Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Pt. 2

Our second day at the show/rodeo was a lot of fun, in part because some friends joined us. They recently relocated to Texas from Germany. While our friend John is American, Maia is Danish. It is always fun to hear what others think of American and, in particular, Texas. You know, Texans do believe that we are a country onto ourselves.

We caught a few of the animal shows in the morning. The cattle show was a big favorite:

And of course there was another fun ride on the ferris wheel at the midway--Bruce's turn to ride with the kid:

And Anna had to try another round at roping:

But the highlight of the day was the fiber exhibit. We watched people knit, crochet, weave, and spin--but we were most interested in the drop spindle demos:

I have always sworn that knitting was enough of a fiber obsession, but after seeing a drop spindle in action, I understand the interest.

Here is my feeble attempt to make some grey roving look like yarn:

Maia had some experience with a drop spindle. Apparently she was a girl scout or its equivalent in Denmark a child and learned some fiber crafts. Here is her experienced spindling:

This was such a relaxing and fun trip. Add to that beautiful, warm weather (75 degrees F).... A great end of spring break.

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Cable Cardigan

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Rowan Denim Seahorse


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Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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