I'll begin with this picture of my handsome husband, (near body,) and Larry, (Far body), under our trailer. This is how he spent our 39th wedding anniversary on Friday. Saturday too. We have squirrels trying to take up residence for the coming winter in the insulation under our trailer. There was a HUGE stockpile of nuts and pinecones in the underbelly of the trailer when they opened it up. We have tried everything, from natural predator scents sprinkled around, to moth balls and duct tape and a plastic owl to scare them away. Nothing worked. Dennis bought some sheets of metal at work and this is him and Larry putting it underneath the front and back end of the trailer where the entry points seemed to be. We're hoping this does the trick as they could completely destroy the trailer over the winter months.
Now for some smoke photos. You know how beautiful our view at the lake USUALLY is. Here it was yesterday. It just kept getting worse throughout the day...
Meanwhile, a little bit of knitting is happening. I started this little shawl on Saturday. It's the "Pimpelliese" Shawl and is free on Ravelry. I have made many of these and I just love the pattern. Lots of fun to make and they make great gifts. I'm using Knit Picks "Mountain Pass" tonal stroll fingering yarn. I sure hope some of our mountain passes still have some green in them like this yarn when this fire season is over.
I am also trying the magic loop method of knitting socks for the first time. I ordered a set of ChiaoGoo 40" circular needles from Amazon because they are known for their flexible cord. So far so good. I knit the cuff of the first sock yesterday and it worked very well. This pair will be made with the "Petty Harbour" free pattern on Ravelry. The yarn is Knit Picks "Mocha Tonal" Stroll fingering. Apparently you can do two at a time socks using the magic loop method, but I need to see if I can do one first! I want to knit socks on the flight to Mandy's house this month and I always drop my dpn's. This way I'm thinking it will be much harder to lose my needle!
Another dishcloth for mindless knitting. I'm using Knit Picks "Dishie" yarn in the "Orbit Multi" colorway.
I have had these socks on the needles for a couple of months and work on them at odd moments here and there. They are the "Monkey Socks", also free on Ravelry and I'm using Knit Picks "Berry Smoothie Speckle", in Hawthorne fingering.
Goodness! I sound like a Knit Picks commercial don't I? It sounds like that's all I knit with and I guess right now I am!
I also started a blanket for the Veteran's home and will work on it when I'm at home. This is one evening's worth of work and I've been at the lake ever since! Plain and simple granny squares in worsted weight acrylic yarn for ease of care.
I hope this verse gives some help to those fighting the fires and the floods.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9