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Catching up – Wisconsin

June 08, 2009

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After leaving my island I flew to Wisconsin where I spent a couple of days staying with Michelle Lane, her family and some rather adorable animals. These are babydoll sheep and their favourite treat is animal crackers.

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Spring of course is the perfect time to visit someone with sheep – lambs!

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The horse loved wool just a little too much though. While staying with Michelle I did an event at the super friendly Yellow Dog Knittingwho even decorated with balloons for my visit.

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I signed lots of books, chatted to knitters and may have fallen a little in love with this wheel – even though I don’t really ever spin. Luckily the horror of having to ship it to Scotland was motivation to leave it behind.

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One of the knitters brought a tiny little pre-knitter with her and I finally got to take a photo of the tiny shoes on real baby feet.

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The following day Michelle and one of her friends took me on a great tour of their area, including a trip to a rather crazy, but wonderful yarn store. This place might be messy but it’s also something of a treasure trove, I found some great vintage buttons, my silly kerchief and some local alpaca that’s truly the softest I’ve ever felt. I also spent some time searching the endless aisles of a huge antique mall for buttons, I’ve already mailed them home but I ended up with quite a haul. New storage / display for my button collection may be in order when I get back.

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