Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you.
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I.

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

Christina Georgina Rossetti

The trees weren't completely bowing their heads but they sure were bending over. I woke up from a dream in which I was flying over snow covered land. I don't like to fly, I get sick but in the dream I was enjoying it. When I woke up, the thermostat on the window fan said 58 degrees (14 C) and I was shivering. I guess that explains the flying and the snow.

We got our uneventful weekend. Friday, we replaced our microwave. I didn't think we'd miss it as much as we did. Pk eats leftovers for breakfast a lot and there was no way to quickly heat them up. Our old microwave was designed and built when they thought people would actually cook in them and it had a temperature probe and other attachments. It was big enough to cook a whole ham or turkey. The new one (with inverter technology!) is smaller and seems to be made for mostly heating things up. That's ok because that's what we do mostly anyway. Now, we are trying to figure out the buttons to make it work.

Saturday, I cleaned the house and did some spinning. I plied some purple trainwreck and Kate is coveting it. I also watched Holly move her things out. She got an apartment not too far away and this was the move in weekend. She didn't ask for help so I didn't offer. She had some friends and I figured schlepping boxes is for young folks with healthy backs. I went and got my hair cut and the hair dresser gave me some depressing news. The only way to get rid of my hair color is to let it grow out. She said there are strippers but they'd only work if you were going to put another color on your hair. Letting it grow out would take months. Months of living with roots. I'm putting the plan on hold for now.

Sunday, Pk and I went to brunch and then to the grocery store. It wasn't nearly as crowded as I expected. Then we went to my brother's for some outdoor food. BBQ chicken and burgers and dogs and strawberry shortcake. I cheated and bought the pound cake but I made the whipped cream. It was delicious. My brother has Rotweillers. Two of them. They are big, DROOLY dogs. When we got home, the clothes went into the laundry basket and we went into the shower. But we had a nice time. They live on a lake and the mosquitos ate well. I have bites all over my feet and arms.

Yesterday was "the day off" and Pk and I did what we wanted. I washed up the drooly clothes and decided to clean out my closets and drawers. I know, I know. Not a "day off" thing to do. But I love the feeling of newly straightened drawers and closets. I love being able to find my shoes in the morning and to see my clean clothes hanging neatly in the closet. I worked on Em's sweater. I found an addi turbo in my basket that's the right size and switched it from the Denise needles to the addi. Oh my god. What a difference. I thought it was just me but the addi's are so much better. And they have come out with an interchangeable set! Look ! here. The price is steep, more than twice what Options cost. I want to wait and see if anyone uses them and likes them and if they think the price is worth it. If one can "love" knitting needles, I love my addi needles and an interchangeable set that is as good as the single ones sounds too good to be true.

But, for now, it's back to work. Have a good Tuesday.


Roxie said…
And a good, good Tuesday to you, too. Sounds as if you had a lovely weekend. Good for you!
Galad said…
It does sound like a nice weekend, and now you have a clean closet!

I have one set of Addi's and got the Options set for Christmas. I like both equally for what it is worth.
dr k said…
sounds like a lovely weekend, complete with drool and bites! i recently used an addi after using options for ages and the latter were better, the cable and the place where the cable joined were smoother. as for the actual point of the needle the addi was better, but the constant snagging....ick. but that was just one needle. i love my needles too. its not weird. it is not.
Sheepish Annie said…
It's the back-to-work part that I dread. I do love a pleasant weekend and sure do hate to see them end!
MadMad said…
Oh, I DO think that's what people do with their days off: clean their closets! But what did you decide on the hair!?
Rose Red said…
I wonder if you would consider cutting your hair really short? Do you have the shave for cancer fundraiser over there? (you don't have to do the full shave anymore, you can cut short or whatever). Might be a nice way to make the big change with your hair, if that's what you decide?

I love my KnitPicks options. Both the wooden harmony set and the metal ones. The needles do make a difference, absolutely!
Amy Lane said…
Wow-- sounds like you had the kind of weekend I did--not blazing and spectacular, but nice enough in it's own way. If you like Addi turbos but don't like the price, look for Hiya-Hiya needles--nearly half the price, but some of the same features!
=Tamar said…
Perhaps you could go a shade lighter each time, eventually shading it to your natural color.

I'm not sure what knitting class would attract me that much. I tend to think I ought to be able to learn anything from a written description or at least a good video. There's one person I'd probably take a class from, but he isn't teaching classes.

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