Sunday, October 7, 2007

O Maine, how I love thee...


















We had a lovely trip up to Maine, taking the more scenic coastal route 295 through Portland and up through Brunswick and then across to Lisbon. It was unseasonably warm, and there were some incredible views, which we did take time out to admire...

Above is the view from Spunky Eclectic shop (which we are told is having a Grand Opening Extravaganza the first weekend in November!)

We took a side trip through beautiful Brunswick, getting totally lost wandering around the back roads. :-) It's all good! It was a little colder and more hazy/foggy/cloudy down by the water, but I did get a couple of halfway decent shots...











































And, o yeah! I got a wheel!!! Some roving may have worked it's way into the plan as well... who can blame me - it's handpainted Blue-Faced Leicester! droool!



















A close up of Amy's awesome artwork...











What could be cooler than flaming purple balls of yarn??? I meant to dig out all my motocycle gear and do a big fancy layout shot, but honestly I'd been up since the crack of dawn today trying to get a yard sale accomplished in the pouring rain (you can guess how that went) and I still had promised a beef stew dinner to The Usual Suspects, so I wasn't really up for the big dramatic shot. ;-) Maybe another day, when I actually have her running.

She's in great shape, by the way. The base of the upright has a couple of cracks and it definitely needs reinforcing before she sees any real action, but I'm sure we can get her fixed up. I'm dying to try her out but I'm resisting temptation until she gets her fracture set. The last thing I want to do is make things worse.

Also, considering it took me - what, 6 years? - to pick up and use my spindle, I may need a little encouragment to dive in. Mechanically inclined, I am not. Heh.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Don't worry, I'm very mechanically inclined! I won't be at knitting tonight (Chris's mother is in town and it's her birthday so I have to do something for that). Boo. But I can't wait to see the new wheel! And feel free to send me e-mails/pics/whatever if you're having any issues or questions!

Tina M. said...

WOOHOOO!!!

I'm so glad you got a wheel, you're going to LOVE it. I hope that the WOOL Retreat was a small part in inspiring you to go for it. :)

I have to update my blog feed, I was completely ignorant of your posts till now, and that's just not right!