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Had two major surgeries between the end of July and 1st of September, now feeling better every day. And now know that all is right, tried spinning wheel this morning and I haven't forgot how. Will gradually work up to my usual schedule of spinning in the morning for 45 minutes. Most unusual season this year, way to hot for June July and first part of August, no rain to speak of so fire hazard in most of BC was extreme and I only saw 3 black bears in my yard all season. This was a youngest black just cruising thru the yard. I am calling these my anesthesia socks for all the small colour pattern mistakes, knitting after anesthesia for me is dynomite, fingers don't do what I want them to. Hopeing now is back to normal, socks will definitely not match so will stay in my sock drawer.

Long time gone

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Had a bit of surgery on 27th July, turned out to be more than I expected. But am home now and slowly resuming a normal schedule, sorta. Still haven't tried my spinning wheel it will be next in my list of progressions. I did take my knitting with me when I went into Williams Lake, was a few days after getting out before stitches made sense. but progressing now, down to the heel. When I first started them had planned to just use shades of light variegated blues, but towards the middle changed my mind as often happens) added the variegated pattern right in the middle, liked it so left it. Nothing else new in my wild mountain valley, a few deer here and there, nothing else showing up. We are due for another stretch of hot weather, not at all welcome after the fire season BC has had, believe there are still over 200 active fires in province, with the worse of them being in Kamloops and Okanganan areas. There was a small fire up on potato Mountain while I was gone but forest servic

Hot and Sweaty

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With temps several days close to 100°F, (39°C), I don't think I have ever sweat so much in my life, take an almost cold shower just before going to bed, it helps for about 5 minutes. Now at just after 10:30 am I'm on my second bottle of water, 1L each. Have two more in fridge for later. Have finally finished the first pair going to Kaslo, the ladies pair will be next. Also size 11, lots of knitting. Neighbour Len came on his quad with brush hog and knocked down my whole yard weeds and all. The Dalmation toadflax in places was almost 2 feet high, flowering but not gone yet to seed. The crows now having a ball going after grasshoppers. It looks ever so much better and fire hazard down as well. Neighbours to the south have had a visiting grizzly, I havent seen a bear in my yard (YET).

Life in the slow lane

Nothing much to talk about so best to remain silent (and I'm good for that). Second mans sock size 11 is about 24 rows down foot, all one colour so progress doesn't really show up. Nothing else will be worked on until it is finished. Looking for something I came across my bag of Koigu yarn, with one glove started (and I even could remember what came next), so once the mans sock is finished will work on the Koigu glove. Not a single bear in my yard (yet) but a grizzly is hanging around Tatla Lake, its found a couple of compost piles and thoroughly enjoyed same. 6am this morning Tatlako was coldest spot in BC at +3.7°C, since I had left 3 windows open all night the house was a bit cool (and it felt really good). Saturday is supposed to be the hottest so far for June at +35°C (95°F), I don't like temps that warm, usually stand in cool shower just before going to bed. At least it does cool off over night. Got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine last Thursday, just a

This and That

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Sorry for the long absence, with not much to write about I just don't. Finished the first sock of the pair going to Kaslo, BC, mens size 11. Seems to have taken way longer than it should have, my fault tho as I had several other projects I was working on as well. Finally decided to put everything else in time out and finish the pair. Second sock well along, into third pattern on the leg. Once second sock is done will immediately start the pair for the lady of the same house, also size 11 foot. Late last winter I gave a bunch of handspun odds and sods to Christine, she dealth with same way better than I would have. Made herself a cardigan don't believe she ever uses a pattern, just knits until done. She still has a pretty good sized bag left to work on, am sure something will come of it. Meanwhile spring damage to Hiway 20 the main east west artery to the coast and or Williams Lake. My last trip to town I counted 20 real bad marked spots and prolly another 12 or more place

Stuff

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Finished the second all variegated socks for Miss E, used up a bunch of small balls and still have enuff to maybe someday down the road make myself a pair. Have two other pair for her as well for next year and year after, made for M but her feet grew so fast that no way will they now fit. So Alisha said she would be happy to put them away until E grows into them. Progress on first of the second pair of greenies, they had been in time out while I finished the variegated pair. Heel is now turned and decreasing for the gusset. Like these even better than the first greenie pair. I unfortunately have to go to town tomorrow, just a week since I was in. Lost front tooth right in front of denture. Road is a nightmare, 30+ slow spots with broken pavement and frost heaves. Some places no faster than 10 mph. Since I was just in only need a few cucumbers.

Stuff

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My close by nesting geese are back, they both did a fly over just before 5 am, whatever spooked them they were very vocal. I sat up in bed thinking someone was at my back door, soon realized it was just geese. Could not fall back asleep. The view this morning from my back porch, looking south-west towards Niut Mountains. After 45 years have never got tired of looking that way Went thru all my tote bags last night thinking I had more projects on the go than I am comfortable with, not. Just two a pair for a man in Kaslo, BC and the green-y pair I started right after finishing pair #1. First pix is of the socks with all the greens I've used so far. Second pix of a possible add of the turq and two blues to the mix, just one pattern then back to just the greens. What say my peeps.