teehee:

Lady Violet
08-05-2007, 12:41 AM
bummer. i was hoping to take the fair isle class. there's always next year! (assuming i have a job by then :teehee:) i am definitely hopeful about that. :roll:

Shandeh
08-05-2007, 12:48 AM
bummer. i was hoping to take the fair isle class. there's always next year!

I feel your pain, my friend. I missed the Fair Isle class for TWO YEARS IN A ROW! It filled up both years before I tried to sign up in August or September.

So, THIS year I was SMART! :)
I sent my application in JUNE! :thumbsup:

That's the reason I posted about SAFF in the forum so early this year. I wanted you all to have time to get signed up in the classes you wanted. But, I couldn't FORCE you all to sign up. (Even though I really WANTED to!) :teehee:

Next year, I'll be MEAN about it. I'll be all, "SIGN UP NOW, OR YOU'RE GONNA GET IT!" :-x

:roflhard:

Lady Violet
08-05-2007, 12:55 AM
if i had had a job at the time, i definitely would have - no questions asked! :pout:

Shandeh
08-05-2007, 12:58 AM
if i had had a job at the time, i definitely would have - no questions asked! :pout:

:pout: I'm sorry, my friend! http://bestsmileys.com/comfort/2.gif

Liliyarn
08-07-2007, 03:17 AM
Carolina Red & others

I'll be at SAFF all 3 days. Not staying over night as I live close by.

I've just signed up for the spinning classes. Waiting on confirmations. Spinning next steps (Sat afternoon) & spinning long & short of it.

If you're taking the classes give a shout out. Otherwise, I'll meet everyone another time.

I plan on being there shopping all day Friday. I'll be the one with a name tag of some sort "KHer Liliyarn" and arms full of fiber. I'm sure I'll be parked in Miss Babs', Tail Spinner's, Yarns Forever's (She's dying her own yarn now!) or Susan's booth. Those are my major hot spots.

MrsJSD
08-07-2007, 10:36 AM
The sock class I want on Friday 10/26 is full BUT
you can email blalock@ioa.com
and ask to be put on the waiting list.
If you think you might like this sock class, please email her and ask to be put on the list. If enough people do this, maybe they will give another class.

I'm finding it very difficult to adhere to my resolution regarding SAFF, i.e. to finish several UFOs before that date and to avoid buying any yarn until then, so I can splurge! In fact it will be impossible the weekend before, when I am going to Atlanta and attending a workshop with Iris Schrier at the shop "Knitch". I have a store credit there, and I just don't foresee myself ignoring it.

aineepooh1
08-07-2007, 12:08 PM
if someone finds out LATE that they could come... .will there be any hotels left???? I am beginning to worry~!:doh:

Lady Violet
08-07-2007, 01:14 PM
there had better be hotels left! i'm hoping to find out in the next few days if i have a job :pray:, so i can't confirm anything until then.

MrsJSD, if you only use your store credit, it's not like you're actually spending any money. the money's already spent, it's just delayed gratification. i say go for it! :thumbsup:

Leah22b
08-08-2007, 09:08 AM
:woohoo: I signed up for 2 spinning classes as well. 2pm Sat. and the long and short on Sun. I sooooooooooo can't wait! I won't be staying either as I live pretty close as well. Maybe we can car pool since we are takeing the same class. I however will not be able to make it on Fri. :waah: I have to work.
btw... great idea on the name tage!

Shandeh
08-08-2007, 10:31 PM
I'll be there all day Saturday for sure. Class in the morning, and class in the afternoon. I'll have 3 hours in between to scour the yarn and fiber displays for deals. I'll probably take a bag lunch that day so I have time to buy as much yarn as possible. :teehee:

Hopefully, I'll be going in on Friday as well, and spending the night. Maybe we could plan dinner on Friday night, and breakfast on Saturday morning, so we could all meet.

Here are the restaurants that are near SAFF:
J & S Cafeteria
Circle B Ranch Barbeque
Ruby Tuesday
Carrabba's
Cracker Barrel
IHOP
Acropolis Pizza
There is also a McDonald's, Subway, Starbucks, Arby's, and Sonic.

If it were up to me, I would choose Cracker Barrel for dinner on Friday, and IHOP for breakfast on Saturday.

(I actually want Carrabba's for dinner, but would rather spend my money on yarn.) :wink:

lissalue
08-09-2007, 08:51 AM
It is absolutely unfair to post that there is a Carabba's near there, but then to bring up the food vs. yarn debate! :tap:

I love Carabba's!! :inlove: but, I love yarn too !! :inlove:

Not fair!! :pout:

Shandeh
08-16-2007, 02:20 AM
I have the same problem! I want food, but I want yarn!

Decisions, decisions. :???:

I'm thinking we could meet for breakfast on Saturday at IHOP at 8:00 AM. SAFF starts at 9:00, so that would give us time to eat and chat a little while.

And I really love IHOP's pancakes.:heart::heart:

But, we could do McDonald's for breakfast, because it's faster, and would leave more money for yarn! :teehee:

misha rf
08-18-2007, 10:34 PM
I have to say, it's a really nice IHOP! We eat there about once a week, and then I make my husband take me to Target (and PetSmart, and sometimes, if I feel like torturing him, Michaels). The McDonalds can get really busy, and the parking lot is a total PITA to get in & out of, b/c of the drive-thru. But, it's a 24hr drive-thru...

Shandeh
08-19-2007, 12:31 AM
Well, Misha...you made that an easy decision for us!
:thumbsup:

IHOP's it is! :wink:

Do you think we'll have enough time if we start breakfast at 8:00?

misha rf
08-19-2007, 08:25 AM
I've never been in there that early, so I'm not sure how busy they are. But I've been in there when it's been fairly busy at dinner, and they do turn orders over fairly quickly. And it's only maybe a 5 min. drive (with traffic) from there to the Ag Center. Oh--they're also used to seeing someone sitting in there, knitting....:rofl:

Shandeh
08-19-2007, 05:01 PM
Cool! :happydance:

I think a nice breakfast at IHOP will be a PERFECT way to start the day for the fiber fair!
:sun:

I'm getting REALLY excited. It gets closer and closer every day!

