Saturday was a beautiful day. The sky was alive with dark and white puffy clouds with the sun behind it. Occassionally it rained, no big deal.
I went for a new adventure. I decided to try a different route to Washington, NH. Washington is near President Franklin Pierce's home. Route 10 north is a ho hum ride but took a ride in Lempster and there I was, literally, at the base of a windmill. The windmill looks small from Route 10 but this is a huge piece of equipment, making electricity for some business. That windmill against the fall foliage was a sight to see.
From there, I landed in Washington at one of the stops on the NH Wool Arts Tour. Nice lady from Newport has her own dyed shetland type yarn for a 1.00 an ounce. Just couldn't plan then so she is a future trip! But I found two cute pairs of infant mittens for my twin GD. Can't beat the price of $6.00 each. Lunch of a Lamburger by the local historial society is always a treat.
Next stop was Deering. My first trip to Deering. Darling town. The Spinner Farm was fabulous and the scenery was breathtaking. Large barn with lots of horses and sheep and..... Open for stroking! Found a hank of fabulous rabbit angora merino mix. And the local alpaca farm was there. There yarn is yummy but that can be a local visit. Found a shop from Manchester selling Kauni. I had read a lot about it but now I can try it for a little should shawl. Oh, please give me time!
Then on to the Fiber Studio in Henniker, NH.
Henniker is a gem! Fabulous quilt shop: Quilted Threads, great restaurant: Daniels. A local college and fabulous scenery.
Fiber Studio has new owners and lots of stock. I met up with friends from the Granite State Knitters Group doing a demo.
From Henniker, I went to Concord where I got a great deal on tires for my car. Good bargains from the Land's End store.
Very productive and fun day!
The SDA Scarf and Shawl auction is in full swing. It goes live on November at http://surfacedesign.cmarket.com/ and then I can take a deep breath. 80 items and counting.
The scarves and shawls are fabulous. Check it out as the stuff is a steal!~ I will post some more links in a few days along with photos of my donation!