Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot, hot, hot....

The thermometer reading at 10:06 am. Yes this is in the sun and I must admit it's only 90F in the shade. Summer 2013 has been a bust in this neck of the woods. We had rain every single day for 3 weeks and now heat and humidity that is exhausting.
Even Mr. Bettis is sleeping through it. Thank heavens, considering his recent destruction but I'll save that for another post, it's too hot to think.
Stay cool :)

Monday, July 08, 2013

Good Intentions

I had good intentions to post this on Independence Day but between going to a family picnic and  family visiting for the past 4 days, the post didn't make the blog. So here it is in all it's glory: Happy Independence Day. It's important to celebrate this day every day as our freedom and liberty should never be taken for granted.
So read the Declaration and cherish every word, it's OUR freedom paper.

A dear friend wrote a beautiful tribute to this important day and I couldn't begin to compare. Enjoy the read.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Kitteh and woolies

It's flea treatment time. As I approached each and every pet with the flea treatment tube you would've thought I was giving them poison. Mr. Bettis ran and jumped on the bed hiding his face under the pillow :/ The little dogs hid under the bed and of course the cat took to higher quarters. She knows I cannot reach her but it's ok, I can hold out much longer than she can....or so I think.

The intention this year is to knit from stash and make a dent in the craft room. As I was digging around I found this yarn purchased eons ago. It's wool and a bit harsh but would make a very warm sweater when the wind is howling, snow is blowing and the heat bill must be lowered. So I cast on for the Garter Cardi. I've made this one before for Chemgirl and loved how it turned out. Think this will be a fave of mine to wear on cold days.

Summer...well it is officially summer but you would never know that in this neck of the woods. It's wet. It's VERY wet. We have rain every single day and that yellow ball in the sky is MIA. I just checked the weather and they're calling for average temps and rain, every single day for the next 29 days. Wonder if it's a safety net for the weatherman so if it rains, he's off the hook ;).

Monday, July 01, 2013

Knitting along

 The knitting on the Digger sweater is moving along. Since intarsia is not my favorite knitting technique it's been quite a learning experience but so far I'm pleased with the result. It still isn't my favorite technique but sometimes you gotta knit with the punches.

A few years back (when I clearly wasn't thinking) I purchased some Peace Fleece yarn. I have no idea what was going thru my wee brain when I snatched this stuff. It's scratchy, it's harsh and it's yellow. I cannot wear yellow. My olive tinted skin is not favored by wearing yellow clothing. There isn't even enough there for a sweater. Again, What was I thinking?
 Then the yellow lightbulb flickered :). I can dye it and knit it into a warm outer vest. Yes! That's it! So I dug around in my dyes and found a nice green and over-dyed a swatched. I like it. Problem solved. So the yarn is soaking in a nice bath and the dye is prepared. Let the fun begin.

p.s. Someone has a birthday today so hop on over and send some happy birthday thoughts her way ;)