The weather here has been terrible to say the least. Last week we had a few nice days and then this major weather system blew in and has been hovering and circling over the east coast for many days. We've had thunder storms and heavy rain, brought in from the Atlantic. Yesterday we started the woodstove because it was so cool and damp.
On one of the few nice days I opened some windows and thus began the altercations. Open windows have become such a novelty that everyone wanted to get in the action.
Deiter and Izzy were right there checking the great outdoors, sniffing the air.
Things went well at first. Everyone minding their own business and enjoying nature.
Small but feisty and determined, Penny wins the undisputed place in the window.
Meanwhile Tipper is taking a nap somewhere.
When I finally got a chance to look out the window, I saw this!
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On Thursday evenings at the Shippensburg Public Library, my friend Dottie holds an informal knitting group that is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Dottie is an expert knitter who will help with project questions. She has been one of the teachers at the Knitter's Day Out in September for many years.
Since I've started knitting again, I decided to check it out to see what interesting projects are being made. One of the women was knitting several different sleeveless cotton shells for summer.
She also had underway a beautiful cable shell in another cotton yarn.
By the way, I've finished knitting the components of my cabled cardigan and am ready for blocking. I hate this part and have been dragging my feet! I'm determined to get it done this weekend so I can go on with the front bands and the collar.
Yesterday I traveled to Chambersburg to Grant Street Woolworks for the weekly hook-in.
There usually isn't a large group in the afternoon, but there's no lack of conversation.
Kathy is seriously working.
Kathy's friend, Beth was making yoyo mats.
Barb's patriotic quilt.
I think this project of Linda's is going to be a purse.
Joan brought several interesting things for show and tell.
This is, I think is a Karen Kahle design, for a tote bag. Joan plans to use the gold wool for the trim on the bag.
She made these delightful dolls, too. Love the wool clothing!
Detail of one of the faces.
My final decision has been made on the border for my rug. It is only half the width I started with. After doing about half of the narrower border, I didn't like the amount of blue in it and pulled it out and replaced it with green. Then after finishing the border in mostly red and green, I changed my mind and thought it needed some blue, but not a lot. Linda suggested just putting in little blips of blue. They don't show up very well in the picture, but they are in the center of the dark red part of the border.
There's only the background to fill in. I love it when all the difficult decisions are behind me!
Many of you left comments on my last post but because Blogger was having technical difficulties, over half of them have been wiped out. I'm sorry about this and hope you continue to leave comments. Blogger seems to have recovered from it's brain fog.
Until next time, sunny skies (I hope) and happy hooking!