Thursday, August 16, 2007
DOES THIS HAPPEN TO YOU???
I have to tell you that reading blogs can be hazardous to your checkbook and is often responsible for completely blowing a perfectly good budget!! What do I mean?? Well, how many times have I been reading someone's blog and think "Oh, I really need that yarn!" or "Oh, I can't live without that bag!" even "I HAVE to knit that next...." Sigh. It has happened multiple times this week alone. The first episode happened while reading Sheri's blog and seeing her beautiful Chevron Scarf found in this book. Of course I had to buy the book and probably will have to buy more yarn to make the scarf. (Unless I can find two skeins that will work in my stash.....)
Then I received an email from Swissknits saying she thought of me when she saw this bag on Etsy. So I had to have it. And it will be here in time for the Vikings game Friday night. And since I'll be working on my Vikings colored socks, it will be perfect!!
The socks are coming along nicely. They aren't exclusively Vikings colors.. but close enough!!
(Knit with All Things Heather Punzel colorway using the Waffle Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks book)
The going has been a bit slow due to the fact that I am addicted to M&M's. Dishcloths that is. (Well, real M&M's as well if you must know!!)
Two more dishcloths have been knit since my last post. I think I need a blue one, and then maybe I'll take a break. They really do make me smile.
Not sure if I ever posted a picture of my completed Peppermint Mocha sock, but here it is in it's completed goodness. (I used the Twin Rib pattern from the Sensational Knitted Sock book) It feels so wonderful on my foot. Must knit #2. (Get thee behind me Chevron Scarf!!)
On the home front, Ryan is back to his happy bubbly self with the return from Africa of his beautiful fiancee. 3 days after her return she begun her student teaching, so we haven't been able to see her much! Hopefully soon. Ryan, however, has been able to spend this week at her folk's with her so they've had the evenings to register; make wedding plans and just enjoy being together.
(She brought back wonderful gifts for us which you can see in this picture, and which I will write more about in a future post!)
We spent the last couple of days in Minneapolis at the 25th Anniversary celebration of our dear friends. This is a picture taken at it of 2 of my dearest girlfriends in the world. (The one in the middle was the one celebrating her 25th. We have been friends since I was 4 years old!!) The 6 of us and our families are referred to as the 'Triple R Gang' because all of our last names begin with R. We have shared life together and I love them deeply. To be have such good friends is one of life's richest blessings!!
Until Next Time...
P.S. Sumo would like you to know that he has made a special guest appearance on another blog!! He was very honored. You can check it out here!