Or maybe socks -- I joined the Mean Girls Yarn Club and got my first shipment a couple days ago.
The colorway is called Aunt Sarah's Pussies, in honor of Si and Am, the naughty cats in Lady and the Tramp. Along with the yarn, there was a pretty little stitch marker, a DPN case, and a kitty-shaped lollipop that I'm a little bit afraid to taste!
In non-knitting news, last Saturday night I got to see my favorite Texas musician, Robert Earl Keen, perform here in Iowa City, for free! He was the Saturday night featured act at the Iowa Arts Festival. It rained all morning, and it sure looked like it would rain later, too, but it didn't -- the weather was gorgeous!
I moved up to the side of the stage to take a few pictures, and I swear that the second after I took this, he looked right at me and smiled - but neither my camera nor I was quick enough to get a second shot!
Three friends went with me, and I was afraid I would be the only REK fan there, but there were obviously a number of people there who knew him. At most REK concerts, I cringe when I see too many A&M t-shirts -- Robert Earl's an Aggie and sometimes his fellow alumni can be kind of obnoxious at concerts. This time, though, I was thrilled to see the maroon, since I knew it meant I wasn't there alone! In fact, during the day, I even wore the maroon t-shirt I got when SCC was in College Station a few years ago.
I was able to replace my Road Goes On Forever bumper sticker (my previous one was in shreds), but I didn't stand in line to get Robert Earl's autograph -- the line was pretty long, which made me happy, too. My sister had gotten an autographed copy of his book for me a few months ago, so it seemed sort of redundant. Although in retrospect -- how cool would it have been to have his autograph on my bumper sticker? Of course, I probably wouldn't have put it on my car then!
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There was a request for a photo of the leaves of my mystery tree -- does this help?