Well Hello Everyone!
I don't know if I've ever posted on a Sunday before - lol. But, tomorrow I'm going in to the office and it could end up being a busy day, so I decided to post now.
It is a hot and sultry afternoon in Eastern PA. The thermometer is reading around 92 which is way, way above my comfort zone. Our neighbors (with whom we share a driveway) had 3 trees taken down today and the chipper has been in the driveway. Noisy! Major headache!! Thankfully they are gone now. The tree guys actually worked very quickly. The trees they removed were dead (Emerald Ash Borer) and were in danger of falling any day. Good to have them gone.
Friday night I finished the first Tomfoolery Sock!! It only took me a month (that is pathetic).
I love the way it turned out and it fits perfectly. I'm happy to say that sock #2 is already past the halfway mark on the leg and I'm hoping to get to the heel flap tonight. No Second sock Syndrome for me!
Saturday was such a fun day for me. Yes it was hot, but not as hot as today. When I took my coffee out onto the patio in the morning, look what I saw:
Three spotted fawns! So cute. They ran off pretty quickly and then their Mom (I assume she was the Mom) came out of the woods and down onto the lawn. Luckily she moved along too. We've been having garden damage, so I didn't want them sticking around...but I do love seeing them.
I met up with Dee for some much needed time together. Yes we wore masks and social distanced. We sat outside at a coffee shop and knit in the morning and then went to one of Dee's local stores where I was able to score some masks:
The racoons are so cute!! And...I got yarn!! I have not bought any yarn (except the skein of Hellebore for my Hitchhiker that I ordered from Vicki), have not been in a yarn shop since before Covid. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Pretty, right? The grey and white with flecks of red at the top is Trekking. We all know this knits up nicely and wears so well. I'm sure this will become a pair of socks for one of the men in my life. The other two skeins are a new-to-me yarn: Machete Shoppe. The skein on the left is "Clairvoyant" and the yellow one is "Vanilla Boom." Personally I think it should have been named Lemon Drop. Feels like nice yarn. 75/25 Merino/Nylon. Just some further incentive to get that second Tomfoolery Sock completed.
Fletch and I sat on the patio with beverages before dinner and watched Mr. or Mrs. Wren.
Wrens have the prettiest songs. And this guy (or gal) is hysterical. He goes into the little camper birdhouse that we have, turns around and then pokes his head out and watches us! He will stay that way for minutes on end. Cracks us up.
Dinner was leftovers - the Flat Iron Steak we grilled when Colin & Mailing were over and I made a salad with the leftover corn, some cherry tomatoes, red onion, pasta shells and cilantro. The dressing was fresh lemon juice, EVOO, dijon mustard and some dried basil. I'll be making this again - SO good!
Tonight we are having another cold supper - some smoked trout and raw veggies. It is just too hot to even think of eating anything hot.
We did a small grocery shopping today and picked up some local peaches so I can make a pie. I remember my Mom used to always make pies at 6 a.m. in the summer - before it would get too hot (we did not have AC when I was growing up). I may end up doing that too. The peaches need to ripen a bit before I can use them. Maybe by the time they ripen the temps will have modified a bit.
Well, that wraps it up for me. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the weekend.