I have been a bit neglectful of this part of my larger blog for some time now. As I have been drawn to larger more complex pieces of lace knitting, progress is slow and not terribly amenable to photography. At the same time, I have watched the overall activity in knitting blogs to have slowed, perhaps because Ravelry makes it so easy to show projects and find other patterns and knitting. In any case, I have been struggling to find things to write about here. This week it came to me -- I think it is time for the sun to go down on this part of my blog. My current plan is to end it on the last day of this month. You'll still find me writing  in the other parts of the blog and from time ti time I will post pictures there. I hope you will follow along there as I muse about my work. And don't forget, HBO's In Treatment starts again this fall and I will be blogging each episode as I have in other seasons. I will also be writing more about the issues surrounding fat and bias, something I started doing this summer. So please join in.

No, we weren't blown away

Good heavens! You all, whoever is left after my neglect, must have wondered what happened to us in the hurricane  that wasn't. In a word, nothing. We got rain, a lot of it. And some wind, not so much of that. And that was that. 

So how about a little knitting update?

My lovely daughter tells me the socks I have knit for her have developed holes in the heels. So she ordered   requested that I knit her some new ones. Now I haven't knit any socks for a while so of course I wanted to find something new to do. And I decided to try knitting from the toe up, this time using Wendy Johnson's Nanner Socks pattern.


I like the method, so far, and the pattern. This colorway, from Lisa Souza, turned out not to be as bright as I'd hoped but my daughter likes these sort of earthy tones so she should like them.

I guess I am going to have to buy some sock yarn.

And here is Spike catching some of the last of the summer sun recently

Gotta get back to the socks.

Sailor Take Warning

Remember the old rhyme -- Red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky at morning, sailor take warning? This morning, with tropical storm warnings in place, I saw this

Too hot to knit

In these parts, 3 days with temperatures over 90F is officially considered to be a heat wave. We are in day 5. The longest heat wave since 1993. And we are braced to be hit with Hurricane Earl tomorrow night. Are we having fun yet?

So it is too hot to knit.

Or cook.

Or do much of anything.

Seeing all of our cats in one place is a rare event, but the heat drives them to find cool spots. Yesterday this appeared to be the winner --


This morning Moe and Spike have claimed the living room windows --


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