knitting on Friday, woodworking on Saturday.   Leave a comment

Yesterday was our first knitting day since little niece E started school.  It was very different – conversations got completed, knitting happened, my sister was clean, not hassled, there was a tablecloth on the table!  Wow, and only a few weeks into the school year!  It did feel a little strange not to have the little monkey around, but good to be able to have grownup talk through the whole meal.  And I did a lot of knitting.  Also, Mom drove from her house to Portland and back, so I got to knit in the car for all of those hours. I got half a hat done!  Sister-in-law D was also able to make it, and cousin MPC, so it was a really nice gathering of female family. And C said that E loves kindergarten, does really well there with lots of other kids around.

Today A and I slept late, then had a nice brunch, then went downstairs where she helped me rip boards for the trim on my big planter.  We are short two boards, so will get them tomorrow when we are out doing all the errands we did not do today, then we can finish it.  Of course, we are short because I measured wrong on a section.  Sigh.  Anyway, it is almost done, and I think it looks great, and will really work well for the asparagus.  tomorrow we will finish it, with luck, and put it outside and full of dirt, to sit and rest until spring.

Sister-in-law L was over this afternoon – I made popovers and she brought things to try on them.  We loved nutella – tried it with cinnamon butter and with raspberries, both were delicious.  I think I am in love with nutella now…

The other thing I did today was pull the plug on the pool.  To do that, I had to get in it, and it was COLD.  It is amazing to me how fast it empties, when it took so many weeks to fill!  Tomorrow it should be completly empty, and I will clean it, fold it up and load it into the basement for the winter.  I also have to bring the porch plants in this weekend – not sure where they will all go, since they need to go places the cats can’t snack on them, but I’ll figure it out some how.  For the moment, they can go in the guest room, but as we will have guests in a few weeks, that is a temporary solution.  I suspect I will be hauling many of them up to the craft room eventually.

It is looking quite fall-like around here now.  Trees are starting to turn, sun sets early. Acorns dropping all over the place.  Pool is flat.  Summer is over again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Alice In Stitching Land

random posts about things I am doing or thinking

Knitting in the Midwest

A blog about knitting, cross stitching, and life in the Midwest

The Frog Queen's Fiber Journey

Knitting, Spinning, Weaving

Marja.9105 Arctic

stories about life in the north

Adventures in Remodeling

Misdirected remodeling

Meredith and Robby Hike the AT

A mother, father and daughter all blog about the big hike.

2017 Appalachian Hike

Only those who attempt to go too far will discover how far they can go.

Of Sticks and String

Knitting From My Corner of the World: South Jersey and Philadelphia Knits


handwork, writing, life, music, books

21st Century Spinning

Exploring a new age of an ancient skill


Knitting, photography and cats.

The ways of the whorl

wherever the spinning takes me

Mewkittie Creations

Wearable art and other interesting things.....


Textile & Pixel Design


random posts about things I am doing or thinking


sewing, knitting and life

ericka eckles

handsewn bespoke and heirloom quality textiles


My Rabbit Hole of Fibre Experimentation.

A Little More Abstract

Crafting For Those Dedicated to Experimentation

Knitting in New Guinea

A Linguist Takes on Life, Faith, and Cross-Cultural Living

%d bloggers like this: