In other news, I re-homed the blue fancy sweater, it was an awkward "I know this is weird, but I think this would fit you and you would look good in it, take it home, try it on and keep it or give it back. Yes, it was a tremendous amount of work, no I don't want anything for it, I want the sweater to be used and have a home" as I handed it to her in a plastic bag. She is a fellow fiber enthusiast so I think she understood and seems like she is going to keep it.
Tuesday (5.7) Hills with Ro on Tuesday and early, and it is also garbage day, humid and well as long as we weren't downwind of the garbage trucks.
Wednesday (0) Shit show of a day. Finished the last row on the sweater collar. Think I nailed it this time.
|Dave and his RC Plane|
Thursday (0) NYC. If I heard my name mentioned one more time and awesome I was going to vomit. I don't believe I deserved it. Plenty of people take things they didn't earn or deserve so I should just suck it up and accept the compliments? It doesn't sit well with me. Wonder how those who take away from the deserving sleep at night? Probably like the babies they are? The only saving grace was this wasn't taking any reward away from those who earned it and were the highlights of the meeting. I am hopeful they will receive the award they have earned for the efforts they put forth and the difference they made. It was a HUGE feather in the cap of the company and the division, I did the job I volunteered to do, period. (as my maternal Grandfather used to say to end a discussion.).
The big score was a bottle of Central Waters Brewing Company Brewhouse Coffee Stout, the last one on the shelf at The Beer Table. Not a train beer, a nice sipping while knitting kind of beer. :) A couple train beers, I only drank one. Really not in the mood for beer, as odd as that sounds.
Bound off the collar. I nailed it. A good wash to let the fibers bloom and I think this will be the first sweater that fits properly and I like.
Friday (1) The Not Trespassing loop in Exeter with Jax and Dave. Surprisingly Dave came along for our adventure through the fields and to the pond. The yarn came for Chocolate Stout, it's a dark purple so doesn't go with the name, much like Dark and Stormy is green. Oh well... I make yarn cakes and got started on the pockets for the sweater. Stayed up too late.
|The yarn, the pattern, the swift, the ball winder, and a beer!|
Saturday (20) Did a usual bike loop backward. Not a huge fan of left turns but it was pretty quiet out in the morning. Saw quite a few people biking. Explored Pound Road after Tom P sent out an EBAC Testosterone Ride including that, he thought it was a through road, I was sure it wasn't, the Dead End sign is pretty much a dead giveaway, ya think? Anyhow it goes back to a Rez they are cleaning up. Talked to the owner for a bit as he was going out with a load of junk as I was biking in on my exploration journey. Nice guy. Cute dog too!
|Cute fuzzy insect.|
Got the sweater cast on while Dave drove us out to his parent's house for the evening. And another too late evening in the books.
Sunday (0) Took Barney out for a gravel grind and his disc breaks locked up. Lovely. Farted around with that for a while, in the hot sun and called it. Rim breaks have their advantages, for sure. Guess I get to learn something new. By the time I got home the breaks were loose and the wheels spinning free again.
|W. VA. 1997|
I spent the down part of my day on family history research. This is fascinating to me, at first it was "challenge accepted", where my mother said I'd never find anything on her father's family. Well, challenge accepted. I met the paternal side, all the way to the house her Great Grandfather built when he set up roots in Indiana. Turns out my mother's grandfather, my great-grandfather was, well, every family has at least one, the black sheep. My aunt (my mother's sister) and I were met with Uncle Hank had CHILDREN!! Hell, he had a second family as DNA has proven. This has all been so much fun for me, putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle where I only have a few pieces of the picture!
|6/17/2000 the Volk Cousins, two missing, and second cousin (there are two more)|
This week's fun was the arrival of my mother's father's mother's father's death certificate. I'm in the high 90% confidence range on this one. He either deserted the family or was compelled to leave the family. Based on the personalities and expectations of women in my family, on both sides, I'd hazard to guess he wasn't measuring up to expectations. Clearly, I lost all that chutzpah, and am a disappointment to my heritage. This opened up some more doors and a view into those I came from. I really am a disappointment.
|G-G-Grandmother in the PA Coal Patch and me... apples and trees... funny eh?|
I've updated on the sweaters in the narrative. Suffice it to say, once I find the right buttons and wash Dark and Stormy (who is seafoam green in color) she will bloom and be perfect, I am sure. Chocolate Stout is cast on and the first couple rows started. She will have pockets so this will be a very new to me! I'm excited for a new knitting adventure.
"Girl Waits With Gun"
by: Amy Steward
Excellent book. Kept my attention and the author doled out the back story backstory measured way, I'm interested to see what happens in the rest of the series. This is based on true events.
"Where the Lost Girls Go"
by: R. J. Noonan
So far OK. The story is probably duller than the narrator lets on. Her clipped tone keeps me wondering what is going to happen next. Although I have heard this narrator before and keep expecting the characters (Mike Hunt) to show up. So far the story is dull and ripped from the headlines... yawn... It was another 'available now' book and not one on my list.
Beth tomorrow starts another week and another opportunity to make a difference.