Now, the $64,000 question is, did we actually sit at the table and eat dinner there? Answer: Yes - and I immediately washed the plates so I could re-set the table again!
It's been a while since I've posted any knitting pictures! I've been plugging away on socks - I'm very close to finishing one pair, and then I need to cast on the second sock of some really cool self-striping yarn that I found. Then, I'll be all caught up and can start some more socks, woohoo! With the heat, it's nice to not have a lot of wool sitting in my lap as I knit...these little socks are perfect for summertime knitting. Here's a pair that I finished recently:
Yarn is Adriafil Knitcol, colorway is Kandinsky Phantasy. Pattern is Toe-Up Socks using German Short Rows by Staci Perry (but I used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel).
The yarn did all the work in making the pattern and stripes, and I loved it. I probably should have made these socks a tiny bit bigger, but I was following the sock pattern exactly instead of checking to see how it worked with this particular yarn. Sock newbie mistake, what can I say? I can get them on my feet, but I'll have to give them a test wear when the weather gets cooler and see if they're comfortable. Otherwise, they might have to go to someone with smaller feet...and I will only cry a little - I really like these socks!
Geez, you leave town for a week, then spend another week hibernating because of the heat, and suddenly there's a weed takeover in the front yard! Sunday morning, Jeff and Paco did their best to take care of the situation:
Paco doesn't eat grass all that often, so it was funny that he immediately began to "help" Jeff with the weeding.
Of course Kip had to come over and disturb Paco. There was some growling going on, as Paco was SURE that Kip wanted his weeds.
Weeds were more appealing than growling at Kip, so Paco went back to work.
Kip: "Dis boring. Why yu want weeds? Mebbe if lizard on dem, sure..."
As soon as it was free, Kip appropriated Jeff's kneeling towel. Because, cat.
Meanwhile, Paco took a break from his hard work and hung out with me...
Doing what I do best - drinking coffee and supervising the yard crew.
We are running a little earlier tomorrow morning, so hopefully it won't feel terrible. You sure can tell we're in the depths of summer heat when all I hope for with a long run is that it isn't terrible! No, it'll be fun because I'll be with my running buddies. And we can suffer together, bwahaha!
Have a great weekend!