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I’m knitting in the rain

You all know that my husband and I are Civil War reenactors. Dale has worked tirelessly the past few months to put together a living history in our town of East Bridgewater at Sachem Rock Farm and this past weekend was the selected date. We had planned on about 50-60 reenactors, a couple of sutlers, a minister, a handful of token confederates, Boy Scouts, the History Alliance, the Friends of Sachem Rock and more. Then we started hearing the weather forecast. [Last Monday Dale flipped out a little about the weather – which is actually a major event in his world, the guy never flips out. It was good, made me realize he’s human after all.] Anyway, we spent the week preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. You all know how this story ends – Saturday was a bit of a soaker. The rain was particularly heavy in the morning, right about the time we expected lots of people to visit the camp. Ah well. People came anyway and we had a ball. The most frustrating part of the whole thing is that Friday was a beautiful sunny day and Sunday dawned beautifully as well. Unbelievable and welcome to New England!RegiaJacquardSock.jpg
To make this somehow knitting related, I spent most of Saturday sitting in Matt and Sarah’s tent (they have a woodstove) happily knitting away on my regia socks, pictured here. They are coming along nicely and it was just so pleasant to visit with friends while we all knitted. Thanks to Wendy, Sarah and Sharon for making it such fun!
Speaking of fun, look at that cute little sock stitch marker! I came home Saturday night after the event to find the package I ordered from The Knitting Zone. Besides the stitch marker I also got the Fiber Trends felted flamingo pattern and a shocking pink Cascade 220 to knit into those flamingos. Very cool and I can’t wait to get started on this project.
But I do want to finish the CB shawl so I spent a fair amount of time working on it Sunday afternoon while watching Little Black Book. It was cute and better than I expected. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, knitting . . . friends . . . movies . . .
Knit on!

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  1. Hi…
    If anyone can share a sontag pattern with me, I would love it.. my daughter participates in Civil War Activities, and would love one.. it would be a nice surprise for her…also, what type of yarn would I use to make it authentic?thanks.. Mary

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