Friday, January 04, 2008

Road Trip and the Unexpected

I finished another hat. I started it on January 2nd, finished it on the 3rd. It's just an acrylic yarn of some sort. I followed this pattern and did five cable repeats, I think, before I started shaping the top. It fits me perfectly.

Check out this post and take a look at picture #6, the Noro fingerless mitts. To be continued in a minute.

Tomorrow I'm going on a Road Trip with Heddy, Nova Knitter, and Marti to Have a Yarn. We are going to leave town at 11, go somewhere for lunch, then on to the yarn shopping. Heddy and Nova Knitter were the lucky recipients of gift certificates for Christmas to HAY. (Don't forget to check out Heddy's contest. You've got til January 10 midnight.) I'm looking forward to the Road Trip. I don't really go shopping other than for groceries. I don't really get to go out with "the girls" or anyone else for that matter, so it's going to be a fun day for sure.

I went to the mail today when I got off work to see if the game I ordered on eBay arrived yet. (For one of the birthdays, one is this Monday, the other next Monday.) There was a parcel slip. My first thought was as to why they mailed a PS2 game in such a big box instead of a bubble mailer. As I walked back to the truck I looked at the return address, which was from Quebec, but the game I ordered was coming from the US. Then I took a closer look at the name. Then I wanted to get home and rip the box open ASAP!

Yes, those fingerless mitts from Restless Needles, the recipient of socks from me in the last Sockapalooza exchange! Thanks so much! I love them, and they are going on the Road Trip tomorrow and to the curling rink in the morning. I have been wanting to make myself a pair of these for awhile now but kept putting it off. The cookies are both really good. (No nut allergies, btw.) The Oldest One was into them as soon as the box was opened. It was a very nice and unexpected surprise. Knitting bloggers are such a great bunch, aren't they?! I've sent little packages to a couple of people, but this is the first time I've ever gotten anything out of the blue that wasn't part of a swap or I sent to someone, they sent something back kinda thing.
An update on the chicken burger fiasco -- he was watching the kids during the day, too, as well as when we went to the dance. Hubby got sucked into taking his brother to pick up a car, so nephew was sent to watch the kids since I was working. Apparently he tried to make the chicken burgers for lunch. I had breaded chicken strips for their lunch, he grabbed the wrong thing. So it wasn't so bad but still annoying that the sneaky little bugger tried to hide it!
Happy knitting!


Blogger Pat said...

Your new hat is beautiful - have a fun road trip!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Your hat looks great! Wow, that is a wonderful package you have there. I am sure that you will enjoy the mitts! They look great! I hope that the road trip was a blast.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The hat looks great! I love your fingerless mitts that you received. That was so nice of her to send them to you out of the blue.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Glad you liked them and that the cookies were a hit. I so love the socks you knit for me , just wanted to do a little something as a thank you . Happy knitting !

12:44 AM  

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