I've been looking at different blogs done by folks listed in the Big Bear area. Kind of fun. Also rather surprising at times. I wrote a bit more about that at I Looked For Love, if you've any interest. First couple of paragraphs.
The Grizzly says that the lightening that came thru with the rain started 13 different fires, all contained.
Yesterday there was a fire between Hatchery & Lake Williams. This is the road we use to go down the hill every week. It was closed while they were getting the fire contained. We live about 2 miles north (the direction the truck is headed) of where this pic was taken. See the motorcycle? There is a road to the right of where he is. There is a road on the left right there, hidden by the truck. When we first moved to Big Bear we lived about 1 mile down that road on the left.
Duane called to tell me about the fire because his SAR group had been put on "standby" in case the fire grew. But by the time i checked it out, the fire had been contained after consuming 1.25 acres. We are very fortunate that it wasn't much worse, for the winds where very strong yesterday & that has continued today, too, although not as much. It is feeling very chilly with that wind blowing. I closed our bedroom sliding glass door! That hadn't been closed since mid-June, & i didn't want to close it again for a few weeks. (I CAN still open it of course, but it is a matter of pride to me to leave it open - don't ask why!) I'm not fond of wind. Between long hair, contacts, & being bothered by the sound, wind is not my friend. A small breeze, fine, but not real wind.
I've bought more yarn to make more baby blankets. The first i made i don't like at all, but was still going to give to my friend's daughter for her coming girl baby, until i learned she doesn't like pink. Huh. The second i started, & while i like it . . . Well. It is of very fine yarn & so is knit on small needles. It is a simple pattern, but a pattern none the less. I can tell that making that blanket will be hours & hours of work, & frankly, i don't believe my niece will appreciate it at all. I'm not willing to put in the time on something that she won't recognize as quality.
So, i'm working on a beautiful, multi-colored blanket made of very chunky (soft) yarn. It should knit up quickly. But it is too heavy for my niece in Florida, so i'll give it to my friend's daughter. For my niece i bought a bamboo that should knit nicely, not be too heavy, & go rather quickly. The only color option i had was a yellow, so that's what she'll get. It is in 2 dye lots that are very different, but they didn't have enough of one to make it all & they've stopped making this particular brand. So i bought all 5 skeins. Two of one shade, 3 of another. I figure i'll alternate the skeins & it will have to do. When i'm farther i'll post a pic.
One last paragraph. See if i can do this. I'm quite dyslexic & each & every post i have to crooect about one word in each sentence as i reverse the letters. So i sowre to myself that i'd do one paragraph where i didn't correct the senences. Except, i find that i'm typing slowly & not making the sme meitakes. I've found it itneresting that being dyslexic isn't primarily reading for me. I reverse left & girht & i reverse the letters each hand has to type. Kiss becomes kill. For some reason, with directions, i do better with north & souht, or starboard & prot. Don't know why. So, anyway, here is a small smaple of what my writing tould look like if i didn't correct as much as i do. It was hard to write this & NOT go back & correct. I think i did less mistakes here than normal because i must have been concentrating harder.
Have a lovely Sunday. :)