Every year, one of my university friends has a big midsummer party. I always feel like I am dragging K to this party of crazy people drinking akvavit and eating homemade pickled herring and roast pig. She was really disappointed to miss it. Kids always manage to surprise you. This year, I had to give up going to go to my mother's graduation, she got a second MFA in poetry. This qualifies her to teach poetry classes, instead of just English classes. We drove up to Bennington, Vermont to Bennington College. The graduation was very artsy and non-traditional. We didn't really take any pictures because my stepfather has a much nicer camera. I did take a funny picture at the hotel:
I also managed to finish sewing up my samprjón booties, using some fun vintage buttons I found:
I really like this pattern, it's very cute. It was fun to make too.
On our way back, we went to Hancock Shaker Village, a historical museum based on a religious community that used to be there. It was really interesting, it's a neat trip. Of course, we noticed all the sheep were hiding in the corner and there were no sheep/wool products in their shop. It was still fun though. Then we saw Wilco play at the Pines theatre. The Dadillac decided to have a relay break on the way home, so it beeped at us all the way back. It was still a fun weekend.
When we got home, I got a package from Pixie Riot. I won some stitch markers from her in a contest, they are very cool and glam...and she sent a really fun package:
She has some neat hand-dyed yarn that she is selling, check her out.