Hello there! I hope all of you in the U.S. had a good Labor Day weekend. Ours was for the most part uneventful, but the highlights were my successful crockpot dinner of minestrone on Saturday, and our trip to Nockamixon State Park for the day on Monday. Most of the weekend was rainy, but Monday was one of those perfect days, and we had a great time hiking around, and then ending the day at the pool.
On Saturday, I finished the first of my pair of socks using the Solar pattern. It took me a while, with my arthritis flareup, but I'm really pleased with how the first one turned out. Here you will see one of my assistants checking for mistakes ...
I have yet to cast on the second sock, mostly because my arthritis is acting up again due to too much knitting over the weekend. No one's fault but my own.
Rest assured, the other assistants also were busy.
I am currently having one of those weeks/times when you are fine, nothing much is going on, but you are unable to really concentrate on much of anything for any length of time. I started a book, and I know I'm gonna like it, but I put it aside until I *must* read. Right now my reading consists of looking at magazines and being able to handle the short articles. My knitting is currently non-existent, between the discomfort and my lack of interest/concentration. I'm trying to just ride it all out, but I'm feeling really out of it, and am with it enough to have it be annoying!
I did manage to revisit my Scattered Wishes shawl over the weekend, and make progress on the lace border past where I had to rip out and start over, so that was a good feeling. (Until I realized that I'd done myself no favors by doing that much knitting. Sometimes it's like I'll never learn. Eejit.) It's looking nice, but I didn't take any photos because at this point the stitches are so shmushed onto the needle, you can't really tell quite what it is supposed to be. :-)
Summer Book Bingo 2017 ended and I didn't even have a single bingo. Such is life. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I'm not sure I'll do it again, at least not at this point. I'm glad I branched out in some of my reading, but I guess the whole thing just didn't "click" for me. Which is fine - some things I glom onto, and others, not so much.
This coming weekend is the New Jersey Sheep and Fiber Festival. We went a couple of years ago, and it was a lot of fun. It's quite small, but perfect for spending a good portion of a day. I'm not sure if we'll be able to go this weekend or not, but if you are nearby, it's worth a visit. And yesterday I found out about the existence of the Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival; I was not aware of this event before, so maybe we can check that out. It would not be that far from us, and at that point in September would probably be a lovely drive.
And that's it for now. What are you up to? Any fiber events coming your way anytime soon?