Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Break, Birthdays and Bowling....

Well, we are half way through Spring Break and it is wonderful to have the kids around again! K and I have been doing some knitting, which has been nice. I finished and felted the Lucy bag. I really like the two color combinations and will be casting on a black/gray one soon. This is on it's way to a secret destination later this week.











K has been knitting up some Fetching Fingerless gloves for some friends. It was the first time for her doing cables and knitting on 2 circular needles. I think the ease of cables surprised her. They do look much trickier than they really are. She has the purple pair done and is almost done with the green pair. Here is Sumo with the gloves and meeting Little Loopy for the first time.



As for me, I've made some progress on my Dream in Color Sleepwalker socks. I'm now turning the heel. I love the look of this pattern but it's a slow knit for me. The yarn feels wonderful, though, and I can't wait to have the pair finished.














I also cast on the new Loopy Ewe Sock Club socks that came in the mail last week. I've just got the cuff done but I think the pattern looks like it will be a fast knit. And I LOVE the look of it. I can see I will be doing this pattern by Monica many times. I also want to cast on my Loopy Legends colorway. Allison has cast on Monkey socks with it and I think I will have to follow suit.




We've also been busy celebrating birthdays!! Last Thursday it was M's birthday and yesterday we celebrated A's. Some of us had to work for half the day, but we got a lot packed into the afternoon and evening! We started with lunch at Applebees and then went to see a movie. Came home and opened gifts and played a big game of Hand and Feet. Topped off the evening with bowling at quartermania! Phew! I haven't bowled in years!! I'm sure I'll be sore today!

A few highlights from the day:




Steve and A actually have to read the directions to figure out how to get the batteries in A's new headphones after trying for some time to figure it out on their own. (It was tricky!)













A & K at the bowling alley ready to roll a strike!



















R & M watch while they wait for their turn. I think we ended up bowling 3-4 games. My best game was the last one when I broke 150! I was on a roll! I think we may have to go again sometime. It was fun!














Well, off to work. My parent's are coming tomorrow for Easter weekend. It will be fun to have them here. I've decided to try making prime rib again for Easter dinner. I've only done it once before and it was delicious!

Until Next Time....

12 comments:

Robin said...

Sounds like you had a great day. The bag looks great and prime rib sounds yummy. I think we are just having roast and potatoes in the crockpot.

Marianne said...

I like your finished Lucy bag--it is really cool! I especially love the button on it! Where did you find it?

Love the picture of Sumo with the fingerless mittens! He is so cute, looking at Littly Loopy, with more than a passing interest in in his eye, or it would appear!

Glad you all have been having a great time together, celebrating birthdays, etc, together! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Have a wonderfully Happy Easter Weekend! My younger two sons are off from school for Easter, starting tomorrow. It will be a busy time for all! :-)

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Happy Birthday to A!! (I think Little Loopy likes Sumo a bit.)

dkidd2020 said...

My husband and I went bowling with our son and his girlfriend a couple of weeks ago. It had been at leat10, maybe 15 years since I had bowled and I was thrilled to have a 145! My problem was that the balls had two finger "settings" medium which was perfect spacing but wouldn't fit my fat knuckles, and large, which was perfect hole size, but spaced too far apart. Blister on the thumb was the result until I thought to put a bandaid on...but what fun we had!

Kristin said...

i love bowling, heven't been in ages!
so many knitters are scared of cables and they really aren't that tricky.

monica said...

I love you Lucy bag. The colors are fantastic.
I have not bowled in a few years the last time I went was on a field trip with one of the kids and I think they had the gutter pads up.

I love prime rib too. I make it for Christmas every year. I may have to see if they have any at the grocery as I would rather have that then the traditional ham.

Enjoy the rest of Spring break with the family and Happy Easter!!

Allison said...

I love the two tone Lucy. I might just know where it is going later this week - do I? So is your Dream in Color the Smooshy yarn? I just ordered some of that . . . . MUST FINISH MONKEY SOCKS FIRST!

danielle said...

why is it that some socks just take FOREVER and others fly off the needles? the lucy bag looks so cute, i'm really going to have to knit one of those someday....

Jolynn said...

Wow! You sure are making a lot of the Lucy bag, and they all look GREAT! Really makes me want to make one for myself!!!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Shelley said...

The bag loogs great, as do the socks in progress! I was afraid of cables at first because I thought they'd be "difficult"...but once I started doing them, I was quickly surprised at how easy they were.

We went bowling here a couple of months ago (in Korea). I haven't been bowling in years. The only thing I didn't like about it here was that the holes in the ball (for your fingers) were small and I couldn't hold onto the ball very well otherwise I was afraid my thumb might get stuck...and then when I'd let go,end up breaking it or something. Anyway, my score was terrible...was lucky if I got 90, lol. Had I used a ball with a bigger thumb hole, it would have weighed more...and then I would have had problems lifting/throwing it.

hakucho said...

Happy birthday M & A :)

Socks do seem to take forever, but I do enjoy knitting them. Guess you have to look at it as something to savor. Have a wonderful Easter :)

KSee said...

The two color really add a new diemension to to Lucy bag. Oh, I did not know there was a little Loopy. Purple is one of my fav colors. Your socks are really coming along.
I can tell you all have fun bowling. Enjoy you Easter Dinner