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Summer greens

It seems an odd thing to make a scarf in the middle of summer, in the middle of Texas, but make a scarf I did. Partly because, despite the heat, I keep seeing people wearing gorgeous scarves over t-shirts, which is more than enough to legitimize my need to knit, but mostly because I fell in love with the Madeline Tosh sock yarn I brought home from the DFW Fiber Fest. I loved the soft green leafy color, and I kept pulling it out to look at it. And pet. Gorgeous stuff. It’s lightweight, cool, and one skein made a surprisingly long scarf.

Lace Ribbon Scarf

Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock in Clover, 1 skein
Needles: Size 3

Lace Ribbon Scarf

Lace Ribbon Scarf

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8 Things

I have one project blocking and another almost complete, so I should have some photos up here soon. In the meantime, to while away the time while we have yet another tornado warning, here’s a meme from Minder.

HCW Front Porch

8 things I am looking forward to…..

1. Tagging a desk in the East Stacks and getting some much overdue research done
2. Listening to the Proms online
3. My mother has promised to teach me how to make fried green tomatoes, Yankee-style
4. Finally, it’s almost time for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Mmm, Alan Rickman…
5. Seeing if I can grown little frankentrees from my apple seeds
6. The new Sarah Waters novel, The Little Stranger
7. Autumn — the changing colors, the sights, and crisp, cool autumn weather
8. Going away on holiday

8 things I did yesterday…….

1. Got laid off from my job
2. Had several cups of tea and stuck my tongue out at my old company, metaphorically (mostly)
3. Blocked a scarf. Spent half an hour picking cats and/or cat fur off blocking scarf
4. Read an article on the changing of children’s culture in the Victorian schoolroom.
5. Cast on for a new project
6. Got taken out for a lovely dinner with a lovely person
7. Talked with friends
8. Took a long bath and started rereading Emma

8 things I wish I could do…….

1. Teach the cats to make my early morning cup of tea and bring it to me in bed
2. Move somewhere more interesting
3. Knit in public without sticking my tongue out when I come to the tricky bits
4. Archery. I loved it as a child, and was quite good at it, but it appears to be frowned on to run around with bows and arrows as an adult.
5. Learn the art of shrugging things off
6. Run away and spend the summer near the ocean
7. Whistle
8. Gather all my friends together in one place for a truly spectacular party

8 shows I watch……

1. Like Minder, The Archers, which I don’t watch, but I do listen to the omnibus edition each weekend. I have been known to google Archer genealogy and back stories.
2. Doctor Who. Although, due to never being home when it’s on, I still haven’t seen the last season.
3. Gossip Girl. La la la, I can’t hear you, it’s fabulous!
4. Masterpiece Theatre. Have loved since I was a child. Am pleased they’re having an Agatha Christie season, although I do wish they’d just show all the Miss Marple’s they’ve never aired.
5. Pushing Daisies. I ❤ the cranky knitting detective.
6. How Clean is Your House. I love that show, and not just because it makes me feel better about the state of my closet.
7. Erm, that's about it, really.
8. Although I do frequently watch the cats. They're better than TV, especially since one of them still hasn't figured out that the coffee table is made of glass and glass is solid.

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