Runs With Needles: Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. - - - Henry James

Runs With Needles

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. - - - Henry James

I looked at the calendar today and it told me that it’s still spring. The calendar is wrong, though. Summer is definitely here.

How do I know?

Laundry drying in the breeze:

Laundry blowing in the wind 5/21/06

Friends sharing a cool drink:

girls drinking 5/21/06

Shaved legs:

legs 5/21/06

Puffy clouds dancing across the sky:

gorgeous sky 052106

The doggy pool is in full operation:

Max with pool 052106

Rainbow after an afternoon storm:


Bare feet:

bare feet 5/21/06

Dogs digging holes:

Max digging hole 052106

And the dirty paws to prove it:

dirty Max paws 5/21/06

The furry kids enjoying the day:


Max outside 052106


Sam outside 5/21/06


Kishka enjoying outside 5/21/06

I picked this up on Craig’s List for $15:

doghouse 5/21/06

As expected, no one has used it yet, but for $15, it’s worth it as outside toy storage.

A pair of socks is finished!

Plum socks

What: Plum socks
Yarn: KnitPicks Parade in Plum
Needles: 2
Pattern: Basic cuff down in stockinette stitch. 58 stitches, with heel on 29.
Lesson Learned: I lengthened the heel by adding more knit rows between decreases. Also, don’t decrease so much, or the heel gets pointy!
Destination: My feet!!

Plum socks side view

The next pair of socks is halfway done:

purple yellow sock one

Can you stand even more canine cuteness?

Samantha Grace 5/21/06

Kish and Scooby Doo     May 2006

10 comment(s):

Well done if we can get Linda, Chery and Anti off the dime :)

Another sign of summer??? I had a decent pedicure today.

By Blogger Lisa, at May 21, 2006 7:50 PM  

Hey,hey,hey, Lisa...I did get mine updated. Great puppy shots, Mira can't wait to meet your kids.

Another sign of summer, thinking about cotton yarn.

By Blogger Linda, at May 21, 2006 8:01 PM  

Those are happy, happy dogs. Is there a better thing to see than that?

By Anonymous Amy, at May 21, 2006 9:10 PM  

So how short was the sock once the heel was done? :)

Very cute puppy pictures.

By Anonymous Brie, at May 21, 2006 9:11 PM  

Great Socks Kathy. My fur kid loves digging holes two, actually he loves making holes then covering them back up. :)


By Blogger ttbookjunkie, at May 22, 2006 8:04 AM  

Beautiful socks! The weather was beautiful this weekend - nice and HOT.

By Blogger LkB, at May 22, 2006 8:18 AM  

Shaved legs? Darn, I knew I was forgetting something! Need to get to it right away. Great socks!

By Blogger Pioggia, at May 23, 2006 6:41 PM  

oh my - all of my favorite summer things all in one place! (sheets dried in the sun is something I look forward to every.single.year!)
The dogs are adorable (as usual) and I love the sleeping on scooby picture.

(the socks look great - I love the yarn too, it wears like iron!)

By Anonymous Kristen, at June 04, 2006 6:55 PM  

Thanks for your nice comment! I agree, summer is definitely here, despite what the calendar says!

By Blogger Judy, at June 04, 2006 9:34 PM  

Beautiful photo essay on summer - perfect.

By Blogger amandamonkey, at June 25, 2006 12:01 PM  

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