I’m very happy to report that the computer is still alive. I repeat, the computer is still alive. Happy dancing all around! That feels like such a major development in my world that I need to announce it with jazz hands level excitement. ANYWAYS…
I mentioned in my last post that it was my son’s birthday over the weekend. He loves to be outdoors and be active so I did a lot of outside stuff over the weekend that I might have thought twice about if it were not his birthday. These things that taught me some important life lessons, such as if you bike next to a corn field in June in Wisconsin and the wind is blowing a steady 40mph, not only will your legs be a little sore after, but it’s also kind of like being sandblasted, but with dirt. Also, if the forest looks dark and green and it’s very humid you can’t stop walking or you will lose 75% of your blood to mosquitoes in about 9seconds. Ah, the things we do for our kids!
These are just a few little photos from Powers Bluff County Park where we went before the thunderstorms started yesterday.
Because of our heating system, we don’t have central air in the new house and instead just a smaller cooling unit which happens to not be in a central location in the house, so I opted to pick up a couple fans to help move the air around. While at Menard’s after biking, freshly sandblasted with dirt and kind of boiling, I briefly considered what Mr Knitting Sarah would say if I brought this one home…
It seemed like a great idea at the time and after the 40mph winds it really seemed completely reasonable, but in the end I went with a couple smaller ones instead. That was probably a good choice, I suppose.
This really unique fabric is created while holding one strand each of Be Sweet Bamboo, Mango Moon Twist, and Be Sweet Skinny Wool together. I was a little worried about holding multiple strands together and having them turn into a huge knotted mess, but it’s been totally effortless. In fact, it’s turned out to be a super simple, highly enjoyable knit. For those interested, mine is the Raspberry colorway and I believe they’re on sale now right here. I believe I’m about halfway through the main portion currently. I don’t really travel with it just to keep it nice and neat, but it’s an awesome project to unwind with at the end of the day.
I hope you had an equally fun and exciting summer weekend. Or maybe I should hope that you had a quieter, cleaner one. Either way, I hope it was grand and that you were able to sneak in some knitting or spinning!