28 June 2017


Hello there!  I'm writing from Philadelphia, where this morning it is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with a lovely breeze!  Talk about a nice morning - I'm trying to store it up.  I know you can't really do that, but I like to think you can, so that when on Friday, it's a bazillion degrees and equally humid, I can think of this temperature.  (Spoiler alert: Doesn't really work, but hope springs eternal.)

In any event, today I am joining with Kat and the others for Unraveled Wednesday.  Because I am SoClose, as you can see in the photo below.  SoClose!

This is the second of my Orange Tabby Socks, needing only the toe, which will be completed this evening.  It feels like this pair took so long, but I realized that was not their fault, so to speak.  If you recall, I had started a pair with a different pattern and different yarn at the end of May, and was going along when BAM! the yarn exploded and I tried in vain to untangle it to continue.  When my attempts failed, then I pulled this yarn out of my stash and started this pair of socks.  So they really haven't taken that long, from start to finish, it just seemed like it before I gave it any thought.

Riveting, right?

Moving right along, the book is the next one I'll be reading, probably starting in the next day or so, once I finish Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, which I am finding really enjoyable.  But the book above was [finally] available for me and on hold at the library, so I picked it up before I forgot and it was moved along to the next person in the queue.

Also pictured is my patriotic $3.00 Target "cosmetic" bag, which is as I suspected, perfect as a sock project bag.  It was right on point when I started the previous pair around Memorial Day, and now it's also right in style as I'm finishing these socks right before the Fourth of July.  I think I will continue to use this bag for any sock projects through Labor Day.  Because I am nothing if not a good American ... ;-)

Finally, I leave you with two jokes that amused me.  They are lame, but they may at least make you smile.  There is a bar I walk past every day on my way to and from work (yes, I DO walk past - in the a.m., they are not open, and in the p.m., I'm just anxious to get home!), and it has a blackboard in the window with a joke or saying every day.  Here are my two faves from recently:

Q:  Why do girls travel in odd-numbered groups?
A:   Because they can't even.

A man visited the doctor, telling him that he broke his arm in two places.  The doctor told him to stop going to those two places.

[rim shot]

Tell your friends - I'm here all week, folks!


Bonny said...

We had a delightful 58 here this morning in central NJ, and just like you, I'm trying to savor it as I'm already dreading the return of heat and humidity. Your sock looks great and will be even better when soclose turns into a completed pair (from a good American)!

Vera said...

Hahaha. Your sock is looking good and love your patriotic bag - perfect for summer knitting! I really enjoyed Rules of Civility...and I'm glad you mentioned it, because I forgot to add it to my book bingo card!!!

Anonymous said...

65 sounds wonderful!!!

Oh for the cooler breezes of fall!!! (But, I guess I shouldn't really wish away summer).

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Good score on that bag.

Have a happy 4th!

Tired Teacher said...

Nothing like a good "bad" joke to break the ice!

Love your sock and the project bag.

I'm trying to soak up some cool temperatures here, too. Next week it will be ungodly hot, thankfully with NO humidity, but hot all the same.m

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Ha ha. I can't even.... I work with a bunch of teens/young adults and now I will think of you 100,000 times a day.

Love your patriotic project bag!

Juliann in WA said...

We are having a cool down this week which is helping me decide what to take on my trip to a place where it will be much cooler and windy.

karen said...

love your project bag and I bet it was a perfect price :) I think tomorrow it's going to be 90 degrees (whine!) I don't like being hot at all but the AC is working :)

Nance said...

The Two Places joke reminds me of a lot of Henny Youngman's jokes. My dad loved his stuff: Doc, it hurts when I move my arm like this. Doc says, then don't move your arm like that.

Never failed to crack him up.

Gorgeous here in NEO today. Low humidity, cool N breeze, tons of sun. Let's not talk about tomorrow.

Araignee said...

The weather has been spectacular, right? I too am trying to save it up for July.
Your jokes are too funny. I needed a good laugh. Thanks!

AsKatKnits said...

This weather has been crazy nice! I have savored every moment! And, thanks for the laugh! LOL

Kym said...

I woke up yesterday morning . . . and it was 48 degrees! Now, that's a bit TOO cool for my liking in the summer -- but it does beat 95 and humid any day. Love the socks -- and the sock bag. And the jokes, too. :-)

KSD said...

One of my father's favorite jokes: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." "Well, don't do that."

Caffeine Girl said...

Love the broken arm joke!
Never thought of using a cosmetic bag for socks, but it's a great idea!

kathy b said...

I immediatlely noticed your patriotic sock bag! Love it