This summer we, as a family, enlarged our circle of comfort and learned how to do some new things. I returned to my golf game…but now instead of just huz giving advice, son has jumped on the bandwagon as well. Still can’t hit a drive beyond 50 feet but I can putt better than both of them. Brian graduated from State Trooper Camp Cadet and gave one of the commencement speeches. VERY PROUD MOMENT. While there he learned to fire a .22 rifle. So we joined the Factoryville Sportsmens Club and are learning marksmanship. We also attended the US OPEN (tennis) where because of rain we got to watch about 17 minutes of tennis. We managed to lose Gary and son was convinced we would never find him. I replied: it’s been 24 years, and I haven’t lost him yet, not even in Disney World. We could not call his cell because he left it with Brian (don’t ask). Then we couldn’t stay in our seats where he left us because of bad weather (Rule Number One: stay put). So we exited the stadium and I sat down to gather my thoughts. It occurred to me I could have him paged over the p.a. System and was trying to think up something funny to have them say. As I tilted my head, deep in evil thought, there he was over by the Polo store…right across from us. On the way home, we met Huz’s dad at the Tick Tock Diner in NJ for dinner.
Most of the roving at the studio has sold for spinning although I have a great supply of roving from Martha Wells. There is plain wool and some blended with Llama (soooo soft).
The lonely roving I have been spinning up into yarn. Some I have plied and some is either DK or lace weight singles. The ones that are ready for sale I did in self-striping sequences. There is one skein still drying that will be variegated.
NEWS FLASH: There are Opal sample sock pairs for sale in time for your holiday gift giving ($35 a pair). I also acquired an antique circular sock knitting machine so soon you will be able to order socks to fit you in yarns of your choosing. More on that soon.
While assembling the work bench for the sock machine, I came up with three bad nuts. I dare you to find a way to tell someone you need three new nuts without them laughing at you. Jamie was along for that adventure and yes, she found my nuts.