Saturday, July 06, 2013

Summer Flies .....2013

Inspired by these paddle boarders, Fireman and I took the kayaks down to Lake Michigan this morning and Paddled.  It was calm and lovely and then the flies woke up...
 When I'm flying along in my knitting I often drop a stitch.  Karen showed me her FIX A STITCH tool.  It is great for picking up purls.  I'm fine with picking up knits, but not so great at purls. 
Karen is finishing her Summer Flies shawl from last year,  now.   She was almost at the finish when she put it down last summer.  Funny how some projects need to be knit in just the right season. 

Have you read Lord of the Flies?  Do you remember Piggy?  It is a classic study of human nature....it is not light summer reading. 

How are the flies by you?  






10 comments:

SissySees said...

We have biting flies! UGH!!

Love that pank. Maybe I need a summer flies?

Dee said...

Not too many flies. That's a GOOD thing!

I would love to try paddle boarding or kayaking, but must wait until the summer storm season is over.

Nancy said...

Flies are just starting to get "sticky" and annoying.

Horse flies and deer flies' bites are worse than mosquitos: they leave huge welts. Ouch!

Araignee said...

Flies are not the issue here thank goodness-it's mosquitoes and plenty of them.
Summer Flies is on my knitting "to do" list and yes I agree about that seasonal thing. Knitting my ski sweater in the summer seems all wrong. It would be in time out if it weren't for the winter Olympics on the horizon.

Judy S. said...

No flies here and hardly any mosquitoes. That pattern is on my to do list which is getting way too long!

Alyssa said...

I'm in Maine, so the flies are overpowering... ugh! Lord of the Flies is actually one of my favorite books from my childhood. It's the only book I've read more than twice.

Katherine said...

The biggest flies I've ever seen. So annoying!! Fireman son has an electronic zapper that he uses to get rid of them. I'm thinking I need one!

Kayaking sounds like such fun!

Nancy Kay said...

That Summer Flies shawl is beautiful. Then, speaking of flies, they are getting a bit annoying. All it takes is one pesky fly to drive a girl crazy!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Time flies too ... here it is almost the middle of July.

Haven't read Lord of the Flies since my teens - once was enough. I like happy books. :)

We've had so much rain that even the skeeters aren't hatching.

Nicole said...

Thos are great tools for fixing knitting errors! I'm not going to say anything about flies. I don't want to draw their attention this way...

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