Saturday, September 29, 2007

Scottish Festival

Good thing it is random Wednesday, that means I can just throw this post up without it making any sense, right? I've been trying to post since two weekends ago, well, thinking I should post anyway. I wanted to make a nice, long post about the McPherson Scottish Festival. It ain't gonna happen.

Karla and her son came over both Sat. and Sun. We had a good time. Her son bought us both walking sticks, good kid, huh? Techpriest worked (volunteered) both days, but was able to spend some time with us. Karla and I decided that kilts almost always make guys look better. And there were plenty of guys in kilts around. I decided Techpriest would look good in a kilt too, too bad they are so expensive. He did buy a set of 3 samurai swords, he has been wanting some for a long time, and they were a good deal. Our camera finally went kapluey, so it is a good thing I'm married to the webmaster for the festival, I sneaked some pictures from last year to give you some idea.

Sheepy goodness. It is quite amazing watching the sheepdog move them around.

McPherson Pipe band, my chiropractor is on the front right.

I've finished and mailed my squares to Ms. K for the Miners blanket, but no pictures. My phone will take pictures, but apparently it isn't talking to my computer, or Techpriest's either. And yes, he tried to figure it out too, no go. I am almost done with seaming the afghan for the Greensburg project too. I wanted to start Fetching, even bought the yarn, but no dpns in the right size. So went to the Weasley Sweater Ornaments in Charmed Knits.....and yet again no dpns in the right size. Seems to be a recurring theme, doesn't it? Now, I could magic loop it, but I really am coming to the conclusion that I really don't like magic loop, takes to long to fuss with the stitches. So the only way to solve this problem is to go shopping! My plan is to go ahead and buy a set of Knitpicks dpns in all they offer. I have the sock set(up to 3), but that is it. Do I buy the metal ones to match my current set, or go wild with the harmony set? Or do I just buy the sizes I need tonight at Yarns? Decisions, decisions.

Now for some sci-fi geekiness.

Your home is a

Spawn-camping Wizard's Headquarters

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. There's a pantry with emergency backup caffeinated beverages. You also have some breakfast cereals in there, but you haven't had breakfast since last Spring. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You've never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet -- a unicorn named "Shadowhooves".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Build YOUR Dream House!

Some people have to much time on their hands.

Laura posted this awhile ago, she did a great job putting this video together too!


Marianne said...

Those Harmony needles are SO pretty, of course I haven't seen any up close and personal...still.

Julie said...

That festival looks like fun.

I've seen the Harmony needles - very pretty. I'm waiting, though, to hear if they splinter. I like my Crystal Palace dpn's because the shiny coating helps the yarn slide and they don't splinter like the Brittney's do.

Dana said...

The festival looks and sounds like a great time. My camera croaked too, so we're in the same boat (and this weekend is the Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival).

Good luck with your needle search and have a great weekend!

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