I sure hope your weekend was as nice as mine! The weekend actually started a bit early for moi. We had an off-site lunch on Thursday and usually we get the afternoon off after that. This time Bobby said that instead of closing the office for Thursday afternoon he was closing it for Friday. Woo-Hoo! I did have a conference call at 10 Friday morning, but it sure was nice to do it from the comfort of my home. Plus, Friday was a crappy weather day - rain most of the day. I managed to get laundry done and we also did the grocery shopping which nicely freed up the balance of the weekend.
Saturday I met up with Dee at a local draft fair (which was not that great) and then we headed off for coffee and come chit-chat. One thing has become abundantly clear. I cannot knit very well when chatting over coffee. There are ALWAYS mistakes. I messed up the Hitchhiker for Mailing something fierce. Luckily, I was able to fix it without ripping out the entire thing. So here it is as of last night:
I really had hoped to be further along, but am glad I'm not further behind! I also replaced my yucky #5 round needle with a ChiaGoo #5 (thank you my friend!!) and things are moving more smoothly along.
Saturday night we headed over to Colin & Mailing's for a cookout. Her Mom and sister joined us (her Dad is overseas on business for several weeks). Let me tell you, these two kids can cook!! We had two kinds of chicken done on the grill. One was a tangy lime marinade and the other was a sweeter, but still spicy marinade. We had potato salad (with home-made mayonnaise) and a large variety of pickled vegetables (carrots, beans, mushrooms, beets, Brussel sprouts) and dessert was home made grapefruit/pineapple sorbet. So Good!! We all headed outside for a fire afterwards. What a nice evening.
Sunday brought the mistake in the Hitchhiker to light, so I worked on fixing that. I also decided that I needed (ha!) to cast on some plain vanilla socks. Nothing fancy, something I could knit on without paying too much attention (hopefully). I found some Cascade Heritage yarn in my stash in the colorway "Southwest" and cast on. I'm happy!
The colors are fun and socks I've made in this type of yarn are comfy and have held up well.
Finally, I have a new motto. Colin was having a bottle of Magic Hat the other week and their bottle caps always have something fun written on the inside. He got this (which I promptly stole):
With that, I'm off to embrace my madness at work. We could get up to 80 degrees today!!!
Enjoy your week.