What a great surprise when I opened my e-mail and had one from Mimknits and she said I won her contest! I didn't really know I entered a contest, but she was having trouble with her new e-shop and asked if everyone could see all the links, etc. I commented and my name was drawn for the prize. How cool is that? Made my day! Thank you so much Mim!!!! I'll take a picture when it gets here. And I was actually mentioned on her blog - first "famous" persons blog that I know of, even though my blog link didn't work. :o(
I've been working on my Sitcom Chic sweater and about to do the neck decreases, so might just have a sweater by next weekend sometime. I've been religiously checking my gauge every few inches and I'm right on!
I finished the CeCe sweater but *yuck* - trying to decide if I should rip it all out and start over or what. I goofed big time, it wasn't the pattern, I love the pattern. My thinking skills were way off when I was doing the neck decreasing and I screwed it up royally! I'd rip it out in a heart beat if it weren't for the fact that the yarn has a little strand of a shimmery yarn down thru the middle and that stuff is not easy to undo. But, no biggy, I'm glad I had it to work on while getting the Baby Girl off to college.
I'm still on the second chart of the 2nd side of my Mystery Stole 2. After the stitches falling off the needles last week I've decided to let it have a break. Will get back to it tonight.
I want to thank everyone for their comments and I think I've got it figured out now, how to get you in here. So, here's a special thank you to my commenters - you make my day each time you comment. Beth Catherine Shelley (I know you have a knitting blog Shelley, but I can never find it fast) Rebekah and a new commenter this week, Tonni. There, now I feel better getting you all in here. I love hearing from you all!
And, to answer everyone's question, yes, lunch with both girls was great! I've always loved the sounds of my kids laughing and talking together but you just can't beat hearing them doing it over a restaurant table together when they're 11 years apart. Dad and I just kind of listened and I'm sure we had a stupid "proud parents" look on our faces. But, my bestest news ever! They're all coming home for the long holiday weekend! My Baby Boy is coming home from Atlanta for the weekend, the Baby Girl and her roommate/best friend are coming home for the weekend and the oldest Baby Girl and my 3 grands are coming home on Sunday. It's the oldest baby girls birthday on Labor Day (all 3 of my kids were born on or a day before a holiday!) and my youngest granddaughters birthday is the day before. So, this is going to be one happy Mother! I'll have ALL my chicks in my basket for a few days. :o)