Sunday, August 19, 2007

Here's what I did on my summer vacation. First I read "The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt" which explains how Joseph of the Bible could be the grandfather of King Tut. Very interesting book. I have this author's book on Moses ordered from Amazon.

Next I started reading a book about the Bayeux Tapestry. My two favorite things. Needlework and British history. There's pictures too! Plus, if you're interested just Google Bayeux Tapestry. There's ton's of stuff including an animated version on You Tube.

And I found this nifty sunglasses to help me read on the beach. They are actually reading glasses, to help those of us who's eye sight isn't what it used to be...

Then I got to see these marvelous sunsets each and every night from the confort of the swing on the balcony of our house.

And here's a shot of some pirate wenches that we just happened to find hanging out in with a lovely pirate skeleton!

And in spite all this fun, I actually did knit some. I'm nearing the finish of the front of my sweater. Then it will be on to the sleeves. Photo's on that later.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Not much knitting

Just mostly sitting on the beach -- it's hard work...

Monday, August 06, 2007


Where has the month gone?!? Oh, my. To be honest, I've really been busy and there has been some knitting going on. My grandfather passed away on July 12 and that cause a bit of a whirlwind. It was not unexpected, but it's always a surprise when a loved one passes. He was 95 years old and was in remarkably good condition -- he just couldn't remember anything. Then I had company for a long weekend, which carried over into a week of county fair. And the transcripts are piling up. I've been to the doctor, eye doctor, dentist, and hairdresser. Vacation is a mere 5 (the F-I-V-E) days away! And we're off to the beach for a week. (oh, how it wish it was two.)

I acquired some lovely silk and sea cell yarn for an obscene amount of money, but it's REALLY nice. A clever little pattern came with it for a scarf and I'm working on it with the addition of clear glass beads. First time I've ever tried beads. I like it. It does slow things down a bit, but I think the end result will be worth it. As I get a larger chunk of the knitting done, I'll post a better picture so you can see the pattern.