Monday, October 13, 2008

Procrastination, more fall pics and socks

I'm procrastinating... I told myself I'd do some "work" today (computer stuff with "the books") but just can't seem to get going on it. So, I've been spending some time online (Ravelry and cooking websites) and now posting to the blog.

This weekend was a busy one for me --- working at the store, teaching a class on Sunday, and spending time with family visiting from Virginia. I gave my sister-in-law a lesson on how to knit with double points so she could make a hat. My neice sat with us at the store and finger knitted - she's great at it and was making a very long chain. We decided that maybe she'd just keep going then make it into a spiral rug. I made dinner for everyone on Saturday and then we all had dinner at Paul's mom's house last night. We played a great game of Monopoly afterward. It was fun and great to spend time with them since we don't see them that often.

Here are some pics of the beautiful fall view from our house....
(ignore the ugly pool cover in the foreground...)
I just love this time of year!
And here are the still-blooming dahlias. I had to post these again because they are STILL blooming like crazy!:

Oh yeah, and I've been knitting (you probably want to read a little about knitting, instead of just my family and the foliage). I started a sock with the Step Duet sock yarn. I love knitting with it! And the patterns are great...
I've had great reviews from customers on the Happy Choices sock yarn (the one that is knit from a hand painted scarf). I've knit with it myself and really like it.
I'm getting really excited for Rhinebeck. The Ravelry Spinning Room group has been chatting about it and they are excited too!
Ok, off to do some more procrastinating... Days of Our Lives is almost on anyway...


Nancy said...

I LOVE the Happy choices. It is endlessly entertaining and of course 90% merino is nice and plush to work with.

Anonymous said...

Having grown up near the ocean, I instinctively think that any smooth shiny patch is water. So the "ugly pool cover" looked to me like a restful bit of ocean.