Okay, all outages are over (for the time being) and I'm back now.
Don't miss me too much
The annual beach vacation is coming up, so I won't be posting that much, at least not that I can tell, starting this weekend. I'll try to check in depending on whether we have internet access, and how good a connection we can get, but if you email me and don't hear back, rest assured I'm not ignoring you but simply taking some R&R. Also, Black Bunny orders will not ship again until August 22nd.
I spent Monday sitting through a painfully dull videotaped course to keep my law license current. Each year, attorneys in Pennsylvania are required to log twelve hours of "continuing legal education" credit. Personally, I think the most pronounced effect of this rule is to create a burgeoning market for people who make money putting on these seminars, and that conscientious lawyers will stay on top of developments in their area of expertise regardless of whether it's required or not. However, it is not for me to question the wisdom of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, so six hours of videos on how to try a medical malpractice case, of all things, were mine to sit through. About the only thing I took away from the seminar was a visceral dislike of the old fart who, when discussing jury selection, informed us smugly that if we represent a plaintiff who happens to be an attractive younger female (heh, heh), we should get rid of all jurors who are "older women," because they will undoubtedly be jealous of the young attractive plaintiff, and be unable to judge the case on the merits, and will find against her out of spite. I surfaced from my Elinor Lipman novel just long enough to write a blistering critique of the jury selection moderator on my feedback form, then returned to my knitting.
The pink baby sweater is nearly done:
Rowan Summer Tweed, pattern from Erika Knight's Knitting for Two. I also finished one baby bootee and half a baby hat, knit in Artful Yarns Candy (love that lycra on the crippled hands!) for the new baby born to someone in my husband's office. I'm going to take some sock yarn with me on vacation, since I'll probably be too distracted to work on anything particularly complex.
Down the shore
We're off to the beach, or "going down the shore" as we say in Philly.
See you in a week!