One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Cult Times

May 26th, 2005 · 9 Comments

This weekend might be Memorial Day to general American population.  To those of us who know, it is Cummington.  (Or as Cassie called it, the The Cummington Wool Cult).  I think Cate is doing her part to really get the cult status!  While the festival is a small one by MDSW or Rhinebeck (another cult you ask?) standards, the gathering promises to be one where friends can really enjoy it together.  My short people will probably get a great kick out of being in a house with other short, yet older, people.  They do so love it when their cousins come up for a visit.  The boy yearns to play with older boys and now that he’s a bit bigger, he got in on the reindeer games last weekend.  He was grinning from ear to ear while he chased after his big (almost 5 and 8 yr) cousins.

Tomorrow is an early out from work, and by exchanging lunch today for an extra hour tomorrow, I’ll hopefully be on the road early enough to be at Cate’s in time for dinner.  I’m bringing the baby benadryl just in case K&A take to sleeping there as well as they did the first night at MD.  I also hope that little miss velcro will detach herself from me long enough to enjoy the festival and mini-festival. 

Sunday we’ll be heading to stay with my folks on the boat.  The twins haven’t been there yet this year but as the boat is on the way back, sorta, we’ll be stopping off.  Right now we’re planning on an overnighter and I do hope it will go well.  It didn’t last year but again, that’s no indicator of what will happen now.  Heck the monkeys definitely have me on my toes and scared to commit to saying anything.  As soon as I think I have their likes/dislikes figured out, they switch it up on me.  I suppose I should get used to it.

I’m beyond the halfway point on the foot of the second F&F sock.  I picked up for the heel gusset on the PATH train last night and by the time I got to my car, I had 5 repeats of the lace portion on the foot done.  I counted how many repeats are in the first sock (15 on the cuff, 16 on the foot) so that I could match the two socks exactly.  As of this morning’s commute, I have 11 repeats complete.  This sock is going down.  I’ll have to bring something else for the weekend, in case I actually get some knitting time that is.  Cabled sweater is probably not a great idea for social knitting, but you never know.  Another pair of socks?  Maybe.  Not like I’m lacking for sock yarn.  And socks patterns.

Speaking of patterns, UPS’s little online tracking app is showing me that my latest order is out for delivery.  I’ve been watching Wendy knit Inishmore and my recent experiences with cables has me really itching to try something on a grander scale.  So I went shopping.  Online this time.  I bought the Starmore’s Fishermen’s Sweaters: Twenty Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations and Elsebeth Lavold’s Viking Patterns for Knitting.  I’m itching to sit down with these books. 

Oh wait, must pack, or make a serious effort at getting everything ready to simply throw in the car tomorrow after work.  Sigh.  I hate packing.  I’ve done a lot of things to avoid packing,  including scrubbing a stove.  Don’t get me wrong, I love going places, I just hate the prep work in getting there.  Its worse now that there are little people relying on me to bring everything their fickle little toddler hearts might want.   Oy.  The weather (and I won’t go down that ugly path again today) is not making my packing any easier.  At least the NOAA webpage is showing Saturday as pretty decent and 64F.  Could be worse.  Oh and I’m bringing the little Saxony wheel, maybe just maybe it will find a new home.  I think I’m supposed to bring alone my Fricke drum carder.  Must check with Cate.  Wonder if I need the pack’n’plays.  Definitely must check with Cate.

Doubt I will have time to blog tomorrow and I must write a test plan now.. oh and I just found a bug I need to fix so I’m going to close it here.  Have a very happy, healthy and safe Memorial Day (to those celebrating – excellent weekend to the others) to everyone.  Fellow cult members: see you at the gathering!

Tags: Books · Family · Travel

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Margene // May 26, 2005 at 4:22 pm

    Will I be there with you? Just kidding. Have fun!!

  • 2 Chris // May 26, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    Have a great time!!

  • 3 Cassie // May 26, 2005 at 11:51 pm

    I’ll be there in spirit. In the room with the Fisher Price army watching over me. I promise.

  • 4 Nancy // May 27, 2005 at 12:46 am

    Have a great weekend. I’d take socks – small, easier to rip after that refreshing afternoon drink.

    Waiting to see what you want to make out of the Lavold book.

  • 5 Erin // May 27, 2005 at 10:52 am

    Have fun, I’m sure luck will be on your side again and you won’t lose any blankies or various other things!

  • 6 Deb // May 27, 2005 at 11:01 am

    Have a wonderful time! And, I’ve been drooling over the Viking Knits book for ages . . . such gorgeous patterns in there!

  • 7 Laurie // May 29, 2005 at 6:37 am

    Remember the Ten Commandments? Charlton Heston coming off the mountain, eyes looking into the distance, head uplifted after what he had just seen and experienced? That was me last night.

    Thank you in multitudes for the benefit of your experience, and your feedback. It helped a great deal. My husband isn’t even grousing…he’s spinning. Using MY Romney.

    I had so much fun. You helped. It was great meeting you. And spending time with you and the twins.

  • 8 Deb // May 29, 2005 at 9:36 am

    Risa, I just saw a picture of your stroller over at Knitterpated . . . You had a GOOD weekend, didn’t you??? (grin)

  • 9 cate fricke // Jul 9, 2006 at 12:08 am

    i just googled my name and your blog came up. weird. my name is cate fricke. hi.