There was a guy I dated in high school that would always say "nice." Towards the end of our relationship it was like nails on a chalkboard. Kinda like the girl JD on scrubs dated that would never laugh she would say "that's funny." It was very irritating. When the ex bf would say nice he would either mean ohh that's cool or nice in a condescending way. Nice was a word with many different meanings for him. Today I bring you: Nice...
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Nice... blue sky with no clouds. Warm sunny day here in Western PA.
Nice... the sock that lives in the mini van has finally grown more than 1" (I'm using Vesper sock in Astro on size 0's)
Nice... I managed to cut my pinky finger on my right hand while shaving my legs. (really, who else does this?)
Nice... 1 almost finished Gentleman's sock with Lozenge Patten from Knitting Vintage Socks. (started April 14)
Nice... my legs are so pasty white they are reflective
Nice... I have a new love for almost solid sock yarn, even though my camera has a hard time capturing the beauty of STR boysenberry see?
Nice... I've finally updated my blog ; )
Saturday morning turned out to be a lovely day,
Mom and I followed the masses yesterday to Rhinebeck Sheep and wool festival. We woke up early (7am), left Mom's house at 8 and arrived at 930. To our surprise, we where able to go in early. The first stop on our list was to the fold to score some STR. Among many others, I really I couldn't help myself.
From left to right: CTH supersock potluck colorway brights, Socks that rock medium weight in colors purple rain, rockober, rhodonite, puck's mischief, sock candy in kiwi. In the next pic the softest merino eva (Really. EVER.) from Greenwood hill farm in silver and 5 hanks of Moorland Tweed in Skye from Autumn House farms.Next year, honestly if I have to pick one festival to go to. Its going to be Maryland. Rhinebeck was nice, but there wasn't very much room for moving around. The barns where too small for all the people milling around, the parking attendants. Well.. it would be nice if they stuck around for the whole day to direct people out. Tomorrow the kids and I go back to PA. As always our trip isn't long enough.
Here is my Saturday sky
On a Saturday, taken today (Saturday) can you believe it? I hardly can! Your lookin at the big sugar maple in my front yarn that has changed to a lovely yellow this year, and that's the top right corner of our house. We have so many lovely leaves in our yard, the kids and I are having fun adding more leaves too our "collections". *sigh* I love Autumn.
The mailman has been good to me this week, he thinks I'm a "knitting machine" (his exact words) and he would really like a brown hat... I told him yes, if He stops hiding packages in between my screen door and my front door. I got a package all the way from Australia! Diane was my August Birthday pal spoil-ie (go see those cute little baby socks she knit up! She designed the pattern too! WOW! Those are on my knit list girl!) she sent me this thank you package which was out of this world! AND she just moved to London! WOW!
- and here, I wanted a little green. Just a little a smidgen.
- and here (can't find the link now! Gr! It was on etsy...) I didn't want stripes. Thought it would detract from the leaf pattern I was dreaming about.
Wanna see what I got? (Because ya know, I couldn't wait the two weeks till Rhinebeck. Cause I'm totally going to cast on for these socks before then. uh huh!)
top to bottom Fleece artist merino in Autumn, Schaefer yarn Anne in Kermie, and Interlacement tiny toes in color 216. What really helped me make my decision was a phone call to Allison the owner of Simply sock yarn co. I wasn't sure if the green in the fleece artist was going to be ok. (my camera did a crappy job of capturing the colors) After a few minutes of talking about the different autumny colors she had in her shop, I went with the fleece artist autumn. Allison was great, and really helped me out! Thank you Allison! The other two yarns? Well... they just jumped in the cart... had to get free shipping you know ; )
Lookie see what I started Thursday night and what I finished Thursday morning
finally, some blue sky and sunshine today! The kids really enjoying playing outside this afternoon while I knitted the sleeve of my sweater. We both enjoyed the sun which we haven't seen in weeks.
I'm participating in the Knitter's tea swap 2 and have flashed my tea stash
I would like to make 2 felted rugs. But have no idea if I should sew the squares together before I felt them or after I felt them?? If anyone has any input ppplllleeeassseee let me know!! I would love to mail my Aunt one of the finished rugs.
Here is my Saturday Sky taken at 2pm of the side of my front porch.
This morning, I woke up to rain. More rain! urgh! Thank goodness it stopped raining late this afternoon, the sky is now a overcast of clouds with some bright sunshine peeking through at times. *sigh* Sunshine, how I've missed it!
I signed up for the knitter's tea swap 2 today
there are still spots open! I can't wait to start, I enjoy tea (coffee too!) especially when its chill out and I'm waiting for my kids bus. I can't wait to start this swap, maybe I'll be lucky enough to have a international pal!
I keep forgetting to mention this but Bev over at Comfy Bev has started the October Birthday swap. If your birthday is in October, go sign up! I had so much fun with the August Birthday swap those October Birthday gals are going to have tons of fun too.
Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend, Allysa is (sorta) taking her nap. I'm off to enjoy some quiet knitting time, with a hot cup of tea a non-kid show while still in my pj's at 2:30 in the afternoon. I love weekends.