these are pictures from the Ward Foundation World Decoy Carving Championship - the first one is by a friend of ours and he won second place in Masters Class with it
the next two I just love - the painting on it is beautiful isn't it - sorry I don't know who did it though and the third was for a friend in AZ just because of the cactus (and of course because we loved it enough to take a picture of it)
I also got quite a bit of knitting done - including casting on and doing about 3/4 of my Sarah Blanch Shawl) while I was sitting around when DH was at various sporting clay ranges. The shawl should be finished today and if we EVER get sun again I will take a picture of it and post it -- it has rained all week and today by 9am we had over an inch and a half of rain with over 5 predicted for today and tomorrow - moldy moldy me....
I emailed the woman that made up the jacket pattern at both her home and work addy and either she doesn't check her email or she really really didn't like my sweater and wants no association with it. I am choosing to believe the first option. (oh, how I wish I could put an ironic smiley here) But I can't give out her pattern or send you to her for it until I hear from her - sorry to all who asked about it.