Monday, April 21, 2008

Off To The Spring Fling!

Well, my bags are pretty much packed and I am ready to head to St. Louis for The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling! I am very excited! I am picking up my rental car at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and leaving shortly after that. (Steve will be driving down Thursday to spend the weekend with Sheri's husband and will drive me home Sunday. Isn't he a great guy?) Of course driving means that I can overpack, which I tend to do. This is my suitcase that just has knitting projects and yarn in it!









I woke up very early this morning (3:00 a.m.) with my mind racing with everything that I needed to get done today. I knew I was trying to do too much when I used nail polish remover to take off my eye make-up and mailed my To-Do list. I knew the only cure was a Triple shot latte at Starbucks!!

On my To-do list was washing some of my hand knit socks to bring along. Here they are drying. I'll be sad when it becomes too warm to wear these. Wait. What am I saying. I love it when it's warm. There will be no sadness when warm weather finally comes!







I also decided I had better get my 'homework' done for the classes that are being offered at the Fling by Wendy and Cookie A. Here is my homework for Wendy's class. We'll be learning her technique for turning the heel of a sock. I have yet to cast on my homework for Cookie's class, but I think I can get it done in time.





Sumo would love to come to the Fling, but since he hasn't learned to knit yet, he will be staying behind and guarding the house. He has one of R&M's friends watching over him, so he will be well cared for.















Looks like the weather will be in the 70's with some rain later in the week. I'm packing my fun fleece that Sheri gave me for Christmas. I may make some people jealous, but Sheri does have T-shirts and sweatshirts that are now available (or will be shortly) so I think it will be ok.











Well, I 'm going to rack my brain and try to remember what else was on my 'To-Do' list. You don't suppose the mailman who finds my list will be willing to finish up any items I've forgotten??


I'll be bringing my laptop and hope to update my blog from the Fling. (Time permitting!) If not, I'll have lots to share next week.

Until Next Time...

12 comments:

Kristi said...

I am jealous..the fleece is so cute. :) I am sitting here trying to decide what to bring and not over pack. I have yet to do my homework. :/ Have a safe trip Janice. See you Thursday. Kristi (queenbee1958)

hakucho said...

Have a wonderful time...sounds like fun :)

Lovs2Knit said...

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time!

Jolynn said...

Au revoir! Have a fabulous time!!

Karen said...

Have a safe trip and we'll see you there on Thursday :-)

Robin said...

I wish I was going but alas my family needs me. I hope you have a great time and can't wait to hear all about it.

KSee said...

Take notes we want a full write up! No pressure. Be safe, be happy and hug everyone.

Marianne said...

Now that's my kind of packing, a whole suitcase devoted to knitting! Love your 3-story drying rack! Is that something that you can get at Walmart, or where might one get one?

Sigh, what an awesome zippered fleece, with the perfect logo and my favorite ewe on it!

Have a great trip and an awesome time! That's really cool that your DH is driving down, so he can drive home, & you can knit! Enjoy! What a great time!

rohanknitter said...

Have a wonderful time!!

monica said...

Have a great time. I wish I was going to The Fling : ) Maybe next year.

danielle said...

have fun! i'm glad it's getting warm-- it gives us time to beef up our hand knit sock stashes and have more pairs to put into rotation come fall...

Caroline said...

Have a great trip. Sounds like fun. I've been going to a knitting group meeting once a month in Bakersfield, and two other people there were Loopy Groupies. That was fun.

The mango salsa sounds wonderful. We love mangos, so that's going on my list.