So, it was off to stack wood for us, while Mandy supervised:
We also made a day trip to Manchester, Vermont this weekend. On the way up we stopped in Bennington for breakfast at the Blue Benn Diner:
Then we went to a car show:
This cool car was there (electric - even back then!). The owner's grandfather drove it to work at GE in Schenectady every day:
From there we went to Yarns for Your Soul, a yarn shop in Manchester:
Speaking of my Altamont Fair project... I spent about an hour and a half yesterday trying to decide on which project to do and then what yarn to knit it with. I ended up knocking out the Trousseau because I hadn't purchased the pattern and I already had the patterns for the others. I knocked out the Catkin (even though I really like the two-color pattern) because I suddenly realized it had 8 zillion buttons on it. And we all know how I am about buttons, never mind then being judged on how well I applied them.
Once I got the yarn from Yarns for Your Soul home and decided on the project, I had doubts about that yarn and color. So, I made a trip to The Spinning Room. Which project did I decide, you ask?....
Celes scarf/shawl by Jared Flood! I'm using Lamb's Pride Nature Spun Fingering Weight in the color "Nervous Green". I have no idea what that color name means.
So, that's how much I've gotten done so far. That is one repeat of the chart, of which I have to do three more times. For that side. Then I have to make that same thing again and then kitchener stitch (sew) the two sides together. The idea for making the two sides and then sewing them together is so that they will look symmetrical when hanging around your neck/shoulders. Once those two sides are done, I'll have to pick up stitches all the way around for a total of 530 stitches (!). THEN, I'll knit a 12-15 stitch per row border all the way around, knitting in one of the picked up border stitches every other row. If you do the math, that means the border is approximately 1060 rows! I have exactly 2 months to finish it.
I also finished my Diamond Lace toe up sock:
The one drawback to the weekend was that plans to go racing in Englishtown, New Jersey were derailed by this:
Quote of the Day: (for Paul)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
-Thomas A. Edison