We’ll be leaving the farm early tomorrow morning for the Amish Acres festival in Nappanee, Indiana. (I like the word Nappanee, it’s fun to write and fun to say.) The van is stocked with lavender goods and a bucket load full of yarn to sell! The forecast is for temps in the mid 80’s, which I’m looking forward to especially after the 105 degree day we had today here in Oklahoma.
Chris took this photo the other day when I was moving yarn from the house to the studio. It just seemed silly to walk back and forth from the house to the studio three times what with the tractor bucket handy….
I finished the Emily Dickinson, Chestnut & Sherry, shawl this week and it’s blocked and in my backpack to wear in Indiana if the temps of an evening are cool enough. I’ll get some photos of it posted when we return.
Because you know I can’t go without a lace project on the needles (and I tend to ignore the hibernating projects) I’ll be taking both the Brandywine Shawl by Romi and my Nutkin socks as travel knitting. I’m using an Oklahoma Fiber Partnership yarn for Brandywine. It’s a lovely natural brown alpaca spun with 20% tussah silk. Oh yeah – it’s good, really good.
Here’s a little look-see at what I’ve got so far.
Yes – another bottom up shawl with great expanses of garter stitch. And yes – another brown shawl.
Thanks to everyone who left an asthma tip and well wishes. I’m feeling better finally. The doctor called in a new daily inhaler, which helps. But those two boxes of popsicles we consumed in a week and half played a part – I’m certain of it. Especially the orange ones!