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Fad Classic is finished and blocking.

Let us not talk about the amount of insomnia I must have had in order to finish this baby up so quickly. I’ll have a FO post once it dries, of course. I pretty much like the way it fits, although I’m not certain about the bottom ribbing, which wants to flare. I may redo the bind-off with smaller needles. I did a whole lot more shaping that the pattern called for, but I’ll get to that in the FO post.

I’ve spent the past hour standing around on my porch, because a house a few down from us is burning down.

It’s even on the news, which is a strange feeling… watching your house on TV as you hear the news copter flying overhead. Fortunately, no one was home, and they seem to have kept the fire from spreading. Last year a fire took 2 of the beautiful old mansions in this area one block down, and I find it all very sad. My street is blocked off at either end, and I’m hoping I can make it to work (I have to be there at 5.)

We leave for Florida in 2 days, and I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. Inevitably I will be packing at 4 am on Friday and thinking “Gee, I hope someone can watch the cats!” I wish I were one of those people who are incredibly good at doing things early, but alas I am not.

Edited to add: Wow, I have even more respect for the post office now.  Our street is completely blocked off, so he parked on another block and walked our mail in… including my package from WEBs.  Somehow I do not believe UPS would have done the same.

I got Cotton Fleece in New Age Teal for the Dollar and a half cardigan and cream Pima Tencel for a shrug.