Thursday, June 18, 2009

Still Waiting for Summer!

Well, the weather today is pure crap. Tomorrow doesn't look much better. We're used to, here in the mid-west, a nice Spring that usually a little prematurely turns into a great summer. I'll bet I can't count on one hand the number of really nice days we've had. And it's the middle of June for crying out loud.

I love warm. I love to be warm. Right now I'm cold. I'm getting cranky.

My father n law sent me this lovely picture. It's his blooming cactus. Apparently it's bloomed twice this year already. I had one for awhile but they don't last long in Indiana (he's in Florida) We would set the alarm to get up in the middle of the night to watch it open. The bloom would be dead by noon the following morning so you had to see it while you could.

Knit wise I seem to have startitis. I started Pioneer from 's Spring edition. We're doing a Knit A Long (KAL) for this project with the LYS (local yarn shop). I like it so far but I'm not really seeing where it's going. It's worked top down in one piece.

That's all for now ... I'm going to go sit on the porch and wait for warm.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Been awhile ...

Well, it's been awhile. Nothing much to talk about really, but I need to make this more of a habit.

The grandbaby is getting closer. The daughter is looking adorable in all of her pregnantness. We've had one shower with another one on Saturday. Baby things have changed quite a bit in 26 years! And, my lord, the rules. Makes you wonder how you ever made it into the world all those years ago without them. Craziness.

Knitting wise, I'm trying to tie up loose ends so I can start some new things. I want to knit baby things but we don't know what it is so that will wait. I'm making a couple of summer sweaters and teaching a couple of classes.

I need to get on that spinning wheel and dwindle down some of my fiber so I can buy some more at the Allegan, MI fiber festival in August. I did just score some incredible Alpaca from a local farm (ranch?) It's the softest thing I've felt. I'm not sure if I want to try to process it myself or send it off to be made into roving. I'm thinking roving.

Well, more later. Right now I need to get some work done.

Knit On.