Friday, July 27, 2007

Hildene bound

It's been the week from H-E-double toothpicks, but I'm getting ready to leave the office and will arrive in Manchester sometime in the middle of the night. I have no sock yarn on me for civil war knitting, but I'm hoping that I can remember to grab some cotton for washcloths before I hit the road. Oh well...

Cannon article in yesterday's Burlington Free Press. Someone from Reutors e-mailed Jim about doing a story on the gun situation. Looks like we've got another round with the press coming.

Please send dry weather thoughts up to Manchester, will ya? Hope y'all have a great weekend!

ETA at 11:07 p.m.

There was also an article (pretty much the same thing) in the Brattleboro Reformer today, as well as the same article in the Rutland Herald.

OK, now it's time to hit the road.

Please--pay no attention to the fact that I have a five-hour drive ahead of me tonight. Really. Look away.

Look at the pretty sock!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Little purls...

I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted until Punkin pointed it out to me. Yikes! So much for my mid-year's resolution.

Of course, work has been hectic--as usual. The end of last month one of my editors, Blogless Elsie, left the company (good opportunity for her, very sad for me), so I had a couple of weeks of finishing up her projects. An now we're smack dab in the middle of the-book-that-shall-remain-nameless. (The authors want us to process 3,000 pages by the end of the week. Yeah, right...) So instead of a long drawn out entry, here's just a few bullet points for you.

  • Been working on just two knitting projects: the baby sweater and my handpainted sock. Here's the sock just after the heel turn.

I'm working on the gusset decreases now. I'll have new pictures soon.
  • There's been some sock yarn purchases. I don't have pictures right now, but there will be.

  • Jim finished the wall on the other side of the front lawn. Didn't tell me he was working on it. Sneaky guy. That wall is still the talk of the Mount Snow Valley. Who'd a thunk it?

  • I think I'm going to be able to attend my friend (and Vermont neighbor and handyman) George's mountain dulcimer festival next month. It's been a long time since I've been able to do that. (Oh, yeah, I can play the mountain dulcimer a little bit.) I'm keeping my finger's crossed!
  • This weekend I’m hoping to be up at Hildene for my unit’s Civil War event. We still don’t have possession of the cannon.* However, the event will go on and if I don’t get trapped in NYC by the-book-that-shall-remain-nameless, I’ll be there. I’ll post my plans right here by Friday afternoon. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hi!

*By the way, Historic Preservation is in absolutely no hurry to arrange for the inspection required by legislation. In the meantime, Jim managed to arrange (at great expense) for an independent inspection by a leading artillery expert earlier this month. We're still waiting for his final report, but basically he said that "the tube is in as good a condition today as it was in 1863 when it was first inspected."

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday Sky

Late afternoon over Patchogue, Long Island.