Another birthday come and gone... I spent the day in Lexington, Kentucky eating good food, shopping at Wild Oates (what does it say about me that I was just so excited to go grocery shopping on my birthday? But I got organic meat! And Annie's Mac and Cheese! And Braggs!), browsing in a book store, and most importantly -- dancing. It was a good time, following an even better weekend. I did not place at the Sparta Fiddler's Convention, but made up for it having a rip-roaring time, dancing and drinking until the very wee hours. All in all, a weekend that made up for all the sh*%t going on recently.
Also in non-knitting news -- I will be presenting a paper at the Society for American Music's conference (to be held in Pittsburg this coming March). I wasn't expecting to hear for weeks, so when I got the e-mail yesterday it took me by complete surprise. Now I just have to write the damn thing...
I have been knitting -- finishing the heel to the second sock for my mom, working away on T-SALP (which may never be finished... I haven't posted pictures in ages), considering starting the second potamomus sock, and this:
Yeah, that's what you think it is. I caved -- I'm knitting my very own, lace-weight clapotis. We'll see if I like it. I haven't gotten to my first dropped stitch yet, but already I'm feeling ambivalent and thinking about ripping it out. I wanted something mindless to work on over the weekend and this is what happened.... we'll see.