Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Monday, June 26, 2006

Part-timer's dash to monday

Sunday was great fun! Breakfast and Sunday funnies in bed, then a stroll to the farmer's market. The guy we talked to last week about knitting needles wasn't there, but we found another wood-worker who agreed to make me a set of five holly wood needles for $15! He is Phil Lingelbach and his website is www.philsdeepwoodfarm.com

Then we headed to Pet Smart to get treats for the fur faces. DH saw an open house sign and we followed its lead. The house was too fancy and cold for us. But it led us to another sign for an estate sale in a ritzy neighborhood. A nice, fourty year old house with views and a swimming pool and heart-warmth. A sale where they were trying to clear things out. And, since it was the last day of the sale, everything under $50 was half price. I scored two new teacups for my collection for $4 each, a pale pink tablecloth and 8 raspberry napkins for $5, 16 oz of pigeon-blue worsted weight wool for $2 (!), and 8 crystal wine goblets with gold rims for $12. Oh, my inner magpie was dancing with glee!

Then home to our air-conditioned house and out into the 101 degree yard, to the shade of the walnut tree and the sling chair and a book (Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip). Kyle poured wine into two of our new gold-rimmed goblets. The wine is that lovely Australian Shiraz - Woop Woop. Can you imagine some French vintner naming his wine Woop Woop? Or a German? Naw! Now in America, we have such delights as Barking Frog and Two Buck Chuck. There's a lot to be said for a lack of pretension.

Too hot to knit, but lots of design going on in the back of my curly little mind.

Off to work for 9 hours today. Another 101 degree scortcher predicted. Enjoy it while we can. It'll probably rain on the 4th.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:04 PM , Blogger Lucia said...

    We would cheerfully give you some of our rain. Yet another front is camped on top of us. Enough already. I admit, though, I don't envy you the heat.

     
  • At 5:03 AM , Blogger Kathen said...

    Followed your comment on Yarn Harlot's post with the T-pins and lace and swearing. What a great comment, and you have a great blog too.

     

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