Fruitcake Knits

A sporadically updated blog that encompasses many creative activities


So, I’ve officially forgotten how to keep this blog in working condition. But I did learn how to finish socks!

I didn’t learn how to follow a pattern, how. Somewhere along the way I stopped caring how I was supposed to finish the lace pattern (I think when I realized my feet were not the same size as the pattern) so I just kinda wandered off and did my own thing. Not that you can tell among all the stripeys! It shows how (not) devoted of a knitter I am anymore.

But even without being the die-hard knitter I once was… Maryland Sheep and Wool… was… AMAZING.

Artsygal was so gracious to let me stay with her in Philadelphia for a few days before we both took a bus down to the festival. I’ve been sufficiently out of the loop of knitty things that I kinda forgot about the size of MD Sheep and Wool. I knew it was a big deal – why else would I fly across the country for it – but I had no idea. When I saw how many people were gathered outside of Rosie’s Yarn Cellar at 7am for a bus, I began to suspect… but… when we reached the fairgrounds, my jaw dropped.

There were a lot of people and a lot of sheepies!

I bought pretty much anything but yarn, but somehow came with a drop spindle (which I drop a lot) and soap and a bajillion other things now scattered across my apartment.

Once in Maryland, I went home Roxy, who is somehow nicer in person than on the internet. It seems impossible to believe but somehow it’s true.

For the first time, I travelled via Amtrak to get home. It’s definitely the best way to travel if the purpose is the journey, not the destination. One morning I woke up to see this outside my window-

And the best part of the trip was the lounge car, where people go just to hang out and meet new people. People there were more sociable and open to meeting new people than any day in the student union… definitely my kind of travel!

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