As you all know, I'm taking two classes that Saturday, so the only time I'll have available for browsing and buying yarn will be in the middle of the day. So, I'm taking a bag lunch.

I haven't decided for sure if I'm going on Friday or not. It depends on our budget, and my schedule at home. So, I may or may not be staying overnight on Friday. Time will tell.

tsmith
08-20-2007, 08:55 AM
Whew! It's' a 3 hour drive for me. So I'm gonna be hungry! I'll just have to leave before 5:00am. Can we get an address for the IHOP so I can mapquest it? I found some other kitters that are going from Concord. It's going to be a great time.

Shandeh
08-20-2007, 10:35 AM
I looked online, but couldn't figure it out. Maybe Misha RF will know.

misha rf
08-20-2007, 01:12 PM
It's 229 Airport Rd, Ste. 1
Arden, NC

Liliyarn
08-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Woohoo! IHOP to get the day started. Love it! I'm not sure if I can do dinner Friday, but will keep it in mind.

I'm not sure what my transportation situation is for SAFF. I'm sure I'll be car pooling with some friends and family. I think I can swing a dinner or breakfast though.

Also, I got the confirmation for my classes. I'll be taking Spinning next steps Sat 2-6 and Spinning the long & short of it Sun 9-1. I'll be there shopping all day Friday, Sat morning, and maybe Sun afternoon.

Am I the only one who has already started a shopping list? It's less than 74 days away...

I'll have more definite plans as the day gets closer. Also, I'll give you my cel # Carolina Red if you want it.

Shandeh
08-22-2007, 01:51 PM
Way cool! We'll trade numbers in a PM.

Shandeh
09-03-2007, 01:50 PM
SAFF is NEXT MONTH!! :cheering:

Lady Violet
09-05-2007, 09:31 PM
i have some really great news, some not so great news, and some more great news.

the really great - I HAVE A JOB!!!! here's my unintentionally long post (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=953901&postcount=99) with the details.

the not so - i've decided that it would be best for my wallet (when i say wallet, i mean bills :roll:) if i don't go to SAFF this year. i'll be going to the highland games in red springs the first weekend of october right after i get paid. i haven't been in a few years, and i've really missed it. i just really connect with all that stuff. ya gotta love yer history!!! :cheering:
the great - now i can start saving for next year! :woot:

the more great - i've decided to start dying. everybody's gotta go sometime, right? :teehee: there are some christmas presents i want to dye. hand knitting a gift is special, but dying the yarn yourself before you knit it makes it even more special. i've even got my practice yarn and kool-aid ready to go. :happydance: now i just need some time alone without my mom in the house and other "must-do"s hanging over my head. :teehee:

Shandeh
09-05-2007, 11:02 PM
Aw...we'll miss you!
But, congratulations on your new job! :cheering:

MrsDavis3
09-07-2007, 11:19 AM
I noticed they are offering a gathering space for $10/hr, but it doesn't sound very nice.

Shandeh
09-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Hmmm...well I figure we'll all want to wander around together like a herd of sheep, looking at yarn! :teehee:

We can look into getting a place to meet if you guys want, though. Just say the word.

I'm starting to think that I will only be there that Saturday. I don't think I want to stay overnight.

So, I'm willing to have breakfast with everyone Saturday morning at 8 AM at IHOP, then dinner somewhere together that evening at 6 PM.

Does that appeal to anyone else? We could bring our bags of knitting with us, and knit and talk while we wait for our food.

tsmith
09-21-2007, 06:16 PM
I may or may not have a guest coming with me. But I'm still planning to meet all of you at IHOP. I know you don't know a lot about me but it will be fun anyway! I see nobody's been here in awhile. I'll check back soon and see. Sandy I found you on revelry. It was nice to see a familiar face.

Shandeh
09-21-2007, 06:30 PM
Cool! :thumbsup:

Liliyarn
09-26-2007, 02:28 AM
Okay Ravelry...what's your user ID's? Mine is liliyarn...friend me =-)

32 days and counting!!! Is it too early to be excited?

Shandeh
09-26-2007, 09:58 PM
I am DEFINITELY excited!

and impatient! http://bestsmileys.com/anxious/1.gif

Leah22b
09-27-2007, 09:33 AM
I soooooooooo can't wait! :woot: I'm takeing 2 spinning classes and I'll have spending $ this year...:woohoo::woohoo:

Shandeh
09-27-2007, 12:06 PM
BONUS!! Spending money is AWESOME for SAFF.

I'm not sure I'll have a lot this year, but I'll be busy taking those two classes anyway. :shrug:

With only 3 hours of shopping time in the middle of the day, including eating a quick lunch, I won't have time to spend much.

But, I'm sure I'll spend every dime I have in my purse. :teehee:

Leah22b
09-28-2007, 04:58 PM
Sandi... That's what its there for right...lol

Yarn and fiber diets take a back seat to SAFF...:woohoo:

MrsDavis3
09-29-2007, 01:47 PM
As I mentioned before, I'll be having family in town when SAFF takes place. I have never been to SAFF before...in fact, I have never been to any kind of organized knitting or fabric event!

So I'm wondering...will there be ANYTHING there of interest to non-knitters? I don't know if I should invite my sister and bro-in-law to come with me to the fair or not. I know my sister has crocheted in the past.

Liliyarn
09-29-2007, 01:58 PM
Mrs D - Last year I took my Dad & Uncle. They survived and even enjoyed it enough to go again this year. My dad appreciated the spinning going on, the animals, wood working, he even checked out the clothes. That is where I encouraged him to try alpaca. He wants more alpaca clothes.

Any non-knit folk *may* be a bit bored after a while. However, there are things there to kindda keep them occupied while we get googlie over fleeces & yarn.

Check out the link and maybe see if there are any classes she may enjoy

www.saffsite.org

misha rf
09-29-2007, 05:55 PM
My husband liked all the critters. He even thought about getting an alpaca, until I told him how much they cost. :teehee:

Shandeh
09-29-2007, 06:54 PM
My husband did well on his own for about two hours, then he was ready to leave. :teehee: He was sweet though, and stayed with me for a couple more hours. He could tell that I was a VERY happy girl.

