It’s been a long day

The booth is all ready and we are excited to meet lots of new people this weekend. It’s been long and tiring day today and I expect that will be true for the next couple as well, so I promise that while the blog may be a bit sparse until we return home, I will hopefully be more chatty when I am back. Here’s a couple pictures from the booth setup to hold you over. Smile

Quickie phone post

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Well this will have to be a quickie post due to the internet being down at the hotel and posting from my phone is annoying. I am not as fast at typing on a virtual keypad.

So we made it to MN fine. Gas prices are higher than in the south that’s for sure.

Here is a some what crappy phone picture of us crossing the MN stateline. Hopefully the internet will be fixed soon. Good thing I have plentyto read and knit. :-)

Tired, but it’s GOOD tired…

We had a much smoother and productive day today. I m making  quick post before getting the baby ready for bed so I can unwind after a busy day of making ready for our road trip early tomorrow morning to Minnesota. I am feeling much better at the close of this day than I was yesterday. Maybe it’s just that some days your perception just gets off and others you can take the setbacks in stride.

I started watching a movie last night on Netflix while getting a bit of knitting done. I believe it’s a fairly new release. It’s All Things Good with Ryan Gossling and Kirsten Dunst. I watched about 2/3 of it before I turned it off to do some reading before sleep. I am really looking forward to watching the ending tonight because it is pretty good. A little bit love story mixed with some psychological twists. I think I’ll try to get the collar on my Bel Air done while I watch.

Sorry to cut this sort of short but the baby needs a bath. I’ll try to get in a post from Chicago tomorrow night.

Here’s a shot of my “rig”. I just love my pretty red truck. Open-mouthed smile

On the Road Again

Well soon anyway. Today was a little crazy for awhile there, but the dust has settled and most of the priority stuff got done…I think. Well in any case the trailer is ready to go. I had to get a tire fixed but it was a minor thing, thankfully.

You know how some days you just feel on top of everything and productive and all that? Well today was not one of those kind of days. I had a gazillion things that needed done before my next trip, to Lake Elmo, MN for the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival, and I felt like I was drowning and no one even saw me go under. There was laundry, school lessons, meals to be cooked and cleaned up after, packing, orders to ship, baby care, etc.… you get the picture. There were a few meltdowns and sadly most were mine. It’s hard sometimes when your team is made up of individuals with their own agendas, that aren’t necessarily in line with yours. What’s up with that anyway? Sarcastic smile 

Oh well, at least there was yarn to take the edge off. Web’s Anniversary Sale yarn in a color of Cascade 220 that just had to come home with me. It’s the Sky Blue Heather. I think it may become a Vonica 

 

What’s on my needles?

I don’t tend to be one of those knitters with dozens of projects on the go. It overwhelms me and makes me feel unproductive if I have too many things going at once because the progress on each is so minimal. My knitting time is pretty limited and it seems that my time is better used when I am focused on only a few things at once. Now, does that mean that many more worthy projects aren’t always calling to me and tempting me to just throw caution to the wind and cast them on? um..that would be a big fat NO. It’s the same with books. There are always so many things in my reading and knitting queues that I would have to live to about 200 to hope to get to them all. Sigh.

So, what IS on my needles? Glad you asked. I am working on a Bel Air and a Sprossling, primarily. The baby needs a couple new wool soakers too so I have a bigger one going. My favorite pattern for these is Butt Knits Soaker (Ravelry link) or Non-Ravelry link here. These fit great, work well, and are fun to knit with their interesting seamless construction. My go to yarn for soakers is believe it of not, Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool. It’s economical and is available in many more natural colors now. Anyway, you’re probably more interested in the sweater knitting right? Okay.

First, have you ever knit one of Anne Hanson’s designs? Well if you haven’t you don’t know what you are missing. She is my favorite knitwear designer, and I promise you that it’s not because she has designed with my yarns. I was follower and fan long before that. So the Bel Air (Ravelry project page) is getting the most action right now since I only have one sleeve and the collar to go. Love it so far.

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I’m not quite as far long on the Sprossling but just look at the sexy shaping on this sweater! I have the back finished and as soon as the Bel Air is done it will be front and center for getting done.

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Okay, I have spent all day working on this blog and I have GOT to get some real world stuff done today too.

Just getting started….

I am getting my feet wet with this writing thing. I have resisted it for quite some time but maybe I do have something to say after all? Anyway I will give it a go and see how it feels.

We know that no post is any good without a picture, right? Let’s see what I can come up with here…..

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Babies are always good, no? Okay that’s good for a test run. Let’s see how this thing looks live, shall we?