Saturday, August 30, 2008

Good Bye Summer

By the way, that truck is parked. It is not about to run them over.

When I was a kid, we always started school the day after Labor Day. As a result, I wasn't too happy when the Labor Day Weekend rolled around. I didn't hate school, but I also can't remember ever being anxious for school to start. In fact, I'd say that I never cared for the entire month of August because it was like one long Sunday afternoon. with school looming in the near future. That dread that "Monday" was coming kind of ruined the whole month for me. I've been back to school for two over two weeks now, so Labor Day is just a nice break to me now, and I've learned to enjoy the few days in August that I'm not working. This summer was a little more difficult than usual to give up because my kids seemed to enjoy each other's company so much, much of the time. Maybe it helped that Paige was gone for several weeks, and maybe they realized that their remaining summers together are numbered. Whatever the reason, there wasn't much arguing and there was even an occasional hug...OK, the hugs were usually a little exaggerated performances for their parents, but at least they weren't hitting each other.
I knit a lot this summer, but I kind of feel like I don't have much to show for it. I finished my Friday Harbor Socks from Knitting on the Road. I think they're really pretty and look forward to the days when it's not a thousand degrees outside, and I can consider wearing them.

I've also knit one Brigid sock with some beautiful lilac yarn
from Hill Country Yarns I was in their sock club this year but, I didn't like the pattern they sent with it. I love the yarn though. Once again, I don't expect to be wearing these socks any time soon...especially since I woke up to discover this.....Our little girl beagle is just lucky she's so cute because I was very unhappy!
I've also been working on my Bear Claw pillow. I'm knitting the back in garter stitch, which is very boring, but I didn't see the point of working so hard on the back of a pillow. I've never had to weave so many end in before, and it was a pain!


marit said...

Beautiful socks! It's been chilly over here lately, so I could finally find my wool socks again, and that feels great:-D
Sounds nice to have "non-fighting" kids! I look forward to the day mine are old enough to enjoy each other's company rather than want to "kill" each other...

TheBlackSheep said...

Both pairs of socks are excellent! I hope your temps drop soon so you can wear them. Ok, I hope you are able to take a trip to a cold place where you can wear them. That would be a more realistic goal.

The beach looks beautiful! I wouldn't want to give that up for school either! Have a good day!

Hege said...

Great socks - love the pink one!
And the bear claw pillow is so cute.

Tracy said...

Super socks!! I love those lilac ones with cables! Lovely beach views...Autumn is has arrived here in Norway. Very soon it will be time for thicker socks--LOL! We're off this week for a 10 trip to see my family in PA--can't wait...and maybe have a taste of fall while there! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Wool Winder said...

All of your summer projects turned out nicely. I hope you'll be able to save the second sock. Good luck with the new school year!

Thimbleanna said...

Bad girl, little beagle, bad girl LOL! Your socks are beautiful, in spite of all the help you get!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

You've got good taste in socks! I started the same one as you from Knitting on the Road, but mine got only as far as the cuff. Coincidentally, I'm using pink for mine, too!
Bad doggie! My husband always tells me it's my fault when the cats chew my needles because I leave my socks-in-progress on the coffee table to "tempt" them.

Rani said...

OMG! That chewed up bit of knitting just about made me wet my pants laughing (with you, not at you!). I have been there before myself and it is not a pretty picture.

The Traveling socks look wonderful!