Yesterday I was bound and determined to have a relaxing day. I had planned a bike ride with O’Kathy in the morning, and then a day of relaxing on Sarah’s back deck while Bug ran through the sprinkler.
Since Minnie’s son came over to mow the back area (due to my fear of snakes), I had the courage to go back there and cut down all the junk trees which were growing out of control. I did have Bug run around the entire house a few times just to ensure that any relaxing snake was either going to hide or stay where he was. But I saw no snakes and felt pretty safe and confident in my duties. I managed to get that done even before my morning bike ride.
Went on a 15 mile bike ride in my new bike skort, which is full of win! Much more comfortable riding! Then we went grocery shopping, came home to unload bike and get a shower and make hummus, and headed to Sarah’s. Sarah’s new house is just about perfect. The trees in the back yard are so mature that even though it is hot out, if there is a decent breeze blowing, sitting under the trees feels cool and comfortable. Bug did run through the sprinkler for a long time, and made herself downright cold. I spun. I don’t really like to knit in the heat, so spinning seemed ideal. What did I spin? Well, I finished what I could of the lovely turquoise batts, plyed them with the silk that I had on hand, and made 173 yards of laceweight yarn. I still have more than 3 oz. of spun batts left and need to find more silk to turn turquoise to match. Once I was done with that, I spun another 2 oz. of BFL, in order to get a good worsted to bulky weight yarn in the next couple of days.
I find I love these colors because they remind me of noro!
We left Sarah’s at 8:30 PM, and Bug was fast asleep by the time we got home. All I had to do was carry her inside and tuck her in bed. It was such an easy relaxing wonderful day that I am positive I need more of them!