12 August 2007

A finishing up weekend ...

This has been a busy weekend, in a good way. I managed to get the laundry done yesterday, and the cleaning done this morning. Last night I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I enjoyed, though I was very sad at some of the courses of events. Without giving away anything, I do have three words: Neville Longbottom rocks.

Then between last night and this afternoon, I finished the knitting part of the Baby Kimono and blocked it:OK, I realize that variegated yarn on a flowered comforter is not the best combo, but you get the idea. Once it's ready, all I'll have left to do is sew the side/sleeve seams, and add the ties. The construction of this was really a neat technique to learn, so I'm glad I took the class, even if there isn't anyone immediately to receive it as a gift.

I was also able to get the blog set up for the Second Wave Clapotis KAL, and get everyone's name on the list. We may have more people join, but at least as of tonight, it's up to date. I think we have a good group of knitters, at different levels, so I think it will work out really well.

Contest update

So far, 25 of you have left comments, and been entered in the contest I'm having to celebrate the one-year anniversary of my blog. Remember, you have until midnight on Sunday, August 19 (a week from today), so there is still time, if you want to have a chance to win the $20 Barnes & Noble gift card. It may amuse you to know that The Tim was aghast at my statement that I would use a random number generator to choose the winner - he was certain that I was just saying that, and was going to throw pieces of paper on the floor, and let one of the cats choose. He was amazed when I told him there were online random number generators. HA - for once (quite possibly the only time), I knew about something online that he didn't!

And just so you know ...

If one more person tells me it's not the heat, it's the humidity, I'm going to lose it. Yes, the heat is made worse when the humidity is high also, but I'm sorry, when the temperature goes to 90 degrees or above, it's the HEAT. It has been, to use one of my mother's expressions, "hotter than Billy be damned."

And that's hot.

11 comments:

Kim said...

Neville, indeed. He was due some glory.

Carol said...

Hey, your Kimono is really nice! And you have a baby gift ready to go to boot! Well done! Tell me about heat. We always hear "Well when it's DRY heat, like in AZ, that's really hot". Not. Hot. Is. Hot. Period. Billy be damned ~snort~

LadyLungDoc said...

That's like when people used to say "At least it's a dry cold" when it was minus eleventy billion degrees during the Winnipeg winters of my youth! Drove me up the nearest wall!!!

the wicked witch of the east said...

well it's about time you finished the book...(sheesh)...now you must share the pain w/ me.

and i'm diggin' the colors you used for the kimono, est tres chic...:)

Brigitte said...

***grrrr*** I agree! I IS the heat, and the humidity just makes it worse!

I missed the first wave of Clapotis, so I may just have to join the second wave too... Uh oh.

:)

Anonymous said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to say happy blog anniversary. I enjoy your take on knitting and life. I've been thinking of doing a Clapotis too.
Paige G.

gemma said...

I'm with you, hot is hot, no matter how humid it is. its not even spring here yet, and we are scoring 23/25 deg.C. days, that bloody hot for winter. PS want to knit another clapotis, so think I will join your knit along too.

The Pajama Queen Knits said...

Happy blog anniversary. Just found this blog, after finding the Second Wave Clapotis KAL blog. Very cool--just sent my e-mail to join. Ditto on Neville Longbottom. And double ditto on the HEAT. It IS the heat. Ugh.

J C said...

Happy blogiversary!! I might have dig through my stash to see if I have any Clapotis worthy yarn.

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I'm with you. Anthing over 85 degrees is just too hot. You will get a break before we do - I have several more months of heat - but psychologically I am happy September 1st as that's the start of my Fall :) Swatching this weekend for you know what.

Carrie K said...

Heat sucks, but humidity is adding insult to injury.