Tuesday, 5 August 2008


I had a fantastic weekend. Three whole days of reading, knitting and sleeping (with obligatory dog walking thrown in). It was glorious. I did have to hide in the house for about 2 hours on Friday evening. All the windows had to be shut and the television turned up rather louder than I like. It was the national holiday and Mr. I’m really hot stuff with my teddy bears was afraid that the world was ending but it would all be OK if he could just sit in my lap. He weighs 150 lbs. This will never happen, even if he could make himself fit. I’m too attached to my corporeal circulation. He’ll just have to tough it on his bed with aforementioned teddy(s). Needless to mention, he lived, as did we all. We are also thankful that the weather was decent and everyone seems to have pretty much shot off all their fireworks and we don’t have to have the lap question on a nightly basis.

I got quite a bit of knitting done, although it doesn’t really sound like it. I finished my Falling Water Scarf,
which I love and cannot wait to wear (OK, it’s warm out, I can wait), finished the bamboo socks which are lovely and soft and warm (again, I can wait)

and started and finished one of my Crashing River Rapid socks in the Crashing into Ewe periwinkle yarn from Thepinksheep.
The yarn is beautiful. It’s absolutely gorgeous and goes well with the pattern. Love it.

Like I said, it doesn’t sound like much, but it took a while to get it all done. Now I’ve got to get working on my squares again, plus finish the second Crashing Rapids and start another phone sock for easy knitting purposes. Then I want to do a Candle Flame Shawl and the Winter Branches Sweater for myself. I also need to check on what I still need to do for Christmas knitting. I should be almost done with that with the exception of one or two pair of socks. Lots of knitting, not enough time.


  1. I love that scarf! The socks are coming along beautifully - I agree that the pattern suits that yarn very well!

    And LMAO about T. :D

  2. OH!! I love love love both the scarf and the socks!! I also love showing off socks in progress on a wine bottle...I'll be using that idea in the future if you don't mind ;)

  3. You've been busy again. I love your scarf. Have you seen that new scarf knitting pattern book called Ocean Breezes. Tracy at Wool Windings has knit a couple of scarves from there, and they're gorgeous.

  4. Scarf looks nice.

    Fresno is hot, too, but not humid.
    The Bay Area was much cooler. Heading back there on Thursday or Friday.

  5. I got a good chuckle out of your teddy-bear-baby. I have a big baby of a dog, too.