Sunday, July 27, 2008

How fair!

This past week, Bill and I ventured out to Watertown to go to the Jefferson County Fair

In order to get from out parking spot to the fairground we had to ride the tram:
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once there we went directly to the animal exhibits.

There were cows (no pictures, because I am a bad blogger)

Sheep:
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Goats:
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Pigs:
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And piglets:
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Adorable bunnies:
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Chickens:
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Ducks:
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Geese:
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And goslings:
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then we headed inside to check out the craft exhibits.

Along the way we saw several scarecrows, for the scarecrow competition. This was our favorite.
I think it's supposed to be a bunny, but it looked a lot like our American Eskimo Dog, Cayenne, so we called it an Eskicrow.
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Once to the crafts exhibit I had a wonderful surprise,
Socks!
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But not just any socks, these socks were knit by one of the wonderful ladies that attended my sock class, and these are the socks she knitted afterwards using techniques I taught her!

How awesome! I'm so proud!

Then, not only were there the above socks, but there were these as well:
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Socks she knit using the yarn I gave her for the class!


After all the excitement it was almost time to go home. But not before the traditional fair fare:
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Taffy and steaming hot salt potatoes!

Yum!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July socks

vincarainbowsoxdone on

Woot!

vincarainbowsoxdone flat

Stats:
JL yarns Vinca in colorway #10
US size 1 (2.25mm) knitpicks 40" circulars


So happy, the colour variegation came out weird, but I really like these guys, they are super comfy.

I do have to admit though, the yarn was a bit thinner than I usually like to work with, and gets fuzzy quick. Even with 25% nylon content, I'm not sure how well they will hold up.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A tale of two uteri

One upon a time there was a nice uterus, belonging to a very nice woman. This uterus lived many happy normal years, and even gave birth to two very smart and handsome boys. One of which grew up to be a very smart and handsome man, who got married to a very nice girl who liked to knit.

Then one day that uterus got sick. A cancerous tumor had grown on the poor uterus's endometrial wall. This made the uterus sad. The doctors said that the uterus had lived a nice long life, but now it was time for it to go. That made the woman and her family very sad, but glad that the cancer had not gone any further.

The woman's daughter in law felt bad for the woman, who would surely miss her uterus. So she knit her a new, non-cancerous, and much cuddlier one, to keep her company in the hospital. And everybody was happy.


uterus

(knitty's Womb
size US 8 needles, Red Heart pound of love, double stranded.)

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