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Hello, Dog Days of Summer

It is August 15th – how in the world did that happen?! In two weeks, our family is starting a new adventure into the world of homeschooling (which I NEVER thought I would do), and yet part of me feels like 2020 just started. 

As always, I seem to have the best of intentions with posting monthly, but summer has been very challenging for me on a personal level this year. Getting the energy to go to work was more than I had most days. 

Nevertheless, I persisted. (HA! No, but I couldn’t help it!) I still had a project on the needles, and it seems that my summer tradition is to knit shawls. Sure, I had some plain socks going for throwing in my purse, but shawls are just so….satisfying! This year, I participated in my first ever Mystery Knitalong, The PA Road Trip Shawl Hosted by Real Clear Designs. This was such a fun project! Each clue had two options, and each option represented a different tourist location within the state of Pennsylvania. 

I knit my shawl with two skeins of MadTosh fingering weight singles (blue and yellow), Neighborhood Fiber Co (forget the base, but the color was Dupont Circle) and a variegated called “Funfetti” by Fiberarrium. These were the perfect colors for this shawl!

It is MASSIVE – which I love, but holy cow that thing was like toting around a blanket to work on! It’s done though, and I LOVE it. It’s so much larger than those single skein mini shawls, and will be wonderful to wear this fall.

With August on the downswing now, it’s also time to start thinking about fall. Obviously, there are no in person fiber festivals this year, which is awful and I miss you all. However! Rock Solid Designs is participating in not ONE, not TWO, but THREE virtual events this fall! 

August 19th-23rd we will be a vendor at FiberWorld, and will be online at 9am EDT and 1pm EDT every day. 
August 28-29 we will be vending at Wool and Fiber Arts (time TBA)
And in September, we will be participating in Knitters’ Day Out virtual event.

We are introducing some fun new items and gifts at each event, so make sure to tune in to all three!

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