Okay, let’s face it, there has been enough bad and ugly in my life the last week or so. This post is all about Good Things. Good: As you may recall, before I had that Life Changing Thing happen, I finished the Adamas Shawl. I blocked it one day last week (it’s sort of a…
It’s been ages since I’ve done a Good, Bad and Ugly post. Really, I’m way overdue with this. But here you go. Hope you like it!
Good: Summer driving. The top is down on the Jeep and the wind is blowing through my hair and I’m loving it.
Bad: The wind is blowing through my hair. I spend most days at work with Jeep hair and it ain’t pretty.
Ugly: Unexpected thunder storms while the top is down on the Jeep. We drove home with puddles under our feet the other night.
Good: I’ve won a lot of prizes lately! There has been yarn from Karen
and stitch markers from Cece. And I’m expecting a prize from Christine, too. There was also the Amazing Lace Poetry Challenge win.
Bad: You know all this winning is bound to come to a screeching halt at some point.
Good: Eating locally. This is something we do quite often since our beef and pork is raised by Blogless Sharon. But now the garden is exploding and we’ve had our own squash and cucumbers plus local corn, too. It feels good to eat the vegetables we have grown!
Bad: Garden pests. I’m worried about slugs chomping the squash plants now.
Ugly: Weeds. Why oh why are there always weeds?
Good: Skinny-dipping. Remember skinny-dipping? It felt good. It was fun and freeing and just a little bit wild.
Bad: Opportunities for skinny-dipping these days are pretty rare.
Ugly: As my dear sister-in-law Jen (picture below on the left, Dale’s sister Lisa is on the right) pointed out recently, when you’re our size, you can’t really call it skinny-dipping. For us, it’s chunky-dunking
Good: Birthday socks for Jessica.
Bad: I have lots more socks to knit for upcoming birthdays. Hannah’s birthday is right around the corner. As is my daughter-in-law Heather’s. Plus the Toasty Toes swap. And then it’s Christmas knitting. Ugh.
Ugly: Deadline knitting.
Good: Speaking of socks, hand dyed sock yarn is pretty good. Mine looked like this, if you recall.
Bad: This is how it looks knit into socks, however.
Ugly: Is this a sock only a mother could love or what? I’m thinking it’s pretty ugly. I’ll leave the yarn dyeing to the experts from now on.