This is the only picture I took. We had a wonderful time! I managed to maintain enough energy to make it up and down and around the fairgrounds on both Saturday and Sunday, and the four of us enjoyed our meals at the Eveready Diner and Gigi Trattoria (best calamari ever). There was some consumption of maple sugar cotton candy, but no artichokes. We’ll take the cotton candy.
Short but very sweet visits were had with the crew at Spirit Trail, both during the show and back at the motel (oh, those scones Lanea made!). I didn’t make many purchases — a bit of fiber from Botanical Shades, a Grafton corriedale batt, and some pretties from Lavender Trifles — but I did come home with a beautiful pair of Sheila and Michael Ernst’s glass knitting needles. Now to find something worthy of knitting on US 7’s…
Back at home, I finally photographed the Honeycomb Hat I made before I left. It’s so comfortable and warm that I’m wearing it right now. It’s cold today, even indoors.
This is the neckwarmer I’m knitting to match. It’s a simple Mistake Rib, round and round, which is all my chemo-brain can handle right now. Chemo brain explains everything if you want it to, and it’s as good an excuse as any for being forgetful and distracted!
I like the way the trees outside my house look woven, like a basket. The colors are almost at their peak here, and the wind blowing the leaves on these stormy days gives off an energy that’s hard to resist. I’ll take some, store it up, and use it later, thank you. It seems that Autumn is whirling and swirling past at a crazy pace — or is it just me?
It’s time to move on to thoughts of the Knitter’s Review Fall Retreat — in just a few weeks I’ll be in Williamstown, MA for a weekend with my peeps. Better get started on that class homework!