We made it home mostly intact. Mentally exhausted and done with the trip, but alive and well. I think we’re all getting re-acclimated to our ‘real’ home with our own beds and things like that, and all is good. Stories from the trip will have to wait until the trauma has left and only the funny remains! Kinda like a birth story…
I managed to finish the first of my Kool Aid dyed socks on the way to Florida. In Atlanta, in fact. The second sock didn’t get finished until we got home, so my goal wasn’t met. Oh well!
Fraternal Twins. So very close to being identical, but it just wasn’t to be. I still have a really substantial amount of the yarn leftover and think I’ll be using it to make some kid sized socks. The pattern was just the simple cuff-down sock from the Handy Book of Patterns. I love love love that book, as well as the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. They’ve both helped me do so much!
The socks for my friend in Colorado are now living with their new owner, so here’s the only pic I took before sending them off:
The pattern is First Steps and the yarn is from ebay seller pkaeluvlabs… nice stuff!
I’m still chugging away, albeit s-l-o-w-l-y, on the Big Bobbi Bear for my oldest son. Honestly, I haven’t wanted to work on it so it’s been hidden. Unfortunately for me, the oldest son has a memory of iron when it suits his needs. He called my bluff today and heartily requested that I finish the bear for him. Guess what I’ll be working on tonight?!
I also have a bit of start-itis. I’ve started a pair of the exceptionally popular Saartje’s booties using leftover yarn from my third BSJ. I have to admit that I’m a bit confused by part of the instruction, but it’s certainly no fault of the designer! I can’t seem to figure out how to do a long tail cast on using two different yarns. Love advice if you have it!!
I also started a baby-sized Tomten for my friend’s grandson-to-be using some stash yarns. I’m going to make a solid color using blue Sandnes Garn Smart superwash wool and will probably opt for a collar instead of a hood.
This project was inspired by this little beauty. It’s going to be my in-the-car-waiting-for-the-kids-to-get-out-of-school knitting project, so I wouldn’t expect much in the way of progress shots.
I’m 18 rows (not that I’m counting) from completing the Log Cabin/Joseph’s Blankie of Many Colors for my oldest. He has given me the ‘ok’ to end it now so he can use it to cover a couple of his toys. You’d better believe I pounced on that opportunity! 🙂
My little ‘Elefante’ toy has stalled. Actually, it’s been stalled for a while now because I can’t seem to figure out how to make his ears. The pattern calls for crocheting them, but no matter how I try, they just don’t work. I need to figure out how to knit them. Help!? He also needs a tail, but I’ve been too lazy to make one for him.
I think that ought to do it for now. I’ll try to compose some of the funnier moments from the trip into some readable material in a day or so. My oldest starts first grade on Monday and the middle starts her first year of preschool on Sept 4, so we’re in the midst of last-minute details surrounding that.
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