I am sitting in a coffee shop in the old neighborhood in Minneapolis, having arrived here Tuesday night on a plane from Hartford, CT, where I was for 5 days. The weather is beautiful here--apparently I just missed several really bad hot days, though we got some of that in Hartford too--and it's good to be home.
I'm taking lots of pictures for you, and I'll be back in California on the 5th, so expect to see some of them then. Suffice it to say, I had a great time in Hartford, though I was super stressed about going. I heard many amazing speeches, enjoyed worship with thousands of progressive Christians, hung out with Celeste a lot, and even was able to take a side trip up to Northampton to visit Smith (so beautiful there, I really miss it). I also got a lot of knitting done, and I'm up to the armholes in my sweater! I think it will start to go faster now (or at least seem to!).
I even bought some yarn--wild cotton from Peru, hand-spun and of course Fair Trade! It's white (the natural color), and I think I got about 400 yards, so I'm thinking about a summer shrug.
We head up to Northern Wisconsin for Family Camp on Friday night, and you can be sure there will be lots of knitting happening there! Also, I brought my cross-stitch project, which I seem to only want to work on during the summer, so hopefully I will work on that too.
Today, I am enjoying having Sisterknit's car, blasting the Country station on the radio, and driving all around the city. Next, I'm thinking of going over to the lake for a walk.