And among other fun things....................................
Ta-Da!!!!!! I stayed up late last night and finished my green sweater, TWO WEEKS before my unrealistic deadline!!!!!!!!! I can hardly believe it!!!!!! I am very, very, VERY happy with it. I'm much happier with it than I was with the brown sweater. This one didn't take any tweaking at the end--everything measured just right. The neck is funny, as all my sweater necks are, because I don't know how to do neck shaping. LOL.
My sister and I went to a fiber arts festival last weekend in Franklin, Indiana. It was a very fun time! We just took my two girls and her baby Avi, and everyone was so happy all day long! They had a few lambs and sheep, and SO MUCH FIBER. Unbelievable. Three fairground buildings full of vendors! I got a skein of hand-dyed cotton in a mix of purples and greens, and Sarah got enough grey wool to make her hubby a sweater. We also picked up a hank of un-dyed cotton and were going to attempt dyeing it here at our parents' house today. I remember one time we were doing some experimental crafting up here and the day ended with the microwave catching on fire! Hopefully the dyeing endeavor ends with less drama!
I love summertime!! Greta has recently developed a fear of the car. If it were winter, this might be a problem, but in the summer, not so much! We can walk *almost* everywhere we need to go! Today we walked up here to my parents' house. (My parents must be getting really sick of us. We've been spending A LOT of time up here lately... most especially every Saturday!) This morning we went to the Farmers Market to pick up our CSA (and they told us we have a $10 credit because they didn't give us our full share last week!) and to visit with everyone we saw. Before that, we'd been up bright and early for the library book sale!!! Nothing gets Anja out of bed, dressed and out the door faster than a library book sale! We got some good things this time, it was actually a really good sale. I wish I'd been in the market for more fiction books, because they had TONS.