Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Only ten more to go

Now I have seventy mitered squares completed and I fervently hope I can finish the last ten this week. Joan has decided that I can use leftover yarn for the four edges - each edge to be a different color.

The temperature high is supposed to be only 89F and the humidity is very low, so knitting with wool should be fun today!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hair cut

It's been scorchingly hot for the past two weeks. I have no idea if or when the heat will lessen, so yesterday I went to the Kut 'n' Kurl and asked Shannon to cut my hair as short as she could and to remember that I am a lazy woman who will not style her own hair.

This is what I got and I'm much cooler now. Now I'm ready to head to the lake for some knitting and reading while the kids swim.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sixty mitered squares

Only 20 more squares to go! I think I have enough yarn in the various colors to get 20 more color combinations. Unless Joan wants a striped border for the edges, I'll have to buy one more - maybe two more - skeins in one color.

I'm so glad to be nearing the finish. It's very hot today (98F/37C) with a heat index of 110F/43C. If I can find a cool corner this evening I hope to knit at least two more squares. Unfortunately, the heat is such that even while sitting in the shade on the beach at the lake wool just clings to the needles - and to the knitter. Until this heat breaks (and I pray that it does soon!) I think I'll have to return to knitting cotton dishcloths.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Missing Betty

This morning my friend, Betty, moved to Tennessee. For the past nine months she's lived across the street from me, and I've enjoyed walking over to see her several times a week. She's been my knitting and reading buddy for three years, and I consider her one of my closest friends.

She's going to be living near her oldest daughter now, and I know she'll like that a lot.

But I'm going to miss her terribly.


Monday, June 08, 2009

Ten more

Ten more mitered squares are blocked and ready. The color combinations are getting weirder. I may not have bought enough colors, but at this point I hate to even consider buying more yarn for anything other than the border. We'll see how this knits out...

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