Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Happenings

First a bit of wonderful news! The stove install is finished. They came back on Wednesday and in about two hours were done. The project started with holes in the ceiling / floor.

There was also a hole cut through the roof where we now have a chimney.

Inside, the holes are now filled with the PL vent pipe. It is painted a discrete off white, the closest they could come to our wall color for high temperature paint. 

As you can see, the pipe is really not a bother at all, in terms of location and look. We're super happy that this project is done. The inspector is coming on Monday and we should be able to fire up the stove after that. Someone from the Farmer Supply will come hopefully next week to get us started and review the features of the stove.

Second, today Seth, his parents, and I traveled up to Rhinebeck, New York for the New York State Sheep and Wool Fair. We had loads of fun. 

There was awesome hand-made creations to see!

And vendors selling all sorts of neat items. Both those that had nothing to do with fiber and those that were just about fiber. (Mostly the latter.) 

(Cool upcycled cutting board -- this is the sparkling wine we used for toasting at our wedding -- awesome!)

We saw the shop Loop, which I often visit on Etsy. She sells unique art batts and yarn. Look at how skilled her yarn is. 

There were cute travel spinning wheels. 

One shop had astonishing glass-work items. There were knitting needles, crochet hooks, cable needs, and orifice hooks.

Of course there were many sheep. I petted lots of them.

This was the hugest angora bunny. So soft and fluffy. I wish he was in my lap, so I could be spinning his fur!

There were camelids. I love a good alpaca. These were not close enough for petting, sadly.  

While there were many things I enjoyed. I made on purchase. A pair of knitting needle earrings from Sassafras Creations.

Lovely fall fun! I had a great time at Rhinebeck and am looking forward to enjoying my new stove, hopefully later this week.

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