Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Times Past and Past Times...

Another day spent in the past....and a new knitter is born!

This is a shot along the Blue Ridge Parkway...and sort of a 'Bridge to the Past'! The last stone overpass before you pass through arrive at entrance to Explore Park...a portal so to speak.

I enter the park *backwards* because I'm going straight to the 19th century....
This is what you see as you round the corner--The Hofauger Homestead! My living history playground! If you are in the area this weekend it's their big Appalachian Folk Festival, lots of entertainment...even dulcimer music at this site.
No....I'm not headlining! I'm surprised Kimberly hasn't told me I'm hopeless yet! Ben Seymour will be playing.

But in exchange for dulcimer lessons, I'm giving knitting lessons!

A Knitter is born!!

This is my buddy Sherry, she just cast on her first stitches...isn't she just beaming!!

And here she is with her first few rows! Yep...she's gonna be a knitter! Planning future projects already!

Of course, she's gonna hate me but I caught Kimberly while she was talking but her shawl is gorgeous! She's making it from her own handspun...some grey fox she purchased several years ago...and it's amazing!
By the way...she's the *spinner enabler* who started me on the path I'm on today, including being a living historian! I bartered with her for my first spinning wheel!

No pics of me this week!!!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!


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Krista said...

I've been wanting to take the kids out there. Love the bridge!

KnitNana said...

So exciting! She looks pleased as punch, and I know you're a great teacher!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

That looks like such a wonderful place. I can certainly see why you love to go there.