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FREEDOM! (updated)

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Oh yes! It is that very special day in the life of a teacher!  


SCHOOL IS OUT!  I HAVING NOTHING IN FRONT OF ME OTHER THAN WELL EARNED HOLIDAY BLISS!
First, thing I need to do is wax all our skis with storage wax and pack skis for the road trip!  More about that later . . .



We are on summer Holidays oh ya!

Knitting Inspiration---Carraig-Fhada Vest

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The inspiration for my current knitting project comes obviously from Kate Davies design.  I would never have come up with a Fair Isle pattern.  One day I may aspire to this level of design but for now, it is a treat to pick up a spot-on, clearly written vest pattern.  I can say everything I knit has some connection to place or time in my life.

The Carraig-Fhada vest is about spring on the tundra.  The emerging colors that come out of the long cold white winter.  The colors that are popping up out of the dirty dusty brown lifeless flora that will become a green rich carpet of life. With over 17 hours of intense sunlight now changes happen fast on the tundra.  We no longer have a dark night sky but rather dusk and the sun is right back up. I miss stars! It wasn't until last spring I realized my discontent with spring/summer up north . . . I want to see the dark night sky with stars! 
While out on one of our tundra walks the colors for this vest all came together for me.  I choose n…