I am not home but have scheduled this particular post to appear whilst I will be elsewhere hurrying up to breakfast and to be ready for a day of lectures on wisdom literature and prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Fun, fun. No, really!
However, I want you to know that I have finally finished the mittens begun on the 29th of July (Tulip Mittens by Riihivilla) and am plugging away, in between note-taking, on the mittens begun on the 29th of August (Woodruff, Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed) all so that I can begin a new pair (which is yet to be determined) on the 29th of September. Which is coming up a whole lot faster than I care to think on, frankly. And yes, I do knit in class. You gotta problem widdat? Fortunately, I am not the lone knitter in there. A small comfort and a great knitting companion.
Also, I scheduled this post to appear in a timely manner so that if you have awakened on a bright Saturday morning with a day stretched before you with nothing to do (well, you are here, right? you must have a little time on your hands then) you might consider heading to Hemlock, NY, and the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival (scroll down a bit for info at this website: Beautiful Finger Lakes) at the fairgrounds there. If you love working with fiber, this is the place to be. Pet sheep and alpaca. Watch scutching, heckling and spinning demos. Learn what scutching, heckling and spinning are! Shop for wool, equipment and books. Eat festival food. What’s not to love? I cannot be there today, but tomorrow? You betcha!
p.s. Remember and remember why I cast aside the mittens for a little crochet madness? You can keep track of Robyn’s fascinating progress in South Korea at her blog. You know, if you’d really rather not leave the house today.