Welcome to the 2nd half of the year. Did you have a good weekend? How was your 4th of July?
Thanks for all your concern about Mailing. Still no results on her test if you can believe that! Today will be the 5th business day, so she should hear by today sometime. A neighbor told us that if she had gone to the county facility to be tested (she went to a CVS) she would have had results in 48 hours...but we also hear our county testing site is closing. Not sure why with the number of cases increasing....Anyway, she is sure it was just a stomach bug of some kind that she had
Anyway, back to the weekend. It was nice to not work ALL weekend including Friday. I never turned the computer on! Friday was stinking hot - too hot for walking or being outside, but Dee and I met up mid-morning at a coffee shop where they are allowing inside seating. It was so good to get together with her again! I ended up just tinking rather than knitting. I was working on the Hellebore Hitchhiker when I noticed I had forgotten a tooth. So, I tinked back 3 rows or so and then bound off for the tooth and continued on...until I noticed a hole a few rows back. Dee is a much more experienced knitter than I, so I had her look at it. Nope - neither of us could see a dropped stitch. Not sure how or why that hole appeared, but I started tinking again. When I got to the point where I could continue knitting I put it away. LOL I wasn't going to take any chances.
And the Tomfoolery socks are exactly where they were (or I should say it - the first sock). The pattern is Cathedral Socks a free pattern on Ravelry. I'm altering it so there are no purl stitches. The leg pattern is a 32 row repeat. I've done two repeats, so 64 rows. That's shorter than I usually knit legs of my socks. So, I'm debating whether to just knit some plain rows before starting the heel flap, or do a portion of the pattern. The heat has addled my brain and I can't figure out what I want to do!
Saturday, the 4th, was another hot one, but thankfully not quite as humid. I made a corn and black bean salad to take over to Colin & Mailing's.
I also took the gin that had been marinading in my basement with rhubarb. It was good, but not good enough to bother making it again - lol. Mailing's Mom made a cucumber and radish salad and also brought some marinaded chicken wings and smoked salmon rolled around peppers and cilantro. Col & Mailing had made a potato salad and Colin grilled hot dogs, chicken sausage and plant-based brats. And then there was a huge bowl of cut up watermelon for dessert. Everything was tasty (except I had the vegan brat and it was not good - lol).
Mailing's Dad had been visiting his Mom earlier in the day and he brought potholders that she had made for all of us!
Aren't they so pretty? Little tiny stitches.
Around 8:30 or 9:00 the neighbors (in all directions) started setting off fireworks. It was like a competition of who had the loudest and brightest display. I had a headache immediately. Poor Marcel and Talbor were terrified, as were all the wild animals - birds, bats, deer, bunnies - everything was looking for cover. I felt badly for them.
There may be no knitting to show you (since it all looks the same as it has), but I do have some other pictures from the weekend. First up, Mr. Frog! We've had two in our water feature lately.
And Mr (or Mrs) Wren poking out of our camper birdhouse. Not the best picture - I'm unable to get too close, but we watch them coming and going ALL day long!
Our Trumpet Vine is blooming and we are hoping to finally see more hummingbirds.
And look at this gorgeous Calla Lily at Colin & Mailing's house.
Such a deep, strong yellow. Love it!
Yesterday Fletch pulled our garlic. Look at this haul!
Well, I supposed I've rambled on for long enough. I need to pull up work email and start the work week. Wishing you all a wonderful week!