Sorry. It's true. Not much exciting to talk about here.
I've only managed to knit about ten whole rows this week. I've just gotten to the point where I divide for the back and front and do the armhole shaping. Now I'm knitting back and forth, instead of in the round, and I definitely prefer doing this in the round. Here are two pictures, one taken with the flash, and one without:
It's been very cool and lovely here. I hope to have this vest finished in time for it to be useful!
Tea with my friends yesterday was nice. There were only two brief outbreaks of politics, and they were minor. One friend complained about how horrible it was that Sarah Palin's Yahoo account was hacked (yes, it was a terrible breach of privacy. But WTH was she thinking, using a YAHOO account for official business? And including her husband on the emails? Yikes. Makes my former government employee self cringe in horror). There was also a brief mention of two friends attending a local rally for McCain last week. Otherwise, I requested no politics and that was no problem. It was nice to catch up with them.
You know things have gotten bad out there when my father, a man who campaigned for Nixon and Ford, and ran for office as a Republican, is threatening to leave the country if Sarah Palin is ever sworn in as President. Granted, he did become disaffected with the Republican party during the Reagan years, but he's never shown himself to be passionately opposed to a Republican ticket before. I'd bet he felt disgust at the Bush/Cheney ticket, but now the man forwards me every email, every tidbit of information, every picture of anti-Palin rallies that he can find. His wife is out in Ohio, working for Obama, and he swears they will emigrate if things turn out badly. I bet he would, too. He's got the means. He's done a lot of work internationally, developing a huge network of friends in Europe.
Other than that, it's just busy time here at the ranch. Hopefully I'll get some time to knit this weekend, but I'm not counting on it!