Monday, June 04, 2007

Back to Back Challenge

A beautiful Mountains weekend, the sun is shining, and there's a slight crisp edge to the air. The Young Dragon and I journeyed across the mountains to Kurrajong for the 2007 Back to Back Challenge.

We patted the Corriedale cross sheep that provided the wool that the two teams were spinning and knitting into the jumper; ate cinnamon rolls from the Cake stall, Bacon and Egg rolls from the Rural Fire Brigade Sausage Sizzle, and coffee and hot chocolate from the little stall run by The Turpentine Tree host. On the way out we picked up a little box of locally grown Persimmons from a roadside market.

It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Seeing all the beautiful knitted and dyed products on the market stalls inspired me to try my hand at using the Landscape dyes from Virginia Farm Woolworks to microwave dye a skein of yarn myself. I think it has worked and may be destined for bulky socks.

1 comment:

mehitabel said...

Sounds like it was a great day! Made me a little wistful to visit Kurrajong again--I really must get busy and make some plans to get back to Australia before I'm too damn old to travel!
Looking forward to seeing your finished cardi, too!