Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cool August Nights

I can't remember ever having such a cool summer here in California. I dislike hot weather, so the mild days and cool nights have been wonderful. This morning when I woke up it was so chilly I actually considered turning on the heater.

On Sunday I stopped by my local yarn shop to take advantage of their birthday special. After they ring up your yarn, you pick a chip out of a bowl and receive the discount on the chip. My chip was for 20% off. I bought a couple skeins of Katia Tobago, which is 100% cotton. I'm knitting a boring old kitchen cloth and enjoying it tremendously.

You also get to pick a free cloth project bag from a selection made with vintage-looking fabric. I love this soft rose pattern.
I'm still reading Pride & Prejudice sequels and spin-offs and showing no sign of slowing down. Recently I watched the movie from 1940 with Lawrence Olivier as Darcy. It was entertaining, but a little silly. They changed an important part of the story, which was hard to swallow, and the actress who played Elizabeth, Greer Garson, looked to be in her mid-thirties. She was gorgeous, but not quite right for the part.

I'm listening to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on audio during my commute back and forth to work. I almost gave up on it it a couple times because it is slow in parts, but now that I'm more than halfway through it is getting really interesting.

Last of all, I went to see Eat Pray Love. It was good, but much lighter than the book. The one thing that has remained with me is Javier Bardem, who gave an excellent performance.

Well, that's what I've been up to you. Anything new with you?


Dogwood said...

That yarn is so pretty. Love those colors. I am almost done with knitting a scarf out of the multi-purple yarn you gave me. Next, will knit with the soft muted pink. Fun and thanks. They both will be great for donation to Cancer Centers.

I love hearing about what you are reading, watching and listening to. Wuthering Heights is good. Going pretty fast since I have read it before.

Enjoy your days. Dogwood

Caffeine Girl said...

I loved your cold summer when I was in California last week. It has been so hot in the Midwest. I just laughed at the complaining Californians.

I do want to see Eat, Pray, Love. I did see Winter's Bone, which is kind of depressing but beautifully written and acted.

I wasn't crazy about Guernsey so I'll be interested to see what you think of it. I'm about to start The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.

stringsofpurls said...

Your yarn is so pretty. It has been MISERABLE in the midwest. And I LOVE the Guernsey book, though the ending kind of went kerplunk for me...Where in California are you? I'm a native and lived there for years.

Theresa said...

Love the yarn colors! Sounds like you have been busy reading and listening and going to the movies:) I want to see that movie too!

I am happy your weather is pleasant there, we are suffering in miserably hot weather here! I am so looking forward to just a little cooler weather!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You're keeping busy. I love audiobooks but I like to keep my "reading" light. I don't really like to have to concentrate on a book while driving.

Maiden Jane said...

Wow, hard to imagine the heat being turned on! Here in OH we've had a very hot summer. I was so happy to turn the air off yesterday and have cool breezes while we slept. After two cool and damp summers, this was good as far as weather is concerned.

I like the yarn and the sweet little bag. I'm trying really hard not to go yarn shopping - I have been thinking about all my fall projects that are lined up....but our LYS just moved to a new location and I can't wait to check it out. But usually if I go in, I buy! Keeps the economy going I guess!

Hilary Martin said...

Booo! I want hot weather!!! Or rain. Pick one.

ImplausibleYarn said...

I've been trying to talk somebody into seeing Eat Pray love with me, its a tough battle. Maybe armed with the knowledge thats its lighter fare then the book will be helpful.

stringsofpurls said...

Grew up in LaHabra, but lived in Mission Viejo for years. You live in a BEAUTIFUL place!

Thimbleanna said...

Nothing new here. Well, the cooler weather is new. I would have been happy to send you some HEAT last week -- it's been relatively nasty here this year. Your new yarn looks yummy!!!

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

I love your new yarn and project bag, so lucky you are to get that 20% off!!!

I just saw Eat, Pray, Love this week, too! And I agree with you entirely...the book was so wonderful and I just don't feel the movie lived up to it.

I love these warm but not hot days and cool nights, too. So wonderful!


Hi Stacy,
Those colors are so pretty that you are using to make the potholder!
I do want to see that movie and hubby "owes" me a chick flick !
Your birthday is coming up...any plans,yets?
I hope Rachel decideds on a theme soon. I'm in the crafting mode!
I'm sorry that I have visited sooner...
Have a great Monday!

deb :)

Suz said...

Loved the first book hated the eat pray love one
we have had a cold wet spring and a hot& wet summer
and the humidity...yuck
Reading Maisie Dobbs

Debra said...

i am happy you are enjoying your terribly boring dishcloth knit project...i did not really enjoy the book eat, pray, love...perhaps i need to read it again...what a wonderful birthday special...your little bag is sweet...i wonder what you will knit with the wool...pretty...sweet day :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your boring old kitchen cloth is beautiful! Have a nice weekend! Twyla