And I don’t mean mine!!! We are the parents of a pre-teen boy that I may not survive. I’m mostly not kidding. You never know what kid is going to get off the bus. You sit and wait to see what comes out of his mouth. He’s either going to love you or hate you. It’s like living a soap opera everyday. I enjoy every single minute that child is in school let me tell you. And as everyone says to me, and this too shall pass. I might see it pass through the bottom of alcohol.
Back to more reliable and stable topics, yarn and knitting. My happy place!! I may have forgotten to mention that county fairs are big around here and this year I entered 3 knitted items and was especially proud because they were all dyed by me. Two of the items were lace, one a shawl and one a beaded lace scarf and actually the sweater had lace panels too!! I was really thrilled to not only win 1st place with both the lace shawl and scarf, but the shawl won Best In Show and the comments on the back said that the scarf was considered also for the top honor. My sweater took second place and I never did lay eyes on the sweater that took first.
Here is my sweater that claimed 2nd place. Pattern is Market Jacket by local designer Tanis Gray.
It is finally getting chilly here and I can’t wait to wear all my new knitting pretties.
Sweater update: It’s almost done. I am working on one of the sleeves and should get to the button band and neckline this weekend. I am hoping to wear it for Thanksgiving. I’ll take an updated photo soon.
I hope all is well with you.