I have so much to say and as usual no time to say it. My nephews have been visiting us from Michigan for the last week,
(that's them above) the Ravelympics started (photo is my progress as of Sunday am),
and I still have a house and family to take care of so things are hopping.
Backing up two weeks, we have my stash enhancement from Twisted
Two skeins of DIC Smooshy, one Zen String (can't find the ball band so I don't know what color), and some buttons. I'd hoped these would work for my February Lady, but they are too big. After seeing them on the sweater I'm thinking sliver might be a better choice anyway. I'm sure I'll find a use for them eventually.
A week and a half ago I finished the first adult size Stuck in the Middle sock.
It's STR lightweight in Pucks Mischief and Motley Hew. It's a basic pattern with a small twist. As soon as I can get my act together I'll write up the pattern for free. I entered sock number two in Ravelympics under WIP Wrestling so it's likely I'll finish it in the next couple weeks. Good thing too, since we are only a few days in and I'm having serious doubts about my ability to finish the Urban Aran.
The boys got here last Tuesday and we've been running around town trying to fit in as much fun as possible. Wednesday we took a walk and played some hoops. Thank god no pictures of that. I still have a small height advantage on them, but that was the only thing I had going for me.
Thursday was a perfect NW day and we celebrated by taking the ferry to Bainbridge.
The second pic is me binding off the body of my February Lady. I started the first sleeve, but wasn't able to finish before Ravelympics started.
We had a great lunch at Cafe Nola. That's my little artist drawing the ferry on the paper table top. Guess where my next stop was?
Churchmouse of course. I couldn't resist the Plucky Knitter the second time around. I also came home with a couple new books and a new Namaste bag. Love it! It's completely huge, full of pockets, and sassy silver. Perfect.
These little beauties deserve a post of there own, but I couldn't resist including a teaser.
We flew kites in the rain,
Tried go-carting. The big kids got in on the action too, but we were so busy trying to improve our lap times no one took any pictures. I was feeling pretty spunky after I beat one of my nephews the first race. Then I woke up the next morning extremely sore and decided maybe I was an old lady after all.
We ate dinner under a skylight, complete with bird butt. The kids found this hysterical. Billy spent a good deal of time checking it out and speculating on weather it would "poop" or not. Always some stimulating dinner conversation around here.
The boys spent the day at Wild Waves yesterday and today they are headed to the company store and to do some game testing for Microsoft. Hubby has cemented his status as coolest Uncle ever with that feat.
Whew! The boys go home tomorrow and we will have a fairly normal week before heading out for Boise & Montana. I hope to spend as much time as possible watching the Olympics and working on my sweater.