Nestled in the green (earlier today, before the sun came out) is the yarn I’m using for my Hedgerow Mitts. The Knitters Review Greatest Hedgerowalong on Earth starts tomorrow, so I wound my skein today. I might have started knitting, too, but I’m not telling.
Anyway, I ordered this beautiful skein of Alexandra Superwash Merino from Jennifer at Spirit Trail Fiberworks. It’s even more beautiful in person, and it might even look great on the needles, but I won’t know that till tomorrow, will I? 😉
I hope the weather gets better soon. Summer is almost here, after all. It seems like it’s been weeks since we made it out of the 60’s. The bookstore is getting busier every day, and we spend a lot of our time helping customers choose beach reads, so at least somebody has confidence in the weather!
I love being able to keep the windows open, but there are drawbacks. My neighbor, whose yard is about 200 yards away, has outdoor speakers. My neighbor also, it seems, owns only one CD — Elton John’s Greatest Hits. To top it off, my neighbor really loves to listen to tunes by the pool, because sometimes Elton John may as well be in my living room, well into the late evening. I tune it out and laugh it off most of the time, and at least I don’t have to listen to it every day, but every once in a while “Benny and the Jets” sends me right over the edge. And the other day I found myself humming “Candle in the Wind” in the car on the way to work — not a good sign!
Yesterday I had one of those little conversations about myself with a dear customer. I haven’t seen her in a long time, since she and her husband moved away a couple of years ago. As we chatted she said, “I have a wish for you. I wish you 44 years of good health and happiness. That’s how long I’ve been a breast cancer survivor.”
Now, isn’t that just the best wish?