Friday, May 16, 2008

Full Days

For the record, I posted Monday but I lost it. I was not finished, was uploading photos, and it was gone. Oh well, guess what I wrote was not meant to be posted.

So I am back with something entirely different. It is hard to get into the grove of writing, at least for me. It is a very busy time with graduation parties, wedding showers, weddings,yard work,art and fiber pursuits, friends and family. So busy in fact, I forgot the San Marzano seedlings outside last week...So I am ordering more seeds on principle, I don't know who's ( is that a word?)I guess so, spell check says so, so it is official. I hunted for the seeds as my neighbor gave me the first batch of seeds. But Cook's Garden catalog has them. Yea! The lettuce had to also be replanted as the squirrels up ended the first batch.

I joined the Summer of Socks 2008. I don't know how many socks I'll get done but it sounded like fun. I love to wear my hand knit socks and I could use the motivation for making more.
So I have picked up my knitting. I have missed it, the desire just was not there for a while. I don't get to my favorite shop to knit in, RI Handspun, enough anymore. Great knitters, friends , yarns. Oh yes, and without one of my pet peeves, Sue doesn't charge you a fee for coming weekly to sit in her shop to knit and gather. We help one another and usually there is shopping going on as well. Makes me crazy when I see a yarn shop advertise for a weekly knitting thing, 10 dollars, 12 dollars, whatever, I don't even entertain going. Well there's my rant for the day, been wanting to moan about that for a while.

Tomorrow is The Second Annual Rhode Island Sheep and Wool Festival.
I am weaving in the sheep to shawl demonstration with the rest of the RI Spinners Guild. Is my loom warped? Am I packed up? Do I know what I want to take or even wear? No on all counts. So I am off to answer these questions as today is just as full. I have a fun dinner get together to attend tonight with dear friends and I need to have my car packed and ready to leave early tomorrow. I thrive on pressure...

I have warped my Macomber loom for another shawl using Brown Sheep sport weight yarn. I have it threaded and tied up for a straight twill but that might change, at least the treadling. We will see...

I was browsing around and found this clip. I am always hunting for a laugh or two and Jon Stewart usually does it for me. Be warned it, is political but it is my blog...

Have a great day and thanks for reading.


Kristen said...

Better a late post than never; and you do sound awfully busy. I know what you mean about some shops asking for payment to sit and knit. I do it for free elsewhere! Have fun at the festival tomorrow. I'd be there except my daughter is graduating.

Carol said...

Thanks Kristen and have a great day yourself. Congratulations to the graduate, gosh has 4 years gone by already?

calicokitty6 said...

I'm not packed yet either. See you in the morning. :)

I love going to RI Handspun, too. It's so comfortable and friendly there.

K Spoering said...

Great video clip! I love Jon Stewart!
Still laughing...Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Cousin,

Great video clip! Is it my imagination or do the elections become increasingly surreal? If I weren't so close to retirement, I'd consider becoming an expat bon vivant again. On second thought, I might reconsider after I retire.

Peace & blessings