Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hello from Summer on the Coast!

 We're having a few 'hot' days here--it's almost 80 degrees out which is about 15 degrees above the average temperature. It's supposed to be close to 100 in the valley (where Eugene is) which means the winds should pick up here pretty soon, and we might get fog sucked in. We'll see. We took advantage of the lovely morning and paddled for a few miles out in the bay--we were against the tide for the first half and with the tide for the second half, which was great. Very little wind, which was helpful. Just a gorgeous day out in the kayaks.

The Botanic shawl is coming along:

I don't think I've made much of a dent in the first ball of Zauberball, and this is supposed to take 2 of those. It should be a pretty big shawl.

I also played around with a few more Christmas ornaments yesterday:

We had Social Distance Happy Hour with a gang of neighbors yesterday and it was a gorgeous night for that. We like our neighbors out here so much.

Hope it is a lovely Saturday for you!


Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Love the shawl!!

Mereknits said...

Your shawl looks wonderful. Stay cool and safe.

Delighted Hands said...

So glad you are having a great weekend-the kayak time sounds wonderful. It makes such a difference to have nice neighbors!
You're shawl is looking beautiful--I like a big shawl!

kathy b said...

Amy Beth is using the same colors as you. I swear. I watched her podcast late last night. I loved the shawl and then saw it was a West and felt intimidated.
I love that you have a gathering to connect you.

We had 3 friends today on the deck and then we all went paddlebaording in our masks. We made them lunch of pasta salad . We ate on the deck and It was well worth it, but my goodness all the work of their plates, our plates. Their chair our chairs. Hand cleaner. Their bathroom. Cleaning their bathroom before and after.
Riding in separate cars and parking blocks from one another at the busy lake. Im exhausted. It is worth it, but to be safe in my head, I go to many great lengths. The NICU nurse in me is fastidious and obsessive!

They are very dear to us though. SO they are worth it.