Thursday, June 30, 2011

Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair... Part Deux

A funny thing happened on the way to the Fair ...  I know it is so dang cliche to use that phrase, but there has never been a post more fitting than now!  See I come downstairs to have a bit to eat at the Continental breakfast before heading out to the Fair when low and be hold who should I run into but ......

Insert drum roll please ....

The one, the only, the Franklin Habit author of 'It Itches' and blogger extroidinair of the panopticon.  Of course what are the first words I utter out of my mouth?  Probably the creepiest thing a published author ever wants to hear...  'Hello Franklin, You don't know me, but I'm such and such and we're Facebook Friends'.  Yep, something along those lines came out of my mouth!  Franklin took it with stride and we had a lovely conversation during which I offered to give him a lift to the fair grounds when he said he was not sure he had any transportation.

Of course, he had not seen my marvelous 'yarn mobile' consisting of truck and trailer vinylized with hot pink yarn balls.  I think the truck might have been the real clincher in what turned out to be one fabulous week end of meeting not just Franklin, but Carol Sulcoski author of 'Knitting Socks with Hand-painted Yarns', co-author of 'Knit so Fine, dyer extroidinair of Black Bunny Fibers and blogger of Go Knit In Your Hat; Abby Franquemont fiberista and author or 'Respect the Spindle' and (video)'Drafting: The Long and Short of It' and blogger of Abby's Yarns and Jacey Boggs also know as Insubordiknit, author of 'Spin Art' due out this fall and DVD maven of 'Sit and Spin'.
Our first meeting.  Franklin was working on his tessellated socks.

Checking out Merike Saarniit's beautiful estonian lace sample.

I think Merike was lucky to get her sample back from Franklin

Franklin & I about to head out to the show on Saturday morning. Carol Sulcoski took this pic.
LunabudKnits Booth

View of the booth from the other side.

When the shop is up and going.  I am definitely having this gal down for classes!  Are these bird houses not just to dye for!!

This booth had the most awesome array of buttons and trims all sorted by color.  Amazing!

My favorite hand formed soap ball lady was there too!  Hoping I see her at Corydon this year too!

Miniature punchneedle designs.
Saturday's dinner with Abby, Jacey & Franklin

You know you are having a fun time when you are eating Tai with Jacey Boggs and Franklin Habit!

Sunrise as I was driving home Monday morning

I loved the wind catchers.

PS....  Franklin, this one is just for you.  These are the roads I grew up driving.


Carol said...

Great pictures! It was fabulous meeting you. We will see each other again, I know.

vloula said...

you always have the best photos! and what an adventure!! :)

Delighted Hands said...

Just an amazing time! Loved your booth, I would hang out there a l o n g time! Glad you got home without any trailer adventures.

LunabudKnits said...

Carol, I know we will too! Would be a shame not too! So glad the trailer decided to stay put on this journey. I doubt it would end as well as before;)

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)