Sunday, April 30, 2006
Blarney Stone, well, I could just kiss it --- I even like the pooling. I actually did a simple k2, p2 ribbing as the pattern as a baby step to trying a different pattern. I also tried a k1, s1 for the heel (the name of that style heel escapes me).
Neither Sapphire nor Blarney has a mate at the moment, but I don't suffer too badly from 2nd sock syndrome.... yet.
We enter into the last month of school tomorrow.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
And... then... it happened... both husband and I woke up Tuesday morning sick.... as in let's not move too far away from any bathroom facility. Mom was a hero by getting us some clear liquids in the house to sustain us and stave off dehydration.
Today is our first day of thinking we might be able to do some work today so we are going to give it the old work ethic try.
OTN: Abigail's baby blanket is soon to be done. She enters into
So please don't give up on me and think I have flown the coop from blogville, just a brief reprieve.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
The shawl comes from the book Folk Shawls (Folk Knitting series) by Cheryl Oberle. Yarn used was Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I used size 7 needles and cast on 155 stitches instead of 195.
Here is a close up of the edge. I think if you click on the picture you might be able to get a better look at it
(Notice Hooper the dog's feet underneath the blanket - he had to be a part of the celebration).
Here is Elliott with his Mom, Ginny, and flanked by my girls Laura and Allison. They grew up together and Laura and Ginny's birthdays were 3 days apart so one year they had their birthday together. Oh how time flies.
Welcome Elliott - what a blessing you are!
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Tonight is rehearsal night for the group I sing with since most of us are involved with Maundy Thursday services, we changed rehearsal to tonight. Tomorrow is Taize service, then Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday with 3 baptisms! I am reading on Good Friday and playing piano for the Taize service, with the rest being in the congregation. Whew. I can only imagine how some pastors are feeling now!
And it is only Tuesday..... taking one day at a time.....
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
- we had a hard time figuring out how the showers worked.
- the regular phone is a little quirky
- the connections with cell phones are shaky
- we have to get the local radio station on cable (yes, go figure that one out)
I have the digital camera, but brought the wrong connector so.... I can't upload any pictures.
We had a culinary feast last evening with Beth's brother, a chef, and a most well known restaurant that has been featured twice in Southern Living and even in the New York Times. On our menu last featured softshell crab, boiled shrimp w/black pepper, paella and (forgive the spelling) zambuko? (it's shrimp with curry and elderberry liqueur?) - and a wonderful salad with spinach, peppers, asparagus, artichoke, bread and vinagrette - anyway, it was a beautiful meal with great company.
On another note, the heated pool makes it nice as the water for us southern wimps is still too cold for us to swim in the Gulf, however, some of the folks from up north are swimming.
I took a nice long walk and enjoyed a beautiful sunset - alas, they remain in the innards of the digital camera until I get home this weekend.
Today we head to Apalachicola to get some aloe vera for those that are windburned and sunburned, plus to check out the local bookstore and yarn :).