Scarf Yarns

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Thursday

There was no golf today because it was so hot. And I'm not exaggerating.
With the humidity it was 113 degrees if you know temperatures in Fahrenheit. Walking from the house to the car was exhausting. And they have had so much rain here that the courses are cart path only. That means lots of walking. I love to golf but not in weather like this. Luckily it's only July and we can golf when we get home.

We're at my parents so that I could print out our boarding passes. I'm ready to go but Beth had a bit of a hissy fit when I told her that it was time to go. She needs a few more minutes. 
Andy Griffith is on TV and she is worried that the fake FBI guy is going to steal the money. Steal the money from where I asked. Beth didn't know at that time but we now know from the bank. I tease her but half an hour of Andy Griffith will put a smile on your face.

While I am typing an email came through from UPS. Rowan will be arriving late tomorrow afternoon. I should be back in the store in time to unpack the boxes.
Here is Susan's Itineris so far. The colours look great.
Hi Julie - here's a photo of my shawl in progress - 3 plus repeats done.Yarns are Zen Serenity 20 in "Irish Hills" (CC) and Kim helped me to pick Tosh Light in "Kelp" for the MC.Fun knit!
If you are working on the shawl, please send pictures.

A few pictures that we took before leaving my parents house.

 This sums up my mom's cooking - her spice rack :)
I need to sign off and do some laundry and start tidying the house before bed.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coming Soon

I was up early this morning - 6:30 - shouldn't you be up that early on vacation? I'm sitting in the sunroom with my tea and catching up on emails and on Ravelry.

We have something new coming from Dream in Color. These should be arriving next week.
Mini Skeins of Classy. These are 50 yards each.  
With its 100% superwash merino base and just the right amount of twist, Classy is the quintessential worsted-weight yarn. The fiber content, combined with our unique dyeing process, gives Classy its deep and lushly-shaded tones, while the plied texture lends crisp stitch definition to everything from lace to cables.100% superwash merino wool 
4 – 4.5 sts per inch 
U.S. 7 to 8 needles

8 mini skeins will make this great cowl.

We're also getting more kits for the Tulips cardigan in this colourway.

I received an email that Rowan Magazine #56 has left the US. I don't think it will be in Ancaster until next week but I will track the boxes online.

It's much later in the day and boy am I tired.

 This afternoon was spent on one of my favourite golf courses. The Dye.
 Very large houses.
 No, this isn't a house. It's the clubhouse.

Then the skies got dark. This came across the screen in the cart so Beth and I packed it in. You wouldn't believe how many people stayed out on the course. Thunder and lightening. Crazy. Today we made it through 16 holes. Maybe we'll get a full round in tomorrow.
 The puzzle is done and a new one has been started.
Tonight is going to be spent sitting on the couch. Big Brother is taping. We have many chores to get done tomorrow before heading to the course so it should be early to bed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday in Myrtle Beach

We were stuck at home this morning waiting for the washing machine man. We had a small problem but now it's fixed. Then we headed out to play golf. This is #10 where we started. A few dark clouds but we were going anyway.
 #10-12 were good. Just a touch of rain but nothing to drive you off the course. Then we hit #13. Torrential rains. We were soaked.
Fortunately for us, our house us on the 14th tee. We put the cart in the garage for 45 minutes until the rain slowed. We finished the first nine and it was raining again so we packed it in. We changed and then headed to Murrell's Inlet for River City Cafe. Yummy!!

It's been a long day so we're sitting on the couch watching TV. I'm so tired that I can't even pick up my knitting. It's hard to believe that I actually wrote that.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday in Myrtle

We're having fun. We haven't spent much time at home but when we're here there is puzzling by Beth and knitting by me.

And shopping. Beth has wanted a bike for some time and we bought one this morning. The store had her ride it around in the parking lot to make sure that everything fit her right.

We've added a basket and a bell. She is very happy. Spoky Dokies (not sure how to spell it) would have put her over the top but they didn't have them. I forgot - she bought a helmut as well.

When we got home she took it for a quick spin around our house. It was quick because the weather is very hot and humid. We're thinking about golfing later this afternoon if it doesn't rain. It's already poured once and the clouds are very dark. If not, there are chores to be done. Bank. Shopping for my mom. Lunch....

Yes, it rained. I had a nap - that's what you're supposed to do on vacation. Beth continued on her puzzle. Now we're heading out.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

That is purple

My dad is always finding things to do around our house. The front door wasn't in good shape so he had it replaced. Today it was painted. And I didn't choose the colour.
Tiny who has a painting company and Nancy our landscaper picked this out. How can a purple door be a bad thing?
There was a bit of knitting this afternoon. And more after the picture was taken. I'm almost to the second eyelet section.
The sun room is almost done. We need a few chairs for the table and then one big comfy chair for the corner. I am so in love with the floor. I would like this for the house in Ancaster.
We went to Barnes and Noble after dinner so that Beth could buy some puzzles. She is planning on sitting out here tomorrow and having fun. I'll be out here knitting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

We're Here

It was a very uneventful day. We left early for the airport in case there was a long line at the border. The line wasn't too bad so we were very early. Breakfast/lunch at Panera Bread. Then off to the airport - still very early. The golf was on the radio so we sat in the truck for a bit listening.
This is how close you park to the terminal.
I finished a few rows while we were sitting there.
Our ride.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ready to Go

Packing for a week in Myrtle Beach is very easy. I have clothes and hair care products there. The only things I need are my computer, iPad, makeup and knitting. Carry on for me. Which would be a lot easier to pack if I had brought the small suitcase home from the store. A small detour in the morning.

The alarm went off at 4am and I got up to watch the golf. The bad news - I'm tired. The good news - I got lots of knitting done. I'm through the fifth eyelet pattern on Auburn Wave.
This Auburn Wave is going to be put aside now and the next one will be cast on tonight so it's ready for the plane. I have this season of Elementary on my iPad so I'm set.

This is the weather forecast for while we're away.
Humid with thunderstorms. Welcome to Myrtle Beach in July.