One week left to go. My last week of freedom, then I start work.
Many other bloggers are posting what their reading with their knitting and I finally remembered to go get the books off my stand. I need to get that baby sweater finished this week.
The first week of September, Kaleidoscope Yarns was donating 25% of purchases to the Vermont Foodbank after the hurricane. As I needed some blue fingering weight superwash to make a sweater for my youngest's baby coming in November, I ordered a skein. I love the state of Vermont and it felt like a win/win situation as I needed the yarn. Except the skein looks nothing like that on the website. It's Pagewood Farms Yukon 70% superwash merino wool 20% bamboo 10% nylon.
It didn't say baby boy sweater to me, so I started a sock to see what it looks like knitted up. Duane says it looks like tie dye to him. I think it's looks like dye bottle barf. It will become socks and I'll just have to go to one of our local shops later so I can see the yarn in person before I buy it. Yarn shopping, I'll have to make the sacrifice.
For light reading, I have Tender at The Bone by Ruth Reichl. Funny book, and the characters are colorful. I love books with characters that are colorful people. Nothing will make me stop reading a book faster than cardboard characters. It's about her growing up around food in the 1960's. The other book is Les Miserables. That one will take me awhile.
I've been so busy the last couple weeks, so much I could have posted about but I was either too tired or too lazy when I had the time. It's the stupid Fibro. I keep hoping to build my stamina, but it's not working out so well. We had a week of evening rain that ended with a bang last Thursday. Two years living here and finally we had a monsoon storm that impressed me. That is the hail you see there.
I waited til the hail storm slowed down enough to take these pictures. They were about half inch size hail stones.
Why yes, those are new plants in my planter. I told you I had stuff to post, but am too damn lazy. My poor plants took a beating. One of the plants is a two foot tomato plant that for some reason I didn't take a picture of. I was really worried about it and was going to run out and get it, except Duane said that would be dangerous. So, I stood in the screen door saying, "Be brave, little mater, be brave."
I finally have my patio looking almost the way I want it, but I'll save that for another post on another day. This week, I plan to try to post almost every day til I head back to work. It's the first time I've worked a job in seven years and I'm kinda anxious about that.
Last week, Nurse Rudee asked about the bird video, Do they sound like that all the time? Well, most of the time, yes. There are times when they are very quiet and I notice them being quiet more. It's that mother's deaf ear I have turned on, so I don't notice them. Except on Saturday nights, when I'm trying to watch my British shows, they are horrid little creatures. I turn the tv up and they turn their little amps up.
For other blog links there is Yarn Along and Tami's WIPW.