I asked him if he wanted to go again this year, but he immediately said "Nope". :wink:

misha rf
09-30-2007, 12:31 PM
My husband did well on his own for about two hours, then he was ready to leave. :teehee: He was sweet though, and stayed with me for a couple more hours. He could tell that I was a VERY happy girl.

I asked him if he wanted to go again this year, but he immediately said "Nope". :wink:


Mine won't be coming with me, either. :teehee:

Liliyarn
09-30-2007, 12:49 PM
It's a mixed bag. Depends on what your non-knit folk like to see and do. My dad was into livestock so he enjoyed seeing the critters and he just liked seeing me excited over everything. I don't get that excited over anything else.

Uncle loved the woodworking and critter people.

MrsDavis3
10-01-2007, 07:40 PM
I think my sister would be fine, but her husband is not in the best of health. He probably would find walking around difficult, and I doubt there is much comfortable seating. He loves a nice couch or recliner!

Shandeh
10-02-2007, 12:44 AM
You're DEFINITELY right about the seating. Imagine a rodeo arena. THAT'S where SAFF is held.

There are some stadium seats, or he could sit on a concrete step. :teehee:

MrsDavis3
10-02-2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the information. He would be miserable!

Liliyarn
10-08-2007, 12:50 AM
Okay...we're one week closer now. What is it...19 more days?

Shandeh
10-08-2007, 01:13 AM
18 days left until SAFF!!!!

OH MY GOSH!!!!!
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/kblue500/blissysmile1.gif

I can't WAIT!!!
http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/friends.gif

misha rf
10-08-2007, 09:03 AM
18 days left until SAFF!!!!

OH MY GOSH!!!!!
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/kblue500/blissysmile1.gif

I can't WAIT!!!
http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/friends.gif

Me too!!!!!!! :woot::cheering:

Liliyarn
10-08-2007, 11:11 PM
and the countdown has begun!!!

Shandeh
10-09-2007, 03:25 AM
17 Days!!! :happydance:

:woohoo:

I guess I'd better get to work on my homework for the two classes I'm taking. :teehee:

ritaw
10-09-2007, 08:31 AM
Oh How i wish i could come . But it is such a long way for me. I am in the UK.

Oh well i just have to wait for all you lucky guys to tell me all about it . :)

Have fun everyone who is going

Liliyarn
10-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Seventeen!.....17 more days......

Leah22b
10-10-2007, 09:55 AM
Woohoo... only 16 more days! :happydance: :woohoo::happydance:

What classes are you takeing Sandy?

PurlyGyrl
10-10-2007, 11:13 AM
Have a great time you guys! Fondle some yarn for me! :teehee:

Shandeh
10-10-2007, 05:26 PM
I'm taking the Oops Workshop on Saturday morning, and the Fair Isle Knitting class on Saturday afternoon.

We're planning on having breakfast at IHOP on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, then possibly have dinner together somewhere when the day is done.

Originally, I had planned on staying overnight. But, I can't do that now. I'm using my hubby's car to travel there and back, and he needs it Friday night. And I have to play organ at church Sunday morning. So, that leaves out any opportunity for overnight stay.

But, Saturday will be a happy, full day! :)

Shandeh
10-10-2007, 05:27 PM
If any of you are planning on going to SAFF, please let me know. I'll make name tags with the Knitting Help logo on them, and mail them out in the next week! That will help us find each other at the fiber fair! :)

Leah22b
10-11-2007, 09:52 AM
I'm going! I sooooooo can't wait! :woot::woot::woot::woot:

I'm not sure if I'll be able to make breakfast or dinner yet. It will depend on my friend who is going with me.

Sandy Those classes sound like fun. I was looking at the fair isle class, but decided to stick with spinning since I need more help with that...lol

:woohoo:15 more days!

Shandeh
10-11-2007, 03:08 PM
OMG! AAAA!:woot:

Only 15 days until SAFF!!! :cheering:

Shandeh
10-11-2007, 03:10 PM
I'm going! I sooooooo can't wait! :woot::woot::woot::woot:

I'm not sure if I'll be able to make breakfast or dinner yet. It will depend on my friend who is going with me.

Sandy Those classes sound like fun. I was looking at the fair isle class, but decided to stick with spinning since I need more help with that...lol

:woohoo:15 more days!

I just got a BRILLIANT idea! I should give you your Sockintine Socks at SAFF!!! :) We can take photos and everything! :happydance:

Shandeh
10-11-2007, 03:14 PM
OK, here's the list I had on my computer a few weeks ago of those that are going to SAFF.

Is this still accurate? Are there any more of you coming?

Shandeh (me)
leah22b
MrsDavis3
misha rf
Liliyarn
tsmith
lestrella
Jessica Cobb

Remember, our plan is to have breakfast at IHOP (229 Airport Rd, Ste. 1, Arden, NC) at 8 AM on Saturday morning, October 27th.

Leah22b
10-12-2007, 09:00 AM
I just got a BRILLIANT idea! I should give you your Sockintine Socks at SAFF!!! :) We can take photos and everything! :happydance:


Woohoo :woohoo::woot: Thats a great idea! My feet are still doing the happy dance. Even more reason to be :tap::nails: for 14 more days!

Ahhhhhhhhh I have to wait 14 more days...lol :hug:Thanks for being my sock Angel!:woot:

tsmith
10-15-2007, 03:20 PM
I'll be there. Look forward to meeting all of you.

lestrella
10-16-2007, 08:51 AM
I'll be there, but I'm not sure if I can meet you for breakfast. I have to feed my puppy before I go.

misha rf
10-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Do we have an idea of how many are coming for breakfast??? We usually eat at IHOP on Wed. nights---I can give them a "warning" of sorts that they'll be invaded by a bunch of knitters on Saturday morning. :rofl: We might even be able to score one of the big tables!!

Shandeh
10-16-2007, 10:11 PM
I wish I could tell you, but I really have no idea. I figure there will be lots of people there anyway, because of the pretty fall leaves. I bet it's gonna be PACKED! :teehee:

I know one thing. I'm definitely taking my camera, so I can take some photos of SAFF and also the pretty trees and mountains. I'm so excited!!! :happydance:

Shandeh
10-17-2007, 06:40 AM
We only have to wait for 9 more days!!! :cheering:
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Leah22b
10-17-2007, 08:41 AM
:woot::woohoo::woot: Yeah... only 9 more days!

