Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wow! What a busy, hot, humid summer.  In the high 90's every day with a heat index (opposite of wind chill for you Northerners) anywhere from 100-114.  Too hot to move!

I always think I should put something on my blog that is interesting, news worthy, fun, like this blog that I love to read.  She always has great links and I always seem to learn something interesting.  My blogs are a little crazy, no format what-so-ever and far and few between.  I try, but I'd rather be on ravelry, looking at all the beautiful knitting projects while I knit than trying to figure out what to write.  I used to love to write. I used to love to create things on my computer. I don't anymore. Not sure why, but I notice when I write I ramble, so I quit writing.  So, how about some pictures? With captions, so you'll atleast know what they are pictures of.  Here goes.........

Nantucket Basket my parents gave me for my birthday (cellphone picture, so fuzzy). Love it!  This is my 5th or 6th one. My Father makes them, so I pick which one I want next.  They are great for keeping my knitting in.

The best House/Pug/Cat* sitter ever, modeling my Citron Shawl
Brittany is The Baby Girls best friend/roommate and since she has been home for the summer, we asked her to
stay at our house while we did the round-a-bout. Such a nice trip, one week with no dogs, no camper, just BTB and I and Ruby!  Thanks Brittany!!!! (that's my new computer in the Baby Girls room, which is now my office/sewing/knitting room but there still isn't enough room.  The Baby Girl is home until the beginning of August so it's a bit crowded with her stuff and my stuff and nowhere for any of it to go.)

Milk Jug Cover
This is supposed to be size 80 crochet cotton, which I don't have, so I used 10 to practice.  Love this pattern and can't wait to get to Hobby Lobby to get some size 80!  These will make great gifts for family, my Grandfather was a dairy farmer! Old MacDonald had a farm, and his name was MacDonald!

African Sunset 
This is the Baby Girls picture of Africa.  I think it's beautiful.  She went for another month this summer and has informed us she'll be going for atleast 2 months next summer.  Oh well, as long as I keep getting yarn from Africa, I guess I'll have to let her go.  
I will leave you with this.  It came right up to the window of the car she was riding in, and had fallen asleep in, and did whatever noise it is that elephants make.  She said "Mom, it doesn't sound anything like it does on TV and  He was LOUD!  Gotta love the stories.

Till next time, Happy Knitting!


Beth said...

Beautiful projects! How great that your father makes baskets for you! Stay cool!

stringplay said...

I thought for a moment I had clicked on the wrong blog name. You've changed your layout. Very nice.

You are so right about this brutal heat. Day after day. Unrelenting. I'm beat.

LOVE that Citron. Looks so nice on Brittany. Were you able to get it back from her? : )

Oh, and lovely basket, too. Your father is as talented as you are.