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    Dec062010

    Mostly Monday Miscellany

    • Every day or two I pop over to Ravelry and do a search on "Szabo" in the forums. I like to know what people are saying about me. Last week there was a thread in the Remnants forum asking, "If you could only buy one Aran book, would you get Starmore or Szabo?" Hmmm. Personally, I would figure out a way to get both, but that's me, the book junkie. 
    • The plans for the 3rd Annual Camas Creek Yarn Winter Retreat are almost finalized! The event has been moved to Kandahar Lodge on Big Mountain the weekend of January 21-23, 2011. I sent Melanie a list of classes, and as soon as she gives her blessing on them, I'll get them listed here. 
    • I worked at Camas Creek Friday night for the annual Kalispell Artwalk. All the stores along Main Street were open from 5-9 p.m., and we served a variety of snacks and beverages. I spent most of my time stamping "passports"—by visiting at least 14 businesses and getting your passport stamped, you could enter a drawing for a big door prize. The store was packed for most of the evening, and I had several people tell me that ours was the most interesting place to visit on the whole Artwalk. It was fun, but exhausting. We also had a lot of interest in our beginning knitting classes. 
    • Our chickens seem to be working overtime. Yesterday there were 16 eggs! What's really funny is that the husband put 14 nesting boxes in the chicken coop, but all the chickens lay their eggs in the same corner box—the one the husband calls "the magic box"—and ignore the other 13 boxes. Sometimes three of them will be nesting in there at the same time (the box is only about one cubic foot big). If we put straw into the other boxes they go into them and kick all the straw out. Oh well, it makes collecting the eggs much easier. 
    • I am almost finished with the third of four projects for the last issue of the newsletter. The last project is the yoke of the sweater that is languishing in the basket next to my chair. It really only requires a couple more nights of knitting, so I will try to get it done this week. Then I can move onto other projects with a clear conscience. 
    • Our school Christmas program is tomorrow night, so in a bit I am heading up to the school to help with the rehearsals (I am the accompanist). This is our first concert in our school's new gymnasium. We passed a bond issue last fall for a wonderful new facility. Our old gym was so small that parents had to take turns watching the Christmas program in shifts, because not everyone could fit. While I am excited, this is also kind of bittersweet because DD#2 is an eighth-grader and this is her last year at this school. How time flies. 
    • It has stopped snowing, at least for now. I am sure more is on the way. 
    • Have a good week. Knit lots. 

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    Wish I could be there for the concert and to see the new faciility. I'll either come out for the auction or DGD#2's 8th grade graduation.

    December 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhusband's mom

    What on earth do you do with all of the eggs? Can you go through that many in a day?

    I, too, am about to finish up a few projects so that I can also finish off my Fulmer sweater in good conscience. I think it's been almost 4 years since I started that one. And I'm so close that it's pathetic to leave it languishing.

    How can it be nearly Christmas already? Where has the year gone?

    December 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbieT

    Debbie, I have a nice network of egg customers, and the husband has started having an omelette every morning for breakfast. So far it's manageable. I am not sure how it will be in the summer when they are ALL laying.

    December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Szabo

    We got your snow last night and it's still snowing. At least 10".

    December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbieT

    I weighed in on Rav. picking your book. Looks like you are ahead of the legend :)

    December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

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