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As Promised – Superheroes, The Shawl Society and the garden

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Tons more knitting to show you and talk about….

I made these incredibly cute Masked Superheo and Burglar Hats for the doodlebugs’ birthday coming up:

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There is a cartoon called PJ Masks that they like (kids go out in the middle of the night in their pj’s to do superhero-y things) and their masks look just like this!  They knit up so quick – each one took one night and they are relatively easy.  If you have a kid who loves playing superheroes, make this.  And if you are an adult who like to play with the kids, it comes in adult sizes!  There are several variations and even directions to make a lightning bolt on the side.

Truth be told, while these did take just one night to make, I had a couple of bumps along the way.  I started out making a smaller size and realized  when I was almost done with one of them that it really would be way too small, so I had to start over.  Then, when I finished the second one, thinking I was oh-so-great-I’m-just-going-to-bind-off-I-don’t-need-the-directions, I did this:

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Bound off with the corners facing that way.  Instead of this way:

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Do you know how annoying it is to undo a bind off?  Really annoying.  So, do yourself a favor and read the instructions even though you’ve already made one and think you are a know-it-all.

I think they will love them (fingers crossed).

I also made another dishcloth as a hostess-y gift to a breakfast we went to:

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This is the Basic Diamonds pattern from a Leisure Arts booklet of dishcloths.  that one was quick too – two nights.   I gave it with some lemon verbena kitchen hand soap.  I never knew how many people loved to wash dishes with these.  It’s a thing apparently.  Me? I do everything I can NOT to wash dishes so I get VERY creative with filling the dishwasher.

Then there is The Shawl Society.  It is basically a 6-month subscription to patterns designed by Helen Stewart of the Curious Handmade podcast. I “joined” this a few months ago and then waited and waited until June to get the first pattern.  One pattern comes out each month through November and you have no idea what they patterns will be like until you open your email each month.  You join with the intent to get all 6 patterns and you can join at any time to get all the patterns to-date.  After the 6 months is over, they will be for sale individually.   I really like her patterns so I was willing to take the chance of not knowing what they will look like!  The first one I showed you in the last post, Talisman:

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The second one came out in early July and is called the Amulet.  I’ve gotten through the body and will start the lace section soon:

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Something fun and different to do with your knitting.

But the predictable thing has happened.  Now, I have a whole bunch of knitting I need to do to get ready for classes in the fall but all I want to do is knit the Amulet because I know another new pattern will be coming out in a couple of weeks and I’ll be dying to start THAT one.  Ugh – the things knitters have to deal with.  Seriously.

Here are some patterns I am looking at to offer as classes in the fall:

Frida Baby Cardigan: A cute cardi with some cable details.

Sultana Cabled Hat: A cool hat with a pom pom and a cable that uses TWO cable needles – something new and different to learn.

Miss Winkle: An asymmetrical shawl/scarf by one of my favorite designers, Martina Behm.

In non-knitting news, Paul and I spent a year at the Brimfield Antiques show last Friday.  Actually, it was 3 1/2 hours but it felt like a year because it. was. so. hot.  We went very early but it got hot really quickly.  We tried to walk through quickly, trying to spot things we wanted.  A pedal car and/or step stools for Paul to re-do. (I’m totally blanking on the correct work for what he would do to those.  “Re-do” is all I can think of.  You get what I mean.)  And I was looking for square blue Fire King dishes and purple bottles (my newest collecting obsession).  We had some luck this time. Paul found a pedal tractor:

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(and an old window to turn into a picture frame).  And I found two more purple bottles:

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(the two on the right).  Then I got a quart (yes, a quart) of Del’s frozen lemonade to drink on the way back to the truck.

We also hopped downtown last Tuesday to see the Altamont Free Library-sponsored concert in the park.  Rusticator played and we had a nice evening having a picnic dinner and listening to music.

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(Yes, that drummer’s bass is a Samsonite suitcase.  His whole set fits in there somehow, I think.)

