My daughter Cieara is at camp right now; she left a week ago last Sunday, and will be there until August 18. We sent with her a stack of notecards, addressed envelopes and stamps because we knew she’d want to write home and let us know she’s ok and having a great time.
Got a note from her today (11 days after she left) – it said:
“I was on a rafting trip all day so I did not know I needed a letter to get into dinner. Will write a proper one later. Having lots of fun”
Its really heartwarming to know that she sent this only to get food. Sigh…I guess I won’t be surprised to get 9 of the cards back unused (out of the 10 I sent) when I unpack her trunk when she gets home. Or maybe they will threaten to withhold food again so I get one more in the next two weeks – I can only hope!
I’m still feeling the love for my Soleil. I finished the lace part, and now I’m on the stockinette section. I’m going to take the advice I found on the various blogs, and make it two inches longer, so I won’t do the decrease section after 3 rows like the pattern says, but after 2 inches. I love this pattern – I can’t wait to work on it and have been working on nothing else but it – which is really unusual for me.
I mentioned months ago that I had initially bought a Kromski Minstrel spinning wheel, but then bought a Lendrum at Maryland Sheep and Wool. I decided that I don’t need two wheels so I I’m going to sell the Kromski. If you know of someone that is interested, either email me at jmknitATyahoo.com or leave a comment. I can be flexible on price. Its a great wheel – I just don’t think I’ll use two.