On the Road Again
August 3, 2004
PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC — If you’ve ever watched the Weather Channel, you have seen that woman standing on the beach with her hair going sideways saying things like, “Heckfire, we been waitin’ all year long for our vacation and we ain’t going to let no hurricane get in our way” and you think, “Good lord, woman, haven’t you checked the radar to see that GIANT ORANGE BLOB looming off the coastline? Run for your lives, people!”
Well, I am that woman. My children have been boogie boarding despite warning after warning about dangerous currents. Heckfire, it’s only WAVES and it ain’t like it’s a actual hurricane or nothin.
We have been living the Weather Channel life-style for the past three days, waiting for Tropical Storm Alex to blow through. It limped by last night in the most uneventful way possible, leaving the poor slob reporter who’d drawn slicker duty to make such pronouncements as “Yes, Bill, the wind is blowing here, but despite Tropical Storm Alex people seem to be, uh, going about their business.”
It’s the Owner’s World; We Just Rent It
If this doesn’t give a person constipation, I don’t know what will.
Yarn In Search Of An Idea
On the left: Jaggerspun Zephyr, Chinese tussah silk/wool in the most delicate finger weight. At right: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, a DK.
This stuff makes me totally crazy, the friendly way they work together. I’ve been swatching and swatching looking for some way to combine them, but the only idea that seems to work is . . . scribble lace knitting. I’ve been trying out lace patterns ranging from Feather and Fan to Fern Diamonds, and I’m digging the miracle of the yarnover. If anybody’s had any luck combining different weights of yarn in a shawl or scarf, I’d welcome advice. If they need to exist in separate projects, that’s fine. But together they’re so oceanic, so Tropical Storm Alex.
Kay, I hope you’re weathering whatever hurricanes are blowing your way. A fresh-squoze margarita takes the edge off any upheaval, climatic or otherwise.