:gah::tap: so close yet so fare...lol

I'm going to try to make breakfast.

tmsl
10-18-2007, 02:18 PM
Hey, I'm going....but on Sunday as I have the store to deal with on Saturday. I just signed up for a double knitting sock class so I am excited for that. Hate to miss you guys, but have fun on Sat. Come see me at the store!!

Laura

Shandeh
10-18-2007, 02:28 PM
Hey, I'm going....but on Sunday as I have the store to deal with on Saturday. I just signed up for a double knitting sock class so I am excited for that. Hate to miss you guys, but have fun on Sat. Come see me at the store!!

Hi Laura! You mean, I STILL don't get to meet you?!
Bummer! :pout:

Howdovely
10-18-2007, 08:41 PM
Hi all! I've been away from knitting and this site for quite a few months but I'm back now!

I'm just perusing all the posts on here and see that I stumbled onto this one just in time! I have put this event on my calendar and will try to go, it sounds AWESOME!

My boyfriend however, is recovering from back surgery, so I'm not sure if he would survive the 2 hours in the car to get there. We'll see tho!

How fun! I've only been knitting the basics for about two years and I have never even been to even a LYS, let alone a great show like this!!

Lady Violet
10-18-2007, 08:50 PM
welcome back, Brenda! :hug:
have enough fun at SAFF to make up for all of us who won't be there. :pout:
on the up side - i got a very unexpected paycheck at the end of september. i'm using some of it to order yarn for christmas presents so i can (hopefully Crossed Fingers) get them knit up while i'm tracked out for the next three weeks.
:knitting::knitting::knitting:

Shandeh
10-19-2007, 06:06 AM
Welcome beekaync! I hope to see you there!

LadyViolet, you are so lucky to get extra spending money.
COOL! :thumbsup:

Shandeh
10-19-2007, 08:32 AM
I am now COMPLETELY ready to go to SAFF. I finished my homework for the two classes I'm taking. "The Oops Workshop" and "Fair Isle Knitting".

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/1632073959_88605ca3b7.jpg

MrsDavis3
10-19-2007, 09:50 AM
Now I can't even imagine being able to go. I just found out yesterday that my parents will be coming with my sister and brother in law. I don't know even know how my dad (86), who is disabled, is going to manage in our 100 year old house without a full bath or bedroom on the first floor. There are steps and stairs (not always level or of the expected height!) all over the place. You have to go down a step to go from the kitchen to the breakfast table, to get in and out of the house, etc. etc. And I was reminded that I committed to taking my 8yr old daughter and her friend to a party on Saturday. I might bring them by to see the animals after that.

But it's okay. My parents are willing to put themselves out to see us; I know they know they won't be very comfortable here. Love is...Mother and Dad!

nicurn
10-19-2007, 10:50 AM
I will definately be there on Sat. :psst: For any men who might get bored, send them down the hill (back behind the animal barns) to the antique tractor pull. It is Fall Harvest Days and they will have tons of antique tractors to look at as well as watch. My husband has looked forward to this for the past year. It is Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun. The one on Sun is down in the lower lot. I'm not sure if it means where the ones on Fri and Sat are ( In the covered building) or if it's the lot on the other side of the large parking lot, back where the tree line is. You should be able to see where it's at if you stand at the top of the hill and look toward the trees. There will be lots of cars and trucks parked there. It definately keeps my husband occupied while my daughter and I are at SAFF. I live here also so if anyone has any questions just let me know.

MrsDavis3
10-19-2007, 10:58 AM
Just so you all know, the 60th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is being held
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Sunday, October 21st, 2007
at the Asheville Civic Center 87 Haywood Street.
It's a pretty big event. Last year I tried to go and could not find a parking space ANYWHERE and had to turn around and go home.

Also, most hotels in this area have a 3 night minimum in October, and they are usually full. So make sure you have firm lodging plans/reservations.

Shandeh
10-20-2007, 09:34 AM
Wow! I can't believe that SAFF is in ONE WEEK!!!
That's just 7 days away! OMG! OMG!! :woohoo:

Just think about it....1 week from RIGHT NOW, we will have already had breakfast together at IHOP, and we'll be walking through ROWS AND ROWS of gorgeous yarn and fiber and spinning wheels!
I think I'm gonna faint! :passedout:

I know one thing...I'm gonna take TWO memory cards for my digital camera, so I can get PLENTY of photos. :wink:

And I can't wait to look into the sweet eyes of another alpaca. They steal my heart every time. :heart: :inlove: :heart:

OMG!! OMG!!! (can you tell I'm excited?) :teehee:

The only downer is that I don't have much money this time. :pout: We are behind in our house payment, so all our money has to be set aside for that. I'm only gonna be able to bring about 50-100 dollars. :help:
Waaah! :waah:

Oh well....I have plenty of fiber and yarn in my stash already. It will be fun just BEING there, seeing all the fiber animals, and the spinning wheels, and the GORGEOUS YARN!

Plus, I've already paid for my two classes, so I don't have to worry about that. :thumbsup:

I'll probably use my money for gas and food and one more skein of Brooks Farm yarn. I only bought one skein last time, because I wanted to buy roving for my spinning wheel instead. Now, I have a BOATLOAD of fiber and roving at home, so I really don't need anymore.

But, if I see roving that knocks my socks off, I'll have to buy that too. :teehee:

I just hope I have enough gas to make it back home. :roll:
(maybe I'll call my hubby when I'm halfway back, begging him to come and rescue me) :)

Now I can't even imagine being able to go.
I'm sorry you can't come, MrsDavis! :verysad:

I will definately be there on Sat. For any men who might get bored, send them down......to the antique tractor pull.
Cool! I look forward to meeting you, nicurn! :hug:
And thanks so much for the idea for our non-fiber guests!

Just so you all know, the 60th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is being held
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Sunday, October 21st, 2007
at the Asheville Civic Center 87 Haywood Street.
Thanks for ANOTHER idea for our trip, MrsDavis! :wink:

katiebug081504
10-20-2007, 12:27 PM
I'm trying to convince my parents to pick me up from school and take me to the festival...

lizardknits
10-20-2007, 08:39 PM
Oh Kristin, I hope you can make it! I would LOVE to meet you! :)

:psst: I'm trying to convince Angelia to come and take classes on dyeing!
It would be wonderful to have a group of KHers there! :hug:

eeeeeeeeek

i would love to go on friday, but Id hafta find a way to get there.....eeeeeeeeeeee :shrug::pout::pray:

i just dont know

Shandeh
10-20-2007, 10:33 PM
eeeeeeeeek

i would love to go on friday, but Id hafta find a way to get there.....eeeeeeeeeeee :shrug::pout::pray:

i just dont know

Well, if it works out that you can go on Saturday, remember to join us for breakfast at IHOP at 8 AM. :)

katiebug081504
10-22-2007, 10:16 PM
I GET TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Shandeh
10-22-2007, 10:22 PM
Yay!!! :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

Shandeh
10-24-2007, 10:27 AM
I looked through my Flickr photos and made a set of SAFF photos for our viewing pleasure!

SAFF Photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/sets/72157602665631170/

SAFF Slideshow here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/sets/72157602665631170/show/

Enjoy!

Shandeh
10-24-2007, 11:30 AM
SAFF Map - viewable size

The map on the SAFF website is so small you can't read it, so I copied the photo and put it in my Flickr account, so we can view it at LARGE size.
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1730359560&size=o

I hope it works for you!

Shandeh
10-24-2007, 01:21 PM
I just sent SAFF nametags to 17 of you. Most of you have said that you ARE coming to SAFF. 5 of you said that you MIGHT.

I didn't mail them. I sent them as a picture through a private message here in the forum.

misha rf
10-24-2007, 11:00 PM
We ate at IHOP tonight (our usual Wed. evening meal). I asked our waitress if she was ready for the onslaught of knitters that would be descending this weekend. She thought that was funny, and asked me if I was going. I told her yes, and that I was meeting fellow knitters for breakfast there. She might be working that morning, too. Hey, they can't say they weren't warned!! :rofl:

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 08:01 AM
You GO, misha! :thumbsup:

I'm thinking that Saturday morning, you and I will probably get there early.

If you want, one of us can go on inside and hold a table, and the other can stand outside to greet other KHers, with a sign that says, "Hello KHers!" :)

Sound like a plan?

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 08:25 AM
This morning, I made a list of what I'm taking to SAFF.

I'm about to BUST!!!! :woohoo::woot:

Here's my list:

MONEY FOR YARN AND FIBER (and gas and food)
Camera, batteries, extra memory card
Cellphone (charge it the night before!)
Car charger for cellphone
Bag Lunch, Snacks, Water Bottles (in cooler in car)
Jacket, Sweater
Hat, Scarf, Gloves
Sunglasses
Umbrella
Binoculars
(Hopefully, I'll have time to see the mountains a bit)
Hand Lotion, Chapstick
Allergy Medicine
(llamas, sheep, and raw wool always affect me)
Flashlight (in case I have car trouble on the way home)
Sockintine Socks for Leah22b
SAFF homework for classes
Big Tote Bag to carry my SAFF purchases
Small notebook to write notes about good vendors
Map of SAFF layout (print this (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1730359560&size=o))
List of vendors, so I can find them on the map! :teehee:
List of my classes, so I can find them in time! :)
Directions to IHOP
Directions to SAFF
Directions back home
Book on tape to listen to in the car, because the radio reception is sometimes bad in the mountains, plus it's just cool to listen to books on tape :wink:
Knitting Project, to work on at IHOP.

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 10:58 AM
I spent a little time online this morning, looking for dinner options near SAFF, just in case we decide to eat somewhere.

I've only listed the ones I can afford, because I want to go along. :pout:

There are more expensive restaurants, if some of you prefer to go to those, but I wouldn't be able to go.

Here's my list of "cheap eats":
SAFF Dinner Options

Blue Sky Cafe
http://www.iloveblueskycafe.com/ (http://www.iloveblueskycafe.com/)
6362 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 684-1247

J & S Cafeteria
Airport Rd & I-26Arden, NC 28704
(828) 684-3415 - Menu Line
(828) 684-3418

Ruby Tuesday
http://www.rubytuesday.com/ (http://www.rubytuesday.com/)
260 Underwood Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 684-5201

Cracker Barrel
http://www.crackerbarrel.com/ (http://www.crackerbarrel.com/)
I-26 , Exit# 40
I-26 & Airport Road
344 Rockwood Road
Fletcher (Arden), NC 28704
Located off I-26 at exit 40
(828) 684-2740

misha rf
10-25-2007, 02:21 PM
J&S has free wifi, in case anyone's bringing a laptop.

And Sandy, that does sound like a plan!!

I can't wait!! :woot::woohoo:

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 02:48 PM
J&S has free wifi, in case anyone's bringing a laptop.
Ooooo! :inlove:
J&S Cafeteria sounds even better now!
We could give an on-site SAFF report to the forum! :wink:
:cheering:

Lady Violet
10-25-2007, 02:58 PM
Ooooo! :inlove:
J&S Cafeteria sounds even better now!
We could give an on-site SAFF report to the forum! :wink:
:cheering:

:woohoo:

i vote for J&S. :teehee:
it would be like "postcards from the fair." i would love you guys forever. cloud9

lestrella
10-25-2007, 05:52 PM
:woohoo: :cheering: :woot: I'm so excited!! Thank you Sandy for the name tag.

Until what time do you guys plan to be at the IHOP? Just in case I get a chance to make it and meet everyone.

:muah:

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 06:50 PM
:woohoo: :cheering: :woot: I'm so excited!! Thank you Sandy for the name tag.
Until what time do you guys plan to be at the IHOP? Just in case I get a chance to make it and meet everyone.
You're welcome! I don't know how long we'll be there, but I have to leave by 9 AM at the latest, so I can make it to my 9:30 class.

Shandeh
10-26-2007, 06:36 AM
Wow....just WOW! I can't believe that SAFF is happening TODAY, and I have to wait until TOMORROW to be there!
I'm still excited, though! :)
:woohoo:
I'm still working on Leah22b's socks. I'm just finishing up the toe. She's expecting them to be given to her tomorrow, so I'd better calm down and get to it! :teehee:
I just keep thinking about the fair, and getting all excited. Then, I come in here to the computer and read everything I can find about it. :inlove:

Leah22b
10-26-2007, 09:22 AM
Oh I sooooooooo can't wait! I wish I could leave work right now and speed over and see whats happening today! Oh well... Tom. will have to do!

