the photo doesn't have anything to do with anything

sparkles

except that she loves her too-big sparkly shoes. and also that I still love film

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SO... we were planning a quick nearby camping trip for the weekend. But the weather has suddenly turned very Fallish. This morning it was 49 when we woke up, and there's a chance of rain all weekend. To perk up their disappointed and drooping faces, we may instead watch a dvd on the the side of my mom and dad's garage, eat take-out in front of the fire pit, and sleep in the tent in their big back yard. At least if it does rain or gets too cold, we can make the speedy dash home. (Have I told you we live two blocks from my mom and dad? We do.)

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Also unrelated, I didn't mention here that we're switching things up at Echoes for the Fall. Go check it out. We're excited!

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I am hoping to add some items to my shop over the next few weeks- artist aprons maybe, a couple of paintings, maybe even some small works on paper inspired by the original idea at Echoes. I won't set a date- that's too much pressure- but I'll let you know if I've added anything.

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Can anyone teach me how to knit those cool fingerless glove wrist warmers? I want some. Are they difficult? Would they be an awful first knitting project for me? I was thinking a large scarf/wrap/shawl thing might be easier, but I can't find a pattern for what I'm looking for. I want simple, plain, like a large rectangle with a strategically placed button or two. My friend Penny wears a similar one that I've got stuck in my head. Any suggestions? Leslie? Jen? Anyone?

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Well, it's taken me all morning in little bits to write this mostly worthless post. I better call it quits. Happy Weekend!!