Saturday, July 24, 2004


Big stressful day today - airport with daughter going one way, and us going a different direction a few hours later.   Everyone is excited, and we tend to get snappy. We will be better when we get there.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Progress on Ingeborg - up to three pattern repeats now.
No proress on Hank8.
I'm getting set up on the Southern Region knitblog ring. Heee Haw.

Two birthday parties. One for a friend, one for daughter. We did a "teenage mystery" party,Barbeque with a Vampire, and it was pretty good. I would suggest it for 13year olds or older - there are some racy elements. The kids rated it an 8 or better out of 10. They said that they had fun, but there was too much talking; not enough action. One of the boys was a little distubured at one of the story elements, but it turned out that we could skip that entire part with no impact on the story. I forget that we are in Texas. The punch with floating eyeballs was poular. The Brain Jello got a great reaction, but no one ate it. We had Baskin Robbins do a cake with a gravestone, and they wrote "Who is the Vampire?" on the cake. I love getting people to make things custom just for me.

I had a call from a local dance studio offering a free lesson - ballroom. My husband and I went last night and it was pretty fun. He was stiff at first but got into it after a while. The teacher was great, and when it came time for the sale part, husband just whipped out his card and paid for three more sessions. We won't do it until September as he will be away on business, but it is something special to look forward to.

I'm going to focus on going on vacation next week.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Look ma, one arm:

I've cut the other arm opening, but was distracted by other projects before casting on for the last arm. I don't think this will be ready for husband's return to Peru, so I'll shoot for his birthday.

And Ingeborg, the main distratction has gotten to armhole openinings, and is just past 1/2 way up the body.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Having a nice day off after fireworks last night. Daughter wants to go to the malls to pick up what she needs to go away to camp for two weeks. Good timing with the sales and all.

Almost done w/Henry8 sleeve #1, and developing a plan to finish him off in the next week or so. Also almost done w/pattern repeat #2 of Ingeborg. Pictures pending.

But in the mean time, check out this Doonesbury page. There is a new character, helping B.D. recover from his injury, and the information on his profession includes knitters. Wishing B.D. a successful recovery, by the way.

Friday, July 02, 2004

So, over on the Ingeborg board, I offered to show a picture of my sleeves, since I added a sleeve line. Of course, the answer was yes. What am I, stupid? So, here they are.... Notice I didn't really try to get the lines really straight.

Managed another 1/2 pattern repeat. Beg me to show it to you.