Sandi Thanks for the list. I packed my stuff up last night and you reminded me of a few things I forgot...lol:doh: and here I thought all I needed to put in the car was my spinning wheel... Can you believe a knitter would forget to pack a work in progress...lol:doh: :teehee: Also don't worry if you need to finish my socks at breakfast tom. thats ok too.... :hug:

Can't wait to see everyone tom!

Lady Violet
10-26-2007, 01:28 PM
it might actually be a good thing i'm not going because i think i'm getting a rehash of the cold i had a few weeks ago. nothing bad yet, i just woke up with a very tight throat. i'll be alright. hopefully it will just be a memory of what i had before. gee. THAT was fun. :teehee:

so anyways, i'll be smelling my mmmmilabrigo and thinking of you guys. it's been laying out on the couch all week since i got it in the mail and i now know what the deal is with how it smells. most of the vinegar smell has aired out and now it mostly just smells mildly like the animals at the fair. that's always been one of my favorite smells, and now i know why! cloud9 i was a knitter all along and i never even knew it. now to make up for lost time. :knitting: :knitting: :knitting:

:teehee:

Shandeh
10-26-2007, 03:03 PM
Sandi Thanks for the list. I packed my stuff up last night and you reminded me of a few things I forgot...lol:doh: and here I thought all I needed to put in the car was my spinning wheel... Can you believe a knitter would forget to pack a work in progress...lol:doh: :teehee:
I'm glad my list helped you! :hug:

Also don't worry if you need to finish my socks at breakfast tom. thats ok too.... :hug:
Hey, that might be pretty cool!! :)
I just hope I can remember the kitchener stitch. :teehee:

......i think i'm getting a rehash of the cold i had a few weeks ago.
:pout: I'm sorry you're sick!

.......i'll be smelling my mmmmilabrigo and thinking of you guys.
Hey if you enjoy smelling it, just wait until you KNIT with it. That's another joy entirely - in fact, it's my favorite part. Just the feel of that yarn running through my fingers and hugging the knitting needles....ah! :inlove: You have to experience it to understand what I'm saying.

Shandeh
10-28-2007, 05:20 PM
SAFF was WONDERFUL! cloud9
I was SO tired yesterday, so I couldn't tell you about it last night. I came in the door and CRASHED.
Here's a photo of tsmith, misha rf, leah22b, and me. (Clockwise from top left)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/1793173841_78d958a16f.jpg
We enjoyed meeting at IHOP and having breakfast together. It was nice! :)
In the middle of the day, misha rf walked around with me. We drooled over alpaca and yarn. :inlove:
I then went to my car and ate a quick lunch of tuna and cheese and sugar-free jello. I'm so glad I packed a lunch. The weather was GORGEOUS, so I opened my car windows and enjoyed the rest.
Lestrella called me, then walked to my car to say hello. She brought her husband and son, and they all enjoyed the trip. She took a photo of us together, so I'm sure she'll post it soon.
Here are photos! :happydance:
Wide view of SAFF, from the front entrance.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2400/1794033578_377c34b4b3.jpg
Some of the SAFF vendors:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/1794030876_2ba586b2ff.jpg
Gorgeous YARN!!!!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/1793209725_a16d6821b0.jpg
MORE gorgeous yarn!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/1793214347_deac82aa7a.jpg
More yarn, and some handknit socks.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/1793205165_37869c1610.jpg
Sock yarn, and some roving at the bottom left.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2365/1794024536_e14d5bc21a.jpg
More. :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2108/1795168994_88f4c18528_o.jpg
Handknit items for sale. Made with alpaca yarn. SOFT!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/1794020624_7ffdc81dc7.jpg
Beautiful handmade alpaca ponchos:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/1793167019_345aea7c26.jpg
Spinning Wheels:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/1793196529_0075f0e208.jpg
Lots of books:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/1794014102_3436490664.jpg
It was a fun day, and a LONG day, and my feet and back were killing me when it was over. THEN, I had to drive almost 3 hours to get back home. That was another adventure entirely!
Here I am, back home, exhausted, but happily wearing my brand new "Spin to Knit" sweatshirt. (My favorite color!)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/1794043454_9d35a10b95.jpg

Lady Violet
10-28-2007, 05:32 PM
:passedout:

thanks sandy!!!! :hug:
that just looks amazing!

oh my. my mom just went and wrote it down on the calendar for next year. does she really know what she's doing? :roflhard:
the good thing is, the year round track out schedule doesn't change from year to year, so i'll be TRACKED OUT!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woot: :yay: :cheering: :happydance:

i am officially signing up for SAFF 08. count me IN!!!:thumbsup:

wait a second, they don't change the weekend from year to year, do they? :oo:

Shandeh
10-28-2007, 05:40 PM
It's usually the same weekend, but you never know!
I'm so glad you'll be coming! :happydance:

Lady Violet
10-28-2007, 05:43 PM
well, i'm tracked out for three weeks at a time, and yesterday was actually the end of my first week off. they basically have four weekends to choose from. :teehee:

i'm tempted to print out your pictures. but then i wouldn't sleep for weeks, and mom would seriously fuss at me for using up her color cartridge (more than usual), so maybe i'd better not. :wink:

wewantmore
10-28-2007, 07:59 PM
:inlove::inlove::inlove: Now I truly miss going.

