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.