Saturday, June 30, 2012
I've also been trying to finish up a few knitting projects, as I've reached the critical mass number. Oh, who am I kidding? There is no critical mass number. But I would like to get a couple of the baby sweaters finished up, and I'd also like to finish the Wingspan shawl, so I can get back to work on the cotton Cardi I started last weekend. I'd love to be able to wear it when school starts.
Speaking of school, I also have a bit of planning to do there, but I'm kind of waiting until I meet with someone in my department. Meanwhile, I keep jotting ideas down and hoping I'll be able to make sense of them once the year starts. I really am quite excited about the new challenge!
There is another thunderstorm going on outside (we had a bad one last night), and I hope it breaks this heat wave, but I'm not counting on it. Hope your summer is oing well!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I have a ridiculous number of thrifted sheets that I want to craft with, but my crafting and sewing stuff is all spread out and stuffed here, there, and everywhere, making it next to impossible to do anything. Coincidentally, I read this post about how fear is related to why we procrastinate our crafting, and I'm hoping this gives me the incentive I need. Especially since I just bought three more sheets from the thrift store this evening!
I took time out of my errand running today to sit on the beach for an hour and knit on my Wingspan. I love the subtle color changes of the Lorna's Laces yarn; the yarn is from ADD Knitter's destash sale from a couple of months ago. And I love the pattern! It's easy and addicting. I'm on the third triangle already, and I'm already thinking about knitting one up in worsted weight.
Monday, June 25, 2012
We ate breakfast Sunday morning at Mustache Bill's Diner; it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and was well worth the wait.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
It has been incredibly hot, which is why I'm so enjoying the thunderstorm we are having right this very minute. It's dark and windy, and the rain is pelting the windows. Hopefully it will bring some relief from the heat as well.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Double Bump, a new one for me, and I like it a lot. It should cheer me up when I do dishes, don't you think?
I also took a walk or two with my parents' dog, Bailey. Here she is, her little tongue dragging in the heat.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Under the GW Bridge.
I am heading home this morning. To help pass the time while I drive, I treated myself to a book on tape. Well, actually, it's a book on cd, but I think of it as tape for some reason. It's Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler. I'm pretty sure I've read it already, since I read all of her books as soon as they are published, but I don't really remember this one, so I'm looking forward to it.
Here's a last look at Ollie; she seemed to tire of my paparazzi ways.
My future son-in-law, Ryan, just started working at Etsy, in Brooklyn, and he gave me these three pins. Cute, huh? He knew I'd love them!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I'm heading back home on Monday, so I can spend a few days with my parents and sister in the Outer Banks, which will be bittersweet, since this is the last time my folks will be renting a summer house. My mom finally retired, which means their income will decrease. Great for my mom, but also a time of adjustment for her.
No wonder my knitting is reflective of all these changes! I can't seem to focus on any one project long enough to finish anything! Now I'm working on the Jubilee Cardigan, from the 2010 edition of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts. Using stash yarn, I might add.
I have so many things on my mind that I'd like to do this summer: clear out clutter, sew, spend more time outside, cook fresh food, play card games with my daughter, plan for my new classes, knit, slow down. Mostly the same things I want to do every summer.
I'm having such a hard time writing and I think it's because of the whirlwind of the last three weeks. Right now, I'm sitting outside at a Starbucks in Norwalk, Connecticut, enjoying the sunshine, cool breeze, and solitude. I have a novel, my knitting, my iPad, and my thoughts. There is something so freeing about being in a city where I don't know anyone.
Some pictures from my walk: