On Saturday, we took a trip through Cable, Wisconsin and down to Hayward. I had been wanting to visit the Pine Needles yarn shop in Cable all summer. I have been very good about NOT increasing the size of LeStash, but I did score a couple of skeins.
On the trip to Cable, I finished yet another set of Fetching Gauntlets. I've lost count, but I think I've made 4 or 5 sets of these this summer.
I love this yarn! It is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. Knit Picks has a new cashmere and merino blend out that I might have to try. When I finished the gauntlets, I went back to work on the green sleeves for the HubBub sweater.
I feel that I've been working on this sweater forever! I guess it has been about a year, off and on. I'm making it on size 4 needles and he's a big guy, so it is a big project.
While we were in Hayward, we stopped by the candy store. It was packed in there! We got a small bag of assorted hard candy, and some fudge!
I got a half pound of maple nut fudge, my absolute favorite! I've been carefully rationing out a small bite in the evenings. I can make a half pound of fudge last a LONG time that way! We drove over through Danbury on the way home and came up Hwy. 61 from Hinckley. I love the drive north from Hinckley via 61. When I was a kid, we came up that way every Sunday to see my grandparents. The trip always feels like "we're going to Grandma's" to me.
Yesterday, we went to the County Fair. It was hot, but enjoyable. HubBub had never been to that fair, and he was surprised at how much there was to see. We watched some horse racing, took in all the historical buildings, and listened to some former students play music on the stage. I was coerced into joining the Historical Society, but it's okay because I'm into the family history and stuff. I love the animals, and I took pictures at the Petting Zoo of the babies.
There were two very tame alpaca. Gotta say I love their fleece!
Twin fillies, this one had one blue eye.
Arguably the smartest animal in the pens. Donkey.
Zebra reaching for a carrot.
Camel. It was a one-humper.
In the end, Jack was very happy we were home each evening and that he didn't have to be left with the sitter.