In gardening news:

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It was looking incredibly sad a month ago when we returned from vacation.  Then I realized I had never fortified the soil we put in there with anything to help it grow.  So we diligently gave it Miracle-Gro for a few weeks and now it’s doing great!  I’m frustrated with the zucchini since the blossoms keep falling off with no fruit growing.  The Internets say that this means they are male blossoms and they will be pollenating the female somethings eventually and there will be fruit someday.  Supposedly.  And I only have two and a half pea plants out of the whole two rows I planted.  My dad says, “Peas are fussy.”  We set aside a whole half a planter for three rows of corn which the Internets also tell me I will have to hand-pollenate when the time comes.  Should be interesting.

One last thing:  Inquiring minds (my mom’s) want to know why there were no ice cream pictures from our vacation.  Were you wondering the same thing?  Well, I’ll tell you why.  It’s because Maine has TERRIBLE soft ice cream.  We tried three and a half times to get soft ice cream.  Three of the times it was just not good – too soft, too icy-y, not creamy.  The third time we tried to go to a place we were sure we had had good ice cream before and it was closed due to a family emergency.  I did have the absolute best Gifford’s brand hard ice cream in the flavor Campfire S’mores and will spend much of the rest of my summer trying to find it somewhere around here.  It was so. good.  So good that I ate it too fast to take a picture of it.  THAT’s why there were no ice cream pictures.

Catching Up

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Things are yet again busy around here, and I haven’t posted for almost two weeks, so here is your catch-up post….

Last weekend, we had a great ending class to the Fish Lips Kiss Heel and by the end of class, everyone had a heel!

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The next day, Paul and I went to the annual spring meeting of the Buick Club. (It really has another, official name, which Paul very patiently explained to me recently, but I already forgot.  But it’s understandable because there was some sort of name change at some point and all the t-shirts say one thing, but the official name is another thing, so I just call it the Buick Club.)  I worked on my sock while we were there:

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And we made our annual post-meeting trip to Red Rooster:

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Then at home I finished my sock and now there is a pair!

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The one on the left is the second one, which had not been blocked yet.  It looks as if the colors in the right sock bled a little when I blocked it because the color is definitely different.  And they look like they aren’t the same size, but the one on the left will grow a little when it block it.  I hope.  To be honest, I forgot to write down the number of stitches I increased to in the toe of the first sock and when I did the second one, the first sock was on display in the shop so I couldn’t count them.  So hopefully I measured correctly on my template, and knitted with the same gauge.  And for you eagle eyes, yes I will weave in those ends someday.

In other knitting news…. I started the Sleeping Owl Tea Cozy:

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I am making a modification to this.  The pattern calls for flat two-color knitting which means two ends to weave in for every row with white stitches.  See how many rows there are (that is on the front and the back)?  Since I absolutely dislike weaving in ends, especially a lot of them, I decided to use this as an opportunity to practice and then teach duplicate stitches.  This means putting in those white stitches after it’s knitted, on top of the gray stitches, and you can use one continuous strand of yarn.  Stay tuned.  Hopefully my modification works.  And hopefully it will be a good class to teach!

I also started my not-so-super-secret knitting project for the someone I know going to college this fall.  I don’t know if he reads this, so it might not be a secret.  But, for those of you in-the-know, please don’t tell just in case:

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This is the #07 Striped Blanket from KnitSimple magazine.  It is currently on hold though because I need to add gray next and that is on order.

And finally, there were these:

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These were the Cocktails for Two knit-a-long socks that I started over two years ago (January 31, 2014).  They were hard.  At the hard parts I would put them down for a while to give my brain a rest.  Then, when I picked them back up, it would take me 10 years to figure out where I was and how the heck to do it.  So, I would put them down again.  At some point, I went to try them on and realized I had totally picked the wrong size to knit and they were too small.  So, I put them down again.  I would look at them every so often and wonder if I should rip them out and start the size that would fit me.  Because they really are cool looking.  And I really love the yarn, Madelinetosh sock.  Then I would decide to think about it later because the thought of doing all that really hard work again was daunting and not very appealing.  Well, the other day I thought about it again….

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…. and I thought that there was no way I was going to knit that pattern again and I love the yarn so much so I will just make another, easier pair of socks with it.  Someday.

And now I am in a what-can-I-start-next-because-I-want-to-start-all-the-things-but-maybe-I-should-finish-some-things-first kind of mood.  So I haven’t knitted anything for two days.  Who can relate?

Should We Talk About the Weather?

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Let’s just talk about the crappy weather one last time and not talk about it again until there is something nice and pretty and beautiful and spring-like to talk about.

There was a little snow here on Saturday…

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Which actually was a tiny bit pretty.  It looked pretty against the maple tree buds, which I then felt a little sorry for.  I hope they are ok.

Then this happened on Sunday and Monday:

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You may have noticed the snow plow Jeep in the top picture.  It sits there still.  The motor froze because it was so cold and because it was sitting outside because it was not supposed to snow anymore.  So Paul had to trudge to the shed and find a shovel instead.

And all this snow made it much more difficult for me to work on my 10,000 steps in the doodlebugs backyard:

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While they made snow angels:

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Let’s hope that’s it.  Seriously, spring.  Let’s go.

In the meantime, Paul and I tried to celebrate one of our favorite spring things, the opening of Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In:

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In the cold and the rain.  But it was yummy, so it was worth it. (That’s my pistachio soft serve on the left.  YUM.  I love pistachio.)

In knitting news, I had several classes last weekend, including the TWF(Three Way Fun) Cowl class, where they all got a good start on these fun, quick cowls:

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And we had the first session of the Fish Lips Kiss Heel class, where everyone got to feel slightly uncomfortable while someone else traced their bare or sock-clad foot:

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But it was a necessary first step to make these socks that will fit their feet perfectly!  Stay tuned for their progress after the second class….

And I started this cute Milo vest on Sunday:

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….and finished it on Monday.  Full disclosure, it’s the newborn size so it’s really tiny and took less than 137 yards, which is one ball of the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals yarn, which I love, Love, LOVE!!!

Ok.  Do you think that cabbage patch doll picture is a little creepy to model a human sweater?  I kinda do, but they really are about the size of a newborn, so…..  So here is a normal picture:

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So adorable.  Fun, easy pattern.  This will be a class at The Spinning Room in May!

That’s it.  That’s all the snow talk for this year.  But there will be tons more knitting talk.  I’m still working on my cotton cardi.  Just giving my hands a rest.  And I’ve got a must-knit-by-September project for someone-who-won’t-be-named-but-is-going-to-a really-excellent-college-so-excellent-in-fact-that-it-is-an-ivy-league-college-in-the-fall that needs to be started.

Fair News (!) …. and some other stuff

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My Wheaten Wrap won the Reserve Champion ribbon at the fair!

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Wow, what a surprise that was – I’m very proud of it.  I loved this pattern, which is by Anne Hanson and knit with her yarn, Barenaked Wools Kent DK.  There is a Wheaten hat and fingerless mitts that I would love to make so they will all match.

I also came in fifth (out of six) in the Spinning Bee!  I’m just as proud of that.  I’m not a terrifically fast spinner (obviously) but it’s fun to have a little competition.  That day, though, it was so incredibly hot and humid, which made it difficult to handle the wool but also to sit there and be dripping with sweat.  I am absolutely NOT saying that is why I came in fifth.  I can guarantee I would have come in fifth anyway.  Here is a video that Paul took of the last minute (out of 30 minutes) and in case you can’t tell (not sure about the quality of the video) I’m the one in the blue shorts and baseball hat:

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Next to me is my spinning nemesis friend Lisa who is clearly much faster (how does she DO that????) and she same in second!

There was the usual fair eats too.  Ribbon chips, apple cider donuts, fried mushrooms, burrito, pretzels, and on the really hot/humid day we had slushies with a half-price refill.  VERY refreshing. (I think I swore I would never list the amount of food we ate again.  But I just did.  I think a previous year’s list was slightly more embarrassing.)

We saw the Belgian draft horses:

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I just can’t get over their size.

And a cute baby cow:

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This year the fair had a country store for local crafters and I put some of my knitted shawls up for sale:

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(They didn’t sell, but that’s ok.)

Other News:

The Doodlebugs did some painting with their birthday present from Aunt Liz and Uncle Paul:

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You may notice the abandoned chair.  These paints, which are a Crayola product, and are for CHILDREN, smelled ridiculously horrible.  Mr. Doodlebug couldn’t stand it.  I didn’t blame him.  We decided to only open one color at a time, and he came back for a second try, but it was still pretty awful.  Miss Ladybug hung in there and had fun.  She really, Really, REALLY wanted to paint.

