I am working from home today – so instead of waking up at 4:30, I woke up at 6:45…ahhhh… I probably could have slept a little longer, but I like to get started early – I have a ton to do today – but rather than logging in, I decided to sit and watch the news for a few minutes and drink my coffee. And then I started reading blogs….now its 7:30 and I decided that maybe I can take a few minutes and blog myself….so much for getting started early!
Last night, Larry and I went to NJPAC to see Movin Out – it was so good. The dancing was amazing – I didn’t actually know anything about this other than it was based on Billy Joel’s music, so the whole thing was a surprise (yes, I know that some people do actually research things they go to see before they see them!). It really was very good – if you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend. Before the show, we went to dinner at a restaurant in the Ironbound section – very good food – Larry had paella, I had shrimp and it was delicous (the martinis were very good too!) All in all, a really nice night out.
Chris and I were IM’ing earlier this week, and somehow she convinced me to order roving from The Loopy Ewe (she’s evil like that). I had never ordered from Loopy Ewe before but what a great experience! I couldn’t believe how fast I got the order – and the whole thing was just so easy that I’m sure I’ll be ordering from them again.
Anyway, back to the roving – this is from The Dyeing Arts – it is 100% superwash merino and the colorway is Goth Chick duo – this is two different colorways (2 oz each) that go together. I love it and can’t wait to spin it up.
There were so many pretty rovings that I had a hard time deciding – so Larry picked this one out. it is from Sakina Needles, and it is BFL in the Popsicles colorway. Gorgeous and just so soft…
I really was trying hard not to pick anything blue – I have a lot of blue everything and I am trying to branch out. But….did you see Lisa’s gorgeous roving that she hand-dyed (check out her Flickr slide show – gorgeous!)? I love this one particularly – I am always drawn to shades of blue and green. Sigh. Lisa is dyeing this all up for a local show, so if you are lucky enough to be in the area, you should go and check it out!
I have 6 more rows of Icarus to go – I think I’ve said 4000 times that I’m going to finish “this weekend” but I’m actually hoping that I really can finish it. I have knitting group tomorrow, so that will give me lots of time. Cross your fingers for me – this thing needs to be done!
OK, I guess I should actually go work since “working from home” should probably involve work, don’t you think? The good news is I’m actually taking a half day. Andrew came home from college last weekend, so we are going to play golf this afternoon. This is the first time I’ve played with him – and I’m a little nervous. Andrew is VERY SERIOUS about golf and super competitive. I’m not very serious about it at all, and although I’m normally pretty competitive – I suck at golf so bad that I can’t really do anything other than laugh (and cheat!). But I’m looking forward to it – it is a beautiful day and being out in the sun is better than being in an office building!
Have a great Friday!