Flip flops, a huge beach towel (with my blog flower on it...haha, do you like how I "own" the hibiscus?), and a cool insulated cup, again with my blog flower! So cute - and how does she know I love pink???
She also included a Sweaty Band, which I can't wait to try!
First shot - the light didn't work, but I had to include this because of the background subject...
Katie, you really shouldn't have...but I'm glad you did! Thanks so much!!
Gecko. Newt. Salamander. Lizard? I really have no idea what this is, or if there is a difference between all four (there must be, otherwise why the different names?), but this guy was hanging around while I took the Sweaty Band pictures and I thought his color was so pretty:
I don't mind these guys when they are outside. But every once in a while, they slip inside the house, and then? All bets are off - it's just them and the cats. And sometimes? The cats win.
Speaking of pets, I wish you could see how well Paco sits and waits for his treats...he will wait until the cows come home (or we say OK, whichever comes first). Once a month, he hears the Heartgard package crackling and is RIGHT THERE, waiting for his treat. This month I tortured him by placing the treat on my knee and taking several pictures before he got the OK...my dog. So fun. And this helps to make up for all the barf I get to clean up when he throws up in his crate at night. Pets. Why???
I have something unusual (for me) to show you with my Sit and Knit diet - a calm, neutral-colored yarn. You know how much I love color, but this yarn was so soft that I couldn't stop touching it at the store, so I bought it. I'm making a scarf, using a simple pattern of casting on 34 stitches, then doing a knit 2, purl 2 repeat. Thought it would be good practice with purling, and I am still fascinated that I can create ribbing by doing this. So I set off, knitting away...and wait...this didn't look right. Brought it into the knitting store, where I was told you have to "knit the knits and purl the purls" - and actually LOOK at your stitches to determine which one to do. Oh. I was just K2, P2 away...oops! Once I got that straightened out, the scarf began to develop how I thought it would:
This scarf has also been an exercise in patience to see what subtle pattern develops with the yarn - again, not my usual color choice, but I like it.
Fashion Friday continues with another outfit I bought while shopping with my mom. I love this top for several reasons: it reminds me of something from the early 70s, the colors are so summery (can you tell it's getting warm here?) and it's loose and comfortable - the better to beat the heat AND hide my stomach.
Paired with some Lee capris that I bought at JC Penney, during an ego-tastic shopping trip where every pair of capris that I brought into the dressing room FIT. How often does that happen??? If you're me, never.
Tomorrow we have a 5K fun run on tap - and the weather is forecast to be in the mid-50s! Perfect running temperature! I'm looking forward to this race - it's only 3.1 miles, woohoo!!! Have a great weekend.