jeanius80
10-28-2007, 08:04 PM
SAFF was WONDERFUL! cloud9
I was SO tired yesterday, so I couldn't tell you about it last night. I came in the door and CRASHED.
Here's a photo of tsmith, misha rf, leah22b, and me. (Clockwise from top left)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/1793173841_78d958a16f.jpg
We enjoyed meeting at IHOP and having breakfast together. It was nice! :)
In the middle of the day, misha rf walked around with me. We drooled over alpaca and yarn. :inlove:
I then went to my car and ate a quick lunch of tuna and cheese and sugar-free jello. I'm so glad I packed a lunch. The weather was GORGEOUS, so I opened my car windows and enjoyed the rest.
Lestrella called me, then walked to my car to say hello. She brought her husband and son, and they all enjoyed the trip. She took a photo of us together, so I'm sure she'll post it soon.
Here are photos! :happydance:
Wide view of SAFF, from the front entrance.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2400/1794033578_377c34b4b3.jpg
Some of the SAFF vendors:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/1794030876_2ba586b2ff.jpg
Gorgeous YARN!!!!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/1793209725_a16d6821b0.jpg
MORE gorgeous yarn!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/1793214347_deac82aa7a.jpg
More yarn, and some handknit socks.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/1793205165_37869c1610.jpg
Sock yarn, and some roving at the bottom left.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2365/1794024536_e14d5bc21a.jpg
More. :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2108/1795168994_88f4c18528_o.jpg
Handknit items for sale. Made with alpaca yarn. SOFT!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/1794020624_7ffdc81dc7.jpg
Beautiful handmade alpaca ponchos:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/1793167019_345aea7c26.jpg
Spinning Wheels:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/1793196529_0075f0e208.jpg
Lots of books:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2389/1794014102_3436490664.jpg
It was a fun day, and a LONG day, and my feet and back were killing me when it was over. THEN, I had to drive almost 3 hours to get back home. That was another adventure entirely!
Here I am, back home, exhausted, but happily wearing my brand new "Spin to Knit" sweatshirt. (My favorite color!)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/1794043454_9d35a10b95.jpg

wow! i am planning on going to the blue moon fiber arts destash sale next month! this post made me drool! looks like tons of fun!

Jan in CA
10-28-2007, 10:03 PM
OMG..all that yarn! :passedout: I gotta get to one of these type shows one of these days! Looks like everyone had a great time!

Ingrid
10-28-2007, 10:57 PM
Be still my heart!! The yarns!!!!!!!! The yearns!!!!!!!!:heart::heart:

Shandeh
10-29-2007, 01:18 PM
OMG..all that yarn! :passedout: I gotta get to one of these type shows one of these days! Looks like everyone had a great time!
Yes, Jan....you HAVE to go!
wow! i am planning on going to the blue moon fiber arts destash sale next month! this post made me drool! looks like tons of fun!
Tell us about the sale when you go!
Be still my heart!! The yarns!!!!!!!! The yearns!!!!!!!!:heart::heart:
"yearns" :teehee: That IS what I was doing....Yearning for Yarn!!

Shandeh
10-29-2007, 01:24 PM
I didn't have much money, so I had to limit my spending. Here's what I bought:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2128/1795522558_7050efb202.jpg
A beautiful yellow sweatshirt, with "I Spin to Knit" embroidered on it. Very nice! :D ($24)
9 skeins of Gedifra Scarlet yarn - 100% wool - very soft! ($3 each)
1 skein of Sensations Licorice 100% wool yarn. ($3)
8 ounces of beautiful, soft roving in the color "English Garden", a lovely shade of deep blue/teal. ($12.50)
I bought another 8 ounces of the exact same roving last year, so now I have a pound!
The book "Knits for Barbie" ($5)
A bar of handmade soap for sensitive skin. ($3.50)
The white book is the handout they gave to all attendees. Lots of helpful information. ;) (free)
So, I spent a total of $75, plus about $25 for breakfast, dinner, and coffee while I was driving. So, I stayed exactly within my $100 budget! (Marvin had filled the car with gas before I left.) :heart:

Leah22b
10-29-2007, 02:15 PM
Yup can you immagine every color out there and then some in one place there were so many choices and colors it took me 2 days to decide on a yarn and 1/2 of that was trying to decide on the color. I finally put them next to each other closed my eyes and picked....lol This is what I came up with. 500 Yards of 100% Kid Mohair by Brooks Farm Yarn out of TX.:inlove: I didn't have quite the same problem when it came to the fiber. I got Flax, Angora and some more Angora, Alpaca and more Alpaca, Cotton, Tencel and a little bit of shimmer for fun...lol :woot: Oh yeah I also get felting needles a book on Felting faces and some sample wools for felting. And I took the most wonderfull class of spinning ever. It was awesome!

Leah22b
10-29-2007, 02:25 PM
:oops: I'm sad to say I don't have any pictures for you from SAFF as I took my camera, but was so mesmerised by everything I forgot to take it out :doh: and snap any pictures...lol I will how ever have more pictures tom. of all the fibers I got...lol

Shandeh
10-29-2007, 03:12 PM
:oops: I'm sad to say I don't have any pictures for you from SAFF as I took my camera, but was so mesmerised by everything I forgot to take it out :doh: and snap any pictures.
I was the same exact way, then I forced myself to take it out at the end of the day. I could hardly walk, but I made myself walk around one more time, with my camera in hand. It was easier to take photos at the end of the day, because the crowds had died down. I imagine I would have been mowed down by the madding crowd if I'd tried earlier. :teehee:

lestrella
10-29-2007, 07:43 PM
OMG Sandy! I can't believe you got all that at those unbelievable prices. Where was all that that I didn't see. Everything I saw was like $20-$30 a hank. Next time I have to go with you. My DH and DS were not very helpful.
I'm so glad I went though. I got to meet misha, yeah!!!
I didn't take many pictures either. I kept forgetting that I had my camera. The pictures we took together came out really nice. I'll post them as soon as I get a chance to download them.
Sandy, next time we meet, I would like to see that barbie book.

:hug:

Shandeh
10-30-2007, 03:55 AM
OMG Sandy! I can't believe you got all that at those unbelievable prices. Where was all that that I didn't see. Everything I saw was like $20-$30 a hank.
You can't browse for the deals. You have to LOOK for them!

MrsDavis3
10-30-2007, 08:32 PM
I did manage to get to the fair on Sunday.

I tried to go all around once without buying, then go back only to what really had made an impression on me. I ending up buying something when I had gone half way around the center floor.

Anyway, I think it was Brooks Farm yarns that really stood out in my mind. Aren't they the ones that make "Duet"? I nearly bought a ton of that, but then I noticed a scarf made from it on display, and I think it might be one of those yarns that is more striking in a hank than knitted up.

