Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon: the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Were he to consider one more word, he would have probably settled on "three day weekend."
The summer has already been so busy, and will get busier still, so we decided to lay low this weekend. No cook-outs, no traveling. Unfortunately, Joe had to work. Which left Alex and me to just hang loose. There was much procrastinating of chores and yarn shopping. :-)
Actually, the weekend started off with a call from L as I was leaving work, telling me about the luscious new yarns Knit Happens had just received. She mentioned Kollage and Himalaya recycled silk.
Saturday night I finished a felted version of the Hip Knit Purse from Sweaterbabe. Oh, the lessons I learned about felting. First of all, I altered the pattern to account for shrinkage, but it shrunk much more top-to-bottom than side-to-side. So it's a good bit wider than I anticipated. And I started a new ball of Manos for the strap, and the color difference is pretty noticeable. Ah well. It's cute. It isn't perfect. I learned a lot. C'est la vie.
For the 4th we really did nothing -- Alex and I went to Barnes & Noble, Joe worked more. I worked on and off on my booga bag. We watched fireworks on TV.
Today Joe worked even more and I stayed in to do laundry and such. Made some yummy salsa chicken stuff in the crockpot. Remind me to never, ever, ever do crockpot cooking when I am home all day. Torture, pure torture.
Then tonight I started this blog.