Abby starts second grade today. She is very excited. New backpack, new shoes, new school clothes that fit, and she's all set. We attended an informational meeting yesterday about Girl Scouts - Abby is now a Brownie and I have the disconcerting feeling we just joined a cult. I was never a Girl Scout when I was young, I was a Camp Fire Girl, now they are Camp Fires USA (gender neutral) and family oriented and the nearest one is 30 miles away. So we are a Brownie family - oh, and I do mean family. I think it's a good program, and apparently we got a really good leader who keeps the girls very busy.
This week I get to take off for the 100th anniversary of President Johnson's birth. I do so love the Texas-centric holidays we get paid to enjoy, working for the state. I plan on sewing. I need to attack a stack of fabric and patterns so that by Thanksgiving I can put away the cutting table that I set up in the kitchen. If things go well, there will be pictures.
I finished the Green Gables over the weekend. I used leftover Cotton Fleece yarn from the Mommy Snug that I made Kandis when she was pregnant, I grossly overestimated the yardage required for that and I still have a half a skein after completing this sweater. It's nice yarn, it seems to knit up quickly too. I know that some have knit this with negative ease, but after ripping sweaters I knit that were too small for me to wear - I just couldn't bring myself to knit this one so snugly, so the sleeves are a bit more open than they ought to be, but I can live with that. I also had to do a single crochet edge at the top to bring the neckline in and make it more stable. I don't like the off the shoulder look on me because I am never strapless. I also made it a bit longer and included the hip shaping. I really wanted to get in one summertime sweater before the summer was over and I just made it.