Saturday, September 25, 2010

Elephant included for scale

This is, quite possibly, the cutest package of yarn I have ever received (elephant included for scale). (Okay, ruler, too.)


Here's the thing: there are three two1 skeins of yarn in there. And I am fully cognizant of the large, awesome object they are going to become (a gift for a loyal blog reader, so pardon me if I don't even show the return address).

How is this even possible?

I am going to surround air with small, discrete edges, linked together. With my bare hands! (Okay, and a size 5 circular needle that I don't own yet2).

Once upon a time I had a little sister who believed that I was magic (aren't little sisters great?). There are days I believe it myself.

1 I finally opened the package...

2 And I'm really happy about that. I am rotating through three projects on a daily basis, frantic to finish even one of them. If I had a size 5 circular needle, I would cast on this project, and none of those three projects would EVER be finished.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's Officially Fall

Not because of the autumnal equinox, which isn't until later this week.

Not because the weather has cooled off a little, and the AC is finally off.

Not because the school year has started again, or even because my last child has moved out (I'll miss you, LG!):


No, our official sign of fall is a visit to the county fair. (Do not even get me started on the local system that holds the county fair long after the State Fair.)

I watched Duck Races,and bought a duck (a Candy Corn Duck, no less);


we watched sheep showing off,



and another complaining (loudly!) about his missing coat;

There may have been funnel cake, but there is no photographic evidence.

Annual, traditional fun (and the prettiest weather we've had since spring).