Saturday, July 30, 2005

Fair time already?

Today was County Fair day. Abigail was determined to enter something in the fair, and as she hadn't finished her horse yet, she entered a stuffed teddy bear she knit some months ago. Today, she is the proud owner of a Red Ribbon. She also encouraged me to enter something, and as my Rosemaling sweater would have needed a depilling before being fair quality, I decided to enter the vest I just finished. For some reason, knitting is one of the least-represented areas of handcrafts at the fair, and our entire county only turned out four projects. Two were eyelash scarves. Those things are so cute!

<-- Here's a detail of the back of the vest. It was a pleasure to knit with the alpaca and silk blend, which I would never have gotten for myself. Of course, I couldn't just sit and admire the vest. I had to start a new project. I'm working on a sweater in BLACK, of all colors, by my mom gifted me with an Ott-light and that really makes all the difference in the world for being able to see what I'm working on. The front of the sweater will probably be in Intarsia, which is not my favorite thing to do, but it will look good when it's done. Or else. My 'pick up and go' project is a scarf in Wiggles yarn from Hobby Lobby, and I've ordered yarn for 4 pair of socks so I'll not have to dig deeply into my stash searching desperately for enough yarn to make something simple again. I really HAD to order yarn, because I needed some more black for my sweater, and the sock yarn was just to qualify for free shipping. Really.

In other news, we're beginning to gear up for school, but the rest of the world is against us. I first planned to start on the 22nd, but that happens to be Ladies' Craft Day, a once-a-month occurrence that I couldn't possibly skip. So the start was moved to the 23rd. Except because our Precepts leader is in the Ukraine at the moment, we decided to skip a lesson and so Bible Study was extended a week .... and doesn't end until the 23rd. So at present, we're planning on starting on the 24th of August. Unless something else comes up. A half-week of school would be a good way to get back into the routine, though, so I'm hopeful nothing else comes up. My gearing up for school has consisted, so far, of getting assignment notebooks for the three of us. I need to get some more work done but there's still time!

I've finished reading Lilith, and am ready to read it again and start mulling over things. Maybe even take notes on it. Dawn, interested in discussing Lilith instead of Don Quixote? I can think of all sorts of questions! My next book to read should probably be the Tapestry of Grace Year I Notebooks. All several hundred pages of it.

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