Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Sky: Crisp

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It’s really and truly Autumn! Most of the leaves are gone, frost was heavy last night, and the air is dry and clear and crisp.

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Virginia plays Virginia Tech here in Charlottesville this afternoon in the classic in-state football rivalry – playing for bragging rights and this year for a trip to the conference championship. Everyone in the Commonwealth is still feeling the losses at Tech, and especially living in a university town we feel the sense of a near miss. But with five UVa degrees in the immediate family, I’ve got to say,

Go ‘Hoos! Beat Hokies!

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I’ll be watching and spinning the lovely alpaca top from Wooly Wonka’s Exotic Fiber Club. I’m spinning it to a 2-ply laceweight to knit the Cleite pattern from Miriam Felton that was part of this month’s offering. The fiber has a long staple length, is easy to spin once you get the feel for it, and is the color of melted baking chocolate. Yum!

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I’m getting some good help today!

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Happy Saturday everyone!