Here is a place where you can enjoy listening (reading) about all my adventures as a lefty in a righty world. It is not easy to do this at times but I have managed to do it for over 60 years. Crafting is probably the hardest thing to do as a lefty since all directions are printed for righties. I have managed to adjust and will be more than happy to share my crafts with you thru pictures and writings. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Here we are again on a lovely Sunday morning. I love this time of day. Hubby is still sleeping, dogs are all fed and sleeping and I have some quiet time to myself to get my blog up to day and plan my day out.
I made progress this week and have some pictures to prove it. So let's get started.
I am now ready to do the last step in the Color Affection Shawl. I am excited to finish it (hopefully this week) and get it off the needles so I can concentrate on something else for a while. This is not the worlds greatest photo because it is all scrunched up on a 60" circular. Once it is done I will have someone hold it up and out so you can get a true idea of the fun of it.
Another dishcloth finished. Once again done in Granny's Favorite Dishcloth pattern. It is simple and mindless to do. Although I do believe my favorite pattern is still the double hump and will go back to that on the next ones that I do.
Walking through Walmart I found an entire rack of this fiber for under $5! I grabbed one so I could practice making the ruffled scarves with it. I have a much more expensive skein that will be done once I get the hang of this. I am thinking of taking this one out and trying to crochet instead of knitting it. I am not real fond of the way this is turning out at this point.
I did manage to get a picture of the American Girl doll dressed in her red outfit. I am suppose to tell you that this is McKenna and she is the doll of the year for 2012. My Grand Daughter is so excited to have this one. She received it from her Auntie/Godmother for her birthday. Anyway I do know that the hat is a bit too small and the dress is a bit too big but she will not let me frog any of it to make it fit better.
I don't know how many of you have ever seen a dust storm also known to us as a haboob. We get them quite often here in the desert and it is kind of neat to watch. This was taken around 4 in the afternoon. The sky gets dark, the wind starts blowing and then the dust comes in and covers EVERYTHING. It can last anywhere from 2-3 minutes to almost half an hour. This one lasted for about half an hour and then the rain came afterwards to make sure there was mud on everything. The wind reached about 60 miles an hour with this one and the temperature dropped about 15 degrees once the rain hit.
Speaking of temperatures............................See this little wonderful number? The time on the clock was 4:52 in the afternoon. I took this picture and as soon as I snapped it the temperature went up to 121F. So when I hear all of my blogging friends complaining about the heat I just shake my head. To top this off, I had been sitting outside on the cement for an hour watching my grand daughter take her first swim meet lesson. I finished my bottle of water in about 20 minutes and my clothes were plastered to my body from sweat (yes I SWEAT!) and my hair was totally drenched also. So the next time you think it is hot, think about those of us that live in the desert and deal with this kind of heat yearly. Not even our swimming pool can cool us off as the temp of the water is 97F! Whenever I think about complaining about the summer temperatures I stop my self and thank God that I have a home with A/C and a comfortable bed to sleep in and then thank him for our men and women in the armed forces that are in much hotter and less comfortable conditions overseas.
Until next week......................................