These past few days have been scorchingly hot… at least for those of us in the Pacific Northwest. Three days ago the temperature here reached 99°f and it’s been in the upper 80′s to mid 90′s ever since. Because of this we bought the girls a new pool to splash around in. The last one was quite large and had to be thrown out because of numerous holes and repairs.
This one isn’t anywhere near as big, at only 12 ft across and 36 inches deep, but they’re happy. And not having a blow-up ring around the top should eliminate the problems with holes, etc. like we had before (mostly from kitties wanting to get out after being set a sail on floaties).
The heat has caused the garden to take off like gangbusters. I really need to get out and pull weeds. We’ve been eating lots of salad but we’ll have to start giving some of it away to keep it from spoiling.
Wool feels sticky and gross right now too so I’ve switched over to knitting with cotton, bamboo and corn yarns. I need to finish up the second sock and post a picture of the intended recipient wearing them. I’ve written down the pattern and I’ll post instructions for it too (at her request). She’s very excited about having “famous feet” on the internet. I explained to her that the 50 or so people who come here each day will probably not constitute a fan base, but she’s 12 and believes this will launch her into infamy.
We have over 12 inches in an envelope on my dresser. I don’t know if it can be used for Locks of Love or not. I have my suspicions that they get so much hair that most of it ends up being tossed, but I’ll look into it anyway.
Not a lot else happening, we’re just trying to firm up Fourth of July plans, etc. My parents made it home from their camping trip with no bear incidents. Cheers!