Monday, August 20, 2018

Back At It On Monday

Good Morning All,


It was a pretty mucky (humid) weekend, but a fun one!  Many of you have already seen Dee's Blog and know that we met up for some fun on Saturday.  First of all, her new house is just wonderful!  I absolutely love it and one of the best things is that it is only about 35 minutes from my house!!


We set off and ended up in our old stomping grounds (Abington, Jenkintown, Glenside, North Hills area for anyone familiar).  So ironic that we grew up only miles from each other and yet only met (for real) last Fall when she and Steve were moving up from FL.  We went to a (new to me) yarn shop in Jenkintown.  Dee's enhancement is over on her blog.  I was rather restrained.  This is what I came home with:




Oh my gosh, the colors in this yarn are just so gorgeous.  It reminds me of some of the river rocks I used to find in the West River (across the street from my Grandparent's home in Vermont).  It is Manos Del Uruguay and the color is "Nostalgia."  It is 100% superwash wool and is 814 yards!  I'm thinking a nice, big shawl for the Fall.


From there we headed to Union Jacks a great pub in the North Hills area which did not disappoint.  After that we ended up in a coffee shop in Glenside to sip and knit.  I managed to get two rows done on the Juniper Top sweater, but I'm getting pretty bored with it.....


Sunday was a nice relaxing day for me (including a 2 hour nap in the afternoon!!).  We did some grocery shopping and I did a little laundry.  I found a container of home-made chicken soup in the freezer and since it was much milder, decided that would be dinner.  I baked up some cornbread to go with the soup.




I usually bake it in two small pie plates...one with jalapenos (for moi) and one without (for Fletch).


Since I am getting bored with the sweater, I pulled out the green dragonfly socks to work on.  Oy vey!  It seems as though every few rows I was somehow managing to drop a stitch.  I'd be knitting along happily and look down to see a hole!  I almost ripped the whole thing out last night, but decided to just put it away and look at it again (maybe tonight?)...thinking I managed to pick everything up ok and hoping it does not look too awful.


I probably should pick a new project to take to Hilton Head since the socks and the sweater are just annoying me...lol.


Still quite grey here, but thankfully much less humid.  I'm expecting a much easier week (at least the first few days) - one boss is in Charlotte, one is in Charleston and the third is moving his son into an apartment for his junior year in college.  Hoping to get out at lunchtime to run a few errands.





15 comments:

  1. River rocks is a great name for the new yarn-it is gorgeous. Sorry the present knitting projects are being stinkers!

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  2. I LOVE that yarn. Superwash to boot! WOW

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  3. All my knitting seems boring and unfulfilling right now. Must be something in the air!

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  4. I thought of river rocks as soon as I scrolled down and saw that lovely yarn! That will make a beautiful shawl. I hope you find some non-boring non-irritating travel project for Hilton Head!

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  5. That is gorgeous yarn!

    We finally got a break in the weather over the weekend but today is back to hot and humid

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  6. Manos yarn is a delight to knit. The skein you purchased has gorgeous colors. The sky has been smoky, smoky, smoky from all the wildfires. I want to see a clear, blue sky again.

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  7. The new skein of yarn really WAS nostalgic for you. It's SO pretty!

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  8. That yarn looks so pretty - as most Manos yarns are. It sounds like you guys had such fun on Saturday!

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  9. That yarn is really pretty!!!!

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  10. I love a BIG skein of yarn ... and that colorway is perfect for a yummy fall wrap! (maybe it could be that HH project? I agree... socks in time out and a sweater are just not travel-friendly projects :-)

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  11. After reading Dee’s blog and yours, it’s easy to tell that you have become fast friends and have a wonderful time together. I love your new yarn. River rocks is a perfect name for it. Dennis loves corn bread. I should think about making some for him but it’s still so hot here that I don’t want to turn the oven on.
    Many blessings, Betsy

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  12. After I leave you a comment I will go check out Dee's post. I'm happy for you to have such a good friend that shares your interests. I also met my good friend Gracie from my blog and we swim together.. such a blessing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. how exciting that you two are 35 minutes away from each other, that is awesome. I love this online, then, in real relationship :)

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  14. So great that you and Dee have connected! Enjoy Enjoy your new friendships .
    Cheers~

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