Friday, July 31, 2009

Back from the coast.........

Ok, so nothing new to report here in the fiber activities part of my life. We decided it was time to get out of this oppressive heat and over to the coast for 4 days. It's just amazing how temps here are well over 100 degrees but just 75 miles (at the most, I'm thinking) to the west it was in the 60's & 70's. Had a great time relaxing in the cool foggy temps with a bit of sun in the afternoons.

We camped out at Cape Blanco State Park in Port Orford - the most westernly lighthouse in the contiguous United States is located there. No tv, very little radio reception and no cell phone reception in the campground. Spent time gallery hopping in Bandon, tasting goodies in stores and had a wonderful meal of cioppino overlooking the dock - watched a small party boat come in unloading it's tuna - tons of tuna.

Now, I couldn't get totally away from fiber - took many magazines I was behind in reading over - Handwoven, Spin-Off and Piecework. Also worked on some socks that have been on needles for months and worked on drop spindling that shetland/merino I've been working on here and there.

Time to head off to work - FedEx just left here, think the box down near the garage doors is from UKI - full of 8/2 cotton. Also expecting UPS this afternoon with another order of superwash merino/alpaca in dark navy - it's a close out item and is a smokin' deal - am selling it for $13/pound. What I got in the last shipment sold out in one day.

1 comment:

  1. Cindie,
    I am positively green with envy. We haven't been to the coast since we got married. Yikes!!! Good farm help is hard to find and it takes a special person to put up with the silliness of the 8 house dogs....
    I'd love to trailer over a couple of the horses and camp but that's almost not a vacation at all.
    Glad you're back and can't wait to see what you get up to fiber-wise!


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