Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

20th Annual America's Festival

JUNE 24-27, 2010: LACY, WA. 20th Annual America’s Festival. Headquarters: Saint Martins University’s Marcus Pavilion. Featured Bands: CanUS, Grand Dominion, High Sierra J.B., Ivory & Gold, No Inhibitions, St Louis Rivermen, Titan Hot Seven, Uptown Lowdown, West End of Chicago, the Wolverines. All Events Badges: $70 until 1/1 then $75 until 5/31 then $80. Daily badges available. Contact Info: GODJS, Charlotte Dickison, PO Box 924, Olympia, WA 98507-0924. 360-943-9123. Email: Website: RV Parking: Pat Herndon, 360-956-7132. Email:

On The Home Front

So far, this is my favorite template -- it reminds me of Mardi Gras!

The Cotswold is spun. It will probably be plied to even out the thick/thin spots.

I keep starting to spin some dyed Bluefaced Leicester and just can't seem to get it right. Corriedale is good, Cotswold is great, and Polwarth is a lot like Corriedale . . . but the BFL is fighting me. So, I'll put it back for a while and do something else.

On the needles:

The "On Hold" sock from WendyKnits first book, "Sock from the Toes Up." The yarn is Malabrigo Sock, but I can't find the tag so I don't know the color.

Mom's scarf from my first handspun.  It's undyed Corriedale. The pattern is from a Spin-Off magazine and is easy and really fun to do. It's a little scratchy, so I'm hoping that soaking and blocking will soften it. As I said yesterday, it will probably end up in the closet anyway -- the yarn is pretty bad.

Both of these projects have been on the needles for a while, and are not progressing very fast. The longer days keep us doing other things while the sun is up. Seems that by the time I settle down to knit, I'm too tired and just want to sit. Good thing there's no sock deadline!


  1. Of course you like this template best - it's Orange! I'm reserving judgement until I see them all. I promise the scarf will not be hidden in the closet.

  2. I like the orange too. Looks very happy.