Sunday, I went to Williamsburg to deliver a soap order to Knitting Sisters. I met Pam (knitting fiend) in Waverly, VA and we crossed over on the ferry - knitting all the way! After we lunched on Miss Melinda's Special (Brunswick stew, Virginia ham on biscuits, fruit salad, homemade pie, tea or coffee) at Old Chickahominy House, we headed to Knitting Sisters.
Last time I was at Knitting Sisters, I saw this eye-poppingly beautiful scarf (the Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis) and fell in love -- HARD! I purchased the book (Folk Style by Mags Kandis) and the 9 skeins of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze that the pattern called for. Well, just looking at the pattern made my head hurt and my eyes bulge. So, after the soap was safely handed over, Kat generously gave me a tutorial.
Where do you begin? In the corner! Here's my corner. Love the lime green against the tangerine orange!
Aren't these colors gorgeous!?!?!? The pattern really is kind of addictive. Pam put aside different colors for the same pattern. It will be very interesting to see it work up in different colors.
And, yes, I'm still working on the Argosy Wrap. I'm on skein number 3 out of 8.
Here's a good use for a back to a sweater from many many moons ago that was never finished. Cables and everything. Earl Gray thinks it makes a very nice napping place. I washed all the sweater pieces in the washer - yep, the two fronts and the two sleeves - so I have 5 felted kitty napping spots.
Saturday, I was raking leaves. I was trying to get warm! Our furnace and our heat pump broke Thursday night so I had NO heat ALL weekend. The temperature was down in the 20's at night. I slept in my socks, sweatpants, turtleneck, and my polar fleece hat! Once I got in the bed, I was warm as toast! It was sitting up trying to knit or work on the computer that wasn't very comfortable.
Andy left early Friday morning for Indiana to see his family. I called the emergency service Saturday and they wanted triple their normal rate for coming out on a weekend so I told the guy that I believed I would layer! How did the heating systems know that this weekend was going to be the coldest so far this season? And, that Andy was going to be out of town??? Isn't that always the way???! Andy got home about 5:00 PM Sunday and the furnace was fixed by 7:00 PM. Transformer went bad.
Anyway - back to raking leaves - I wish you all could have seen George. He was hysterical! He would just lie in the leaves and I would rake piles over top of him and completely bury him! Before long, his tail would start to twitch and the leaves would fall away and his tail would poke through. Then, his nose would poke out. Next, he'd crawl out and then we'd do it all again!!! He is a VERY chill cat! I don't know many cats that would just lie there and let you rake piles of leaves on top of them. Too funny! Wish I had had my camera!
Leaving Williamsburg and going back across the James on the ferry, Pam and I enjoyed this view from the ferry. What a great day!