Squirrel update: Mr. Squirrel seems to have left the building. Apparently he left on his own recognizance when I left the back door open for a couple of hours the day after he arrived. But will he come back?
I started a new project on Friday. I am knitting the Penny Straker "Jennifer" cardigan, as pictured below. I have about 9 inches done so far, with 4 to go before I start the raglan part.
This will be the back of the cardigan. I love the yarn. It's Jamieson's shetland in sport weight. The computer image doesn't give you a sense of the complexity of the color in the yarn. It looks way different than it did in the skein--in a good way!
I have about a foot of the autumn leaves scarf done. I was getting tired of it. I will finish it soon.
I also have been shopping since the election has been over. Paulette and I went to Iris and I found this:
It's Malabrigo laceweight in the color, Forest. I was going to make a shawl with it, but now I think I may make the pullover lace sweater in the book, "A gathering of lace".
We also went to The Sow's Ear in Verona after a political action committee meeting. I bought this yarn there:
Okay, I know, I need more laceweight yarn like I need a hole in the head, but.... I decided that I needed a dark lace yarn to make a shawl for fall/winter. This burgundy Misti Alpaca lace fits the bill.
Speaking of elections, yippee, most of my candidates won! My friend, Jess King, lost her election to the state senate 18th district by 181 votes. She's asking for a recount. Paulette and I have been asked to help with observing the recount. Training is this Thursday. I suppose the recount will start soon. Sigh. Just when I thought I would get my life back. I guess the furnace will have to wait. I mean, it still works and everything. And then some. No one gets cold when they are at our house!
Here are some election day pictures of some of us standing on a corner in Oshkosh--at 7:15 AM!! Yes, election day started early here. I was up at 5 AM and didn't get to bed until 1:30AM.
And this is the small crowd. We had an enormous crowd on Tuesday at evening drive time on the Walgreen's corner on Koeller St. It was so much fun and we got more beeps and cries of "Obama" than people yelling bad stuff at us. It made up for the racial epithets that we put up with being yelled at us from a car of young people the day before. It was disturbing that they were young people. We also had "socialist" yelled at us on Monday. After that we went to another corner where a nice guy in a radio station truck pulled into the parking lot behind us and gave us Melty Bars and told us to keep up the good work.
I am still really tired from all the running around for a month. My feet still hurt a little. But I'm happy. Well, mostly. Now I had to come back to work--blech. But on the bright side, there are only 2 1/2 weeks until Thanksgiving!