Pigeon Forge and other ramblings

We got back from our Thanksgiving trip yesterday. We had a wonderful time! It rained on Thanksgiving day, but we had our meal at the cabin, so it was alright – it was actually nice not having to go out to a restaurant for the meal.

On our way out of town yesterday we stopped at a yarn shop in Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Spinnery. What a wonderful little shop! The owner, Nancy, helped me pick out a drop spindle and some roving to learn how to spin. She was so friendly and helpful! I bought some sock yarn too (of course!). I picked up some Wildefoote and some Rio de la Plata yarn in a beautiful sand, cream and peach colorway. I’ve started spinning some of the Blue-face Leicester roving – not very evenly, I’m afraid! But I’m just learning, so hopefully I’ll improve with practice :-).
My dad liked his socks, and they fit him, too! I’m so happy!

Here’s DS#2 looking at the jellyfish at the Ripley Aquarium in Gatlinburg. It’s a neat aquarium, but not worth the $20/adult, $6/child to get in, IMO.

Now I’ve got to get working on the rest of my Master Knitting swatches. I’ve done a K1,P1 rib swatch, but I’m not sure the ribbing section is up to par. The stockinette section looks great, but the ribbing seems a little distorted. Maybe blocking will help it. If not, I guess I’ll try again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Christmas is just around the corner!

Ta-Ta for now!

2 thoughts on “Pigeon Forge and other ramblings”

  1. Oh, I am very excited to hear about your trip to the Pigoen Forge area! I just went there in August and I made all my friends stop at the Smoky Mountain Spinnery for yarn. 🙂 After the yarn shop we went to the Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers!


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