Thursday, August 24, 2006

August 24, 2006

Remember The Apple? Here it is, right after I picked it and right before I ate it. It was pretty good. Maybe next year we'll get enough for the whole family.

The two skeins of yarn we dyed the other day are fairly different from each other. I'll probably have to alternate rows from them in whatever I make.

Here's a sample from one of them. I'm not sure yet what to make of it, but I'm thinking maybe a hat. I do like hats.

We had a lot of rain in the last 24 hours, and more on the way this evening. This afternoon, during a break in the weather, I was in my basement lair putting the finishing touches on a project I need to have ready to photograph this weekend. The Little Emperor was playing with the neighbor. When I emerged from the basement to see why it was so quiet, this is what I found:

Fortunately, he had not come into the house looking for me! The neighbor girl, who is 8 and should have known better, had gone into her house to change and did not wash her feet first. Apparently, she tracked mud all over and her step-mother was not happy. I don't mind kids playing in mud, but only in a designated spot and with a clean-up plan in place first.

We did the registration stuff for the Little Emperor for kindergarten today! Yay. Tomorrow Owen and I have to go down to the middle school and get him squared away. Then I just wallow in anticipation of Sept. 5.

This month's reading: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. The history of everything! in less than 500 pages! Kidding aside, it is fascinating reading.


Sarah said...

Guns, Germs, and Steel is really good! As are all of his other books! As an archaeologist from the UC schools, he would come lecture at Santa Barbara from time to time. Well worth it!

Oooohh, the Mud! Mud and really is a timeless combination.

In fact, one of the best days I remember from my entire childhood was a mud day. (Of course I did grow up to dig in the dirt professionally...).

I like the way the swatch looks. I vote hat! Or mittens, or fingerless gloves.

zibibbo said...

He's adorable!

Swatch colors look great. I'd go hat :)

sgeddes said...

The hand dyed yarn is going to turn out great! I lvoe how it is knitting up.

The mud king is really making me smile!

Marji said...

he is so cute you can't help but be amused! re this months reading, I have not one, but two copies of that book on my shelf, TBR. Someday.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

As a mother of four, I can for once completely enjoy the muddy child as I have no fear of mud getting on my carpet. I am so impressed that you were calm enough to take a picture.

I with you on Sept 5 (one of the joys of our living in Wisconsin, later school starts)- I've got 3 in elementary school this year - K, 3rd and 5th. I actually put in my palm a time on the 5th (the babies nap time) to sit and knit uninterrupted.