"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Fridays Feast 8/17/07

After much thought, I've decided to not tell the horror story about Tommy and Wednesday's moose. It is sufficient to say I'd forgotten the doggy door was open and he survived without injury. My wits suffered a trauma of course (cos I was scared out of them). As of that moment, the doggy door will no longer be open until snow comes.

Oh yes, and we had yet another moose visit last night. This was a very small female. She was sleeping on the lawn under the fir tree by the corner of the garden. We left her alone. So now, not only is my yard a buffet restaurant, but it's a motel too. Sigh. I'm going to be so glad when they all move south for the winter.

Yesterday was a most pleasant day. I met some friends for lunch. As I was leaving I stopped and checked the mail and my lace yarn had arrived. I ordered a skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci (100% extra fine merino) in the Oregon Red Clover Honey colorway. Wow! I didn't really know what to expect because every monitor shows colors differently. Looking at it with two here at home one showed it as being more red and brown. The other sort of orange. Neither was right. It's a wonderful warm gold with rusty browns-just like Red Clover honey looks in a jar. And so soooooooofffffttttt. My fingers will be very happy knitting this stuff.

So why have I bought a skein of lace weight yarn? I'm gonna knit some lace! When I saw the new lace stole pattern on Knitspot's blog, called Honey Bee Stole, I HAD to knit it! I haven't knit any serious lace since high school. But this stole has got to be one of the most beautiful lace patterns I've ever seen. It's all I can do to not start casting on right now, especially now that I have the yarn for it. First chore, though, is figuring out how I'm going to wind this 8oz. skein into a single ball with a 4oz. ball making winder. I do not want to weave ends in on this project any more than necessary.

I also got a skein of their Socks That Rock sock yarn. There's so much talk about it in Knitblogland that I decided I need to try it out. It isn't as soft as I would have expected it to be, and it has an interesting twist to it, but we'll see after I've knit it up and washed it. I'm not sure, yet, what pattern, but since the yarn is semi-solid green, I think leaves are in order.

Lunch was wonderful. We went to a restaurant called Dukes, which is right on Hayden Lake. I've lived here 15 years and never saw Hayden Lake before. It's a beautiful lake. Dukes is a cool place. It overlooks Toblers Marina. It has a large dock full of tables, or you can sit in the outside/inside-a dining room with one wall open and facing the lake. It's great! It reminded me of a place we ate at years and years ago when sweet hubby and I went to Hawaii. I had good conversation with my friends and the food was good. I had the Hawaiian burger. Seemed appropriate. I'd like to go there for dinner with sweet hubby sometime. I think he'd like it.

I went to Sears and ordered new tires for my car (the current ones are almost bald!), and I stopped in Fashion Bug to discover they are having a great clearance sale. I got a few things for the cruise including a new swimsuit. After that I popped into Harmony Yarns to check on the status of the Tatamy Tweed yarn I've ordered (It should be in soon). I bought a skein of black sock yarn, then I went home.

Now, on to Friday's Feast.

Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

I used to have one I followed religiously cos I am a creature who needs routine. Since closing the shop I haven't really had one, but I need to develop one. Usually I find myself doing it on Wednesday. So I've decided that that will be the official laundry day. When I do it, I try to get it all done in one day.

In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

70's??? I think it will depend on how I'm feeling at the time.

What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

To remodel the inside of my house. New flooring, paint, window treatments, the works. As much as I'd like it to be short-term, I'm gonna have to say long-term. There's only so much we can afford per year.

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

The story of Blue Moon Fiber Arts and their trouble with the bank that came to the conclusion that there couldn't possibly be that many people who knit socks, therefore their sock club MUST be a fraud. This floored me. I read it on Yarn Harlots blog.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

About an 8.

Have a great day!


  1. I bet your house will be beautiful when you are complete!! Great Feast

  2. Great feast...good luck with your salad. It sounds like a lot of work:) Happy FF.