The boyfriend and I (yes, I said it) took a trip to the charming town of Bethlehem, PA for a day at this year's Celtic festival. Here's a little photo tour of some of the things we saw.
As if kilts, mohawks, and horse cops weren't enough, the caber toss was quite impressive:
I prefer to find a quiet spot and get some knitting in during crowded events like this, and the festival location had some nice spots for such respite.
Not pictured are the tasties: bangers and mash with blood pudding (I focused on the mash and left the pudding to the boyfriend), lots of great music, apricot-almond strudel, orange-ade, sugar-roasted almonds, beer from the brewery.
Up in town, the sights and sounds and flavors continued, including a band that did not really fit the Celtic bill, but made me think of the old folks at work.
And a photo of one of the projects I brought with me - a sock, of course. I'm using some of the amazing yarn I received as part of a hugely generous gift from the guys at the Men's Knitting Retreat back in May. (I couldn't bear to wait until Rhinebeck to use the gift certificate to Briar Rose Fibers.)
Besides the socks, I've been working busily on HizVest so that I can wear it to Rhinebeck in a couple weeks. (WOOT!) I'm delighted that the temperatures are beginning to drop; now all those hats and mittens and shawls and scarves and socks don't seem like such a waste. Oh, speaking of Rhinebeck, I'm planning to bring the harp up to Trumpet Hill yarn shop the afternoon before the festival. Robena's planning a little Daybreak party for the lovely folks that participated in the Westknits class last time I was up. I think it'll be a highlight of a lovely weekend. Can't wait. And if you're going to Rhinebeck this year, come say hello! I might be hiding in some corner away from the people, reveling in the spinning and knitting fiber I already have. (Read: I really can't afford another skein. But maybe I'll get just one.)
I'm also planning two themed Halloween costumes for work. Both are gonna, of course, involve some wooly magic. Wanting some bad ideas to help you feel like you can come up with a better one for this year's costume? Check out last year's blog entry.
Happy October, and Happy Knitting!