For Yul

I saw a yurt at S&W and I thought about you. It was totally felted, and the guy inside was doing a demonstration on wet felting. His stuff was amazing. You can see some of the rugs on the outside of the structure (I can only imagine what it smelled like the next day, in the pouring rain; I don’t envy him the drive back and eventual airing out of said yurt).

IMG_4149 by you.

It’s all either wet-felted or needle-felted. There’s a rack at back (which you can’t see) that is full of silk scarves onto which he’s needle felted patterns. Aside from the alpaca and the death-metal sheep, this was by far the coolest thing I saw all day.

I am so covetous of this thing. I want a yurt desperately, even though it does not fit with anything I do. This is okay. I don’t really need a yurt, anyhow. But it’s fun to think about (I’d so totally set it up in the front yard, and then would have to shoo out the winos and homeless guys).

And there was one other thing we saw that was awesome, which was the fog in the mountains on the way up and back. It was spectacular. It kind of rolled across the highway and made it hard to see what was in front of you. It was like we’d left Earth and gone to Middle-Earth or Narnia or way up in the mountains of China or somewhere else magical. I tried very hard (and succeeded) not to think about The Mist (ohmygodgiantbugsDONOTWANT).

IMG_4141 by you.

I am amazed this photo came out so well. I got a video, but can’t find it now. Oh, well. You get the idea.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to For Yul

  1. HappyGoth says:

    I was so glad I didn’t think about it until afterward. That would’ve been really scary.

  2. marmadyth says:

    I remember the first fog I ever saw (in HP, 1st year). The Mist was ALL I could think about; it was hard to cross the Midway for class!

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