A Friday list early and weekend plans

Hello!

I have actual plans for tomorrow, so I thought I would share them ahead of time. It’s not an actual list, though. Or if it is, it is a very short one.

This weekend is the Common Ground Fair, which is one of my favorite events of the year. I like it even more than the Maine Fiber Frolic, which says a lot. There is a lot of fiber and yarn and good food, but also a lot of other things, including amazing handcrafted things, everything under the sun about rural living.

Tomorrow, sister in law S and I are going fairly early, and will wander the grounds. My focus will be on yarn, of course, but I might get some seed garlic, and who knows what else? Fresh baked bread? Maple candy?

The plan is to leave there shortly after lunch and head to Waterville to Yardgoods. I want to get some more cascade yarn for my scrap blanket, and a stamp on my yarn cruise passport. S wants to look at the faux fur for her stuffed animals. Since we will be halfway there, it only makes sense to keep going.

My only concern is lingering COVID exhaustion. I warned S that there might be more rest breaks than usual…

Saturday is a return to normal. I will head to our local, seasonal, bakery for some bread, scones, and molasses ginger cookies. They will be permanently closing this fall, which makes me sad, but I will enjoy the last few weeks of yummy carbs.

From there, it is back to work. We are so close to the end on our big project! A will be staying in Millinocket for a few days to give what we hope is one final push. I will head up there after the bakery run and help with printing and stuffing. Assuming she gets to that point. If not, I will go up Sunday. We were there all last weekend, and made good progress, but not as much as we had hoped. There are just so many little bits left to do.

On the knitting front, I have been making good progress on things.

Bonjour/Hi is about halfway done. So easy and fun to knit! I am loving the two yarns held together deal. It’s a nice, light fabric that I think will be warm.

Cloud Cover is coming along, also. It is slow going, but nice and easy. I may look for some brighter colored tips for my interchangeables tomorrow, though. Knitting with navy yarn on dark green needles is hard in the evening.

I did several more squares on the scrap blanket this week, and finished up the first skein of the yarn I am using for the borders on the squares. It lasted for 104.5 squares. I started with 4 skeins of it, so one would think I was 1/4 of the way there. I am not so sure about that, so I will pick up another skein or two. I have the borders to think about, after all. 😉 I should measure the blanket and the bed and see how far along I really am… There is a current picture of the blanket on my Ravelry project page, here. https://www.ravelry.com/projects/salpal1/the-coziest-memory. I am enjoying the process of knitting it, and do think there will be more in my future.

That’s what my weekend looks like… what are you doing this weekend?

8 thoughts on “A Friday list early and weekend plans”

  1. Enjoy the festival!
    Yes, the Covid fatigue can last for awhile. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids as well as take some rest stops.
    I’m home from helping my sister who had hip replacement surgery last week. I hope to get a good night’s sleep tonight and relax.
    Our grandson has a trumpet solo during the National Anthem on Saturday before a regional band competition. We are looking forward to seeing him!

    1. I hope your sister is well on the road to recovery, and that you get to enjoy being home in your own bed!

      That is exciting about your grandson! I am sure he will do well, and will be so happy to see you, too!

  2. The Fair sounds fantastic – we don’t have anything like it where I live (probably other parts of the country), but I can imagine that it would be a fantastic day out! I really hope you can go and the excitement will carry you through the day. Fingers are crossed!

    Your blanket is so pretty, great memories for sure! (I dug out my stashbuster blanket two weeks ago as well, I guess it’s the weather. 😉 ) I hope you’re making great progress and you will have enough yarn for the border!

    Weekend will be … reading and knitting, I guess. 😉 We’ll see. Also chores and I really hope to walk a bit.

    1. It is a good fair. And it looks like good weather, though it will be very muddy, it rained long and hard yesterday. But I am ready for it. Just waiting for my SIL…

      Your weekend sounds very nice! That is my usual preferred activity level. 😉

      1. I have been slacking off with the walking recently, we had a ton of rain (which was badly needed though, so I’m not complaining. 😉 ). PLEASE post pictures if you can!

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