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We left for Pittsburgh on Wednesday and returned on Monday. jebra drove our van and we brought two three other members of the DI with us to work the con. I don't remember much about the trip because I slept pretty much the entire way there. I was still exhausted when we arrived and went to bed quite early. This proved to be a good move since I was scheduled for Night Watch two of the nights. I had other duties as well, such as elevator operator (costumes and computer-operated elevators are not a good combination), working the Meet-and-Greet between parade participants and the spectators, and door check at the Dealer's Hall. I had a great time at the convention and didn't have any trouble performing my duties. Except my first day badging, and that was because my blood sugar dropped and I kept falling asleep. I hadn't had time to fetch breakfast and apparently 400 calories is not enough to get me through to dinner. I bought a big cookie from concessions and with that I could keep my eyes open until dinner-time.
The only part of my duties I did not enjoy was waiting for the Meet-and-Greet to begin. That's because all I knew is that I would be doing something during the Parade but did not know this would mean sitting in a huge empty hall for a couple of hours. If I had known, I'd have brought my knitting with me. The next night, when I was on night watch I had my knitting with me and knocked out most of a chemo cap shown on today's page. Isn't that gorgeous yarn? It was donated to the guild and no one knows what it is. (I asked at Guild last night.) Too bad as I'd love to obtain more in that colorway.
The parade was a success although getting ready for it was driving Uncle Kage crazy because the weather forecast kept changing and parade route is partially dependent on the forecast. What doubly delighted me was the Trump's stupid parade got rained out but we got to have ours on the 4th. As far as I'm concerned, this is proof God loves furries more than Trump.
The ride back home was thankfully uneventful. I got to help one of our riders start playing Ingress and that was fun, plus I started another hat as we left Pittsburgh. I used a provisional cast-on and was dumb enough not to cut the yarn as I don't know how much is in the ball and I didn't want to waste any. This made knitting the first, um, nineteen? rows challenging and grafting the live stitches more-so. I spent half of the guild meeting trying to figure out what was going on with my graft as I had a weird loop in the middle that I never did figure out (how it got there) but I had a Master Knitter teach me what to do with the darn thing.
I'm sure I have other things to say but they will have to wait for another time as I have work to do. But if any of you have questions about anything, ask away!
Scrapbook papers & elements from the kit Bohemian Breeze
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