Happy weekend everyone. This is a quiet one for me as the hubby is taking a 2 day refresher motorcycle class. He's had his license for years and hasn't ridden so he figured he needed to do it again. It's kind of weird for me not to have people around and someone wanting to do something, but it is rather nice to decide what I want to do. Today its some chores like finishing my bookshelf clean out and cleaning all the dog hair out of my car. Or maybe just an art day too. I'm actually feeling kind of lazy right now, home from my walk and enjoying a little quiet.
I wanted to show you this HUGE month that was on my sliding door the other night.
It was as big as my hand, by far one of the biggest I've ever seen other than the luna moth. And in he had his wings pulled up one under the other too.
For some reason it photographed better through the glass door than when I stepped outside. I looked it up and I think it might be a silk moth. Nothing else seemed to fit it.
I did like this one when I looked down on its eyes.
So yesterday I had a big disappointment. My husband only works until noon on Fridays during the summer, and we went out fishing in the boat after he got home in the afternoon. We caught some mackerel and then went striped bass fishing. Mackerel fishing is fun because when they are running you catch them very easily.
Stripe bass have however eluded me for years. Until yesterday. We went and anchored in this quiet spot and I put out my line with a mackerel on it, and sat down to read my book and wait. Then my line took off and the reel is screeching and I am so excited to finally hooked one. :) I worked and worked to reel the fish in, and my hubby went to grab the net, when, SNAP, my line broke and the fish swam away. Somewhere in the bay is a striped bass with an orange fishing float hanging from his mouth. It must be a nuisance for him, and if he's just come on in, I would have taken his photo and then let him lose back into the ocean.
But that was not to be. I said a rather naughty word when my line snapped, and I won't repeat it here.:)
And Thursday I decided to take a road trip. I brought the dogs along for company (which is why my car needs to be cleaned today because it now looks like a dog hair rug everywhere). It was a rainy day and only in the low 60's so bringing them along wasn't an issue.
The first stop and reason for my road trip was a yarn store in western Massachusetts called Webs.
It is a 3 hour trip, but as my knitting friend once told me, "Webs is a destination." It is true. There's a large and nice knitting store in the front, and then in the back
there is this yarn warehouse. Six aisles of discounted yarn. :) Here's just one of them.
And they were having a sale on some of it also!
Last summer in Iceland I bought some skeins of Lopi Icelandic yarn. It was really inexpensive there- only around $2.50 a skein. Here it is over $9.
Of course I couldn't fit tons of it into my suitcase, so I bought a few assorted colors and figured I could get the background yarn here at home.
I wanted something softer than Lopi too and that's why I took a road trip. I figured maybe I could find the yarn for the body of my sweater on sale.
And I did find some Valley Yarn (made by Webs) which worked and was softer and on sale for $4.59 a skein, which means I can make my sweater for less than $75. I have a hard time buying sweater yarn and spending $200 when I could go buy the sweater for less than that.
I also made a couple of other stops on my road trip which I will show you another day as this post is getting long.
But first, another tag for Chrissies favorite color challenge at Tag Tuesday.
Happy weekend everyone.