to Falls Church and Dupont: 11/3-4

Phew, we’re all home again

Hope everyone has their power back, or even better, never lost it in the hurricane. Sue, Bill and Tinkerbell made it home from the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair safe and sound, but they were driving through some occasionally white rain up I81. They arrived back at the warehouse just as Sandy was really picking up. Here in Loudoun County there was some pretty big tree damage, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Hope all of you up there are okay.

Tinkerbell has earned an oil change for all her many miles (think we did over 5,000 in October) and hard weather travels, but she has to wait until next week. I need her for heading to the Falls Church (Virginia) Farmers market this Saturday and (!) The Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market (DC) on Sunday. Weather forecast is for dry with maybe even a little sun (please!).

This week at the markets:

We are bringing warm yarns! I am freezing. How did November happen so fast?

* Corriedale/Corriedale Cross woolen spun
* Romney, lustrous, aran weight
* Shropshire double twist (see the Kimono vest designed by Joan Hutton that uses both the Romney and the Shrop together, we have the pattern and love to help pick out color combinations)
* Icelandic
* the last three Dorset sock kits (that the Yarn Harlot knit when she was cold)
* preview skeins of our new baby yarn: Montadale baby, it’s pretty beautiful
* Alpaca/Merino lace weight
* Odds & Ends

I’m sure most of you had a knitting or spinning project lined up in case of power failure (the perfect non-electric activity). But in case you were empty handed, come by and pick out a warm and comforting project for the short days and long nights ahead.

I’ll leave you with Sue’s view as she begins evening chores: a stampede of Karakuls heading for dinner!

Hope to see you at the markets this weekend!

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