Well, Dad & David went to the Meet Jeff Gordon lunch down at the Hard Rock Cafe yesterday afternoon. What a good photo that someone else took with our camera.
It is now off to the race at PIR in November.
It is now off to the race at PIR in November.
And, here is the lace weight wool/mohair mix from Kathy that I won in a contest. It is 50 grams Touch Yarns of lace yarn. I think it is enough for a scarf...probably about 400 ish yards. Hmmm...that is just enough to make a second Forest Canopy Shawl!
Oh, and she also sent the cute Halloween candles. How did she know Simon LOVES Halloween??
Thank you Kathy!
At first, David thought it was a joke but then I remembered sending the form with the thought that we would NEVER win (I mean, how often do you enter something and promptly forget since your odds of winning are SO LOW?). After a short discussion, it was decided that David would take my Dad, a much BIGGER NASCAR fan along to the prize events.
I'll post pictures when they have the meet & greet next week.
Hmm...I better enter some more sweepstakes, especially those that involve $$$! ;)
Our weekend started after a work luncheon for David. We happened to pass the Mini Cooper dealership so pulled in for a test drive. OOOhhhh....the 6 speed on that little car makes it mighty fun to drive! Even though it has the LATCH car seat system, I can't see anyone over 5'8" being able to fit a child in the back without removing their legs first.
We stayed at the Carefree Resort & Villas, again. We even got the same room. I did call and request a room on the ground floor and close to the end so we could see the view and also not have everyone walking past our patio. It was lovely.
After a nice seafood dinner, I slept in until 7:30 am, which is like sleeping until noon for most people. I can't remember when I slept past 6 am in years!
The view from our patio. We did have to do a timeshare on Saturday morning but that was ok. After that we went to a flea market put on by the Kiwanis in Carefree and had a nice golf course patio lunch. We went to Le Sans Souci French Restaurant in Carefree. It was amazing!
We decided to splurge and ordered their Grand Marnier Souffle! Oh, it was to die for and came with a very thick Grand Marnier Sauce on it.
I also got some knitting done but nothing of great consequence...yet!
Thank you again to Grandma & Grandpa for looking after the children.
I knit the hat last night & this morning. It is Julia's Hat from the 2006 Knitting Pattern a Day calendar (Wednesday, September 6). The yarn is Dream Baby DK.
I have another one to knit for my brother, Matthew & his wife Mindy. They have a little one arriving in December. They "think" it is a girl! I sure hope so.....because that is the yarn I have. If not, I guess I will dye it after the winkie arrives.
As you can see, Simon's eye is healing up nicely. He still looks like he was in a fight but, he is ok.
I bought a computer over the weekend. My work computer has been giving me fits and I have been worried it was going to DIE at any moment so I backed everything up and wiped the hard drive clean using Drive Washer. Very handy to get rid of all your data on an old computer.
Dad is taking it to their house to build a "server".
All mittens are 50% wool & 50% soy silk. Weird how, both colors are the SAME yarn but the purple ones turned out bigger. The yarn was quite a bit thicker. We tried a mitten on 3 girls Tuesday night at Coffee Rush and it appears the smaller ones will fit a 3 yo, 5 yo and 7 yo. The purple ones will fit probably 7-9 yo's.
And, I got some "gifts" from Renee. They were both give aways on her blog. A beaded ring and a pretty hair barrette. Hannah has take both items!
I toyed with getting stitches this morning but since it isn't deep, I am going with a little round band aid and then a Spiderman band aid to keep someone from picking at the scab and leaving a huge scar.
He is at home with me today becaus he didn't want his preschool friends to see him like this....WHAT??? Vanity at 4?
Hannah & her friends.
I do have to say that I was surprised that the parent of the one the girls, who I did not know until Saturday, never called or spoke with me about the party. I guess David & I are pretty over protective about our children going to a house with a pool and want to speak with the parents, see the house, etc. as we drop them off.
Is it me or is it surprising that I could pick the girl up, ask if the Mom wants to talk to me or anything (the girl called herself to RSVP) and the 6th grade brother says "no, thank you" and off I take her 8 year old daughter WHO DOESN'T SWIM AT ALL?
Me, I want to see the house, meet the parents and get a handle on things AND know the location of my child. Overprotective, I know, but wow, 8 is a long way from grown up. Ok, Ok, off my soap box because we all know that I am not the Queen of all parents and certainly would not win any prizes.
Here the girls are running off lunch.
I have finished nearly 5 pairs of mittens. Ironically, based on the size of the mittens and the color repeats, I appear to be getting "pairs" of mittens based on the self striping. However, they don't necessarily come in order. However, I am pretty sure I have the 5 pairs and may try and finish a 6th pair.
Our water softener overflowed today so it facilitated us (mostly David) to clean out the garage. I took 4 Rubbermaid bins to Goodwill of baby toys. We can now get both cars in the garage.
And, my progress on the "Moth" shawl. I am in the 5th of 14 body repeats.
It is a well written pattern but might be a wee bit tricky if you haven't knit lace before or are a beginner knitter. Otherwise, so far, a pretty reasonable knit pattern.