Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Calm after the storm

I took this picture of Rocky tonight, just after a big thunderstorm rolled through. He was enjoying the chance to get near an open window. I love the nice golden colour of the sky (it would make a nice yarn colour...)

The storm swept away the humidity that's been hanging over us, and I finally got a chance to turn off the air conditioners. I hate having the house closed up all the time.

In knitting news, I have decided that despite my hectic schedule - or maybe because of it - I am taking Wednesday nights as "me" nights. No freelance work, no errands, no house work - just a night for me to chill out and do whatever I want.

Which of course is knitting! Tonight I worked away on my Peacock Dragon shawl, and I've finally got into a good rhythm.

It's still slow going though, as it requires a fair amount of attention and there are lots of stitches to a row at present.

I've completed two repeats of the second chart and plan to do at least one more before I decide whether to start the final chart or continue with the second chart and make a really large shawl - it will all depend on how long it takes me to complete one row I'm guessing.

I've no pictures to show you as it's just a giant blob of knitting and not very photo worthy.

Instead, I have some good news. This weekend is a long weekend! YAY!

Even better news is that it means not only do I have an extra day off - but you will be able to take advantage of free shipping on any order more than $50 at the shop.

Been waiting for an opportunity for some stash enhancement? Here it is. Mom and I want to clean out some of the older stock to make way for some new yarn we'll most likely be dying over the weekend. So... if there is something you've had your eye on in the shop - now is the perfect opportunity.

The shipping sale will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and run until midnight on Monday.

Happy shopping!


Anonymous said...

Rocky is a handsome boy. I love the alert look.

Not ready for handspun said...

I think having a day for yourself is a great idea! Happy knitting!

TheBlackSheep said...

Isn't it nice to get rid of the humidity? Our weather broke here a week ago and it's been BLISS. I'm hoping we'll be spared any more long term heat/humidity.

Good for you taking a day out for you! All work and no play you know.

zoom said...

If we all took Wednesdays for ourselves, it would be a much better world.