Monday, July 14, 2008

It's been a busy time!

I've been so busy, I haven't really had time to blog. The week of July 4 was nutso. Last week, being the second week of the month where I have lots of meetings in the evening, was also not condusive to blogging.

So, here we are.

The blankety-blanking rodents in the garage built yet another nest in my heater fan and duct in my car right after I cleaned it the last time. So, I ended up doing that again on July 6. And then my back hurt me for over a week after since to reach the fan one must pretzel-ize themselves under the passenger side dash. I honestly don't know how men fit under there to do this. I barely do. Paulette now has rodent repellent in the garage that seems to be keeping them away. I don't want to put poison in there because then one of them will probably crawl up into my fan and die in there. That's much more disgusting than cleaning out their nesting materials.

Let's move on to happier thoughts. Paulette and I went up to Iris to the Penny Straker trunk sale. I went to find yarn for the Jennifer cardigan pattern. I found 8 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in a lovely plum shade:

I am still working on my lace shawl. I have 24 rows left on the body of the shawl and then I can start the edging, which I've heard seems to take forever.

After I'm done with that (or if I'm not done with my shawl by Aug. 1), I'm going to start this sweater, so that I can get some wear out of it yet this year:

Click here to see the pattern on free pattern

Perhaps then I'll start the cardigan--or the other shawl I want to make--or the lace scarf from "Victorian Lace Today". Who knows?

Our garden is looking just lovely:

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