Good Morning My Friends,
Here we are again...Monday morning...and not only that, but also mid-August (not sure how that happened so quickly). Time (once again) seems to be slipping by so quickly. I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was so nice.
Saturday morning I met up with Dee for some knitterly time together. I worked on a new sock!! Yes, I finally cast on with one of the skeins of yarn I recently caked up. Of course, I chose to start something for moi rather than any of the gifts I have planned.
I just couldn't resist this yarn from Wandering Cat - Val in the colorway "Cosmopolitan" (the yarn is the Barn Cat line). It is a joy to knit with and I love the way the colors are lining up. Obviously I have not gotten far, but the pattern is Tidal Wave (I don't see it on Rav now, so not sure where I got it?).
Later in the day I managed to finish up the dishcloth (Nai-Nai's Favorite) that I had been working on.
A very soft, light weight cotton in the color Autumn Spice. There is easily enough left for another cloth, so I'll cast on for that soon.
The exciting thing (for me) that happened on Saturday is that I hired a house cleaner! Woo-Hoo. Ever since "the back issue" earlier this year, I've had trouble cleaning my floors in a thorough way. I've also gotten lazier over the years. It was time and it turns out that the niece of a friend of mine cleans houses and doesn't live that far from us. She came over on Saturday to see the house and give an estimate. Very reasonable and she will start in 2 weeks. She will come every other week and I should be able to keep up with things inbetween her visits. After all, it is only two of us here. Fingers crossed that this works out well.
And then Colin was over for dinner yesterday. Of course I did not take a single picture. It was such a joy to see him and have his company for several hours. He was obviously pretty tired, but looked good. I made a vegan meal (lentil sloppy joe's and speckled slaw - the slaw is a recipe from MDK). It was a perfect evening for a fire, but Col left fairly early to get back to his house. (His lost bag did show up at the house on Friday.) He flies back to TX tonight...hopefully with no issues.
I've got a busy work morning and need to get started on things. But I'm wishing each of you a great start to the week - enjoy!!