Thursday, July 05, 2007

How did you spend the holiday?

It was kind of a weird Independance Day this year. Since it fell on a Wednesday, we had just the one day off. It was nice having a day off in the middle of the week, but it wasn't like when it's closer to the weekend and you get 3 or 4 days to celebrate. You can breathe a little, let your hair down and have enough time to mentally prepare for work before the first day back. Not this time. I didn't take any extra time off so there was no point to doing anything much else but chilling out at home.

On top of that - the weather was crappy. Gray and overcast all day. I was doubting that the fireworks would go off and when we got the torrential downpours between 7:30 and 8:30 last night, I figured they would be postponed. Nope, they went off at about 9:20 and it was like one huge Grand Finale. I'm sure they rushed them, but it still was really fun to watch.

Since it was such a craptastic day, I didn't do anything. Well, that's not really true. I did THIS:
Now you know why I didn't post a WIP Wednesday. Mostly because I was "In Proces" all day with the finish line in sight. Oh - and yesterday was the first day I knit on the Cardi since the last photo shoot. Granted I do have to seam, block and find some fabulous buttons. But all the knitting is done.

I'll be sewing up the sleeves tonight and this weekend I'll block it and hit the fabric store for some buttons. Looks like I will be able to wear it to Rhinebeck after all.

Oddly enough I have a LOT of yarn left over; 1.5 hanks of Sonoma and about 2/3s of a hank of 4th of July. These may become hats for the Dulaan project. Or maybe a pair of mittens for me. Or both.

Oh - and go look at Trillian42's Molly Sleeves (scroll down for pic). So awesome! I may have to put this on the To-Do list.


Bezzie said...

All day long all I heard was "it won't rain til after midnight."

Hub comes home from work, fires up the grill, and ta-da, it rained. Sigh.

Ah well, next year is a leap year, so it'll be on a Friday!!

Nice sweater! Brightens a gray day!

Dorothy said...

Love the sweater colours. It looks soft.

So glad you got to see the fireworks at least. Our rain hit in the afternoon and cleared up for the evening then nailed us again in the wee-sma'ours of the morn. Maybe your rain moved up here and washed all that smoke away for us.

Rhinebeck. I want details when you get back from it!

turtlegirl76 said...

The cardi looks great! I look forward to the modeled shoot. =)