Thursday, October 06, 2005

Rainy Day

Sterling Shawl Number 2
Sterling Shawl, Version 2

I ran out of time for this shawl; it had to be washed Tuesday night and blocked, and with the rain I'm having to give it time to dry. So it's spread out upstairs in the wool room. It's not as generous in size as I had hoped to make it, but if it doesn't sell I can add some more rows. At least I'll have something to take to Richmond tomorrow. If it dries!

The rain came in yesterday as fog and drizzle but it's getting serious about it today, with some wind and wet weather that we've been needing for awhile. Looking out my window I can see the farmer next door, dressed in a bright yellow raincoat, throwing hay bales out for his cattle. They're all gathered around the old truck in a ragged line.

Yesterday I spent the morning on the computer, getting more bottles up on the web site and Then RJ and I went to town for bunny feed and a little visiting time, with a stop at the favorite restaurant. It was very foggy as we came back across the ridge, but the rain had tapered off. I hadn't been home long when my brother and nephew came in for help putting the craft tent back up. Now it's looking like rain for Saturday. A bummer when the peak tourist season is this month.

Now that the shawls are done, I'm hoping to get the rest of the house in shape today. It will be nice to come home to a clean place after my trip. My friend Kym used to look after the bunnies and Lily for me while I was gone. She would clean up the house and it would be such a nice surprise! I also have a nice young buck that is due for shearing; hope to get that done as well. Then tomorrow morning I'll be meeting Sandra in Wytheville and we'll be heading off for our big adventure in Richmond. Lily has to go to the k-e-n-n-e-l for the weekend but Dad's bunny-wrangling.

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