Sunday, March 28, 2010

From A-Z

This was my last day of volunteering out to A-Z Farm. I swear if they asked me, I would spend every Sunday out there. This was the best one of all three of the days I spent doing knitting demos; though it was hedgehog-less (which is probably a good thing or I just may have come home with one for realz). Mad City Mike came out with his sock machine and we got to spend the day working side by side!

Mad City Mike And His Magical Mystical Sock Machine

He's every bit as sweet and talented as he seems on his blog. I had a great time getting to know him and watching him work his magic. Everyone who came into the room was enthralled and he took time to really explain it to anyone who asked. He even let the little kids crank it! And get this...this is what I mean but being sweet...the man made a sock blank, dyed it my favorite colors (purple!!!), frogged it, rolled it onto his sock machine and made me a pair of socks! I KNOW right!? For lil' ol me! And I got to see the making! To think he can create a pair of socks in less than 90 minutes and he's only been knitting on it since January! I bow to his greatness! Thanks again for the awesome socks, MCM!

Molly Bee's Mystical Magical Mad City Mike Socks

I got there early this morning before the hoards arrived. It was quiet and the sun was coming in the back of the barn. The lambies were all cuddled up; soaking up the rays. If this photo doesn't say 'spring' and 'Easter', I don't know what does.

Peaceable Kingdom

I didn't get pics of the pups last week onaccounta my camera upen died. Something about the 35° barn didn't sit well with the batteries. But I got a couple this week by golly!

I didn't say I got GREAT pics. I just said I got 'em.

I can't believe how big they've gotten in only seven days! Last week I could have smuggled one out in my knitting bag. But alas, I waited too long...

Just look how huge- for 7 weeks! This picture was taken by the security surveillance camera just after I said "Give me the Teddy Dog and no one gets hurt" and just before the farm staff tackled me to the ground, cuffed me and retrieved their pup.

Lots of friends stopped by to visit today: Joe and Steve, Pat, Brenda and Wee Paddy, Katie and Cole to name a few. It was great to see everyone even if I couldn't really visit with all of the madness and mayhem. The farm saw 500 visitors the first hour! It was a wild and wonderful day. My last visitor, Donna, gave me a care package filled with goodies from the Amish Bakery in Pardeeville. If that isn't the perfect ending to a perfect day, I don't know what is! 'Night All!


Anonymous said...

Dang, I want a sock machine. I even know someone who has nine of them... but is not willing to part with one. Love the lambs in the beams of sunshine!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

The mad city mike socks are gorgeous, just wow, the whole thing. But I digress. Did you say, "Amish bakery?" Oh, yum!

Lisa/knitnzu said...

I was thinking what cute little puppies, and then I saw one in your arms... yowza, they're BEASTS! And socks that quick??? O-M-G. I might have to look for one of these machines. Glad you got a good critter fix.

DPUTiger said...

Holy cow, that looks like a truly fantastic day. Excellent!

Cindy G said...

Oh Dang! The puppies are even cuter than the hedgehog.

And those terrific socks couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

MadCityMike said...

Well......let us remember that I wouldn't even have been there with you if you'd not made it possible, Ms. Molly Bee! Plus, let's also keep in mind that "one reaps what one sows....." ;

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that dog is practically a bear! And SO CUTE! How did you resist stealing it?

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