This is what I saw outside this morning at 6:15 a.m. It looks like-wait-are those clouds? Maybe we will get some rain. Only one hour later I lost any hope that it was real. I put clothes out on the line to dry. It is overcast, and somewhat cooler. That's relative only to compare to the 100's we had this past week. I have windows and fans right now. By 2 p.m. we will see if I need a/c.
This is my latest yarn. It is really a pretty green with a blue hue that cannot be seen in these photos. It's at the yarn shop right now hob-nobbing with the ritzy yarns. Here you can see it is really a country yarn at heart, visiting it's friends rocks and gourds.
This full-time gig has only been for 3 days now, and I feel like it has been 3 years. I worked 9 hour days the first 2 days. I did not have time to work on my friends bookkeeping job, or to knit, or to spin, or nothing. Thursday night I just plopped on the couch, turned on the dance show, got out my sock #2, and said, "I am just going to rest a little while." Even Noodles crawled into my lap, which he never, ever does. He is too big-all 17 pounds of him. My lap is not big enough. But he managed to curl into a tight enough ball to fit. So we watched that, and he slept through it. I only dozed, and snorted as I woke up enough to watch.
Yesterday was a short day, since my afternoon clients cancelled. I took an hour of comp time, and rushed over to the knit shop. Colleen and Joy were working on the newsletter, I snooped around to see what new stuff has come in, and then Linda Jo came in. O-my-gosh! She is spinning rough and tumble yarn to make a knitted carryall-her fav pattern. And she just started knitting it without blocking the yarn. It is so beautiful and fabulous!! Look here -http://asformeandmyhands.blogspot.com
Then last night I just collapsed about 9:30p.m. So today I am ready to go and get all kinds of stuff done! Post office, bank, vet for Frontline, library. Then home to work on my friend's stuff. Then tomorrow I am planning a fiber day. Dyeing, spinning, etc. etc.
I bought the new Rowan 42-and I want that shrug with the big doily pattern on the back. It looks kinda like a cape from the back, and a shrug from the front. There are several patterns I like in this one. I want a lot of different things, but I resisted. It is only right that I spend part of my first real paycheck(meaning check that taxes were taken) at the knit shop. I have been making cash money as I explained in an earlier blog. And I still spent part of that in the knit shop too.
Anyway, remember that I went to my friend's house a coupla Sundays ago? Well, her husband sent me a copy of the picture he took while we were spinning away. Well, guess who looks like Ms. Thunderthighs 2007? There is nothing flattering about thighs squashed down on a chair! But I will add it to my albums anyway.
The cats are freaked that I am not at home all day. They have been leaving me "food" that I have to clean out every day. First it was the big lizard in the bath tub, and he was not excited about being carried to the outdoors. Then we had the field rat and the vole-both dead, thank goodness! Then yesterday I found a full-grown dead squirrel by the toliet in the bathroom. I made the mistake of telling them that Mama has to go to work so I can buy them food and stuff. I guess they are trying to tell me I don't need to work. Even Buddy the horse is upset over the routine. I am feeding him later than he is used to, and he snorts and rumbles and shakes his head at me. Kids!
Well, that catches me up, I think. I need to go to town now, and then I have to get some work done.
My first thoughts this morning were trying to do some math in my head without a calculator of how many stitches I need to cast on for a hat that I want to make. That's after I thought I heard it pouring rain, and I jerked my head up to check it out. I guess it was a dream. So then I started thinking knitting pattern, math, and I was able to do it. So maybe the ole brain cells aren't too rusty after all.
Later-after I do some work.