Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lucky, Lucky Me!

My third and final Knitty package arrive and look at all this loveliness:



Two skeins of a wonderful chocolate brown alpaca (I'm thinking mittens or something like that), and some simply luminous pale gold 'Elvincraft' (Kid Mohair and Wenleydale mix). I am curious whether my very generous SP Shannon spun this herself - she didn't mention it in her card, but she has sent me other yarn she had spun herself. And look at all those 16" Knitpicks circulars - in sizes 6, 7, 8, and 9 - someone is trying to enable my hat knitting obsession! Thank you, Shannon - you have a great SP!

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This past weekend my friend Asami and I took our kids up to Easton, PA ( a good hour and 45 minute drive from our area) to go to...

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Anyone care to guess? Where would you find massive crayons falling from the sky? The Crayola Factory, of course! It was a long drive (and I am glad Asami was the one driving!), but well worth it. Willow was in high heaven - everything was hands on and there were plenty of freebees with your entrance fee... not to mention the swag we came home with after hitting the gift store.

There were some funky activities - like this stop motion camera that created all sorts of psychedelic art with kids dancing in front of a stop motion camera:



And fun house mirrors:



Now, you really didn't think I was going to stand in front of the one that made me look wider, do you? Silly mortal. We had such a fun time - and Asami, I can't wait for our next road trip!

** Incidentally, those crayons above are about 10 feet long a piece...

6 comments:

cpurl17 said...

I still love a fresh pack of crayolas!

Great SP package you got there!! That yarn looks so squeezable!

Bezzie said...

Very nice SP spoilage!

So the crayon factory was cool huh? A girl at work took her son and said it was OK, not too exciting. I'm easily amused so even if it sucked, I'd probably still dig it.

Shannon said...

Yay, I am glad it finally got to you. I didn't spin it myself. I only wish I was that good. I bought it in Missouri, but I know it's a European yarn. I hope you enjoy your needles and yarn. I'll keep a watch on your blog to see what you knit with all your yarn.
:-D

Zonda said...

Nice SP goodies!! I bet the Crayola place was a blast too! :)

Erin said...

That looks like so much fun!

Teri said...

I like the colour brown......