It's been a week and I thought I didn't have anything to blog about, but then it occurred to me that I did have a little knitting I could show you. I've got two projects going, but one is a gift, so no pictures (even though my sister knows she's getting a pair of socks). The other is the Daedelus shawl I'm test-knitting for Helen. I'm finally well into the second chart and have begun the beaded section. See them, up near the top? (You can click to enbiggen.)
As usual, it doesn't look like much, but you know lace -- it will definitely get better!
This photo shows a little more, although I don't think you can see the beads.
The yarn is JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk, which is lovely to work with.
So, that's the knitting content, but I have more! The Iowa State Fair!
My boss and I went over to Des Moines on Monday to work at the University's booth at the State Fair.
We rolled football schedules.
We also hung out at my library's booth, promoting our GoLocal site. (More about GoLocal here.)
We had some free time so we ate some fair food (yum, corn dogs!) and explored.
We found the butter cow
and the largest boar. (His name is Freight Train, and he weighs in at over 1250 pounds.)
We saw sheep in jackets.
All in all - a lot of fun!