Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday, Friday, Friday

Ah, TGIF! Our heat wave is officially over, even though it's still very humidly hot. The terrible thunderstorms we were promised didn't reach my part of NYC, and I had hopes that a good t-storm might take away some of this stickiness. But then, these are the 'dog days' of summer.

OK, some research:
  • Dog Days: The hot, sultry period of summer between early July and early September; A period of stagnation.
  • Dog Days or dog days of summer are typically the hottest and most humid times of the year. These days usually fall between July and early September but the actual days vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog days can also define a time period or event that is very hot and/or stagnant. Also many religious cultures believe that dog days are holy.
I don't know about holy; at least it's Friday.

OK, Laceforallseasons update: I found out that Snow (the listmom) totally deleted the Yahoo lace group because too many freaking annoying people were bugging the crap out of her. I don't blame her. People just don't get it that, when you're doing them a favor, they shouldn't tell you how they prefer said favor to be done.


Not a whole heckavalot of knitting done last night. Just a few more rows of HGS. I'm almost finished with repeat #2 (10 more to go); and I didn't pick up Esprit at all. I should get more quality/quantity knitting time this weekend, because I'll probably visit with the grandkids in NJ (Hubbo can't come with me because he works weekends).

That's what I do when I visit the GKs, knit. They love to watch me knit, and they try to practice knitting too. As long as the patience holds out, anyway. Kayla is 12 and is almost too bored to knit, and Kevin is 8 and easily frustrated.

(Confession here: I ordered some patterns and a few skeins of Schoeller Stahl Merino Stretch yesterday from Elann. I don't know why. I just 'had' to. It might arrive Monday - I get everything sent to my office so I don't get any flack at home. I'm such an obsessive!)

Have a great (and cooler!) weekend, all. Here's a cute button I stole from someone. If I only knew how to install it permanently, I would.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hey, I comment. Found your blog via Sivia's group (and a wonderful one it is). I haven't even made an entry on my blog in over a month. Talk about dog days. Will spend some time reading your archives and hopefully comment some more.