Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Temporary(?) Obsession

The impulsive yen to knit in wine colors is not abating. I blame the days on end of perfect, golden sunshine and the consistently brilliant sunsets of the last week or so. The evenings are beginning to cool as well, and it just begs for sitting out on the balcony with a smoky red, enjoying the quiet air.

So Raspberry Merlot finished, and I immediately cast on a deep purple beret. I finished that and a matching cowl, and was still not satiated. We won’t talk about the failed Kindle cover. Now I’m plowing through another, totally different grape-themed Kindle cover, and I’m not feeling an end in sight.

Kindle cover


I think I’m going to turn it into a collection. Surely someone else will be interested in a wine/grape themed E-book, right? Especially if I get it done at the rate I’m currently tearing through projects, and they have all Fall to knit!

Going Home Again

I had every intention of posting this yesterday, but then we had such a good time we wound up not getting home until midnight! I pretty much fell face-first into bed after that, because I’ve apparently become an old lady when I wasn’t looking.

Yesterday I took my husband to see the county I went to college in, and lived in for a while after. People always say “you can’t go home again” and I was a little nervous because it is the first time I’ve been back in a few years. Sure enough, there were at least 2 new shopping centers that hadn’t existed before, but not all change is bad.

St. John’s Pond was lovely as always, and the new boathouse at Horeshoe Bend is actually quite an improvement on the old shack.


The Garden of Remembrance was being set up for a wedding, but aside from all the chairs it looked and felt pretty much the same.


For those of you who’ve been to my home, this next one is the “Summer” painting hanging in the office.


At Church Point, the changes were actually quite worth it. Rather than continuing to fight the fact that Church Point is a perfect place for picnics and bonfires, they’ve built a fire pit and placed trash cans.


Of course there were other changes, like that tree down in the foreground, but changes like that are just a way of life when you live on the coast. They hardly count as changes at all.


After some lunch and a bit of splashing around, we headed to the state park down the road for some history, which hardly changes at all.



Except where old prison camps are reclaimed by the river.


The ghosts don’t like that, if you believe the stories.

The best, favoritest, most awesome change happened in the county seat. They’ve done their best to build up the historical, walkable aspects of the town. That involved putting in, among other things…A YARN SHOP!! Of course I bought souvenir yarn.

Yep, sometimes change is good.


I have several piles of grading that look like this:


to do this weekend. I also have piles of laundry and general cleaning that get neglected during the week.

However, I also currently have a sky that looks like this:


and a pile of squishy goodness that looks like this:

knitting pile

calling to me. With the hubby out of town, there’s even the allure of free-reign over Netflix tonight while I knit.

I know what the responsible choice is. But with the week I’ve just had and a blog named “Feel Good Knitting”, I think we all know what’s actually going to happen tonight.

Encourage me?


It’s been a glowing sort of day. The rain of the last few days has washed away all the nasty city grime, leaving behind brilliant sunshine and the freshest air I’ve smelled in ages.

blue sky

Hubby and I walked out to the library to enjoy the weather, and since the sun has fully restored my urge to knit, I brought home a couple stitch dictionaries too. My brain is now glowing with possibilities.

I have a shiny new haircut, and after doing yoga for the first time in way too long (I’ve been working pretty exclusively on my run times) my body feels warm and glowy too. The delicious, brightly colored sweet potato risotto I had for dinner didn’t hurt either.

sweet potato risotto

Now it’s time for lots and lots of knitting. I’m feeling some color play.

sky scarf

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