I have to say it – I had a perfect weekend. Some weekends are just drags with errands, problems, whatever. And some are good. But this one? This was better than good – it was really perfect.
Yesterday was the knitting group party, and I had a great time. About a dozen knitters showed up, each bearing food (or drink) and I can’t even begin to tell you how good it all was. Homemade cheesecakes and carrot cake. Cobb salad. Chicken. Shrimp. Drinks. Lots of drinks! There was so much food that I can’t even remember what we had and ate – but it was all very yummy.
The women in the group range in age from the 30’s to probabably late 50’s (I have no idea how old everyone is and I’m not asking!) but its pretty amazing how well everyone gets along. We swam, ate, talked, laughed – and there was very little knitting done. I am so glad that we did this – and I’m so glad I’m part of the group. Chris wore her new Josephine top – it is beautiful – really amazing. She beaded the tie – and it really was so pretty. I’m tempted to make one for me – but its getting to the end of the summer, and I’m not sure I should be making one more summer top (and I really need to finish Cieara’s…but more on that later). And honestly? I’m not sure mine would look anywhere near as beautiful as Chris’ and then I’d be disappointed.
Chris also brought me a beautiful plant for my deck
Most of mine died when we went on vacation, so I was grateful to have something pretty!
All in all, a succesful party, and I was happy and tired when everyone left. There is a lot of food left – so we had the added benefit of not having to cook for the rest of the weekend!
Although we were tired, Larry and I decided to go out – we went to the movies and saw Harry Potter. Very good, but I think it was a different experience watching the movie after I read the last book. But it was nice to get out and spend some time with Larry away from the house and kids.
Today I had a slightly different day – but also very nice. We made blueberry pancakes for breakfast (with some Maine maple syrup!) and then Larry went to a golf lesson, Andrew went to his girlfriends and Cieara is hiding in her room lately so I was by myself – so I did a little of this…..
Then listening to podcasts and knitting….
Yep – I gave in and started a new pair of socks. I’m using the Baby Chevron pattern from the 200 Ripple book. I love it – I was a little iffy on it when I first started ,but I really like how its turning out.
I was listening to the KnitPicks podcast (I really like this podcast, by the way, and recommend it). Kelly was speaking about how she feels that you should just admit that you will never finish some projects and frog them or throw them out. I thought about the ones that I have in progress – and I don’t think I’ll do that. I may not want to work on them right now, but I do want to finish them eventually. Kelly is also doing a KAL for the Knitter’s Almanac and making all of the patterns in the book in the month they are listed. July’s pattern is the Pi Shawl. I’ve heard about this a lot but never really knew what it was. I was curious, so I read the chapter and pattern this afternoon….and I do believe that I’m going to make this one. Soon. Maybe tonight. I just need to think about what yarn I want to use. I’m half resisting the urge to start it and finish these socks (or the other 3 pairs of socks I need to finish). And I thought that I really should finish Cieara’s top – I have to frog back the top because its too big – I think it was me, not the pattern, but it just isn’t right. And that’s making me avoid it. But I should just finish it because its going to be cute on her. But the Pi Shawl….maybe I’ll just go get the needles and yarn….