Today is a State Holiday in Utah. A HUGE State Holiday....the biggest State Holiday. There is a bigass parade, lots of celebrating, barbecuing, and fireworks at the end of the day. The best thing about today is I can stay home, knit and drink martinis, mojitos (which I don't care for much), or margaritas. Maybe I'll stick with a tonic instead. Whatever I drink, I do plan to drink (starting at the cocktail hour of 4:00pm)...it's the thing to do. It's the rebel in me that makes me talk about (and actively pursue) drinking on Pioneer Day.
Since I won't be around for a Saturday Sky picture, let's do it today. We've had clear skies for a couple of days....clear and partly cloudy anyway, as the storms have blown away any lingering smoke. It's been a lovely summer, for the most part, without too many days above 100 (unlike last year when I thought I'd melt).
If you check "Friends Activity" regularly on Ravelry, you might have noticed my glove obsession. The Sock Mojo may be replaced with Glove Mojo. Not a bad thing, eh? Winter is coming. I know you don't want to hear it (and I'm not too crazy about it, either), but it is reality and my plan is to be warm. There maybe fingerless gloves in my future and maybe a pair of mittens, but what I want (now) is fingers, gloves with fingers. Maybe even every finger a different color. (I've done that before and would love to do it again.) There will be gloves, loads of gloves (at least one or two pair) and, if there is time, I'll start a glove on the trip.
The one thing I don't want to be without on this trip is knitting, enough knitting. From the sounds of it we'll be waiting for long periods of time and, since I'm not a patient waiter, knitting will get me through the long hours. Therefore, there is airplane/airport knitting, relaxed, easy knitting and small portable knitting all packed and ready to go. Good knitters plan and pack necessary knitting first, right? Enough knitting. Right? This is one time when too much of a good thing is never enough. One never knows....we must all be like boy scouts, prepared for anything.
Salina will be finished today (w00t!) and the photo shoot will happen in Berkley, California...at least that's the plan. I'll be taking tomorrow through Tuesday off from the blog. Packing, traveling, having a good time, etc. will be the agenda and, since I have no portable blogging devise of any sort, you'll have to live without me for a few days.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!