…You can do it real slow so your heart won’t palpitate…just don’t be late…do the Puyallup!
Yup, went to the Puyallup fair this weekend and while all the attractions didn’t strike my fancy, I was somewhat amused or bewildered at the very least by the various attractions and exhibits that were present. I did see plenty of farm animals (which I was not to excited about; definitely followed the group stricken with guilt into the barns) and ate plenty of fried food. Epitome of gluttony? Most definitely. It was nevertheless a fun experience.
I really liked the variation and mix of styles of this building.
Incredibly delicious scone
Totally geeked out in front of this model; they even put rebar in and outlets! Incredible craftsmanship!
Highlight of the fair? The Artists in Action area. I was introduced to spinning through this demo that was going on:
I had a long and exciting discussion with the spinners about the process and portability of a spinning wheel (and eventually a drop spindle) and decided that I need to take up this activity ASAP. As a result I have spent the last two days looking up methods and spindles. As well as roving. Ugh, I do not need a new craft. However, after much deliberation, I have decided that spinning will help me save for yarn in the future. (However, I strongly doubt that I will completely stop buying yarn; I feel that it is a habit that cannot be broken) Plus, I realized that there are tons of SHEEP on my campus (and the occasional llama) therefore I might be able to get some fleece…for a really affordable price! Ruh roh, carding combs, spindles, and dyes here I come! I’m super excited for this spinning thing; can’t wait to get my hands on some roving and a spindle to try it out!
I also purchased this skein of yarn at the fair. I’m quite disappointed I didn’t think to take a picture of all the yarn that was available for sale, but I’ll just have to describe it to you: utter excitement. I walked from rack to rack trying to decide what to get and eventually settled on this:
Droolingly scrumptious yarn, eh?
In other news, Christmas season has officially begun: I have cast on my first Christmas present for one of my friends (and this honestly is a terribly late start; could potentially be a rushing season again)