01:22 – Fair Entry Swatches and WIP
08:11 – Book Reviews
25:47 – Movie Reviews
41:15 – Things to do in Portland

Getting Ready for the Fair!
Kitsap County Fair – August 24-28 (Entry deadlines Aug 13-14)
Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 (Entry deadlines August 26-28)

My Entries:

For Kitsap County Fair (Max 3 skeins of yarn):
(Click on the project pages of each stash page to see pictures of the swatches.)
Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and GreenSwatch knitted
Emotion by CJ Kopec CreationsSwatch knitted
Bountiful Harvest – Merino/Corriedale by CJ Kopec Creations – Swatch crocheted

For Puyallup Fair (with Fair Entry Class):
Spinning – Wool – Novelty Yarn: Midnight Desire 100% Corriedale spun bulky and plied with silver thread, Fiber dyed by CJ Kopec CreationsSkein is tagged, 4″x4″ swatch is still needed.
Spinning – Wool – Singles (Heavy): Gypsy SW Merino dyed by CJ Kopec Creations. Swatch Needed
Use of Handspun Yarn – Knitted Article: Midnight Desire Capelet, Perfect Hug Shawl (Pattern by Lynn DT Hershberger) knitted with my handspun from Midnight Desire by CJ Kopec Creations – Shawl is finished and blocked.
Lace/Open Work – Crochet Clothing Accessory: Baby Talk ShawlSmall Talk Shawl (Pattern by Cheri McEwen) crocheted with Miss Babs Bamboo Baby fingering weight yarn2 more rows of the edging to go. Need to dye up yarn to finish edging and then needs to be blocked.

Book Reviews:
Ghost Story(Book 13 of Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
Smokin’ Seventeen (Stephanie Plum #17) by Janet Evanovich

Movie Reviews:
Unstoppable with Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson
Hop with Russell Brand and James Marsden
Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan
eXistenZ with Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop: Spotlight on Portland
Things to do in Portland:
Powell’s Bookstore
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) – Rated as one of the top attractions in Portland, it is my second favorite museum in the world.
Oregon Zoo
McMenamins – My favorite chain of brewery pubs. Several locations throughout Oregon and Washington.
Portland Breweries – Including some suggested Brewery Crawls
Brewvana Portland Brewery Tour Bus
Food Carts – Food Carts are becoming a tourist attraction in Portland. These mobile eateries are scattered throughout Portland and offer every cuisine imaginable.
Pearl District
TripAdvisor’s Traveler Recommended Attractions for Portland – I love using TripAdvisor as a starting point for my next trip.
And for the Textile Artists:
Mill Ends – Fabulous Discount Fabric and Yarn store.
FabricDepot – I swooned the first time I visited this store. I found the perfect brocade for a historical costuming project at a very affordable price. I am still floored by their prices compared to other places I have looked.

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary: https://acatandheryarn.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/portland-loop/

Current Projects

Wheel Spinning Project: SW Merino Dyed by Me in Blue and Green to match Rose Garden Fibers SW BFL in Blue and Green for Cable Lagoon Socks

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: A Clash of Kings (Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

You can also find me on Shelfari and GoodReads (GoodReads currently only shows what books Ive been reading since joining GoodReads. Shelfari has a more complete reading list, though I will be slowly updating GoodReads as well)

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