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."


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're doing okay - have fun this weekend!

Anonymous said...

So sorry, Dude. So sorry. Hate to have left you in the lurch.

But hey, the wall looks great! (The whole house does.) And the sock's looking awesome!

... And we'll catch up soon properly over some knitting and potent beverages.