This year, the coldest Fourth of July that I can remember, we had a great time. The sky looked like this:
I think there was some thunder. Later, it came down in buckets but that didn't stop the festivities! I was freezing though. I don't know what the temperature was but I had on a fleece and I was inside for part of the party guarding my tots from the electrical storm and the fireworks. Keep in mind, I am NEVER cold!
After it stopped raining, there were pony rides and a small petting zoo. Even the little goat enjoyed himself.
The weather never got nice. Even the Jones Beach Fireworks had to be cancelled. The 8-10 foot waves were too much for the barge which was bringing the show out from NY Harbor. It would've just been too unsafe. Oh well. It stinks when a holiday is on a Wednesday all around, doesn't it?
Today, the Fifth of July, was a little holiday for me. Double Lace Ribbing socks are tout fini! They're a tad small for my flippers and were to be a gift for a person with normal sized feet. You like?
Just when I thought it was safe, this arrived in the mail today!
l to r:
Austermann Stop #28, Lorna's Lucky Stripe and Douglas Fir. STR, Ruby Slippers and Lucy in the Sky.
I am considering making the Jaywalkers out of the Austermann. Douglas Fir which is beautiful may be The Keyboard Biologist's Here There Be Dragons Socks, we'll see. So, it's only 7:10 PM...I can actually knit tonight. I think the kids are wiped from yesterday's party.
Maybe I will wind the Austermann into two balls and knit two jaywalkers at the same time and hope that the stripes match? That's what's scaring me...I am such a nut and I am really unsure how well the stipes will match up.....
Stay tuned for an update!!