I had this post planned a week ago. Over a week ago. Really. I just got completely slammed with work – the stay up at the computer till 1:30 a.m. kind of work. Every night. Since Labor Day ended.

Oh yeah, Labor Day. We were blessed, after having the crappiest weather ever on my birthday weekend, to have 3 glorious beautiful days in a row. Days like I don’t remember ever having on Labor Day weekend. I took off (right, you’re supposed to commemorate the Labor, not actually do it) and so did my mom (yes, we were both supposed to work that day) and headed to the beach with our knitting. That’s right, knitting. Mine looked like this for much of the weekend.


A wonderful blue sky, no?

My mom forgot her cable needle and she’s not a fan of the needless method of cabling – so a seagull was nice enough to lend her a hand. or a wing.


It was a great weekend, for sure. I’m sad summer’s over. I know, it isn’t till 9/23, but it’s all rainy now. And the beach days are gone for me.

I’ve been cooking some lately. Here’s some Tomato Bread Soup from Bill Telepan and Dimply Plum Cake from Dorie Greenspan. Unfortunately, I left the cake out on the counter covered (because who wants cold coffee cake?) and this morning found it all moldy. There was half a cake left. Bye cake.


The pets have been good – but I think Kennedy may be annoyed that I work so much and he’s taking it out on the dog.


In more knitting news, I’ve picked up my ribby cardi again and did 3/4 of a sleeve on my 3 day weekend. I guess maybe that’ll be my Rhinebeck sweater. Hey, RHINEBECK. That’s coming up really soon, ain’t it.

In final news for today, I’m contemplating this purchase now that beach weekends are over. Should I?


9 Responses to “Mid-September? Really?”

pretty sock! yummy food! crazy ass bike! woah! 🙂

Mmm, the beach, solid choice, I’d say! Rhinebeck! EEE! I can. not. wait. to go again!!

Is Kennedy passing wind in Ty’s direction? That is one vengeful bird. Ride the bike and see how she feels. Those tires are so small, but it may ride great. You’ll never regret buying a bike. And finally… your mom is cabling with a seagull feather? Very resourceful, I’m duly impressed.

I love the folding bike. What a great idea! Would you use it to get around NYC?

I am very impressed with your mom’s ingenuity. And that bike is so rad!

Go for the folding bike!I love it and I am sure you would get use out of it.

I just love beach knitting pictures. They are so lovely and Claudia-esque. It looks like a wonderful day complete with that gorgeous blue sky.

Dahon’s are great! My son rides one and loves it. Reasonable price for a good ride. Good luck!

How does it pedal? (And I typed treadle at first. Oh dear.)

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