Smith and I have been busy readying the house for guests. It has been a long time since such honored guest have graced our home and it's an understatement to say I'm excited. The weekend is going to be a blast! Carole and Birdsong arrive this afternoon and until Monday, when they return home, it may just be one long party. There are over a dozen Ewe-tah bloggers (and non bloggers) traveling to Estes and we'll met up with half-dozen others from Colorado (and WY). The Wool Market may pale (sorta) in comparison.
There will be a blogger meet up on the Estes Wool Market grounds near the Information Gazebo at 11:00am. The Market opens at 9:00am so, that should give us time to find our favorite vendors and shop beforehand.
My bags are almost packed and I'll be wearing one of these fabulous T-shirts (as will many of the others from Utah). Katherine, SnB artist in residence, created a linocut called Make One and printed it directly on T-shirts for the SLC SnBers. (You can read how how the shirts were created on her blog.) If you see someone with this logo you'll know she's from SLC. Katherine may make up some T-shirts for sale...stay tuned.
Not much knitting has been accomplished this week but, I did finish one of the Openwork Rib socks in the yarn I bought from Dave. It's such a fun colorway and everyone will KNOW this pair of socks is hand knit. My feet will be very happy this winter when I wear these bright, colorful socks.
Last month I bought some cream Gems Pearl to dye, but I chickened out. Susan kindly dyed it in the same colorway she sent to Cara for the Spin Out. It turned out beautifully. It was hard to part with any of it but, I gave Susan half as she liked it, too.
Not sure there will be much knitting on the trip but, the second Openwork Rib sock is on the needles and I threw in CeCe, just in case. A grrl must be prepared. CeCe hasn't had much blog time lately, but there should be sleevage soon, which means she's on the home stretch. CeCe just might be ready for her debut by months end.