Sunday, February 21, 2010

Two At A Time, Toe-Up Socks - Finished

Two finished objects in one week!  These were my first pair of toe up socks, which were also done on magic loop.  I love that when I'm finished, I'm finished with both socks!  I tend to have second sock syndrome and when I do one at a time, delay that second sock. 

These were knitted with Sheep Shop Yarn Company sock yarn in the Lilac colorway.  I used size 0 Addi Turbo circulars, which I love, and finally have socks that fit.  Ready to start another pair.



It was a beautiful weekend here.  Even got in the 60's today.  We went on a walk in the neighborhood, but other than that just laid low.  After our adventures of last weekend it was good to have a quiet weekend to cook, watch the Olympics (and Kentucky basketball!) and knit.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finished Afghan and Big Weekend

Last Friday night DH & I attended his "graduation" from cardiac rehab.  It was so encouraging to see all the healthy faces in the room - all who had undergone some kind of cardiac problem last year, gone through cardiac rehab and now were thriving and celebrating.  We had a great dinner and visited with the wonderful cardiac rehab nurses and doctors.

Late that evening Jon, Janet and the granddaughters drove in.  I had worked hard all week trying to finish B's afghan, but ended up weaving in the ends Saturday morning.  I had planned to then wash it and steam the ends if necessary, but she didn't want me to do anything, she wanted it right then.   She slept with it that night, so I guess it was a success.


Saturday night we had an early birthday party for B.  She will be 13 on the 22nd but this was the weekend they could come in so we celebrated a little early. All of our family plus daughter-in-law's family came for pizza and cake.

My friend Linda made this beautiful cake – you can tell we are cat people!

N got birthday presents too – her birthday was Dec. 22nd and we had a family dinner that night, but the extended family celebrated this weekend.  She didn’t care – she just loved opening presents!

B and her new Aeropostle hoodie.

N modeling her new dress.

And her pretty hair!


B examining the afghan!

Sisters being silly!
Sunday afternoon they left to go home and a couple of hours later we got a call that their van broke down out in the middle of nowhere!  DH was happily watching the Daytona race and I was just resting my eyes on the sofa. Heh 

We jumped up and headed out to get them home.  By the time we got to them they had been sitting in the van for 2 hours so you can imagine that the 3 year old had just about had enough of the car.  We had another 2 hours to their house, and by the time we got there she was more than ready – and so were we!    They had just had a lot of work done on their van this past week so were hoping the dealership where the work was done would be responsible.  We heard from them Monday morning and they are going to split the cost of the tow truck and then will see what the problem is.  At least they are getting it home.

DH and I had another 4 hour drive back home after we dropped them off so on the way home I made a decision that I would be no good at work today and called in and left voice mail messages that I would take a vacation day.  That way I didn’t have to get up early to call in and I definitely didn’t.  I slept till 10:30!

We had a fun birthday party, a good visit, and even a little chocolate was eaten for Valentine's Day, and everyone got home safe, but car trouble is not fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I just noticed that I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks. Since that time I think we have had two more snows, along with rain, and terrible wind on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  We had a little shopping to do on Wednesday night and it was miserable!  Everyone here is so tired of bad weather - but I'm not sure it is over - more snow is predicted for the next few days, but hopefuly it will be light.

Tonight we have a dinner at the hospital for husband's "graduation" from cardiac rehab.  After his heart surgery he went to rehab for about 9 weeks.  He just loved the nurses in rehab and look forward to seeing them again tonight. 

By the time we get home our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters will be at our house.  Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for N's 13th birthday.  Can't believe it has been 13 years - seems like yesterday.  I'll be so glad to see all of them.  After a few weeks my heart starts to hurt!  I know that sounds silly, but grandma's (and granddaddy's) will understand! 

I have been knitting my fingers off trying to finish N's afghan so I can give it to her while she is here.  I've let everything else go hoping to finish it and just have a few rows left, but weaving in the ends.  Wish me luck.

I will try to get pictures this weekend of the afghan and my girls!