Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Birthday Entry...

Today in History July 31 Yesterday


Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad.


The Marquis de Lafayette became a major-general in the American Continental Army.


The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a process of making fertilizer.


Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.


Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world's second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.

1963 I was born!

1964 The U.S. space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the Moon’s surface.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week...

"What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?''
  • nothing I have to cook or prepare (leftovers, going out to dinner for a salad, cheese and crackers, or even a bowl of cereal). Truth.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm in Yarn Love

This is a short entry...regarding...of all things...cotton. Yup, cotton. It's my "new love" for cranking out dishcloths and facial cloths (aka washcloths).

I mentioned earlier that I ordered some Louet Euroflax, Blue Sky Cotton, Peaches n Creme cotton, and KnitPicks CotLin. I've knit up one skein of Blue Sky Cotton and the Cot Lin. The CotLin is ....nice. HOWEVER, the Blue Sky absolutely heavenly and soft. Sigh. I'm glad I have 3 skeins, and now I need to order the skinny cotton. Today.
Edited a few hours later: Skinny Cotton, Cotton, and Organic Blue Sky ordered. Done. Happy. :)