Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday Weekend

Had a great weekend: celebrated my 75th birthday on Saturday and had our two grandkids from the TriCities area with us for two nights! Their parents spent the weekend in Seattle enjoying a "getaway" and we had a great time with the kids, aged 9 and 11. We went to a local playground/park both Saturday and Sunday. The weather was kinda miserable - sunny but windy and in the low 40's. I noticed the kids are much tougher than we. They just had on sweatshirts, but we had heavy jackets and still nearly froze to death.

I got taken out to breakfast Saturday morning and received flowers and chocolates, got in some knitting time and all-in-all a nice weekend.

Today, however, is another story. Hubby just left to play golf and I have mountains of laundry to do with all the bedding, etc. But I'll be knitting on my Every Last Yard sweater which is now down to the waist shaping and soon coming up will be the lacy border. Pretty boring knitting, so need to pick up something else to change off to - maybe another pair of fingerless gloves.
So off to the laundry room I go!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends, knitting or otherwise. Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January....movin' on to February!!!

While the Midwest and east coast are suffering from one snowstorm after another, we feel blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest and just have a lot of gray days, drizzle and occasional drizzle. However, this makes for good knitting weather.

I've been working on this hat for one of our daughters. She's been walking every day and with temperatures in the 30-40's, she wanted a hat. I'm making it from Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted, and it feels very soft and yummy. I'll be seeing her on Saturday, so I can try it on to decide if it's time to start decreasing.

Today, while hubby was away golfing for the day, I paid a visit to a brand-new yarn shop in nearby Puyallup, WA. They are the one and only and everyone is very excited to see them come to town. Isn't this cute? Called YellowHouseYarns I forgot to show you what I bought at YellowHouse - my new and one and only LYS: This is Stonehedge Farm and Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool - seabreezze colorway (more green than this photo shows) and in a light worsted, or aran. Very soft and yummy! I don't know what it wants to be yet.

I'm still working away on my EveryLastYard cardigan. Some of our knitting group are already finished, but I'm working on the body so it's just knit-knit-knit. Thank goodness I have other projects to switch off to occasionally.