Sunday, June 24, 2007
Noise 'n the hood
Why does our neighborhood always have such doozies? We have lived here 13 years, and not one summer has gone by without some yo-yo blowing off fireworks all summer long. Every year it's a different household. My dogs were both freaking out last night because of the moron 1/2 block away blowing a firecracker off every 7 minutes for about 5 hours. It finally stopped at 11 PM, but the damage was done. Its not that I expect silence on weekends---usually there's not very much, as everyone's mower is going, or someone is using a circular saw, or gunning a motorcycle. But explosions are not my favorite noise in the hood. I wish people would get a clue. They purchase their July 4th explosives, and start playing with them in April, it continues through September so that we are ALWAYS subjected to that noise. *?%$@#~ pyros....
I may have another couple of crazy weeks ahead of me. DH having surgery this week (we just found this out) and I am supposed to visit my Grandpa at the lake in Michigan. The 4th of July is his 94th birthday. Can't go on the 4th, not enough time to drive up and back and still go to work the next day (I tried that 2 years ago, and nearly killed myself falling asleep on the tollway!) Can't go the following weekend b/c it is my niece's 7th birthday on 7/7/07, and I can't miss that party! I may not be able to get to my Grampa's after all.
Was thinking about taking a jewelry making class at our local community college in the fall, but since DS will be going there full time, I don't think I will be able to afford it. That's okay, I'm fairly burned out anyway. If I can just have my off-work time to knit, I'll be happy! It's his time for college classes now....
May post more here later today. Some kind of knitting content, ya know! And a recipe, yet to be determined. It's baking day....and I'm posting in installments!
Okay, I just found the coolest instructional video for "invisible cast on" a.k.a. provisional cast on. I will have to try this for my next 4-corners dishcloth...I didn't know what was meant by invisible cast on in the pattern, so I just cast on as usual and ended up trying to whip the edges together with a ladder stitch to imitate garter bumps....Must try to do it correctly next time! Even though my first cloth turned out pretty darn good, if you look closely you can see the whipstitch details. These dishcloths are perfect practice pieces for newbies like me to learn new techniques!
Look at this cute cute thing! I have been a big fan of Dog the Bounty Hunter for the past 1-1/2 years, and even though we have no TV at this time, I still love that show! So I had Kezzaroo make me one of these...should be arriving in the mail soon!
Now it is 10 pm. I have done NO BAKING today....sorry! It's one of those days where I hardly got anything done, except bills and naps :) Guess I'll have to defer the Sunday recipe til later in the week...we'll see if I can get motivated after work! Bye y'all!