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Home with Owen March 13, 2005

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Weekend Quiz fodder March 12, 2005

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Kevin is off to Hunter Mountain with Cameron and Gracie.  They are learning to snowboard.  And I am home with Owen–taking quizzes! 

 

I can have my cheese and eat it too March 11, 2005

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I was leaning toward Knitting Camp.  My mom is not getting any younger and I really want to share this experience with her before, as Gracie liked to say, she "kicks the button".  Not to be morbid or graphic but I am concerned that if we don’t go in the next year or two it isn’t going to happen.  She is getting older, her hip is bothering her.  Knitting Camp itself would be fine…I think it is getting there–airports, etc–that would be the most challenging for her.

Unfortunately, this summer is out.  Our summer vacation to Hilton Head is already planned.  Knitting Camp is just too close to that for Kevin to take time off of work again.  So I was planning on the summer of 2006.  However, Kevin said I should just do both.  Really? 

No doubt, Paris would be more of a vacation.  The flight alone, all alone, is relaxing.  My friend and his partner treated me like a princess when I was there the last time.  Dinners out, a trip to the country, yarn shopping and clothes shopping for the kids.  So, if we can time it right…I guess I’ll do both. 

 

Wednesday blatherings, part 2 March 9, 2005

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Just lost my post.  It wasn’t very good so I am not too upset but it is annoying…

Copy_of_scoob_and_cam_1 Okay, the Reader’s Digest version.  Granny closed the shop today due to poor roads.  Owen’s bus took 3 hours to get to school.  Long Island snow recovery stinks.  That The cat is adjusted.  Owen picks him up the wrong way–bottoms up.  We are working on that.  He can catch a paper ball.  Sometimes he even throws it back.  The cat.  Not Owen.  I want some black knitted socks.  I am thinking sport weight.  Faster and more readily available at Granny’s.  I bought yarn a few weeks ago.  Any clues what it is for?  How much do you usually feed an adult cat?  Scooby gets dry all day and two pouches a day.

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The city of Knitterly love March 7, 2005

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Saturday morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I took a train to Penn Station and Amtrak to Philadelphia where I met up with Jody and Christy.  Jody and I have met a couple of times now but I had never met Christy.  And let me tell you–she’s even cooler than you think!  She’s is also a super fast knitter.  Honestly, her fingers fly! 

Philly_misti_and_birch We went to Rosie’s Yarn Cellar and Sophie’s Yarns.  I only picked up 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca for a Flower Basket Shawl from Rosie’s.  I wanted some black Koigu to make socks but the Koigu selection was limited.  Afterwards we grabbed lunch and our knitting and sat, knit and ate at Christy and Michelle’s place.  Jody looked at my St. Brigid and found the problem.  It looked like a dropped stitch but is actually a split stitch.  I am very sad about that.  And she was kind enough to fix a mistake on an easy baby blanket I am knitting for a friend.  I am terrible at fixing mistakes!  I always let my mom do it for me.

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Michelle made fabulous apple cookies and we got Chinese food for dinner.  I also missed my train but caught the next one.  However, I am not used to such late nights.  I was wiped out on Sunday.  All in all, it was a wonderful day out.  I was delighted to meet Christy and see Jody again.  And Michelle is a wonderful person and a wonderful artist.  I think she should sell these to knit bloggers.  I look forward to seeing them all again at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

 

St. Brigid update March 5, 2005

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Go here!  Her Majesty is goregous! 

Amy is joining the knit along.  Welcome Amy!

I am going to tink another row today on mine.  And I am having a knitting day out.  Details to follow….

 

they both have cheese March 1, 2005

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Along the same French lines of Clapotis, french fries, french toast and the french dip–Kevin has offered me the opportunity to go away by myself this year.  This does not count a weekend in Maryland with my mom and Gracie at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  On the block are a trip to Paris or a trip to Wisconsin. 

Gracie’s godfather and my dear friend from high school and college lives in Paris.  I visited in 2003 and had a fabulous time.  Just the flight–business class– was relaxing.  Granted I will be going economy this time but still…Paris. 

I have been to Wisconsin several times as well.  My  mom has attended knitting camp many times in Shell Lake and Marshfield.  My dad and I went with her or I went and stayed at Meg’s house with her kids.  Liesl, in turn, would come to New York.  My mom says she would go with me to camp.  Her good friend, Elaine, said she would meet us there.  It would be like old times…only I actually want to knit now. 

The applications for camp are out this month.  So I must decide quickly…what would you do?