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....