Sue Knits

Adventures in knitting and other things

Saturday, August 18, 2007

finished things

Cake pictures coming soon, I promise! In the meantime, though, check out the latest knitting accomplishments -

ruby slippers for my sister (she was having fun posing!):

and another string bag (it'll be blue soon) - oh and I liked how at the end of the handle it looks a little like a white heart:

A friend has been getting into crocheting dishcloths lately, and asked if I had plans for that spool of cotton. The answer is largely not, although I was going to make one more of the bags, so I've expedited the process and will be able to give her the remainder soon.

D came up for a long weekend last week, and we had a great time. Sunday afternoon's random adventure, which turned out to be gold, was the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, ME. Have you heard of Rufus Porter? We hadn't. But he was a traveling mural-painter (for room and board plus like $1/room, he'd stay with a family for a few weeks and paint murals on their walls), an inventor (he invented, among other things, the revolving rifle, the patent of which he sold to Mr. Colt for $100; also he designed and created a working miniature of what was essentially a blimp - in the 1840s!), and founder of the Scientific American Magazine. There were old issues on the walls, and D and I stayed so long reading them that I think the docents were a little confused... :)


Blogger knitnzu said...

Glad your sister likes her twinkletoes! And really, what's up with those docents...surely you can't be the first sciencey types to wander into that museum. Are ya gonna bring D to a knit night? Or not ready to subject him to all of us? We'd be nice...

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Blogless Carrie said...

I second knitnzu's comment!! Honest, we'd be gentle with him!

The museum sounds cool - we'll have to check it out!

Cool slippers, btw...

7:14 PM  

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