Lady Violet
10-30-2007, 08:44 PM
You can't browse for the deals. You have to LOOK for them!

i consider myself quite lucky. then tend to hit me upside the head! :teehee:

Shandeh
10-30-2007, 09:32 PM
I'm a SUPER patient shopper, because I have no money. :teehee:
I've been lucky, but it was because I invested lots of time and energy.
When I got to SAFF, I had to go straight to my first class. When I realized that I already knew everything she was teaching, I left the class early and looked around. There were a few things I had already planned on getting, so I concentrated on those things.
I walked all around one time, then went upstairs and walked around there too. Then, after I had my lunch, I came back in and walked around again. This is the time I walked VERY SLOWLY, looking for sales. I got the 9 skeins of Gedifra from a lady that didn't have any other customers. I was shocked that no one else was going through her clearance box at the side of her display. She and I talked while I browsed. I got all those skeins of yarn in the same color lot, and grabbed the 1 other skein of yarn as well. I also got the Barbie knitting book from her. I was so pleased! :)
The only other thing I bought was the soap, the sweatshirt, and the roving. I paid full price for all those things. So, my luck was all at one vendor.
You win some, you lose some.:shrug:

Shandeh
10-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Anyway, I think it was Brooks Farm yarns that really stood out in my mind. Aren't they the ones that make "Duet"? I nearly bought a ton of that, but then I noticed a scarf made from it on display, and I think it might be one of those yarns that is more striking in a hank than knitted up.
I have one skein of their yarn that I bought last year. It was the "Riatta" yarn. You're right...they also have a yarn called "Duet". I've never tried knitting with my Brooks Farm. I should do that, and let you know how it works. :wink:

Doodknitwit
10-30-2007, 09:43 PM
you go girl:yay: :happydance:

how was the drive back?

misha rf
10-30-2007, 10:14 PM
I had a great time!! Sandy, thanks for sharing the pic. :hug:I'm so glad we got to meet for breakfast. Lestrella, I hope you can get your pics uploaded soon! (I was a dunce and forgot my camera.)

I bought a hank of that beaded tilli (she was the only vendor who had it; I haven't actually seen it before, and hey, I didn't have to pay shipping!) along with some of her hand-dyed handspun for my sister. I also bought a hank of some lovely pink hand-dyed from a Ravelry member (can't remember her name, but she was on the main floor in the Ag Center.) And some Heavy Metal Wool. The name alone cracked me up, so I had to get some. Also, a hank of YarnSmiths Isis in a gorgeous purple/green colorway (it was too pretty *not* to buy it). I also made a trip to the airport ATM (I wasn't giving up my parking space!) b/c I found a hank of Persimmon Tree Farm that was calling me. She only took cash or check, and I was about 1.20 short! It was worth the walk, though. Oh, and some soap from the same person Sandy got hers from. Shhhh...we're not telling my husband how much I spent!!:whistle:

Shandeh
10-31-2007, 12:32 AM
how was the drive back?
My drive back was HORRIBLE!! I was so sleepy, I could hardly keep my eyes open. I stopped 3 times for coffee and bathroom breaks. At the last stop, I was so desperate to stay awake, that I bought a pack of cigarettes. (I quit smoking 6 years ago.)
I must have looked hilarious with my windows down, and radio blaring, while singing along and bouncing around in the seat in time with the music, with a cigarette in my hand. :roflhard:
I paid the price for smoking for two days. My throat has been KILLING me!
Next year, I'll be going down on Friday, and staying overnight. That way, I'll be able to leave Saturday afternoon. That will make my life much easier. :wink:
Shhhh...we're not telling my husband how much I spent!!:whistle:
Well, I was WONDERING why you were so quiet about your purchases. :teehee:

Doodknitwit
10-31-2007, 10:37 AM
and having to drive!!! glad you made it back hope you don't want cigs any more...

Shandeh
10-31-2007, 11:51 AM
I've been tempted to have another one, but I value breathing more than smoking. :teehee:

katiebug081504
11-04-2007, 02:09 PM
Does anyone know the booth that was selling Tillie Tomas Disco Lights at SAFF? I know it was upstairs across from Yarn Paradise, but I don't have my map anymore and can't really read the one online.

Or does anyone know a place in NC or online that sells the yarn?

Thanks!

Doodknitwit
11-04-2007, 04:41 PM
http://www.cottageyarninc.com/

they sell Tilli!!!

lestrella
11-06-2007, 06:01 PM
I'm sorry I've taken so long to put pics but It's been really crazy lately. I didnt't take much because I kept forgetting that I had the camera with me. Plus there was so much to see that I was overwhelmed. Enjoy the few pics!:hug:

Shandeh
11-06-2007, 10:16 PM
Don't apologize! The photos were worth waiting for!
:heart: :hug: :heart:

Shandeh
11-06-2007, 10:19 PM
Does anyone know the booth that was selling Tillie Tomas Disco Lights at SAFF? I know it was upstairs across from Yarn Paradise, but I don't have my map anymore and can't really read the one online.
Yes! Cottage Yarn has it! :)
Here's a closer view of the SAFF map, in case you are still wondering who that seller was. (I copied the photo to Paint, and saved it in Flickr.)
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1730359560&size=o&context=set-72157602665631170

Doodknitwit
11-06-2007, 11:32 PM
wow the llamas...:yay:

Shandeh
11-07-2007, 08:00 AM
I'm allergic to the llamas. :verysad:

Leah22b
11-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Nice pic's. I didn't even get to the barn this year. It's probably just as well. I always have a hard time not takeing one home....lol

I finally got pictures of my goodies off the camera.....Lets see we have Alpaca, More Alpaca, Silk... and tons of Silk, Angora and more Angora, Flax, Cotton, Tencel and a little sparkly stuff.

Shandeh
11-07-2007, 11:28 AM
Nice haul! :thumbsup:

katiebug081504
11-08-2007, 10:39 AM
I drew a Llama for the bulletin board on my dorm floor. It's on my blog, you should check it out.

tmsl
11-08-2007, 11:59 AM
Kate,
Are you an RA? I was one way back when, that is when I was in college. Cute bulletin board.
Laura

katiebug081504
11-08-2007, 12:42 PM
Yeah I am...not having much luck with it either.

Shandeh
11-08-2007, 01:57 PM
I like the llama, and the "feeding of the ducks" as well! :)