Well, it was inevitable. We've finally declared war on the neighboring townships and seceded from Wisconsin. The war starts at 1PM. Actually, Mr. Bee and I went to a civil war reenactment camp in town this morning. It was really interesting and walking through the campfire smoke made my shirt smell like my family's camp in Maine. I may never wash the shirt again! Yum! Lots more pictures on the my new Flicker site....(Link on the left hand side of the page, Mum! )
There was a cool group representing the "Colored Regiments" in the war and two ladies were knitting (actually one was crocheting) with Red Heart yarn! Yikes. I got thinking about it and thought that maybe that would be a good home from my first homespun yarn. It's Lincoln; rough, minimally dyed and processed and more than a little amaturish. So I went home and got it and took it back to them. They were thrilled and anxious to get started on some knitting that was a little more authentic to their reenactment than turquoise acrylic! And I'll always remember that my first spinning wheel yarn was used for the Union Army in the Civil War!
I finished my Walk on the Wild Tide Socks. I'm really happy with the stitch pattern and will make sure and remember it when I knit with hand-dyed's in the future. It pops the individual colors out a little more.
Yesterday was Saturday knitting. Baxter's Mom and YarnThrower weren't able to make it but Elizabeth and Linda were there and a couple of other's I hadn't met yet, Rhonda from the UWH and Chris who popped in on the fly on her way to a movie. The company was delightful and the time just zoomed by. Everyone's projects were lovely. I had to 'unknit' a lot when I got home because I'm too interested in chatting and not interested enough in paying attention to my needles!
Off to the basement to get started on the photo quilt!