We all know that I am a slow knitter. This is not news nor is it new. Yet, the eternal optimist dork in me has found a new pattern/kit she absolutely must have. It’s the “Biscuit Blanket”. This is entirely Emiko’s fault. I was just merrily reading her post (she has been notoriously bad about keeping me up to date on Frankie, her new kitty) and I followed the link and fell in love. This is the absolute most perfectous wedding/shower/all around neat gift and I have a friend who is moving to Chicago and she doesn’t drink tea(no need for the cosy) and I honestly can’t knit a bunch of warshrags for this particular friend. She’s quite sophisticated and urbane. Although I love them, I’m not sure she would appreciate their true value. Therefore and ergo, a biscuit blanket. I will most definitely keep you all posted. She’s leaving the end of July, so this is a crunch knit, of course.
It is still hellish here in Middle Earth. I can barely get Grover out to pee and he’s back at the door whining to get in. Poor baby. We walk and he lasts about 10-15 minutes and then his tongue is practically dragging on the ground. We have been weatherweinies this week because neither one of us like the hot. Do you think I can “will” the grass not to grow so it won’t need cutting for a while? I look at my back yard and it is truly an unruly jungle mess of greenery (alot of which I don’t want), but when Mom was ill I was unable to get out there to take care of the problem, so now it’s a mass of wildness. This wildness includes some pretty impressive poison ivy. I am a naturalist at heart….until you get me near poison ivy. I spent a month a couple of summers ago as miserable as I could be with poison ivy on the backs of my legs, so I use chemicals to destroy my poison ivy when it gets big. When it’s little, I just take a grocery bag (one reason to keep a few around) and use it as a glove and pull the sucker out of the ground and wrap it in the grocery bag. This year I have two plants that were over 3′ tall. I got one with the spray, but the second one just lost a couple of leaves. Virulent bugger, huh? His days are numbered.
BTW, I joined Cookie’s team “CrankyPants” for the Tour de Fleece this year. Maybe, now that a bit of the pressure is off I can spend some time spinning. It starts on July 4th, so I have time to prepare. That only means dust the spinning wheel and make sure it’s well lubricated. I also joined the 2009 Summer of Socks. Not because I plan on knitting 3 or 4 pair, but because, once again this is Cookie’s fault, this is a no-stress group. I can probably knit a sock or two this summer. Don’t ya think? Maybe, Cookie was inviting somebody else, but she wasn’t exclusive so I took her up on the offer. That’ll teach her;-P
So, as I randomly (it is Wednesday after all) mosey on, I will leave you with my soundtrack of the day……The Temptations once again with “The Way You do the Things You do”.
Have a good one!!!!!!!!!