We got ice cream:

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The dinner plate dahlia’s started blooming:

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And then the gladioli:

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We went to the Park Playhouse and saw Pajama Game:

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While we waited for it to start, I worked on a commissioned project, a sweater called Vitamin D, with the super-lovely-to-knit-with yarn, madelinetosh dk.

We also had our first pick-your-own day at our CSA farm:

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We are starting to get a little overrun with veggies so I’m figuring out what to cook and what to freeze and what to can.

I canned some pickles:

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That’s the news.  Hopefully, there will be more knitting to show you in the next post.  This blog, after all, is called Lizy Tish Knits.

The Busy-ness

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Raise your hand if you want to know why the heck I’ve been so busy and not posting to my blog.  I’m assuming everyone is raising their hand, so I will tell you:

As I said some time ago, this September (as in, a few weeks from now) the doodlebugs will be going to preschool and my babysitting hours will be decreasing.  (I can’t believe they are four and are going to preschool already.  It seems like just yesterday that they were 3 months old and I started taking care of them.  They are big kids now and we have great conversations and it’s so fun to see them learning and growing up.)  And looking ahead, in one year, my babysitting will likely be non-existent when the doodlebugs go to kindergarten.  The question became, “What will I do with my a-little-extra time now, and then in a year, my lots-of-extra time?”  Well, at the end of March, I signed up for an online course to learn how to proofread court transcripts.  Then I took the course, and then I finished the course, and then I looked for court reporters that needed proofreaders, and then I found some, and now I’m busy.  REALLY busy.  Nights and weekends and days off busy.

As you know, I love to read, so proofreading is a good fit for me.  The transcripts I get are pretty interesting, sometimes sad (wrongful death), sometimes nauseating (worker’s comp or lawsuits due to awful injuries), sometimes funny (lawyer/lawyer banter and witness/lawyer banter).  But proofreading is different from reading-reading in that I have to look at each and every word to see if it is spelled correctly, as well as determine if certain words are wrong or left out.  Because transcripts are spoken word documentation, I cannot correct grammar or run-on sentences, so that can be a little challenging too.

The problem then became that I was so incredibly busy on nights and weekends and days off, I didn’t have time to knit, or do more knitting design, or blog.  Or see Paul every now and then.  Something had to give, especially if I want to be able to expand this job when babysitting ends.  So, I’ve decided to give up my shop-watching hours at The Spinning Room starting in September.  (I bet you thought I was going to say I’m giving up the blog!)  I will still be teaching classes and individual lessons, so I don’t really feel like I’m “leaving” the shop, I just won’t be there quite as much.  These are all very exciting changes, but they are also stressful, anxiety-provoking, big changes, so bear with me if the blog is not as riveting as it usually is.

All right. So that’s that.  Want to know what else is going on around here?

There was a PAW Patrol birthday party:

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(Have I said I can’t believe they are FOUR and going to PRESCHOOL in a few weeks?????)

Don’t know Paw Patrol? How about the catchy theme song?  Come on, sing it with me:  PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol, We’ll be there on the double.  PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol, whenever you’re in trouble.  No job’s too big, no pup’s too small!  PAW Patrol, we’re on a roll!

And some dinosaur growing:

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I felted the slippers I knit:

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Yes, that one on the right looks bigger, but it’s not.  It’s the way I have it stuffed to dry.

I finished my Melodia shawl:

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We’ve been watching this:

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Do you know what it is?  I feel like it’s terribly obvious, but maybe not.  I think I know every episode.  Paul is annoyed impressed that I tell him everything that is going to happen.

We had ice cream:

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And we did this:
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Go ahead and ask me how I’m going to re-fill the hummingbird feeder.

Oh, and our cars broke.  We are sharing the truck (read: Paul is driving me everywhere in the truck).

A Lull

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I’m in a knitting lull.  Things have been so busy with babysitting and teaching knitting classes and working at the yarn shop and going to car races and doing house stuff, that I’ve actually been too tired to knit.   And that One Way Tee disaster has made me not really want to work on that yet anyway.  When life calms down a little, you’ll see more knitting.

So today you get a smorgasbord of things…

Before we went to Ohio, it was my sister-in-law Beth’s birthday, so the doodlebugs and I made her some strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, because she loves strawberry rhubarb things:

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Then the next day, we made her some strawberry rhubarb oatmeal bars (which I forgot to take a picture of).  Miss Ladybug did not want to taste the jam, even though she loves strawberries and anything sweet.  It was red and not purple, and she only likes purple jam, the kind that goes on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Mr. Doodlebug loved the jam.

