Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday, Monday

Good Morning!

What a great weekend!!!  No rain over the weekend.  Saturday got a little hot and humid, but Sunday was ideal weather.

Friday night we did head over to Colin & Mailing's.  We were able to eat outside and even take a walk after dinner.  It did start raining (again) before we were back to their house, but it wasn't a downpour luckily.  Not only was it nice to see Colin & Mailing again, but we even got to spend a little time with Talbot and Marcel.  Such pretty kitties.

And then Talbot being like a lion - lol

I love the "garter" on Talbot's front leg.  A handsome boy for sure.

Now that Eastern PA is yellow, Dee and I were able to meet up on Saturday.  We were able to sit outside at Abyss Coffee and knit and talk - FINALLY!!!  It was so good to see her again and to feel (somewhat) back to normal.  No hugging, but we did share some yarn with each other.  I managed to knit enough that Saturday evening I finished the second sock for my brother.

I'm happy with the way they turned out.  The yarn is beautiful and though it was a bitch to wind, it was very nice to knit with and the colors in it are fabulous.  The yarn is by Cape May Fiber Co and the colorway is "Janthina" - I had never heard that word/term before, but it fits the color perfectly as it is a genus of a small sea snail.  The pattern at the top of the sock is taken from Gladys (a free pattern on Ravelry).

The weekend also saw some stitching done on a new project (which I plan to show tomorrow) and a little bit of crocheting on some Granny Squares.

Last night Fletch and I watched Echo in the Canyon which we both enjoyed - so many memories with music from The Beach Boys, the Beatles, CSNY, the Mamas & Papas (thus the title of this post), etc.  Echo is available on Netflix.  We also want to see Laurel Canyon but that is only on EPIX which we do not get...but I think we can get a free trial.

Power was finally restored to my office late Saturday night.  There are still a number of roads closed around here due to downed trees and wires.  That storm last Wednesday was something else!  Anyway,  I'm heading in to the office this a.m.  I have a few projects I'm working on and a bunch of stuff I need to print.  I don't plan to stay all day though!

One more picture.  Tyg on the fire pit yesterday (he gets annoyed when I show pictures of Talbot & Marcel and ignore him - LOL).

Hope everyone had a good weekend and here's to a great week ahead of us.


  1. Your weekend sounds wonderful and a meet up with Dee sounds just perfect. Stay safe.

  2. I watched the first episode of Laurel Canyon last night and LOVED it. I'll have to check out the one on Netflix now. 60's music is MY music. The Mister and I still have our 45s lol..

  3. Your weekend does sound lovely! But yes... stay safe!

  4. hurray for seeing knitters and being almost back to normal. We have yet to get out in amongst the people. I'm too hesitant yet. However, I've seen my son and I keep hoping to see my daughter when she feels it's safe enough.

  5. I'm cautiously reintegrating family into my life-space. It feels so great! Colin's cats are so handsome (and, as all cats are, smug looking). And I believe you meant to say "Tyg on HIS firepit." There, I corrected it for you. ;-)

  6. Oh, such kitty beauties!!! I love it.
    The socks turned out beautifully; your brother will love them.
    I'm so glad you were able to get together with Dee!!! It had
    to be so good for you both!

  7. You and Dee meeting up is a sure sign that things are beginning to get back to normal! I LOVE your socks - the pattern, the colors, and the fact that the colorway was named after a sea snail. My fact for this Monday! Hope you have a good week, Vera.

  8. All three are such good looking kitties.

    Glad we could get together on Saturday. We'll have to do it again some time. :::wink:::

  9. Excellent sock finish.

    Talbot and Marcel are soooo handsome! And of course, Tyg is Mr. Majestic.

  10. Love the color and the stitch detail in the sock closeup. Great finish!

  11. I will pass that sock pattern to AL who is thinking she is entering sock world again. easier than a sweater during meetings. Nice Work. My hubby and I love to watch the channel axs (axis) they have great concerts. Also Dan Rather has a great interview with KEnnly Loggings, (the Big Interview ) that is fantastic and thought provoking

  12. So many sweet and beautiful kitties!

    Your sock looks really nice, and I love the yarn.

  13. So much to love in this post. I'm glad you were able to spend time iwth Colin and Mailing. Talbot and Marcel are indeed very handsome boys. They look cuddly too. I'm sure Tyg appreciates being incuded too. He obviously loves it outside.
    I really like your socks and it's great you were able to meet up with Dee too.

  14. Such great kitties! :-) And I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with Colin and Mailing . . . and Dee. Have a good week, Vera! XO

  15. Your grand-cats and your son-cat are gorgeous felines! I'm glad you got to spend time with your son and his fiance. I know we're happy to expand our quarantine circle to include my son's family and my sister and best friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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