Hi, kids, I’m home!
I’m too crazy and tired and sick to write a real blog entry just yet, but here are some quick Fun Facts About Sandi’s Adventures to tide y’all over, because I missed you.
I was gone 18 days, drove through 4 U.S. states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York) and one Canadian province (Ontario, cheating a bit on that one), and spent a total of about 23 hours in my car. (Not counting On The Road With Jesh, about which I shall regale you in a day or so.) (Was that sentence even English? OY. Tired here.)
I listened to three audiobooks. Maybe four, I may have lost count. Two Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, a Dexter mystery, and I think there was also a book about a church in there somewhere between the vampires and the serial killers.
I kept to the speed limit the entire time, entirely and thoroughly annoying every single inhabitant of New York who shared the road with me. (You’re welcome.)
I talked to All The Spinners and Knitters and Weavers. I hugged a zillion people.
I studied spinning, spinning cotton, spinning to weave, spinning for different colour effects and spinning better; I studied weaving, I studied knitting techniques, I studied Advanced Hanging Out And Giggling.
I worked at a booth at Rhinebeck and filled up five receipt books for my boothmaster, Jen of Holiday Yarns.
I returned home with a throat infection and pink eye. In both eyes. Oh, and voiceless. (One cute little child who heard me croaking at the wool festival pointed to my tiara and asked if I had been a frog who’d been turned into a princess. Adorable.)
I brought home at least seven pounds of wool. Don’t judge me, kids, you know you’re jealous. Yes, there will be photos. Sorry I can’t give you touch-o-vision through the interwebs. The organic merino is TO DIE FOR.
I took over 1200 photos. Of everyone and everything that would stand still.
You’ll notice a distinct dearth of photos in this post. I also have to go through 1200 photos now, thankyouverymuch.
Here’s a couple, just because they’re the last ones I took.
The inside of my car looks like this:
That is AFTER I have taken in two loads of bags.
Trunk, including Sidekick spinning wheel and a suitcase and Yet More Fiber:
Buried somewhere in all that are some goodies for you folks, of course. I had fun shopping for giveaway goodies for y’all, so expect some pretties (and new photos of The Giveaway Llama) to show up in the near future.
Judging by the contents of the kitchen cabinets, my husband missed me:
I have more unpacking and laundry and sorting and bookkeeping to do than I can imagine without losing my tiny mind, so I am now off to Attack The Pile that apparently followed me around for 2.5 weeks.
I promise I have lots of stories to tell. Soon.