I'm baaack...with photos!

So, it has been a long time since my last post. I couldn't possibly begin to remember everything I've done in the meantime, so you can make up your own stories of what I've been doing for three solid weeks. Make them exciting--my life could use some spice!

Last weekend, however, is recent enough to still be in the memory banks. What did I do? I went to Maryland for a lovely visit with our friends:

We also managed to have a grown-up dinner at a restaurant with cloth napkins (yeah for babysitters!). Then, Jenn & I went to Maryland Sheep & Wool. Great fun was had by all--the weather was lovely, the vendors had beautiful things, and we saw a boat-load of critters!

Here are a few highlights:

That last goat--the one looking right into the camera...guess what her name is...just guess...give up? JUDY! For those of you who only know me as the Nerdy Knitter, my "real" name is Judy. And now I've met my goat twin. She's so cute!

And here is my friend, Jenn, trying out spinning for her first time. I think she was a natural.

We also saw the coolest demonstration, but I didn't think to take any photos. I was floored by the complexity of the bobbin lace they were making at the SCA booth--amazing, I tell you!

I didn't buy much--something for Nerdy Mommy for Mother's Day; a kit for something for a friend's retirement gift; 1 pattern; 3 more bobbins for my spinning wheel; and a "kit" (the pattern was free w/the yarn) for a beautiful scarf/stole. I think that was it. Not bad, huh?

Now I'm back to reality and have to get the Nerdy House ready for the Nerdy Parents' visit! Anyone have any tips on cleaning up months and months of sneaky dog hair that hides everywhere? Wanna come to my house & demonstrate your method?

Speaking of the dog, here's a cutie-pie photo of our boy, taken this weekend:

He's such a happy boy!

I'll be happy very soon--I'm "this close" to finishing the Neverending Sweater! I'm on the 2nd iteration of the collar. Nerdy Hubby wanted it wider than I'd made it, so I frogged it (I'd done short rows, so had to frog back quite a bit), and have got about 10 rows left before I get to try it on him again. It's a modified crew/shawl collar. I hope it works. I kind of made it up...

This sweater is so big/heavy that I no longer lug it to work with me, so I've started a lunch-time project to keep me out of trouble. Well, it's kicking my butt, and I'm only on row 3! It's the cute little lace skirt/wrap from IK Spring 07. I think I'm going to have to start over (again) because I have an extra stitch somewhere. Grrr!

Nerdy Hubby will be out with a friend tonight, so I'm looking forward to some couch time with this blasted thing so I can figure it out. We'll see how that goes.

Meanwhile, it's off to the art building to pick up my last assignments from Drawing II. School's out for summer, and I'm off weekends until August--yahoo!


At 9:38 AM, Blogger TheBlackSheep said...

Awwwwww! Henry is so cute! He does look happy.

Can't wait to see the wrap. I can't remember exactly which it was, but all the patterns looked very intricate.


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