Halfway through August already!! Doesn't seem possible, yet sure enough Monday rolled around again and here we are. How was your weekend? What did you do?
My weekend was lovely. I met up with Dee for some coffee and knitting and then we happened to make our way to Purls of Wisdom - a lovely knitting shop in Kimberton. If you've read her blog (and if not, you should!!), you will see that she purchased some lovely skeins of yarn. And sort of hinted that she HAD to, because you can't let friends purchase yarn alone. Dee and I do a pretty good - nah, make that VERY good - job of enabling each other! That's what friends are for. I haven't used or even wound the two skeins I bought the last time we got together, but again two new skeins are now in my possession:
Gorgeous, huh? The skein on the right is "Aspen" and is just so Fall-like I had to have it. Cozy socks will be made with this. The skein on the left is "Prickly Pear" (yes, Dee bought the same colorway the other week). But, this skein is DK weight and I plan to make some fingerless mitts out of it - I think they will look so pretty with my black coat come winter.
While Dee and I were sipping our drinks and knitting outside the coffee shop I did work on the Hawk sock. I did not, as planned, finish it though. This is where it was last night (with my helper supervising):
After taking that picture I knit some more and it is now at the point where I will begin the toe decreases. I HOPE to finish it today, but I refuse to say I will (lesson learned).
Food was good over the weekend. I baked some mahi-mahi (which I had never cooked previously). It was good. Not wonderful, out of this world, but ok and a nice change of pace. Saturday we just had BLTs with garden tomatoes and onions on them. So good! And last night I baked a Mexican casserole dish - layered tortillas with refried beans, some sauteed onions & peppers & broccoli, green enchilada sauce and cheese. It was a little heavier on the cheese than I like, but again it was nice to have something different. And, the weather was perfect for having the oven on to bake the dish!
Several folks have recently posted pictures of Praying Mantis' in their gardens. Well, here's a guy who was on our eggplant the other day. Seeing a Praying Mantis always makes me think of the card Fletch and I bought several years ago and framed. It hangs in our downstairs bathroom.
LOL I crack up every time I look at this.
Well, that's it for me. Hope you all are doing well and enjoying life.