Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Little Sunday Posy

It's a beautiful summer day here in Louisville. It's hot mind you, but we've got blue skies, sun and the humidity is low. I picked myself a little summer posy from my garden to cheer up my kitchen window. The monkey grass is flowering, making fun purple stalks. I added a few marigolds some cilantro that's starting to flower as well as some mint. What a great idea to add in some herbs. Wish I'd thought of it all on my own. Thank you Pinterest. Now while I'm washing dishes I not only have something pretty to look at, but it smells pretty nice as well.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mission Finish UGLY Socks

You may recall that early last fall Grace and I ordered a mystery box full of sock yarn. It was a very good deal, but like all good deals this one came with a few skeins of not so pretty yarn. I've knit up all but one skein. I saved the ugliest for last. I'm still not sure I'm going to waste my time knitting it, especially after working on the socks above. I've been working on these for quite a while now. I knit them two at a time with ribbing to the toe and an after thought heel. I thought if I bought some pretty new sock blockers to hang them on they might look better. Silly me didn't read the description of the blockers very well and so I apparently only ordered one. Is that not the dumbest thing ever? I assumed that the things were sold in pairs. Wouldn't you? They showed two in the picture, but when I went back and read the fine print, I realized that they were priced for just one. All I can say about that is Poo. I'm not about to order another one anytime soon, if ever... It does make the sock look better though. I've already started on a new pair of socks and I'm happy to tell you that the yarn is beautiful. It even has cashmere in it so it feels just lovely. From now on I'm only buying pretty yarn. I don't care how good the deal is. If you like these socks, let me know. They fit me and I wear a size 81/2-9 shoe. I would love to send them to someone who might appreciate them
Hope you have a great weekend. It is going to be HOT here, so I might just stay inside and you know, knit.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to Blogging

 August is more than half over and I obviously have not had much to say since July 30th. If you know me, and I truly hope that the majority of you actually taking time out of your busy lives to read this do know me, than you know that I have never in my life run out of things to talk about. Not to make excuses for my little blog vacation, but I think I just needed to take some time off and enjoy the last few weeks of summer, without all of the daily documentation. You know what I mean. 

Today is the first day of school for children living here in Louisville. In my book that means that today is really the first day of fall. I know that summer is not really over, but for all those kids it sure is. I decided that I'd better give you a recap of what's been going on around here since I last posted. The pictures above are of some of my new favorite things.
1. Sangria in a bottle from Trader Joe's 
2. 3 red frying pans that I got for a steal at Kroger
3. Honeysuckle hand soap from Mrs. Meyers
4. Grace's Best cookies (I found them in a HUGE bag at Costco
5. Tabbouleh
6. and 7.  Coffee and knitting on the deck because we have had some amazingly chilly mornings
8. New favorite picture of us taken by Alan's brother Paul on the 4th of July
9. Best sandwich ever
10. and 11. Spinning this beautiful fiber into yarn that I'm going to try knitting into socks
12, 13 and 14 Making jam. So far I've canned strawberry, plum, peach and bourbon peach
15. My new kitchen rug from IKEA. Only $29.00 people
16. Last but not least. Alan's new look. Can you tell from this picture that he is missing his stash? After 33 years I guess he just got tired of it and decided to shave it off. I'd love his beautiful face no matter what, but he sure is a lot more kissable.

That's it for now. I hope to be blogging on a more regular schedule, but I'm not making any promises.