Willie’s got a birthday next month ~ the big 0-5 ~ so we had to get busy knitting for the perfect party wear. The result: my new Party Animal Dog Sweater Pattern, now available by following the previous link or clicking on the little thumbnail to your right under “My Patterns on Etsy”.
This little cutie is an EASY KNIT, a lightweight faux wrap that I made with two strands of fingering weight yarn held together and (I used Mondial Cotton Soft Speciale Baby Solid in Shade 916) and a novelty yarn for the trim (I used another Mondial yarn, Bolero, in Shade 964, a sweet rickracky, confetti-ish stuff). It’s knit on size 5 and 8 needles and trimmed at the end with satin ribbons, like that kind you get by the roll at Jo Ann for 99 cents. It’s sweet and soft, and Willie knows he’s the guest of honor when he wears it.
NOAH AND ME
We hate the hot weather, but we love the summer food. What did you eat on the Fourth? We had a little cookout planned (actually, for the Fifth, but who’s counting?), when Savannah’s skies let loose with a midafternoon monsoon. The loudest thunder I’ve ever heard, and rain falling in sheets. Some said there had been a tornado ~ maybe. Our power went out, and we wondered how many others were in the same predicament. (It gets awfully hot around here with no AC in July, let me tell you.)
After the storm, I ventured outside barefoot to find our neighborhood was under several feet of water!
That’s my corner on the top, and the second picture is of a car stuck in the water around the corner on Habersham Street, one of Savannah’s main thoroughfares.
We ended up having our little cookout anyway, as the grill was the only thing working normally, and the front porch was the only place to sit comfortably and feel a cool breeze. The lights came on about an hour after we finished eating. All I can say is, thank the Lord we didn’t have to sleep without AC or our fans.
Which brings me to a favorite summer salad, for cookout or a quick lunch or anytime. I cribbed it from Miss Angry Chicken, one of my favorite bloggers, a year or so ago. Chunks of watermelon, chopped fresh basil, lime juice, crumbled feta cheese. Yum!