Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Weekend Round up

Well, I have logged on with the intention of getting a post up about four times this week and for one reason or another couldn't manage it.
So here goes, a week long collection of thoughts and pictures.

Since this week is getting completely out of control and I haven’t been able to post all the entries I have started I thought I’d give you a quick week in review as it stands so far.

First, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and we are on the countdown to MSW . The weekends seem to be getting shorter and shorter for some reason. They should be longer because we have more light the evenings are longer I should have more time to do stuff right?
It has been raining pretty much constantly since Sunday. The patio is completely flooded and because things have been so dry I thought for sure it was drain off right away but it didn’t so now I have standing water outside the backdoor I am going to have to pump off of there if the sun doesn’t come out soon.

I am just about finished with the Big Easy Vest, here it is so far:
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These are pictures from a couple of days ago when I had the front and back seamed and frankly I am quite proud of my seaming this time. Normally, it leaves a bit to be desired, due to my lack of sewing skills I think. But this time using the three needle bind off it looks really good.

I still need to get some buttons for it. But, I will do that this coming weekend most likely I don’t think I am going to have time this week to stop after work but you never know.

I got some good news this week. I have a new little cousin. My cousin and his wife had their second daughter, Morgan Haley. I can’t wait to meet her. Her older sister all of two years of age Reese Caroline is excited about having a baby sister too. I need to knit up a little something for her and I was thinking perhaps Reese might like a sock monkey or a bunny or something like that. I need to find a pattern and get rolling. Not that I haven’t known this little baby was coming, but some of us just work better under pressure. LOL.

I can’t believe April is almost over and May is almost here. May is booked too.

May 3rd – Maryland Sheep and Wool. A four hour drive from here. But hopefully some good knitting time if I can talk the hubby into driving.

May 23rd – 26th having wisdom teeth removed and recovery. Hopefully, some knitting time can be had during the recovery.

May 29th – June 1st Great Aunt and friends visiting from NC and will need entertaining and feeding. Probably not a lot of knitting time that weekend, but that is okay.
The garden tours will make up for it. There was talk of a trip to Busch Gardens but I think those plans have been changed so have to find something fun to do that day instead. Somehow I didn’t think my great aunt was the roller coaster type. And I’m sure they have many more things to do there than just the coasters, but not having been there myself in about 15 years I am not a good tour guide for that particular attraction. We do have President’s head park, which some friends and I thought would make a great paint ball course, but I don’t think anyone else thought it was a great idea.

But, I’m sure there will be great fun had by all by the time the weekend it over. I am going to need June just to recuperate from May. LOL.

I had a doctors appointment yesterday and I didn’t think I would have time to take the Vest with me and pick up stitches at the doctors office, so luckily I had the bright idea of grabbing some sock yarn and needles and taking that along instead, much more portable at this point. Sorry Vest. But as it turned out this was a fabulous idea, because I arrived 30 minutes early for my appointment (I had left in plenty of time because of all the crazies water on the road I thought it might take a little longer than usual. It didn’t. Then I cast on my socks and started knitting. I thought I was making pretty good progress when I measured an inch of K1P1 ribbing and decided to check the time, it was now noon! They were half an hour late on calling me back. As it turns out there had been some sort of emergency and the doctor was running behind. I waited a total of an hour and a half. Which is good for knitting time, not good when you really need to get back to work. I got in to see the doctor and was a little frustrated because it took her all of five minutes to look at the problem I was having and tell me she had no idea what it was and I needed to go to Dr. So N So and have him check it out. So I wasted 2 hours for this? She was admiring my sock and I was so frustrated I didn’t think to snap a picture of her holding it. Maybe the specialist she referred me to will be a good sport.

And aren't these lovely?

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My dear blogless friend Anna brought these to me. She doesn't have a blog because she is too busy raising the producers of these, plus her own Romeny sheep, Alpaca and Angora goats. She had mad skills when it comes to spinning and knitting too!

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