Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday Thoughts

Hello All,

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.


  1. Those socks are really pretty. They look like a fun knit. I can't talk and knit either as I found out when I used to go to a knitting group. It didn't help that there was beer involved.

  2. You'll have to put that sock in a "travel" bag for use ONLY when we get together. LOL

    Hope the rest of your week is as good as the weekend!

  3. My grab and go bag always contains a mindless knitting project because I invariably have to rip out a more complex project when I get home.

  4. About the only thing I can knit while chatting is a plain dishcloth or a charity teddy bear or scarf. MAYBE my mitred squares, but the blanket is so big now that I detest hauling it around.

    The new sock is really attractive, and you've made great progress on it. It's a good Rebound Relationship Knit...LOL.

  5. I need that bottle cap! Or rather, I am that bottlecap.

  6. Glad you could have a save on the shawl work! The new socks look so pretty-love that yarn line! Here's to a good week at your workplace!

  7. Who needs to go to a restaurant when you can have dinner made by Colin & Mailing! I just made potato salad this morning, but alas, no home-made mayo here. Your Hitchhiker and socks are looking good. Enjoy the weather and embracing your madness!

  8. LOVE embrace your madness! YES! and I love your socks . Vanilla is best sometimes when the colors do the work anyhow!

  9. Perfect bottle cap mantra! I love finding words out there in the wild -- and especially when they resonate! XO

  10. LOVE that bottle cap message .... and those plain vanilla socks! (also glad you didn't end up having to start over your HH ... your socks will be perfect for your next meet up with Dee!)

  11. Yours was a weekend for the win, starting on Thurs! How lovely to have two "built-in cooks. "