Nimbus is finished and blocking! Only the assembly left to go! I would have finished it a day earlier but I ran out of the eggplant yarn three rows from the finish in the car yesterday on the way to the fair.
To add major irritation I had picked up a ball of merlot colored yarn and some double points to start work on the Eyelet Cap from the current Vogue Knits.
Unhappily I soon discovered my set of dpi's (cute orange colored plastic ones) were not nearly sharp enough to handle k2tog's and easy increases. Grouch and grumble, the rest of the trip was spent watching cows go by the window. The original design uses possum yarn, I will not be for oh so many reasons.
The fair was great fun, I especially liked watching the talent and creativity of the sand artists. They had finished this first tier in the first three days of the fair and have 3 more tiers left of their sand sculpture. Lucky for them the forecast is sunny!
The fair recap goes like this:
corn dog- 1
knitting exhibit- poooooooooooooooor
icy cold beer- 1
quilts at exhibit-pooooooooooooooooooor
bbq sandwich- 1
sweet tea- 1
harness racing- so much fun! (I picked the winner of race one, my horse Chiffon Lady came in to win and my $2 bet became $31!)
black walnut taffy----------- happiness
My daughter arrives from her 14 hour drive this evening and will be staying with us until she gets her feet on the ground. I have great hopes and if you can think a good thought or two it would be greatly appreciated!