This is my oldest UFO--a baby sweater that I started years and years ago-so long ago I don't really remember exactly when I began it. It was definitely sometime in the mid 90s, because it was before I learned about "good" yarn, since this is some kind of acrylic baby yarn. It is soft, but I don't even have the labels from the skeins anymore. I love the lacy pattern, but it is a pain to remember. I just finished the first sleeve and have started the second. Then it is just the neck band and piecing it all together.
I am going to the Maryland Wool and Sheep Festival next weekend, on Saturday, with a few of my knitter friends from our group. A Philadelphia yarn shop (Rosie's) does a bus trip every year. It will probably be my last yarn festival for a while, or at least until I can convince Chris to go along with the baby and make it a weekend trip! (hint hint) I still don't know if I am having a boy or girl baby--that ultrasound is in a few more weeks--so I'll have to buy both boy and girl yarn for another sweater and blanket. I am excited to shop at Tess'--her dyes are so beautiful.
Today I went to see the King Tut exhibit at the Philadelphia Franklin Institute Museum with my parents. I bought the tickets last November, and am glad I didn't have them early this year--I would have never made it through all that feeling crappy. I was really impressed with the exhibit and enjoyed seeing artifacts that were 3000 plus years old. The actual mummies were not there, which I'm sure was disappointing to some people, but I knew that ahead of time.
Spring has finally arrived in my area and all of the tulips are blooming. Each year I try to plant a few more in various places so that the garden looks more cheery after the long winter. This pink variety is new this year. The one next to it has a twin head. i hope it actually blooms.