Tuesday, April 14, 2009

well, thank god that's over!

So I got back from Jamaica and promptly got sick. Really sick. I know, what's new, right? I feel like this has been six months of pretty much non-stop sick, but this one was a doozy. Lung capacity down to 30% and nearly landed my pretty little butt in the hospital this time. Hooray for prednisone (betcha never thought you hear me say that one!)

So enough whining about me. On to some news. The 4th Annual Autism Awareness Fair was a smashing success. Which we of course knew it would be, but omg, the stress of making this event happen every year makes me wonder why we put ourselves through it. But then I look at the numbers. 750 through the door, 200 kids dropped off at the play area, countless families finding the resources they need. The kids talent area was a big hit as were all the old reliables. I am humbled to be a part of such an amazing group of dedicated women (and a few men too).

Our group also had these billboards installed at several locations around York this month:

Pretty impactful, don't you think?

And there has been knitting! Alert the media!!! See, there is always knitting going on, I just usually never remember to tell you guys about it. This one is for work, it's Knitty's Pioneer, modeled by the lovely & beautiful Tasha.

Made from Swizzle from The Alpaca Yarn Company in the color Academy Blue. Yum, yum, yum!!! Only took me a few days to knit and I am absolutely in love with the way it turned out!

Next on the needles is Flit + Float from the same issue of Knitty. This one is made from The Alpaca Yarn Company's new color of Glimmer, Mint Kiss. I'm knitting it on size 5 addi lace turbos and I'm totally in love with it so far. There are SIX charts to this sucker, but the first one is very easy to follow and memorize. Of course, as I say this I am in the midst of trying to figure out where I made a mistake, but yeah, it will all work out eventually.

And, for the most exciting news of all, I'm going to be going to Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival for the ENTIRE WEEKEND!!! Woot!!! I never get to go anywhere Beastie free, let alone for three whole days. I will be working most of the time, but I am sure I will be able to squeeze in time for fun too. Let me know if you are going & we can plan a meet up! Yay!!!