I got a lovely little skein of yarn for my birthday from my friend Kathleen. It’s gorgeous and delicious. Of course, it’s merino/cashmere/silk…so why wouldn’t it be?

vice-2It’s from an indie dyer, Vice Yarns. The color is Corpses Christi and the blend is called Carnal. I’m looking forward to turning it into some wild socks, or a baby garment. Kathleen also got me a bat house:

viceI’m hoping it will help encourage bats to roost and in turn keep the mosquito population down.

Summer is still flying by. I’m meeting my dissertation goals, knitting as much as my hands can take it, and going swimming with Z as much as possible. Kit is blocking right now! I put the blocking board in the shade outside in the heat to speed things along. I may have altered the dimensions of the tank a bit through the blocking process, pulling the length a little and losing some of the width. We’ll see the results soon.

Anyone seen Orange is the New Black? It’s a Netfix original series. I LOVED it and binged on it and killed the first season in a week. Oops. It was great. I want more now. 

Hope everyone is having a great summer. 

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