The Return

Yarn School’s over and I’m back from Harveyville, KS. My visits to Harveyville are always kind of dreamy. Someone else cooks my (glorious) food, our hosts, Nikol and Ron, are infectiously funny, strangers stop to chat in the street, and there’s always something crazy going on. Last year, a circus came to town, and this year, we were treated to a pirate-themed parade and the 70th Annual Harveyville Fair. Arrr! There were so many interesting people there this year, including some so giggly and silly, I wish I could have put them in my suitcase and kidnapped them so they could entertain me all day. Ginny, Mara, I’m talkin’ about you!

I took a few photos, but not many, as I had a lot of teaching and helping to do. Click the bunny for more.


I really, really wish those flufftastic bunnies didn’t make me sneeze at 10 paces.

For more photos, you can visit the Flickr group.

Knitting on Cobblestone was restricted to the plane ride and I’m still not even done with the body, so may I distract you with spinning? I thought so.

Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club September 2007 fiber selection
Merino/Tencel- 4 or so oz.
Getting used to the fiber and getting used to the Rose. There’s some lumpy spinning going on over here!

Shop Updates and Fiber Club:

I’ve got a whole lot of dyeing to do in the next couple of weeks. The plan is to put Fiber Club renewals up in the shop on the 12th and new slots on the 17th of this month. Since I’m leaving for Rhinebeck (for shopping purposes only) and want to get the current fiber club and orders from the next shop update shipped before I leave on Friday the 19th, I’m planning a shop update for Monday the 15th.

The next fiber club will include at least one pricier fiber and I never did fine a fiber I liked that was inexpensive enough for me to give 6 oz., so instead of the usual 4-6 oz. of fiber per month, the November- January club will be for 2-5 oz. As before, the value of the fiber for each month is the same as if I was selling it in the shop.

18 Responses to “The Return”

  1. Michelle

    Aawwwwwww. The bunny is so cute, yet so vicious for setting off your allergies. Glad you’re back!

  2. Cheryl

    welcome back! Sounds like you had some fibery fun. Can’t wait to see the cobblestone! Monday?

  3. MJ

    Welcome home! It sounds like you had a good time!

    Wish I brought some fiber and a spindle with me…

  4. jess

    hooray, looks like another fun time at Yarn School! Wish I could have made it this year. Maybe next year!

    I LOVE the September fiber. I think it’s my favorite of all of the fibers so far (I may need to order more!).

  5. Marianne

    Ah! Kansas Pirates! From the vast Kansas soybean and corn oceans!

    Glad you are home safe and sound. Next year I’ll have to hop over to Harveyville and meet you face to face.

    Love from Lawrence!!!

  6. Marlena

    Bunnay! Spinning doesn’t really appeal to me that much, but I would love to keep angora rabbits. They’re a lot of work, but so freaking cute!

  7. Crystal

    Welcome back! Man, I really want to get to spinning the fibre club selections from Spunky but haven’t had a chance. Booo. Your’s looks lovely and the lumps must be imaginary cause I can’t see them! I am so going to hop on your fibre club, eeeeeee!

  8. nuttnbunny

    That bunny looks like he has a touch of attitude – in the best way, of course.

    Can’t wait for the enrollment/renewals and shop update.

    My Spunky Club has some lumps too. I’m leaving as singles to highlight them as testament to my learning. :-)

  9. Rosa

    I love the new handspun on the bobbin. The colors look amazing together. I am looking forward to getting a Rose in the future, and your posts are inspiration and motivation to get it even sooner.

  10. Erica

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to see your lovely Cobblestone. I’m getting caught up in all the past fibers so I can be ready for the new onslaught! Hooray!

  11. meera

    welcome back! I think Harveyville is a Joel Peter Witkin photo come alive (with a little vaseline smeared on the lens). sorry i missed out this year–planning for next.

  12. Valerie

    You may not have taken very many photos, but that’s more than I took because I FORGOT MY CAMERA. Good thing for Flickr!

  13. emily

    Is it totally silly that without the caption on that photo I wasn’t sure what kind of animal that was? I did know it was pretty cute, though, but I might have pegged it as a cat before a bunny.

  14. Carrie

    Welcome back! We got our Angora bunnies in place of cat, because cats make us sneeze =) Very cute picture

  15. Ginny

    Holy shit. I can totally die a happy person. My name is in your blog.

    I made you $50 richer last night.

    I love you, too!!!

  16. Monica

    Welcome back! You know, when you were talking about working on Cobblestone on the plane, I somehow thought you meant spinning for Cobblestone on the plane. Must have been the bobbin picture right below. Ya, dat’s the ticket…

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