Okay, this is great. I really have done very little knitting and just hadn't been feeling inspired to do so and now, after the worst heat wave this area has ever seen, and in the space of one week I have received:
The new Knitpicks catalog. They have new yarns that I really like. They have a new interchangable (a la Denise) needle set, but with turbo style needles rather than plastic. They have a new knitting bag that has an attachable purse and different sized "project" bags. Very cool idea. I love knitters. They are fun, pragmatic, thinking people.
The new Interweave knitting magazine. Many lovely patterns in there. Of course, most of the ones I really like are using alpaca or alpaca blends. Yes, I can sub other yarns, but why does that always happen?! Ah well, I am totally jazzed to get some fall knitting going!
And FINALLY it is cooling off. This global warming thing is really something. And yeah, on that note you really do need to see An Inconvenient Truth. If you haven't seen it yet, well I don't know what to say. Bad, bad person you.
I was in Yosemite earlier this week with my family and my husband's family including many visiting relatives from the Netherlands. It is so beautiful there and I really wanted to stay longer. But I had promised to leave earlier with one of my daughters because she was scheduled to work on Thursday and otherwise she wouldn't have been able to go camping at all - I knew that she really wanted to. So, anyway, we left early on Thursday, leaving the rest of my family and visiting relatives behind for a few more days, drove back home (4+ hours, during which time she also managed to get car sick in my new car- argh) - she showers, changes and takes the bus to work and THEY DON'T NEED HER! I cannot even begin to tell you how pissed, disappointed, frustrated, etc... I was. I wanted to be back at Yosemite. I wanted to be hiking, swimming in lakes, enjoying starry skies, evening campfires and camp coffee in my sleeping bag (my husband always makes it and brings it to me). Man that sucks.
Anyway, this is a bit of a rambling post, but I really am looking forward to getting some knitting going again. Think I'll go do a few rows on the husband sweater!
ta-ta! (oh yeah- I would add photos except that my camera is still in Yosemite without me!)