West Friendship is 3 hours away. That's a long drive with a Mooch. Not totally undo-able (he made it about 1/2 that distance when we took Mom to the airport in Philly earlier this month and he was great), but a PITA because of...
2. Dr. Mad Scientist's Saturday class.
Because Dr. mad Scientist has class Saturday I'd also have to bring Chunky with me. Again, not totally undo-able but if we get stuck in one traffic jam where there's stop and go traffic, Chunky will indeed probably blow chunks.
3. My main partner in crime.
Chris's rooster knee has been bugging her and seeing as both her and Jen (who also due to circumstances beyond her control won't be going) popped my MDS&W cherry last year and can't go this year, it seems wrong to go without them. Jersey girls (no matter where they were born!) have to stick together, ha ha!
Chris and I (assuming it doesn't rain) will be attending NJSASK--New Jersey Sitting and Sans Kids. We sit (no knee pain required) and knit without any kids around. It's gonna be great! Someone remind me to wear my Ravelry button so Chris will be able to know who I am!
Seeing as I would have used the opportunity to stock up on wool for spinning if I had gone to MDS&W, I decided instead to use $65 I had leftover on a $100 Visa Giftcard my bosses got me as a Welcome Back From Maternity Leave We Forgot To Give You This For Christmas Before You Left For Three Months to Pop Out A Baby to go on a mini online shopping spree at Crown Mountain Farms.
My haul included 8 oz. of Corriedale pencil roving in the hideously putrid color "Rasputin":
I also bought 8 ozs. of Shetland wool in Moorit (top left); 4 ozs. of Norwegian top (top right); 4 ozs. of Finn (bottom left) and 4 ozs. of Icelandic wool (bottom right).
I want to dye the Finn and maybe make some Finntens out of them (mittens for a baby named Finn).
It's probably a good thing I didn't go to MDS&W.
After seeing all that I bought at Crown Mountain--I'm not sure there would have been room in the car coming home!
I will miss seeing everyone there!
One person I won't get to see is Val. You might know her from The House of Wool Repute. The same day my fuzzy box came in the mail, a small box containing this lovely came from her for Moochie.
He LOVES it! I've had to pry it many times from his drooly mouth! Thanks Val!
Finally, I leave you with a couple of links regarding the Hamdemic I blogged about earlier:
Hamtastic Alaskan Solution to Swine Flu and
Pimp My Swine Flu Mask
Seriously, if this wasn't the media overracting a true threat, you know I'd be all OVER pimping my mask!