It’s raining again.
It will stop on Sunday, maybe, but we still won’t get any sun.
We had a looooong difficult winter, and were very much looking forward to a nice late summer. Hot. With sunshine, building projects…oh, drying out some wood for winter, perhaps? Well, there are LEAVES TURNING ORANGE in Vermont, as I type, and our veggie plants are rotting from having wet feet for too long. I think I might actually be looking forward to winter, even if just for the reflective quality of snow…perhaps some vitamin D will bounce up into my face as I walk to and from the woodpile, and cure some of my malaise.
I can’t believe I’m saying all this in the first week of August!

So, I have to distract myself from the reality of global climate change and make things:

Pink Sugar and Synapse
cobwebby felted merino with recycled sari silk.

More fun with knots:

Macrame II
knotted scarf with corespun wool, wood and ceramic beads.

In other news, I think I finally have a car! When the Volvo kicked it, I thought…no problem, I can stick close to home, take lots of walks with the little guy, get to know our little piece of land, do “city” errands on the weekend when C is home. HA HA HA! We’ve had so much HEAVY rain the last couple months, that even the three mile round-trip to the post office has been impossible most of the time. A magical tip from a friend, however, has shown us the path to a ’95 Subaru…for $600. All she needs is a set of tires before the winter, and we’re golden. Or maroon, as the case may be. I am sure, now, that all of our car troubles over the past couple of years here have been due to the fact that we’ve avoided the quintessential Vermont ride. Now, all we need to do is slap a “Vermont Yankee is Closing” sticker on the back and we’ll blend right in with the rest of the Brattleboro area!

I’ll leave you with this:

Oh, and

, expect an email tonight with your long-awaited pattern. Many, many apologies for having taken so long, but I’ve been under-the-weather and forcing myself to actually go to sleep at night. To answer your question from our last convo…I used somewhere between 250 and 300 yards, but I think it’s a lot closer to 250. It’s easy to make it smaller or larger depending on how much yarn you’ve got.


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