Aug 16

I have started Cia’s Striped Vest and so far it’s pretty easy.

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It’s not much to look at, yet, but the first sleeve is done and I’m on the first stripe of the body.  It takes about 10 minutes to knit one row at this point, which is better than I had feared, so I still think this is going to go pretty quickly.  I won’t get to work on it much for the next few days, lunch today, maybe a few minutes here and there on Sunday and not again until lunch on Monday.

Tomorrow, Sandy and I are driving up to the Michigan Fiber Festival to drop some fleeces off for processing and to buy more fleeces.  Also, just to spend a lovely day shopping and looking at what’s available.  I do know I need to buy more colored wool for the spinning classes I teach – I have lots of white wool, but need something with color in it, too.

Then Sunday, I am one of two judges for the Sheep & Shawl competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  This year, it is in the Sheep Barn, so come by and watch as the teams card, spin, ply and weave a shawl in 4 hours.  Then come back by at 3 for the auction.  All proceeds raised go back into the program for next year.

The mornings have been really cool here – the past several days have been in the low 50’s as I drive to work.  Some of the trees are already beginning to change.  If the weather keeps up as it has been this summer, we should have a lovely autumn with great colors.

Have a great weekend!