Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!  And to Geoff – the best doggy dad in the world!

It’s been a really great weekend thus far.  One of those weekends where there was a lot of fun stuff going on.

I kicked off my weekend early Friday morning with a walk to the pub down the street that opened up at 8 for the USA-Slovenia game.  They had a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar!  Great times!  Except for the fact that we were robbed of a win. Grrrrrrrrrr…

We’ll do it all again on Wednesday morning for the USA-Algeria game!  I can’t wait!

Then yesterday Geoff and I headed to Heritage Day at the Train Depot downtown.  It was AWESOME!  It was done by a group from Texas who live an agrarian way of life.  There were some great seminars on growing your own food and food preservation.  Even cheese-making!  And there was spinning and weaving and quilting!  Heaven!  Everyone was super nice and very helpful and informative!  I learned a lot about food preservation and want to start canning (which would be a great thing for me to learn because we have 3,589,204 tomatoes in the garden right now).  Of course, I couldn’t leave without snagging some of their yarn!

I’ve already chosen what to make with it!  The Echo Flower Shawl (PDF) by Jenny Johnson Johnen.  Here is a beautiful version of it knitted by strangeangel on Ravelry.  The color of mine would be very similar.  I think it’s just gorgeous and I can’t wait to cast on!  But I will exercise some control and try to make more progress on my current projects before starting this.

Today has been pretty low-key with some World Cup watching and now waiting to watch the Gamecocks play in the College World Series (rain delay).  I think I’ll go brew some tea, find a good spot on the couch and work on Orangina for the rest of the afternoon.


0 comments on Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Evie
    June 21, 2010 at 6:52 am (14 years ago)

    My goodness, I can’t imagine knitting that shawl. I have cursed my scarf (first attempt at lace) more times than I can count and I’m only on row 11!
    Beautiful yarn!

    Also, canning is not very difficult (the non-pressure variety; I’ve never tried that). Get yourself the Ball Home Preserving cookbook, it’s very handy!


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