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19 April 2012

Wednesday... now Thursday

The test knitting is done, washed, dried, and awaiting seaming -- which will probably happen over the weekend. I wonder what the chances are that the mood'll stick for a bit and I could have a few more new sweaters yet this spring. Heh.

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Meanwhile, unable to settle on anything else, hexies are very satisfying right now! The blues-greens are from some uncategorized and, I think undocumented, extra-curricular Project Spectrum dyeing. I'm lovin' that darker shade! Also, the two-tone hexagons are some of my favorites right now.

I should get a group shot... and count. I'm not sure how many I have finished. Maybe tonight. My friend Kate is bringing her Color Affections (one finished, one in-progress) to Knit Night tonight so I can take some photos, so the camera will be out.

Yesterday was the last official day of events for the 5th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival. Last week, my book club went to hear Kris Radish talk mostly about her latest (her 10th) book, Tuesday Night Miracles. She lives in Florida now, but was born and raised in Wisconsin -- not too far from me -- and, wow, we've sure raised up some great writers and I'm so happy I've been able to hear people like Kris, Lesley Kagen and Michael Perry read from own work and talk about their books. I also went to hear Bill Strickland speak about his book, Make the Impossible Possible; soft-spoken and humble, he is full of great ideas!

Next year, my husband may be in the book festival line-up! That's all I can say about that right now, so just nudge the thought way back in your head and I'll let you know when it's time to get excited again.

Don't forget... Knit Night tonight!

 

Comments

You have a great group of knitter friends. Readings are such a wonderful way to get into a book.

I LOVE Kris Radish! have read all her books. Your hexies are cute. I never caught that bug because I hate stitching stuff together which is why all my sweaters are knit in the round, preferably from top down.

I followed your link to the Bill Strickland book. Now there are 2 copies winging their way to me from Amazon: one for Elder Son, who wants to be a doctor to the poor and might pick up some valuable insights from it, and one for my friend the county librarian, who is practically the author of "if you can visualize it, it can happen." Now that I have ordered the book, I realize that it is a natural for the Books to the Jail program she started, too. Thanks!

Ooooo. That sounds fun! Books! Knitting! Author talks! (I bet there was wine, too ... wasn't there!) Love the hexes -- can't wait to see how you put them together.

I'm tempted to take a couple of my sock skeins and start....No, will not do that. :D Your hexes are tempting and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them. I'm also looking forward to getting exciting about some new reading.....

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