Friday, September 16, 2005

Knitting Biddies


So I have been a knitting fool lately. To keep myself under control, I have found an outlet to sell my wares, the Wheeling Artisan Center. Bless Chris V. who enthusiastically accepts my little offerings for her shop. I hope that some of my scarves, purses and shawls sell so that I can recoup the money spent on yarn. If they don't sell, beware friends & family, it'll be a woolly holiday season for you!

I'll be away for a week, finishing a certificate program at Rutgers U. My third and final week in residence is coming up, so hopefully this time next week I will be graduated!

I will pack the car with my sewing machine, quilt projects, and of course lots of yarn. The only way I can stay awake during the afternoon lectures is with two needles constantly moving. To celebrate graduating, I will spend the following Saturday in Manhattan with my college roommate. It will be like old times (and I mean old re: the picture!) when we played and lived in the City in the days of Annie Hall. Hopefully there will be some pictures to share of projects completed.

I'll look forward to catching up on all your news from the Ring.

2 comments:

Karoda said...

Have a great trip Cheryl!

Becky and Geoff said...

Hey, Cheryl, I finally got over to your site. I'd love to have something wooly for christmas,but I guess it will have to wait a year, since it won't be cold here. More than likely, christmas, for all of us, will have to be in July after we return to states. How's the writing? I find myself writing free responses to Billy Collin's poetry that I have with me. Too bad it's not poetic--instead very pedantic and sometimes very whine-y.

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