Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome to the 40 Club

First off I have to start this post by welcoming my Hubs to the 40 Club -- today is his birthday, and he kisses the 30s goodbye. 

Hard to believe summer is almost half over already.  Soon time to buy schools supplies and new school clothes. My BFF was here for three weeks with her three kids.  She was supposed to stay another week, but she ended up leaving last week.  The kids had swimming lessons the first two weeks of July, I signed them up for the first two weeks of August as well.  The Littlest One has summer soccer, that's 3-4 practices a week plus a game each week.  There are only three weeks left for games, they play 6 home games and 6 away games.  The Oldest One has band gigs once a week.  Busy, busy, busy.  I did finish one pair of socks, knit mostly at soccer and band gigs.  I made these once before but gave them away for a school Easter raffle draw, so I made myself another pair.

Easter Egg Socks
Patons Kroy in lavender jacquard
ladies size 8
2.5mm needles
60st vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts
started July 2
finished July 20
Ravelry details here

We haven't had a lot of rain here this summer, we've actually got a province-wide fire ban right now.  It rained the other day and is supposed to rain tomorrow, so hopefully the ban will be lifted soon.  The kids want a weenie roast, but at this point in time it isn't allowed.  A few years back when we still had a camper it always sucked when there was a fire ban, therefore no flame-charred marshmallows.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Just Wait a Minute...

...I'm sure the weather will change!  July 2nd was a nice, sunny day.  Then mid-afternoon I was outside doing yard work and heard the rumble of thunder in the distance.  In no time it was directly over head, hitting houses and trees all around us.  I don't mind thunder and lightning, but not when it's so freaking close.  I didn't get my camera out for the biggest booms and chains of lightning, but I caught the end of one fairly big boom and torrential rain.

Then after about ten minutes it was sunny and hot again.  But we could hear the thunder in the distance for probably an hour and a half after the sun came out.  You can hear sirens in the second video, the fire department got something like four calls for lightning strikes.

Happy knitting!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Catch Up

There's not a lot of knitting to catch up on.  Too much going on lately.  My BFF is here from Alberta for a month with her three kids.  Work has been nuts (and of course anything and everything that can go wrong WILL go wrong when it's busy).  This past weekend was a long weekend in Canada - July 1st is Canada's birthday, plus it's Privateer Days in town.  But we'll get to that in a minute.

First up I made the Oldest One's teacher a market bag (the purpley one), and the Littlest One has two teachers (one on Monday, the other the rest of the week), so they each got one of the other colors.  I made a fourth purpley bag, but that was the first one.  I had added a bit of length to the bag and had to fiddle with the handle.  The first bag's handle is a little off, so I kept it for myself.  All four are knit with Bernat Handicrafter. They also each got a $10 Tim's card.  Ravely details here.

So the Oldest One graded out of grade six and goes off to junior high in September.  They had a graduation ceremony on Thursday.  He got all As and Bs.  The Littlest One will be in grade four in the fall.  He graded with all As except for one B in writing.

So as mentioned above this past weekend was Privateer Days weekend in town.  Saturday was parade day.  The leader of the parade was this police officer on a motorcycle.  He stopped and let the Littlest One sit on his bike.

Next up was the Oldest One with the band that he belongs to - he is in the middle, trumpet down, baggy shirt and pants.  His stuff was too small, of course, he hasn`t worn it since probably last fall. So in a pinch he got some replacements with room to grow, lol.

I really like the giraffe on the back of the SPCA hummer.

And any locals know my friend, Charlie.  Everyone in town knows Charlie, lol.

Friday night we went out to karaoke, Saturday night was an 80s dance, then we hit the beer tent.  Last night was the grand finale fire works.
Happy knitting, and I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend if you`re in Canada!