We are getting torrential rain! It started yesterday and this morning is even worse. From the weather map, it looks like the storm will be over this afternoon. If this had been SNOW, we would be buried under about three feet of white.
On Monday I went to the Cumberland Valley hook-in. We had a nice sized group. I guess everyone was glad to get out and hook after all the Thanksgiving festivities. I know I was! Currently I don't have any hooking I'm working on. It was nice to see what everyone else was doing, even though.
Ann is hooking this cute kitty.
Marian is working on her sun, moon and stars.
Lots of serious hookin' goin' on!
I didn't get to see Joan's rug before she put it on the frame, but I know it will be lovely.
Ruth is working on an apple mat.
Her name escapes me. I think this might be her second chicken rug.
Joyce showing her acorn pad. Ann always brings jokes along for our entertainment. I think she's contemplating which one to tell first.
Thelma was working on her kitty rug. Isn't it beautiful!
By the end of the meeting, Ann had completed her kitty face. Great job, Ann!
On the home front, I've finished the back and front panels of my sweater vest. Since I knit it all in one piece, blocking it was not going to be easy. I finally decided to wet it and lay it out on the screen insert for our front storm door. Then I put it over the bathtub to catch the drips. It seemed sensible in theory.
The reality was a bit different! The minute I had it all arranged, the heathens appeared! They walked all over the sweater, pulled the loose ends that I planned to weave in later, and clawed at the screen. After the little guys had gone on to better things, Deiter arrived on the scene. Mr. Triple XL is so heavy the screen started to pull out of the frame. You can see where it separated at the upper left corner of the photo.
The sweater was dripping wet, yet he laid there on it for HOURS!
It was still wet the next morning. I gave up and put it in the washing machine and spun it and then into the dryer it went. So much for blocking sweaters! Now when I get some free time I'll sew the sides and start on the center front and shawl collar.