Well, things have settled down a bit since our excitement on Monday. R finished up his internship yesterday and Steve and A made the drive to Omaha yesterday afternoon to pick him up and bring him home! It was so good to give him a big hug after all he'd been through. My mind can still wander to the 'what if's' but I try not to let it linger there!!! What does linger is the pile of paperwork that must now be filled out to file our insurance claim. Yikes!
The paperwork came in the mail today, but it was NOT the first thing I opened!! The first thing I opened was this box for the Dishrag Tag! I am a member of Team #4 - the Ragtag Racers. What is a Dishrag Tag you ask??
Dishrag tag is a game of tag composed of teams which each have 12 knitters on it from across the country. In turn, each team member receives this little box that contains: 1 knit dishcoth; 1 skein of yarn to knit a dishcloth with; an official dishrag tag pattern; instructions and possibly, just possibly a treat of two!! The goal is to unpack and keep the knit cloth and goodies; knit a dishcloth with the yarn and pattern provided ASAP; repack the box with the knit cloth; a new skein of yarn; the instructions and pattern; and a goody or two and mail it to the next team member!
I received this box today in the mail from Alaina at approximately 11:43 a.m. I quickly unpacked the contents; ate a dove chocolate for energy and cast on. 2 hours later the cloth was done and I was ready to print off the mailing label; repack the box with the cloth; yarn and maybe, just maybe, some chocolate and headed to the post office. (Did I mention I want our team to WIN!!)
It's off to Diane in Missouri. 2 knitters down; 10 to go. First team of 12 to finish and get the box back to the starting point wins. Too fun!!
Now, I must get back to my Wollmeise scarf. I am coming to the sad realization that I will not have this scarf finished by the time the Olympics are over. I knew I was thinking big... but with the craziness of life, my knitting time is pretty limited. Whatever the case, I am LOVING this colorway!!! I see lots of these scarves in my future!
I did finish this scarf and just need to wash and block it. I love this pattern and this yarn. I have the same yarn in a blue colorway that I may need to cast on next since I will be giving this scarf away.
M had her first day of students today in her new 3rd grade teaching position. I'm very excited to hear how it went. I have a friend who has a friend who makes cookie bouquets and I had this one made up for her. It turned out adorable!!! I know she is going to be an INCREDIBLE teacher! We are just so proud of her! My nephew also had his first day of teaching today in Fairbanks Alaska!!! He has a blog of his adventure that you can check out here if you'd like. We are very proud of him as well!!!
Off to cook dinner. Not sure if R & M are joining us or not. We're having fajitas. Yum!
Until Next Time.....