Jul 31

I miss being on vacation.  I was getting so much done at home, even with the interruptions of the trips to the hospital to see Leslie.  Now all of that has come to a screeching halt.

First, an update on Leslie.  She is doing much better and is to be transferred to a rehab hospital either today or tomorrow.  As much as it will help her resume a normal life again, I can tell you she is not looking forward to the enforced physical therapy she will be going through.  Having her cell phone back has made her happy, though.

I am on the 13th inch out of 17 on my bag.  It looks much the same – just bigger.  I hope to have it ready to shove into the washing machine at the end of next week.

I started teaching another beginning sock knitting class last Monday night and have two more Mondays to go.  This class of ladies is a hoot and they are picking up knitting in the round pretty easily.

Also, remember, the next spinning class will be Tuesday evening, August 13th, from 6-8 PM at Starstruck Cat Studio.  If you want to learn how to spin or need some assistance, please join us.  This class has students at all different levels of experience and everyone works on their own level.  It’s a lot of fun, too.

And I am through the heel flap on a sock.  This sock will be a single since it is going to be my teaching sock.  Each of the 7 parts is in a different (left over) sock yarn color so it will be easier for the students to see them.  I have been meaning to make one for a while and decided to just go through left over bits of sock yarn and do it.  Ironically, I had exactly 7 different colors in the left-over bag.  I’ll show you what it looks like when I get it done.

The Indiana State Fair is coming up.  I will be demonstrating spinning in the Wool Room part of the Sheep Barn from 2-6 PM on both Friday, August 9th, and Saturday, August 10th.  Please come by, say hello and see what we demonstrators are working on.

Also, I will be judging the Sheep to Shawl competition again this year.  It will be on Sunday, August 18th from 10 AM until about 4 PM.  The actual competition will be from 10-2, then there will be an hour for Mindy (the other judge) and I to do our thing.  At 3, the auction will begin.  Come and spend the day with us and bring your spinning wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting, or whatever.  The crowd loves watching and asking questions of those working, and they aren’t allowed to bug the contestants.  The Sheep to Shawl event will take place in the big red Opera Barn over by the Pioneer Village.

Keep your fingers crossed that I get to work on my studio organizing over the next couple of nights.