Thursday, July 05, 2007

Monkey See

Monkey Face - Smith Rocks State Park. Can you see him? Middle daughter has a friend who lives adjacent to the park and can't identify Monkey Face - so while at work today (my office is a stones throw across the Crooked River) so that he could find it next time......open your eyes!

While at the library today doing some historical research - I checked out the knitting book selection - just in case there was something I needed to look at. I found AlterKNITS by Leigh Radford and Sally Melville's Book 3:Color. Since it is so so hot here (103 this afternoon) I decided that browsing for new ideas was a great idea. Fun books and lots of inspiration. I'm going to copy "Cardigans for Clark and Lily" for future knitting - it's just too cute!

I've been getting up very early these days (my bedroom faces west - so by the middle of the night the heat has seeped in the walls and it's just too hot and I don't sleep well) and have been working on two pairs of socks....I've got one of each finished and have half of the others complete. I'm getting tired of socks and it's just too hot to work on my cardigan (yes I will finish it). There is a great scarf pattern - Montego Bay Scarf in the new Interweave that came last week. I've got some Blue Moon Seduction in the Footzey Foo colorway that will be perfect. But I don't have enough - so ordered another skein to use for the fringe - I should have plenty to make it really long that way. When I buy yarn that I don't have a particular project for, I've got to remember to buy more quantity - my stash has so many singles, enough for socks but nothing much bigger. The log cabin afghan comes to mind....

Spent a very uneventful - but not quiet - 4th of July. The girls were all doing their own things (Oh yea - Molly is moved home and I've lost my parking space in the garage) - and I was home babysitting the dog...is there anti-anxiety meds for dogs - next year.

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday!

3 comments:

Roxie said...

I opened the blog and said, "Oh, Monkey Face." Great picture. Could be that the confused friend doesn't know which side of the column to look at. There's quite a nice face looking the other direction as well.

Have you tried hanging bamboo blinds off the eaves on the west side of your bedroom? That little bit of shade really does make a difference!

Hope all is well with your sis!

Annie said...

Shoot. I can never see the faces in these things...

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I see it, I see it. Or I think I can. It's been so sad since the Old Man of the Mountain in NH fell ... I miss him. Now there's a Monkey Face to go see. Who knew?