Saturday, January 12, 2008

Books and a last look.

So I'm back from sunny Florida. It was a fantastic time. There are a few more photos coming on the end of this post but I wanted to first talk about a few books. Some new books came in while I was out and they are beautiful.
This one has beautiful photographs to inspire your spinning as well as some good basic spinning instruction and some yarn recipes. The yarns range from smooth to bumpy and from basic to art yarns. I took one of these for my own collection just for inspiration.
This is a book that looks very much like the spinning one but Creative Weaving of course looks at weaving. It focuses on fabrics made with a rigid heddle loom and they are stunning. The photography, again, is very inspiring. With color coordination this is another lovely book for your collecftion if you are a weaver. Handspun yarns can easily be substituted in many of the projects.
This book has evidently been out for some time but it's new to me. I looked at it for the first time yesterday and it was gone today so I'll be placing another order. This book has weaving projects for kids ranging from friendship bracelets to inkle to cardboard looms to making your own tapestry loom from pvc. It's a wonderful book with plenty of color photos and user friendly instructions. The person who took it home today will be using it with her 4H kids.

O.K. on to the Disney stuff.
There are no words. The kids each filled 3 autograph books with character signings. I know this was by far Ryan's favorite part of the trip.
I took the opportunity to take this picture when we had an early breakfast at the castle before the park opened.
Hee, Hee Breakfast with Pluto.
My little princess wishing on a star in Cinderella's castle.
This was one of the delicious dinners I enjoyed. Now after 10 days of eating like this my pants are tight. :-)

I don't have much else to say. I'm exhausted and feel a cold coming on but plenty of work to do to get ready for Knit Michigan and then Patsy Zawistoski and then Abby!

O.K. for those who are dying to see it here is a short rough video of my little pirate and princess.

2 comments:

Alpaca Granny said...

How fun, Beth. Glad that you are all safely home.

freddyknits said...

Welcome back! Did you take the kids to the Victoria and Albert?