Two Book Reviews:

1) Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr: As usual, an exciting mystery, which takes place at the Statue of Liberty.  Plus I really like the main, recurring character, Anna, whose personality you learn more about in each book.

2) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley: I loved this.  An 11-year-old girl (in 1950s England) who loves chemistry works to solve a murder mystery.  The story is told from her point of view, and she is very funny.  Several times I laughed out loud at the sometimes subtle humor.

Also, I finally got more veggies planted in the garden:

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In addition to the tomatoes, there are now peppers, eggplant, broccoli and baby watermelon.  However, it has been so cold lately, I don’t think the tomatoes have grown since I planted them.  Hopefully the weather will be more seasonal from here on out.

And there was another ice cream outing:

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Paul and I will use any excuse to go out for ice cream.  This time it was to celebrate his 8-year anniversary of returning to GE (when we moved back from Vermont).  Hooray for him.

That’s it for today!

Mixed Reviews

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This past weekend was our yearly car-racing trip to Ohio.  It was a mixed-review weekend.

The trip out on Thursday was great.  Sunny skies, not much traffic….

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Friday was also a beautiful day.  Lots of racing:

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The event was held at Summit Motorsports Park, which hosts national drag racing events, so that means it was a pretty nice track.  To Paul and Rob, that means a nicely maintained drag strip, well-run racing and good places to pit their cars.  To me, that means good options for treats like ice cream, and clean bathrooms.

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Only a little waiting for oil-downs to be cleaned up:

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Ray made his trips to tow Rob’s car:

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Ice cream at a local dairy:

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And Rob’s wife, Martha, got to come with us on the trip this time!:

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Saturday was, well, a little bit not as good.  There was some racing, but also a little fixing:

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And there was more ice cream:

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This place sells the yummiest ice cream for a dollar a pound.  A DOLLAR.  For A POUND. (Forgot to take a picture, but it was a very large cup of ice cream.)

There was the sitting and visiting (with Martha and Rob’s friends Diana and Sean):

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But……. notice the wet ground?  And also notice how everyone is crammed to the one end of the canopies so Rob’s car can get under the rest of it?  We had a lot of visiting while waiting for the rain to stop and the ground to dry up.  And then there was this:

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Not even the canopies could keep Rob’s car dry then.  Paul, Rob and Ray were left to literally hold down the fort (canopies) while the rain, wind, thunder and lightning happened (Thanks to Martha for thinking to take this picture! I was busy hoping the tires on the truck would absorb the lightning when it hit the truck.  And trying not to suffocate in the heat of the truck.)  Soon after this, we called it a day.  Which, the next morning, turned into calling it a weekend.  The event for Sunday was canceled because of the weather.
Here was our ride home:

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Blech.

But, the knitting, you ask?  What about the knitting reviews???  Also mixed.

There was some knitting.  But not a lot.  The stars were just not aligned for me and knitting this weekend, what with all the rain and all the ice cream.

On the trip out, I did start a new project, Melodia, with my new Periwinkle Sheep gradient yarn which I am liking a lot and it is going along nicely:

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But on the trip home, there was this:

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Remember my One Way TeeThe one I had to rip out last weekend because of the mistake waaaaaaay back? Well, I had finally gotten it knitted back to the 15 1/2″ I needed before doing the armhole bind off.  Then I did the bind off at each armhole.  Then I checked my stitch count.  I was short by six stitches.  Which is exactly the number of stitches I was supposed to increase (again) waaaaaaaaay back when I started knitting again, after I ripped it out.  I was so focused on having to re-knit about 2/3 of the back, that I completely forgot I had done some decreases and then increases for the waist shaping.

So:

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It is currently in a time out.  Paul thinks I should just focus on one project at a time, so maybe this wouldn’t happen.  I think maybe he is right (this time).

Brimfield

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Last Friday, Paul and I went to the Brimfield, Mass antiques show/flea market.  We try to go every year but missed last year.  It is HUGE and really, you can’t see the whole thing in one day.  But we put a good dent in it.

