Good Monday Morning!
It is a gorgeous morning here in Eastern PA. Our heatwave has broken (currently 61 degrees at 6:48 am) and the humidity feels as though it has dropped. I've been able to sleep with the AC off, ceiling fan on and windows open for the last two nights! If work will not rear its ugly head, I may get out for a walk a little later.
How was your weekend? Mine seems to have been the right combination of different things. It started off Friday with some home made camponata for dinner.
We had the camponata on some crusty bread that I had brushed with EVOO and then warmed/heated/slightly toasted in the oven. Delicious!!
And while we were having dinner, Steve the Beav came onto the patio! I've never seen him this close to the house...first he came up to the fire pit by the picnic table and then just kept coming! It was hysterical.
I was so surprised that I fumbled to get my phone to take a picture. Not the greatest, but there he is right by our back sliding door to the patio! A brazen fellow.
Saturday morning found me meeting up with Dee as usual for our check in to solve the world's problems and keep our sanity. I had started my Allsorts Sock #1 (I was through the 15 rows of ribbing that I do), so started in on a pattern I had decided on which involved some slipped stitches. After 6 rows I decided it was fugly and was just going to rip everything out, but (as usual) Dee saved the day and ripped it back to my ribbing and picked up my stitches. I pretty much suck at doing that. So thank you Dee! And a bit of progress was made on that first sock!
No pattern, just plain vanilla. The yarn has spoken! This is KnitPicks Static yarn and it is striping up very evenly much to my surprise. Caking it up, I was sure the colors would be all over the place, but I am loving how it is knitting up.
Sunday Fletch and I spent a little time pulling an invasive vine out of the bed where our lilac is. That darned Virginia Creeper is everywhere! And hard to pull out too. In the afternoon we wandered over to Lansdale to Colin & Mailing's house. I watered the house plants and Fletch repaired a latch on one of their cabinets that was not staying shut. Next time he needs to do some trimming of plants that are trying to take over the sidewalk from the driveway to the front door. The lawn looked good though - it is being cut every two weeks.
And today has already been a productive one! Nuts have been roasted and a cake is out of the oven cooling...I will frost it later. Cheers to the week ahead - let's make it a good one!