It's Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
time and I want to go! I will most likely be retired before I ever get to go, so I'll have to be content to whine about it.
I think it's also fund-raising season for many charities.Claudia's
got a cool thing going. My place of employment participates in several. Currently, we're centered on Med Camps of Louisiana
, an organization that sponsors summer camps for special needs children. And we're going to be wrapping up our Relay For Life
campaign in a couple of weeks. ***WARNING: Shameless promotion follows*** Our last 'big' fund-raiser for the Relay is our garage sale on Saturday. We've had lots of items donated for this (some nice stuff too and I think it'll turn out pretty well even if it rains. If anybody semi-local is interested we're going to be located at Community Trust Bank on Main Street in Farmerville, LA. We'd appreciate it!
Now for the knitty stuff. There ain't much. I did this last week:
That's 880 yards of laceweight merino hand-dyed by me. With koolaid. It's actually not that pale a blue, maybe a little more tourquoise-ish. But very nice I think. And it goes great with my new book. Lavish Lace by Carol Rasmussen and Cheryl Potter. Beautiful. I already practiced on this:
It should make up for the empty, sheep-festival-less place in my summer. (sigh)