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There was even a booth with baked goods!:

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And “vintage” ’80s pants purses.  Can you believe the ’80s are considered vintage???

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And the winner for the booth that creeped me out the most:

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Just. Weird.

There was lunch of course:

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Paul’s “Gobbler” (aka: Thanksgiving on a roll) and my veggie wrap because the falafel place is now gone (SO. DISAPPOINTED.).  And my first purchase of the day, a cast iron corn stick baker.

We also saw yarn!

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This picture might be deceiving… these were actually huge cones with super bulky yarn on them. (No, I didn’t buy any.)

And we saw what we think was the filming of an episode of Flea Market Flip:

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Other purchases included a light for the outside of the garage which I forgot to get a picture of.  I also got two Fire King bowls to add to my blue collection:

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And this wonderfully whimsical hummingbird garden stake made out of spoons!:

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And on the way home there was this:

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Of course.

Lots more to tell you about the weekend, but it will have to wait until the next post.  Hint: it involves yarn and knitting.

The Book Sale

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Recently, it was the town-wide garage sale.  Which also meant it was the annual Altamont Free Library Book Sale/Fundraiser.

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Which meant I was all over that.

As I have discussed before, books are, to me, exactly like yarn:

1) Can’t have too much/many.

2) Even it you have a lot at home, there is room for more.  Mostly.

3) No, you can’t NOT buy more, because what if you never get the chance to see this yarn ever again or buy this book at such a great price?

4) They are wonderful.

5) They smell good.  Mostly.

So, at 8:30 am I was there, even though it started at 9:00 (and I was not the first one) and got my first haul:

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(Ha! Two books, same title, different authors)  Then I worked at the yarn shop for the morning.  It was so funny to see customers/garage sale-ers coming in to look at the yarn, holding a single book, or a tool box, or a frying pan:

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After my shift, it was time for the $1-for-as-many-fit-in-a-bag book sale back at the library, so off I went and got the rest of my haul (2 bags worth):

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You may ask, “Why not just wait for the bag sale?”  Well, I’ll tell you.  I’m terribly impatient and can’t stand the thought of missing some kind of great book at the beginning, that someone else might get.  It truly is a sickness.  So, for all those books (which happens to number 23, which happens to be the exact number I bought last year), I paid $10.50 (plus $4.50 added donation because I love the library and I use it often).  So great.  However, now, I have outgrown my bookcase and they are sitting in bags on the floor.  Just so you know, that in no way, no how, proves the above #1 or #3 wrong (see #2, #4 and #5 for added emphasis).

In other recent news of the doodlebug variety, we read a book about a policeman who was looking at fingerprints, so we decided to look at our own!

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And we planted our Scarlet Runner bean plants outside:

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And in other recent news of the knitterly variety, I taught the Heaven and Space shawl class, which went really well and everyone got a great start to their project:

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And I am this close to finishing the second side of my Second Story Tee.  I’m not showing it to you yet, because it looks exactly like the first side (except slanting the other way) and that would be boring.  So, I’ll show it to you when I am completely done with the tee….I just wanted to create a little anticipation-dare-I-say-suspense on this blog.

Oops, almost forgot there was this, too:

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Fly By

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Just a fly by post today since things have been quite busy around here lately.  Some of it involves a new cowl design that I can’t show you yet!  But some of it is just the busy-ness of life lately.

So, here’s what’s been happening:

I made these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars (from Martha):

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Oh. My. Gosh.  I am totally in love with these.  I love, Love, LOVE peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and these are them, in a cookie.

Easy to make, by smooshing a layer of the peanut butter cookie dough in the pan and dumping strawberry jam on top:

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Spreading the jam out and then dolloping the rest of the cookie dough on top (it’s too thick to spread):

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Forty-five minutes in the oven and then there is this golden brown, peanut butter-y, strawberry jam-y goodness:

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So good when it’s still warm and so good when it’s room temperature.  Just. So. Good.

But, having tried them and known I would eat them all within a day (or so) and because Paul, even though he, too, likes PB & J sandwiches, did not really like these (what???????)….

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They got cut up and packed up to take to the yarn shop…

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Where they were enjoyed by all. (That is the two socks on one circular needle class!)

Also, just a few snow piles left, and a still-frozen pond, but things are looking up for spring:

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And we got ice cream:

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