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It’s my husband’s high school ring. I found it when I was putting something away in his tiny closet. It was very dull and tarnished so I gave it a good shine and started to wear it. He doesn’t care. He wore it for all of an hour after he got it. I was surprised that he even had one. He won’t even wear a watch and isn’t overly thrilled to wear a wedding band. Evidently his mom wanted him to have it.

I wanted a high school ring. We never had much money in my family and my mom said – You’ll be going to college in a year and then you’ll want a college ring and never wear the high school one so just wait.

Well, I planned to go to college and finally started taking some classes when Brittney was about 5 and Chelsea was 6 and I was a single parent and worked full time in a lab growing cells and trying to come up with more efficient ways to grow these cells and have them produce more antibodies.

I wanted to be a Chemical engineer. Trying to study engineering physics at the same time as calculus and go to work and study with two VERY energetic little girls…well, let’s just say that it was hard.

I do really regret not having that degree. I should have done it BEFORE the kids. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

The point is that my sweetheart gave me his ring and now we’re going steady.

O.K. fine. I’ll talk about the knitting. Forest Path Stole. I have finished the border, and the right side triangle. Seed stitch. I am slow at it. I will be starting the first lace block tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I got the yarn today for the huck lace project but I just started warping the loom for my husband’s scarf. Don’t look at me that way. I’ve been busy. I’ve been working on my spinning and also working on samples for the alpaca spin off. Oh, guess I didn’t mention that before. I think it’s for the Michigan Alpaca Breeders Show in September. I’ve gotten some samples along with the judging criteria. I need to judge the samples and send them back by the end of this week. If all goes as planned, I will be the judging coordinator for the show with at least 75 samples to judge and spin at least one ounce. I’ll have the whole summer to do it and I’ve enlisted the help of Pam and Betty so that’s only 25 samples each. No problem.

I’ve also decide to work on the Spinning COE program from the Handweavers Guild of America. I think it’s challenging but will make me expand my skills and also make me a better teacher.

I need to ask everyone to do me a little favor. My website doen’t show up in any searches. From what I understand, the more web links you have, the better your chances for Google to pick up your site. So, if you are willing, I would be grateful if you could put even the tiniest most inconspicuous link to my website www.thespinningloft.com. If you want to be less inconspicuous you could even use the button I have in the sidebar. Thank you so much. Any help is greatly appreciated.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Scherzando says:

    Wow, that stole is looking fabulous!

  2. Agnes says:

    Such a sweet story! 🙂
    The yarn you are using have been talked about by many on the internet … and I’d love to try one day.
    Big yay for finishing the seed stitch border and triangle … I don’t like the triangle too much … the left one is much easier.

  3. Still Got the Answers at....... says:

    I like the stories-makes me not miss you as much when I read them because it gives me something from you—missing you from cooooool Vermont!

  4. Knitika says:

    Hey, I put a link to The Spinning Loft on my blog. Hope it helps!

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