Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


That sweater's lookin' gorgeous, gal -- but all those ends!!

Have a great week,


By Anonymous Marg in Mirror, at 10:43 AM  

Love the sweater, but oh! the ends!

You've almost got me hooked on knitting one, but I shudder to think how of the effect of horizontal stripes on my short and still-broad beam. Still...if long enough, slightly monochromatic and not at all form fitting it could work.

All the lovely Autumn photos and such make me wish we actually had definite seasons!

By Anonymous diann, at 5:01 PM  

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008  

Tuesday is the New Monday

It's been 5 days of celebration and friends and magic shows and glorious fall weather. And Knitting – progress photos below.

BD and I never did get in the car on Thursday – we went out on the river instead and then we went swimming! I've never ever swum in October around here. Partly, autumn schedules suck us into the whirling vortex. And the days suddenly shorten so you leave just as it's getting light and get home as it is getting dark. And frequently it is just too cold. But this still is the south and we've had an unusually warm October. It was in the 80's last week and we were on the sailboat, so it was hot. And the river was cold. But really no colder than Lake Michigan was last month. Besides – it was a macho thing. We just wanted to prove we could do it. So. Now I have been swimming on both my anniversaries – October 15 and April 17.

A friend was visiting Virginia and I had a chance to catch up with her in my favorite tourist town, Colonial Virginia. I had to work on Saturday so I automatically got Friday off. It was a rainy day and a cold front rolled in with the clouds. We had a few precious hours to wander the streets and gawp at the wonderful architecture – after lunch at the Trellis. Which is good, but not as good as it used to be. Skimpy portions now. Tasty. But skimpy.

I was back home in time to go to the retirement party for our county administrator, who is also a neighbor. Our history mystery magic show at the library was a happy success and we had beloved guests up for a visit on Saturday evening. There was just enough time to do a fake houseclean – you know, vacuum the floor, wipe down the kitchen counters and light candles. I did a more thorough clean on Sunday since we had a friend coming to spend the night – but there were still cobwebs in the windows. Sigh. No matter how hard I try I will never get the whole house clean. Only 85%. Happily, she isn't the critical sort and besides, she really came to talk about boats with BD.

I took of Monday so we could visit a little longer and though I'd planned to go in to work the second half of the day somehow my feet never did walk near the car so I just couldn't get there. Instead, I worked on the ASJ; a little more knitting and a little weaving in of ends, because there are a gazillion ends to weave in on a sweater made up of stash yarn.

And so it is Tuesday and there's no escaping the call of dooty. It's a short week because I go back to Williamsburg on Thursday for our state library convention. Next week is our Weekend with a Writer fall event and the week after that is Stitches. And then I go to NC for another library thing. Lawsee. It is going to be a long time before there is an ordinary week at the library with just checking in books and stuff. Whew!

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