We had a great time on our trip to Blacksburg. It isn't as rural as everyone led me to believe. Compared to where I grew up it is practically NYC! I suppose I could see myself living there. It certainly would be quiet and the pace of life would certainly be slower. But then again we would only be 4 hrs from DC if you ever wanted to come back and get some culture (like I take advantage of the "culture" now).
We did visit the LYS down there, and let me just put it lightly, ...it SUCKED! I have never been in such a disorganized, poorly lit retail establishment in my life. I swear they didn't have lights on and everything was arranged by color. You couldn't find anything, and when I asked about a particular yarn, they couldn't even remember if they had it or not. Really disappointing.
I did get a lot done on the cardigan. One whole side down, one to go. Then I just have to add the button band and a band around the sleeve cuffs. Done in plenty of time for a change! The Manly Sweater is next (see updated photo album)