I took these photos over the last couple of weekends while we went out on different activities where we could enjoy the beautiful weather. Seattlites believe that on average we tend to get worse weather on Saturday and Sunday than during the week and apparently the records back up that opinion. This weekend, though, we'll push against and maybe break some old records with sun and highs in the mid-60s after possibly a bit of wet tomorrow morning. That comes to three in a row for nice weekends.
During my inattention to the blog in the same time period, I passed a couple of landmarks of the type traditionally blogged by those who actually post and generally keep up with things in Blogdom.
October 16th marked 1 1/2 years since I began this blog (and my 54 1/2 birthday). On that day I also passed 25,000 page views, according to the TypePad stats. I'm sure some people would find that number low, but it sounds nicely large and round to me.
A couple of days before that I launched my 250th post. That number would certainly have been higher without my 4-month long blog sabbatical.
I've toyed with the idea of joining whatever acronym aims to knit a complete sweater in the month of November. Apparently there's also one for a daily-posting challenge. I probably won't join any official sites for these, but my knitting and blogging could use the boost from accepting the challenges.
Plus, I need to start now if I want some new sweaters for the Madrona Retreat. That's four days and a dinner's worth of knitting retreat, so A Madrona sweater won't cut it. That counts as another influence on the sale-yarn-for-simple-and wearable-sweaters order - which shipped today.
And Madrona posted their class schedule. They also posted the list of five classes where enrollment will be done by lottery. The deadline to sign up for a chance at a spot in any of these is November 5th. I found others I want to take more, so I'll pass on the lottery. But I'll be hitting refresh to enrol as one o'clock on the 13th ticks over.