the great catzilla of syracuse


I’m still in Syracuse, New York, after a wonderful weekend (hosted by Susan of the Yarn Cupboard, hooray Susan!!!) full of fibre folks, great classes, and fun!

Giving the Friday night dinner speech

I taught two sessions of Knitting A Sweater That Fits YOU (Not the Model in the Magazine) on Saturday; today, I took a dyeing class from Jennifer, the dye genius behind Holiday Yarns.

Photos and stories and yarn pr0n to follow in a day or two as soon as I get some sleep and regain the power to string together intelligible sentences.

Random Silly Chispa

I took some rare video in the field of a local denizen known as Rocco, Scourge of The North and Sometime Prince FuzzyButt of Holiday Palace.

Yes, it’s goofy, but what exactly did you expect from me after huffing yarn fumes all weekend long?

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About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. Quilter. UFO Wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. Almost 2-yr-old kittens, 1 permakitten, 2 grownup cats, 1 beloved dog angel, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life. I suppose that the 5 cats make me 1 crazy cat lady; OTOH, apparently, yes, I do need that much feline supervision.
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7 Responses to the great catzilla of syracuse

  1. ashley says:

    Huffing… LOL!
    I was browsing in a LYS here in Seattle where they have some raw fleeces in the back area. 3 folks were kind of poking at it and commenting about it, saying “Wow — I don’t think they have this at home in New York!” It was clear from more than just that one comment that yarn stores were probably a very alien world to them. But they weren’t obnoxious — it was a wondrous kind of amazement that was actually really fun to see.
    One of them sniffed a fleece and said “Hey — this kind of smells!” The others had to check it out and started smelling each different bin of different breeds. And then they started teasing each other for *smelling wool.*
    “That’s huffing Seattle style,” I said as I passed them in the aisle. “Some places it’s paint. But here we do organic wool fleeces to get cheap highs. You see women all over with glazed eyes and little flecks of wool hanging on their faces. It’s kind of sad.”
    Two of the three laughed. I think the third wasn’t quite sure how serious I was and I scared him a little. (And that’s good — that’s just the right proportion of things.)

  2. Caryn says:

    Yarn pr0n…yum! I met a woman yesterday that lives right down the road and raises Romney- I’m going to look at them later this week. I’ll be huffing lanolin!

  3. Heather says:

    Email me and let me know where to send these pictures! 🙂

  4. molly says:

    and your clothes turned out very nicely! the blue looks grand on you!
    cheers
    molly

  5. Lisa says:

    All I can see in that picture is the row of bottles on the table behind you. Hmmmm…was this REALLY a knitting workshop?? 😉

  6. Christina says:

    I’d love to hear one of your seminars in person. Ever come to Delaware? Miss you at knitting daily.

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    OK, Catzilla is exactly the type of thing my husband and I would do except we’d have less video (our digicam makes a poor video camera). It’s the next step from making up conversations for the pets!

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