When we bought the generator and got the house wired last spring, we didn’t expect to need it in the middle of August. But need it we did last Thursday. We were under a little microburst that knocked out power for almost four hours. Jim got the genset spun up before I got home so I was able to open the garage and come on in like normal. House was a little warm because the genset won’t support the AC, but at least we had lights and fridge and all that stuff. The sweet gum out back didn’t fare so well.
Jim is standing between what got blown out of the tree and what we cut out to try to bring it back into some semblance of order. Our 35-40 foot tree is now 15-20. We’re hoping it makes it because we like having the shade, but it’s been losing limbs to ice and wind pretty regularly for the last couple of years. We’ll see.
I also cleaned up a couple of WIPs. The first is The Yarn Mama socks. They’re soft and cushy and I’m looking forward to wearing them next week.
AND – big one here – I got the Wine Garden blocked today.
That’s 146 pins over a 68″ diameter. I measured at least 80% of the points from the center out.
I’m really in love with the Vines and Leaves pattern. And I’m glad I went ahead and knit the last round in the grey I used for the border. I have no idea how I’ll wear the huge thing, but I really really love it.
This afternoon I started spinning one of my STB projects. This is some carded CVM/Romeldale. It’s still got a little bit of lanolin in it, and I’m enjoying it. Working on my long draw technique, and I can absolutely see some improvement in my consistency.
Plus I really love playing with my Mini Spinner. 🙂
Next weekend is Labor Day. Yay!