I got up early this morning and was able to take a short walk before heading to work. I am not on a good sleep schedule for work yet, so walking before I leave is tough. The Fall Term of the HPKCHC (Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup) started Tuesday. School started Tuesday. (Real Life school, I mean.) Since I am on Gryffindor's Knight Bus team, I stayed up until midnight on Monday, August 31, so I could help open the Knight Bus thread as soon as the term began. The Knight Bus is our Help Thread, where students can read what the class homework is, and get ideas for how to fit in their projects. Anyway, the HPKCHC runs on Pacific Time, and since that is MY time zone, all of the challenges start and end at MY midnight. Needless to say, this made me a bit tired at work on the first day. Then, I stayed up until midnight last night, too, because I was obsessively hooking a doily, and I kept making silly counting mistakes that meant that I had to rip back about 4 rows three different times. So, tired again tonight. When I left for Crossroads, and the regular Wednesday Meet up of the Eastside Stitchers, I thought that I would have to leave early for sure and get home to bed. But, before I knew it, they were announcing that the mall was closing! We were having a spirited discussion of baby names, then how we chose the names for our own children, and the weird names that celebrities seem to choose.
Anyway, knitting with friends is such a great way to spend a Wednesday evening. So, who was there, and what were they knitting?
Quercus Alba by Renata Brenner and is the White Oak leaves and acorns. The designer is a botanist, and so her lace is a real picture of these leaves.
Harvest by Tin Can Knits. Gwen also finished ANOTHER Aviatrix hat. It will be a gift to a friend with a newborn.
shaping the planet with warm friends.