Hello everyone – can it really be August? This summer is just flying by – rapidly! We had some much needed rain last night – a nice, slow, all-night rain. It rained most of the morning as well. I think this is the first rain we have had in several months. So, even though it is a weekend, rain is quite okay!
Sitting inside and knitting is a great way to pass a rainy day – in fact, it seems nicer than sitting and knitting on a sunny day. With the sun out, there seemed to be a project that called to me when I was knitting – you know, weed the gardens, wash windows, take the dogs for a walk – take me for a walk!
So, here on this first rainy day of the summer – it was very nice to have no conflict – okay, maybe my kitchen floor is calling me – but I can easily ignore it! So, I have been working on my “something black” and my mystery stole – I am well into clue 3 – and I am enjoying this project! PLUS -Melanie revealed our theme – Swan Lake – and the fact that our stole will not be symetrical – guess what this means to me!!! I won’t have to “break” out all the beads I erroneously placed!! The other half will be different – thus, no one but me (and you, gentle readers) will know. I have been kicking my heels up with this pleasant surprise all weekend, since finding out!
The days are marching on toward school – and I have to sit down with my teacher friend – we are going to be teaching the “money strategies” class together again. I help with the portion that has to do with credit, lending, and loans. It is a tremendous amount of fun – teaching Mr. A’s middle school classes. I can hardly believe that in 4 short weeks, school will be back in session!!
I picked up the 25th anniversary edition of Vogue Knitting – while there have been some very mixed reviews on Ravelry regarding this issue – I myself, enjoyed it a tremendous amount. Being a fairly new knitter – August brings my 3rd Knitaversary – I enjoyed Vogue reminiscing about past issue “must knits” – they redid them with a new yarn – making them new again. Some readers did not enjoy this, but I loved the direction of find a yarn and knit!! If you have not seen it, I would most definately pick up this issue!
I got the new IK in the mail on Friday – there are some goodies in there as well. I looked at this issue using some of the Vogue techniques – find a yarn and knit! There are several patterns that I think I can knit from my stash!!
This makes me eager for fall – a change of seasons – and more inside time – knitting time! This and I am dreadfully sick of television reruns – and equally sick of the summer “filler” shows that are even worse than reruns! Bring on Autumn!!
So, as we all experience the Dog Days of Summer – fall is just around the corner. Have a good week everyone!