Sunday, October 21, 2007

More Campus Tours -

You know, I am getting anxious for the time to change. It's so hard getting up when it's dark out isn't it? So normally on the weekend I sleep in a little (yeah, like to 7:00 instead of 6:00, but hey, it's not dark out at 7:00!). So as usual, we did that yesterday, then took off around 9:00 am to venture to places we had never been in Kentucky. We were headed to the campus of Murray State University, out in no man's land! It was only 120 miles from our house but it took 2 hours and 40 minutes to get there. We saw some gorgeous scenery on the way, the tree colors are really coming out now! We passed through the land between the lakes, and saw Barkley Lake and Kentucky Lake, oh it was so sad to see how low the water levels were. So, in any event when it was all said and done, and we finished getting a little turned around on the way home this is the final verdict from Caryn:
This camera shot was actually not intended for public use, so let's keep this one to ourselves. She was mugging up for the camera in a totally different content, but hey it works for me!

So lots of driving time results in some knitting time for Me, I had started the Charm sweater for Caryn, and it was a bit too small, meaning it fit exactly right, and we wanted it to have more ease, so here is that result, with Nitro supervising my camera shot:

It's kind of hard to see but, the top garment is actually wider and has more give to the fabric and I think this one is right where she wants it to be. All of #2 was done in the car yesterday, except the cast on and a few rows of the lace pattern! I am almost to where I measured the first one (on bottom) again, and decided it was too small.

I have been spinning too, this is Colette:

She is spinning up so much differently than the Painted Desert or Georgia! But, she is fun, and actually half of her fleece from this year's fleece is still available on Skylines Farms website. She is spinning up like this:
I don't have any stats yet, I will try to get that together the next time I post about her.

So, there is not much left to say this week, except I am tired! Whew! It's been a whirl wind at home and at work. So, I will leave you with this shot of Bailey in the paddock, where she doesn't belong, and look at Jake in the background! This is just so typical for our two doggies. Bailey runs the show and Jake is say "huh? what's going on?"

I love that big dumb doggie! I love Bailey too, but she is too smart and cunning for me sometimes! Have a good week everybody!


Marmee said...

Wow, what a whirlwind of activity...called
Your life is so cool.
Your sweater is gorgeous and the lace looks so great.

Ashley said...

The Sweater looks great so far, so jealous of you getting to knit! I am going through knitting withdrawl over here...*sigh* Those Baileys, they ARE just too smart ;)

Gammy aka Peggy said...

So, does Caryn's thumbs up mean Murry is the one? Your knitting is gorgeous as ever!!!!! I didn't tell you that my boys each got a dog did I? Both were adopted from the Humane Society. T.D. is a gorgeous, very sweet, pit bull, he is Aaron's. And Roegun is part blue heeler and something else. They are both so very sweet, but Katie Scarlet isn't too sure.

Gertieanne said...

Hi June,

Yes, I saw the Hemlock shawl on the internet and it is beautiful, just don't have enough time for all the things I want to knit my favorites are shawls.

The bee and Field shawl is really not white, I have to take a better picture of it. It is mottled in three different similar colors. I did a dye technique that I learned in a rughooking dye class. Pretty neat.

I am almost finished with it, only have about 12 rows left, but I am in the Secret of the Stole KAL and I am already behind this week with it. I did just join the weekend whirls and I see that you are the same June?

Denise said...

Those college tour weekends do make for a busy weekend - glad we're done with those!

Collette looks wonderful!

Bailey reminds me so much of our old Australian Shepherd,Checkers, both in her coloring and her behavior. Checkers was too smart for her own good sometimes, but she was a great dog and we miss her.