Sunday, May 06, 2007

Coutdown to Neatby

Next Saturday is the Lucy Neatby workshop that I am going to with Heddy and a few others from her work. Looking forward to it. I don't really do anything that isn't a family activity, so it's a nice change. I will make sure to remind my nephew the end of the week -- he is going to watch the boys since hubby is leaving for Edmonton tomorrow. (Yay! Finally a good trip!) I will have to do my "homework" for the course one evening this week. We have to knit a swatch (which we've been given specifications), and I'll have to assemble the other bits and pieces they want us to have. Afterwards we're going somewhere for lunch (we are only doing the morning class), then to the LYS. I plan on looking for two things in particular. #1 -- Sockapalooza yarn, and #2 -- Noro Kureyon. I have enough Noro for one more Booga Bag, but I want to see some more colors, cuz now I need another bag. If there aren't any colors that I think my friend would like then I will make one with SWS. Both bags are going to be surprise gifts for friends.

We went to the annual Firemen's Banquet last night. It's a dressy to-do, and I ain't a dressy person. I wore the only skirt I own (til I got a new one at Frenchy's Saturday but couldn't find a top to go with it) and sweater to match and the only dressy-ish shoes I own. (Basically the same thing I wear every year. Once in awhile it's a different top maybe. Two years ago I wore a pants and jacket set I bought when MIL got remarried.) Since I don't like having my picture taken, and we were running late (I was ready, he wasn't!), I have some shots so you can use your imagination! I was well behaved (mostly cuz this was the first year drinks weren't free, and I'm cheap), but hubby didn't fare so well. He made a couple of trips to the bathroom when we got home, and I couldn't help but laugh. (He didn't like it at the time, but he didn't remember it this morning, either!)
We got our new Austerman Step colors in stock, but they aren't all what we ordered. They were supposed to send two variety bags, each with a ball of colors 1-10 (the first ten colors in the link). Instead we got two of some, four of one, three of another, etc, and we got some of colors 12 and 13, no 10 (one of the ones I wanted). The 07 that came in is definitely not the 07 in the picture or in the link. It's green, and I had to get it cuz another lady took the other ball of it. (It's not any of the colors shown.) She also got 08, as did Heddy, and I liked that one, too. I waited too long, so now I'll have to wait til next order. A lot of the colors that came in are "manly" so I may pick up a couple eventually to knit Christmas socks with.

Here's a pair in progress. I am hoping to have them finished tomorrow. These are going to be for my mother for Mother's Day. They are basic 60sts on 2.25mm needles and made with Regia Cotton Color. I'm trying to make sure the stripes match, and so far it's looking good. I had to restart once. I thought I had it striping right, but it was a little off. Good thing I only had a few rows done.
Left: Regia Mini Ringel for socks for brother/sister kids of friends' of ours for Christmas. Middle: Austerman Step for me. Right: Regia Cotton Color for footies for me.
Seems like Pumba really likes the Littlest One, huh? Well, at least when he's sleeping.
Some people get crop circles, our place gets monster truck circles. (Don't know what it is with both boys -- they always make lines or circles of things.)
Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

The Lucy Neatby workshop sounds great! I can't wait to hear all about it. :0)

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh, I would have loved to see you dressed up - that skirt you've been wearing seems to be an absolutely beautiful one, for what I can tell from the teaser pics ;)
And woah, that workshop sounds totally great - I'm sure you'll be having a lot of fun there! Please share with us what you've learned, will you? *hint hint* ;)

4:23 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

I'm envious of your Lucy Neatby class!! She is one of my favorites!
Your Mom's socks look to be matching perfectly!!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I am sure you looked great all dressed up!
Really looking forward to the Lucy Neatby classes. I signed up for both so I will be a tired camper after a day of lessons. I hope the LYS stays open so we can go following the afternoon class!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Sounds like a great time. Maybe one day I can get to do things like that....right now life is just toooooo busy.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love the sleeping child and cat....the best!!

Great sock yarn and love the monster truck circle. My nephews use to call them "monster frucks" can imagine how embarassing this was lol

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I love your shoes! And that cat is hysterical.

3:50 PM  

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