Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beat the Heat with Lace

Guess what this is? That's right, the 4,000th Citron. Well, actually, I think I clocked in at 3,772 but still. As usual, I'm the last person on the bus. Something about low confidence I think. Anyway, I'm using a citrus colored Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace that I bought last month, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm half way through the second section, knowing of course that the stitch number keeps growing, all the way to around 500 by bind off, which slows the row progress down just a bit. But hey, it's summer and all I've got is time, so why not?

Random notes:

Steve and I went to a movie Monday afternoon; we saw The Secret in Their Eyes, which we both enjoyed (kind of an unusual event). It was set in Argentina, so it was in Spanish with subtitles.

Yesterday, the girls and I went thrifting, despite the heat. I actually took a few things to the thrift store to donate, before I bought a few things to bring back. Every little bit helps, although I should get busy clearing out some clutter. Later.

And to beat the heat last night, we had a cold dinner (anything that needed cooked, I took care of in the morning), and afterwards, walked down to the water where I took a cooling swim. Not too bad of a day. Considering the AC is still struggling to maintain 80 degrees. Hope you're staying cool, or at least comfortable.


  1. the boy and i saw that last month! both really liked it. and yay, your citron is already lovely!

  2. What a lovely citron-y color. It looks so cool, too. We now have heat!

  3. I like your citron! The color is perfect for it. Definitely a great summer project.

  4. That shawl is beautiful! I may be tempted, but I have to get the two I have going done first.

    Sounds like you had a beautiful day with your girls.

    It was 98 degrees here again yesterday. Today, more of the same, but there are storms in the forecast.