Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fresh Air and Sunshine Does a Body Good!

What a great 2 weeks I've had! Really it's been 3 weeks but it takes me a while to get over "vacation mode" and to get back into the swing of things. I learned something while I was up in the beautiful, cool North Georgia Mountains without internet access. I can get a lot of knitting done in 2 weeks without it.
This is the Kauna sweater, although now I've got one sleeve about finished and the steeking is done. Yeah, steeking is something you have to try once to get over the butterflies in your belly, but after that, piece of cake! But, I was nervous! More pictures of this one next time. It's a great pattern, awesome yarn and I'll definitely be making another one, um, cause, I don't think this one is going to fit, but, we'll see.
Taking pictures while driving is different!

I'm way behind the norm for the MS3 stole but still loving it and can't wait to see "my" wing. I'm going to do it as written, there's enough oblong and triangular shawls out there, this one looks amazing in the finished photo's that are popping up. Melanie is awesome and a great designer! I'm just starting clue 4 but I'll show pictures soon.
Funnel Cake at an Arts and Crafts Festival

I'm so excited about this one! The Yarn Harlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is coming to Knitch in Atlanta! I have no idea where Knitch is and I have no idea how to get around Atlanta but BTB loves nothing more than a challenge, a nice ride and camping so I went ahead and reserved a spot at Knitch for September 19th to meet Stephanie! Maybe I should call her Ms Stephanie, I don't even know her, but I feel like I'm going to Atlanta to visit a friend! I'm so excited. This will only be the second time that I've met a "famous" knitter, the first being Nicki Epstein. So, I'm off to the big, big city in about a month with camper, pug, dachshund and BTB in tow to spend a day yarn shop hopping, meeting the Yarn Harlot, I'm sure seeing my Baby Boy and Knitting! I love being retired. YIPPY!
Beautiful Mountain views up there!

The Baby Girl is back at school for her sophmore year of college. The summer went by too fast, we feel like we hardly got to visit with her while she was home. She's almost directly across from Starbucks, so she's happy. The Oldest Daughter is also back in school for her 3rd semester. She's considered an Adult Student so doesn't go by years, but by semesters. She went for the 6 week summer course, too. I have no clue how she does it with 3 kids, and 2 of them with special needs, but she's doing it and loving every minute of it. We love teasing them both, the 19 year old college student and her 30 year old (almost, not quite) college student sister. The Baby Boy is also taking college courses, on-line, so we may have 3 kids all graduating from college; 2 at the same time.
My Dads cat, Toby. This is how he sleeps.

I've started a walking program to try to get rid of these dang 10 pounds that won't budge. I've discovered that the problem is my cholesterol medicine so I'm calling the Dr. tomorrow to find out what I can do. It's not only making me gain and hold on to this 10 pounds it's making my face and scalp break out terribly and at my age I certainly don't need to be worrying about pimples! So, I'll be trying to remember to post on here how I'm doing. I'm trying to walk 2 miles every other day and one mile the other days. So far I'm doing pretty good, but, this morning the scale says I've gained 14 ounces! I HATE SCALES!
The Baby Boy, who surprised my Mom at the restaurant, where we took her for her 70th B'Day

Glad to be back to blogland and even though I didn't miss the computer while I was away, I sure did miss reading your blogs and seeing what you were all up to. Hope all is well with you all and Happy Knitting!


Kathy said...

Kauna looks gorgeous! And I'm guessing that wasn't YOUR funnel cake, eh? :)

Kyle Kunnecke said...

awesome knitting - congrats on the progress :)

Susan said...

Welcome back! I missed you lots. Oh the sweater is gorgeous! I bet you have a great time meeting the Harlot. She is so very friendly and awfully funny too!

Sheri said...

Kathy - no, we shared. Dang, it was really good though and I could have eaten the whole thing myself!
Kyle - a new commenter! Welcome to my blog and thanks for the compliments. Come again soon!
Susan - Thanks, it's good to be back. Thanks for the compliment on the Kauni and yes, I can't wait to meet the Harlot!