What a wonderful day. I spent the day at home! Sumo was especially happy to have me home today as he had been feeling a little neglected over the past few weeks. I admit it has been busy with all of the sandbagging; cleaning up etc.. I am happy to report that as of 6:00 Saturday night, our friends' basement was powerwashed out and ready to begin moving into again. There is still work to do, but the bulk of it is done.
I had hoped to spend the day curled up knitting, and I did do a little, but the bulk of the day was spent rearranging our family room for this: A new flat panel TV. We also subscribed for the first time to satellite TV. (Our kids will be shocked!) We've only ever had the 4-5 stations that our antenna has provided, but I have to confess that I enjoy TV and am excited for some of the news; sports; movie etc.. channels.
I was able to cast on my Team in Training Chevron Scarf that I am making as one of the prizes for those who donate to our Team in Training Marathon fund. I adjusted the pattern a little from the first chevron scarf and made it a little narrower as I wanted to make sure I had enough of this wonderful yarn that Liz sent me. I think it is going to be very pretty.
I also went through my stash and came up with 3 yarns that I want to knit into pairs of socks for the Summer of Socks Kal that I joined. That's right. My goal is 3 pairs for the whole summer, which will be pretty good for me. Unlike Monica, who almost has 3 pairs done since SOS 2008 started on Saturday. Sigh. She is my sock knitting hero. Anyways, I think I will start with the middle yarn (My Loopy Legends colorway) and make a pair of Monkey socks. I think I'll even cast them on tonight.
Other sock knitting heros: Wendy; Jessica and of course Sheri is my single sock knitting hero!
Do you have a sock knitting hero?
I thought I would share what I did with my pottery pig spoon holder that I rescued from the flood at our friends' house. I put it in the family room with all of my favorite knitting needles in it. I just love it.
I also took a little time today to check on my garden. I know it sounds crazy, but we really need rain. The ground is rock hard and my plants are just not doing so well. The best growing plants are the 4 little tomato plants that were very sickly looking that K just threw into this pot. They are growing fabulously! I don't know much about gardening, but I'm thinking this is too much plant for this pot, so I will probably have to transplant at least 2 of them??? Maybe when the ground softens up.
Off to take Sumo on a walk. He'll be very excited. I think we'll even jump in the car and walk around the lake. That will be double the excitement! And then home to cast on my first pair of socks for SOS '08.
Until Next Time.....