Sunday, May 14, 2006

Can I Have a Goat?

I've decided I'm in love with angora goats.
Look at the cute little face. And they aren't as noisy as the sheep were. Of course, you'd be noisy too if you were stuck in a stall on a rainy day with a bunch of crazy-ass city people talking baby talk to you. There were goats for sale and I was seriously thinking, hey I've got a big backyard with a fence. They aren't that big. Doesn't Petco sell goat chow? But I resisted the temptation and did not buy anything that was actually alive. I feel like a pretty smart shopper right now for it too.

Of course I did buy all of this stuff. From top left, a Cha Cha bag kit from Three Kittens Yarn Shoppe (I can't find a picture of the bag on the web but it is bright and ruffled), 418 yards of the softest llama and wool in a beautiful chocolatey brown. Spun and sold to me by a wonderful lady named Winnie. The cedar hand-turned bowl was made by her husband Ron. And some handspun gloves knitted by Elizabeth. I sure could have used these earlier this week when I was trying to knit at the ball park in 45 degree weather.
All and all a successful shopping trip at Shepherd's Harvest.

One thing I didn't find at the festival was Chris. I was lurking at building B at just the right time, but was unable to find her. I did meet Knittymama with Knittybaby. They are both adorable. Knittybaby's baby snug was covered with a beautiful Clapotis and he was sleeping like an angel. Knittymama did not look at all like a woman who had given birth a mere seven weeks ago. It took me 18 months to lose all my baby weight!!! I'm a little jealous. It's still a little odd to me that I can walk up to this stranger and say, "I'm Kate" and she knew exactly who I was. Bloggers are the best.

The mother's day Rick Rack Bag is drying as we speak. I'll post pictures after I've threaded the ribbon, etc. Now, I've got a ton of yarn and no project on the needles. Today is Sunrise Circle Jacket day for sure.

Happy Mother's Day!
Maxine says, "We don't need no stinkin goats".


renee said...

That goat IS adorable - you showed remarkable restraint! I'm hoping to head over to SH today.

Pyewacket said...

Good heavens. Someone cross-bred goats with poodles! ;-)

Your dog is wonderful.

Chris said...

I never made it to the goat and sheep barn, either. Argh! I thought for sure I'd see Knittymama and Knittybaby, but no.

We're obviously going to have to arrange a knitblogger gathering.

Maxine, Chaos feels your pain and agrees that neither goats nor llamas are needed around these parts.

Kelly said...

Those goats are cute. Just think about you would never need to mow your lawn again if you had one!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Great goat pictures! : ) I saw no one familiar at SH when I went. My mom fell in love with the angora rabbits. I've seen these cha cha bags and they're very cute!

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