I'm not complaining mind you, I realize there are lots of places suffering with terrible drought right now and rain is certainly WAY preferable to the big "H"!
During the rainy season, it does rain here every day but it's usually just a brief sprinkle (most often during rush hour traffic, of course!) For the last month we've had torrential rain for a good portion of every day.
While rain can be an inconvenience, it's beauty and it's usefulness is unquestionable.
I love to watch the storms rolling in from my balcony....I can see the thunderheads and watch the rain falling in thick grey curtains in the distance...
Onto the knitting...
Since holiday time draws near, thoughts turn to gift knitting and one of my favorite knitted gifts is fingerless mitts or wristers.
To that end I've posted a link on my sidebar that is super easy, super cute, easy to size up or down, unisex and takes less than one skein of koigu! I did post about it once before but it was way at the bottom of a very long post so I thought I'd be a sport and chat it up again :)
In addition, if you're into mitts, there's a great new KAL in town!
It's the Fall Fingerless Mitts KAL and Keri is the lovely hostess!
There's lots of pretty mitt eye candy, lots of free patterns and lots of sharing and companionship - the things knitters do best!
So if you have chilly hands or know anyone that does, come join us and knit some fall mitts!
As for me, I'm still working on my Flamingo Stripe socks but there's nothing exciting to see. It's my "grab and go - hurry up and wait" project so I'm not knitting on it all that much.
I am excited about this new WIP tho, look....
It's a new cotton tank I'm making as a gift...isn't the color yummy? At least something around here is bright and sunny!
I'm only showing this little bit because altho it is a gift and the recipient doesn't read FKD, I'm actually finished with the back and well into the front so I'll have an FO soon and I'll show y'all the whole enchilada then :)
Remember that big, fluffy, luxurious bed the P-Man has been enjoying? Well as we all know, explaining why a cat does what he does is an exercise in futility!
I had my blocking board on my bed to block the Esprit Tank and seems my P-Man likes a firm "mattress" too!
I can't get him off the thing and when I fold it up to put away, he meows and paces until I bring it out again! Silly kitty man!
To those that are off to Rhinebeck this weekend once again,