Been just a tad toasty and humid here. The toasty isn’t intolerable. The humidity is. It is August so I don’t know what I expect, but getting used to it after our July is turning out to be hard. The weekend was good though. I have mentioned before that I feed the birds. This summer, I have gone through suet like nobody’s business. I have made it. A 13″x9″ pan last 3 days. I finally broke down yesterday and drove to the Wild Birds store and bought 6 cakes of suet. It should last me a month. Yet, the store suet ends up being less expensive than my homemade. I used the no-melt recipe so it adds up pretty fast.
I signed up for Susan’s (I’m Knitting as Fast as I Can)birthday KAL for her Feather Duster shawl pattern on Ravelry. It’s a terrific pattern and I was working in the Silken Kydd from Elann. Note the past tense. I have miscounted stitches on the needles and ripped and restarted four times. The PissyFairy came by and now the yarn no longer rips and I have had to throw away about 3″ of knitting because of the mohair. I wound a ball of Dreams in Color Baby in the “Beachfog” colorway and restarted. Now, I am completely in love and I’m determined, but finally realized I was setting myself up for disaster. The Silken Kydd is a dark Port wine color. What was I thinking?
Now, Leonard Cohen is coming to St. Louis in November. My cousin, Ellen, is coming down and she, my BSIL and I are all going to see him. I’m looking forward to it. First off, I adore my cousin Ellen. Secondly, I love every song Leonard Cohen has written. And, his singing voice has improved with age. In his honor, here is Rufus Wainwright and “Hallelujah”.
I love this version. Have a good one!
Well, since Rufus doesn’t want us hearing him sing Leonard’s song, how about the man himself? Mr. Leonard Cohen