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Another Day at Bay Colony Farm
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
How is this for Wool P0rn?
Mood:  party time!
Now Playing: Def Leppard "Hysteria"
Topic: Fiber
My fabulous processor got everything back to me in time for Rhinebeck.

Want to see a sneak preview of what I'll have in the booth? Check out the photos below:

Pioneer Valley Autumn - Icelandic and German Angora Wool

Winter Night Sky - Corriedale and German Angora Wool

Mixed Berry Pie - Border Leicester

We'll also have our new Magical blends too, but no picture of those right now. :) I might show those later this week, after I've weighed up all the above blends into 2 ounce balls of roving.

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 6:11 PM EDT
NH before the rains
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Baltimora "Tarzan Boy"

To see pictures of the Wool Tour, check out Cheryl's blog. She was able to make it up to all of the stops on Saturday and took some nice pictures.

I'm home today, working, and dyeing. I'll post pictures of the dyed items later. :)

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 10:55 AM EDT
Monday, October 10, 2005
Blocking to go
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: ABC "The Look of Love (Part One)"
Topic: Knitting

I didn't get much done today fiber wise, except wash and block two shawls, including the "Wings" shawl I've designed. I'm planning to meet my friend Kristen this week and take pictures of her modeling the shawl so that I can have a picture on the front of the pattern.

Other than that, I cleaned our entire living room, and it is now presentable for any possible company that might drop by.

I'm exhausted now, having been awake since 3:45 this morning. I'm sure it will be an early night. Maybe tonight I can sleep all night, instead of waking up way too early. :)

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 7:05 PM EDT
Sunday, October 9, 2005
When It Rains, It Pours!
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Men Without Hats "Safety Dance"

Today, DH, the kids and I went on the Wool Tour up in NH. I love this show, and always find something neat.

Today's purchases included two CD's from Anne at the Wool Room (Enya and a Cape Breton fiddle CD), a children's book for my boys which is extremely funny, and several patterns from Lisa Lloyd which will work well with the angora yarn I'll be selling at Rhinebeck. Lisa's patterns are fabulous if you haven't already seen them.

Anyway, I did stop and take a few pictures of what things looked like up in NH. Due to the excessive rains we had yesterday (my area of Western MA had almost 6 inches of rain!!!), there was some serious flooding going on up in NH. Portions of the roads were closed, including the road up to Mirage Alpacas and Western View Farm.

And yes, this was covering a portion of the road, and had also made this bridge impassible because the water had torn out large chunks of pavement at the beginning of the bridge.

This wasn't the worst of it; right before we got into Hillsboro, Route 202 was closed because of the severe flooding right before the intersection of Route 9, and that there were 2 propane tanks floating down the river before the bridge. Scary, huh?

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 4:40 PM EDT
Saturday, October 8, 2005
For those computer gurus out there
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Jigsaw "Sky High"

If anyone knows how to build a blog button, could you please direct me to where I can learn?

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 10:57 AM EDT
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Foreigner "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Topic: A bit of everything

Actually, no, we don't want it to go away. We need the rain. Everything here in Western MA is extremely dry. However, I'm questioning if we need 3+ inches of rain today! Yes, just for today, that is what we are expected to get here in the Pioneer Valley. Since DH and I took the boys out for haircuts at 8 this morning, we already saw evidence of flooding in the low lying areas where there are small streams or brooks. I suspect by tonight, there will be some serious flooding going on later. Thankfully, NECN is showing that tomorrow will be cloudy, and cool, but no rain in the afternoon. That will make it a fairly decent day for the NH Wool Tour (year 8 for me!).

I plan to do some yarn dyeing today. It probably won't dry, unless I put it near the dehumidifier, but it will give me a head start on things. And since I made up the new yarn labels for the angora/wool yarn, I'm very pleased with their outcome.

I hope to see some of you tomorrow! Look for Marcy and I to be visiting the various stops.

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 9:52 AM EDT
Friday, October 7, 2005
It just makes me laugh....
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Def Leppard "Rocket"

I have to say that one of my favorite blogs to read is Threadbared. And today's entry (10/6/06) is especially amusing. Who knew there were so many looks in pattern modeling? ;-)

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 4:55 PM EDT
Who doesn't love socks?
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Will Smith "Miami"
Topic: Knitting
Jane is having a contest on her blog asking people to show her their handknit socks.

Well, this is first (and only) pair of socks that I've knit. Trekking Colori sock wool and Inca Alpaca yarn, double stranded. They have a short row heal too.

I knit these back in August of 1997, when I was newly pregnant with my oldest son. They were supposed to be my "labor" socks since everyone told me that their feet were always cold in the delivery room (I did not wear these socks during labor; it was too hot in the delivery room in April to even consider that!). I loved these socks so much, because in a house heating primarily with a woodstove in winter, they were exceptionally warm, and I used to hand wash them. Unfortunately, my husband, trying to be helpful one day, threw them into the washer on HOT water and then into a HOT dryer. Yes, they no longer fit. Unless I want to cut the blood supply to my feet. But, I love them yet and keep them for sentimental reasons.

One day I will complete another pairs of socks. I have several on the needles, but haven't finished another pair.

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 11:36 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, October 7, 2005 11:38 AM EDT
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Autumn in New England
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts "Crimson and Clover"
Topic: A bit of everything

Now this is inspiration for dyeing!

This picture was taken driving home today. The way the colors just seemed to bounce off the blue sky was too appealing for me not to stop.

And this tree was just farther up the road:

Seems to me I'm going to have to work on these colors some more in the dyepot. And since I purchased some great tools at the beauty supply store and Michael's, I have a few more ideas going around in my head about ways to dye. :)

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 3:28 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Easier reading?
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Aerosmith "Love In An Elevator"

I finally subscribed to Bloglines. We'll see if it makes my blog reading time any shorter. While I only have a portion of the blogs I read listed here, I have another 30 that I check in on once or twice a week. Hopefully this will cut down on my blog surfing time.

I'm washing that alpaca fleece today. Yesterday was just too busy.

And this weekend is the NH Wool Arts Tour. This is a fabulous show that I've been attending since I was pregnant with DS #1, so this will be my 8th year. I haven't missed one yet. Marcy and I plan to go on Sunday. Are there any readers that we'll see there?

Posted by baycolonyfarm at 3:55 PM EDT

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