Like many of my knitting friends, I head up to New York State this Saturday morning to enjoy the pleasures of NY State Sheep & Wool Festival.
It looks like both Thaddeus and I will go up, which always makes it more enjoyable for me, but for him, not quite as much.
I'm not participating in Blogger Bingo this year, so if you stop to say hi, you won't be able to fill out a square on your card this year.
Mostly, I'm going to the festival to meet up with friends. I also have a couple of things I'll be looking for specifically, well, three actually. Any interesting fleece, a drum carder and items from RedMaple Alpaca.
Other than that, I'll just stroll through the festival enjoying a nice day of fiber-related excitement.
I continue on with my only real active project at the moment, the crochet lace tablecloth.
You'll note that Nico insisted on being in the photo this time.
On Ravelry, I found out that this pattern is a free available pattern from The Spool Cotton company called Queen Anne's Lace. While that's not where I found the pattern, it's nice to be able to refer others to it who might be interested.
I have done some additional work on the brown Corriedale fleece that I bought last year at Rhinebeck.
I still have a box-load of roving to go, but it's a very nice fiber to be working with and Fingerlakes mill did a lovely job of cleaning and carding it for me.
Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on cholesterol, niacin and vegetarianism. I am again amazed at the breadth of knowledge of folks that read this web log.
As for me, I have quasi-successfully used diet and exercise to control my cholesterol for most of my adult life. It's never been incredibly high, but always "borderline." I understand there are issues with niacin and some possible side-effects. I started taking the non-flush Niacin, which avoids the flush through slow-release of the vitamin. Some folks said that the non-flush can cause liver enzyme problems more frequently, so I switched to the regular niacin. I did get an incredibly "flush" effect, but knowing to expect it, it was just uncomfortable for about 5 minutes.
I don't recommend or not recommend this therapy for cholesterol control. My real concern is that my doctors don't even mention it as option without Thaddeus having to find out about ourselves.
As non-parents, and as gay men with exquisite taste, Thaddeus and I get to see a lot of great movies. When AFI came out with the 100 greatest movies, I thought I would come out with my own list. Below, I posted it as a separate blog entry, I give you, QueerJoe's 100 Favorite Movies.
At first, I thought I would never be able to come up with 100, and then I had trouble narrowing it down. I would highly recommend that you take a look at any of the top 20 movies you recognize, and see if you agree with my assessment. The take a look at the last 20 and do the same. If you don't agree with me on those movies, seeing the other movies on my list might be awful for you.
Suffice it to say, other than Secret of Roan Inish, many of the movies are not kid-friendly.