Thursday, June 22, 2006

Knit Fix

Well, a girl needs some place to go to "get her knit on" and as y'all know, mine is Zephyr on Wed. Here we are enjoying the a/c (which they keep at a reasonable level) and this month's selection of art, which is pretty neat. Patty is doing a Flower Basket shawl in KPPPM and Joan is wobbling along on her tote--she's doing the back in stripes so she'll have a double design. Mary's doing wrist warmers (closeup on her blog) and Marie was trying to figure out how she did the beaded scarf. Me? Worked on the ribbing on the sleeves of Mystic, and did a few more rows on the baby blankie. It was a small group but we had a great time anyway! It was a good way to ease back into the "normal" routine and put me in a good mood to go to work!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Back Again... in, There and Back Again. Successfully negotiated the marathon plane trip home (gee, I'm glad Atlanta airport has a train to take you the freakin' MILES between gates!) with just about enough time (thanks to LA freeway traffic) to feed the cats and get to my quilting class. There is just something about getting up at 5 am EDT and finally getting back to bed at midnight PDT--thank goodness for coffee!
So here are some pictures of my haul from the East:
This represents several places that I visited, including Webs, Northampton Wools, Northampton Wools Too, Creative Fibers, Sit n' Knit, and Marji's. Note the preponderance of bright crayon-y colors suitable for making baby/toddler gear... and the pattern books for baby stuff, too. I think Grandma has fallen hard in love with the new baby.

Still a little too tired to do much more blogging today--I promise pics of my finished--finished!--MOTW sleeve soon, and a few more interesting things from my travels. I'll spare you the shots of #1 grandson's graduation--we were in the bleachers and it was a little too far to focus but I have some other treats in store. Oh, okay, one more.

This is the most beautiful tree, in full bloom, on the lawn approaching the Soldiers' Home. I don't know what it is, and no one I asked did either. Any ideas?