Sunday, September 20, 2009


This weekend was the annual Festifall street fair in our town. Apparently, its a big fair to celebrate the coming of Fall, but today felt more like Summer than Fall!

For such a small town, it was a big fair with lots of people. There was a water dunk tank. That guy got dunked at least 3 times in just a few minutes.

A kiddie train rode around the street.

Piper got into the festivities too. She loves rock climbing and jumped at the chance to do it again. It was tougher for her this time because she was wearing ballet shoes** and they didn't have much grip on the bottom.

A spinning, flying teacup ride that made me want to puke just watching it.

A local knitting store, that I'd yet to visit, had a booth outside with plastic bins full of yarn on clearance. They were all $1 each because they were trying to make room for their fall yarns coming in.

I scored 5 skeins of the 80% cotton, 20% wool yarn that's made in Peru. Never heard of it before, but the tag says its normally $7.95 a skein, so I'd say its a good deal.

Pretty, eh? If I didn't have storage issues, I probably would have bought up an entire plastic bin. Man, the temptation was soooooo bad. They've got a knitting club on Tuesday nights too. Not sure if I've got the time to actually go, but its neat to know that its there.

I've been crocheting too. Just very very slowly, since I've mostly been sleeping on my rides to and from work. Its nothing exciting...just a placemat, but here's a sneak peek.

** Speaking of those shoes!!! I took her to buy a new pair of flats because she'd outgrown her old ones. None of the children's sizes fit anymore, so I knew we'd have to try adult sizes. I figured a 5 or 5 and a half would do it. Nope, not even close! My little...err...big girl fit into a 7 and a half WOMEN'S shoes! Good grief, we're going to be sharing shoes soon and she's only 9!!!


Kristina P. said...

Ack! I still need to send you my address! Can you reply to this comment? The auto-email feature isn't set up on this computer.

Bezzie said...

Lock your shoes up!!! Ha ha!

And ah, 29,000 people live in your town. That's NOT small! LOL!

Snap said...

Looks like your new home comes with lots of new adventures! The yarn is gorgeous. Shoes ... a girls best friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kado! said... 10 year old boy is now wearing my size of I keep threatening to steal his sneakers!! ;) (mine are safe because most of them have some sort of pink on them!)

looks like a really fun weekend!

Laura said...

That looks like such a cute town! 29,000 is about average for a suburb here in the Cleveland area, but I guess compared to NYC, that is a little town. And lucky you living so close to a yarn shop!

My daughter's feet are already bigger than mine. She's in a ladies' size 7, and I wear a 6. She's only an inch or so shorter than me, so I imagine she'll be taller than me when she grows up, which is good - I've always hated being short.

Caroline said...

I loved getting a peak at your new town! Isn't having a LYS going to be awful? LOL I don't know which, the temptation is sooo great. pi looks like she did agreat job.

Subway Hooker said...

Your new town looks so bloody cute! A couple of weeks ago, we went to the Cranbury Festival in Cranbury, NJ, and it was just adorable! It looked like Small Town, USA. Everyone was so nice and friendly, too. The only thing I missed was a friendly LYS to cap it off for me!

Cami said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. And that yarn, YUMMY!