I'm back in the middle of it after a wonderful Sisters' Weekend in Rhode Island. The Fall colors in the trees really popped while we were there and the weather was perfect. Mid 60's each day and no jackets required as we ran from the car to Mom's apartment or stores, etc.
Mom (the other girls real Mom, my 2nd Mom growing up) will turn 90 in March and she is still doing well and living independently. She no longer drives and has to use a walker, but she cooked us a roast beef (or as we prefer to say, roast beast) dinner Thursday night and then made lobster rolls for us on Saturday for lunch. It was just such a joy to see her. I'm going to try to get back up there in March for her 90th celebration.
It was a really lovely, long weekend. I had not planned to take any knitting, but at the last minute threw the sock bag into my carry on bag. I figured if I didn't take it I would want it...if I did take it I would never knit. And that is exactly what happened! The plane was too small to be comfortable and with it being only an hour flight it would be time to put things way right after getting them out! Usually I am up in the morning for an hour or two before everyone else, but not this time (guess I really was worn out from work). However, there has been a bit of progress since I returned home. The first sock is now at the foot - gusset stitches have all been picked up. A few more rows have been added to the Canary Blanket.
So, progress! Hoping for a bit more later this week.
Work is still crazy/busy, but that should ease up after this week. I still have several spreadsheets I need to finish or create and then I should be done. Today is our Halloween party - a catered lunch and then a contest for costumes. I haven't seen anyone dressed up yet, but it is still early.
Meanwhile, I'd best dive back into the numbers so that I will be able to enjoy the lunch.
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Welcome back! Your weekend sounds really lovely (and a 90th birthday is indeed something to celebrate in a BIG way!) and I'm impressed you've made so much progress on those projects in spite of your trip and the work. Hope you take photos of the costumes at lunch ... so I can enjoy dressing up vicariously :-)ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you had a lovely weekend! So lovely to spend time with friends. I love how the canary blanket is looking. I love anything with cables! The sock is looking good too. It's always good to have your knitting with you just in case -- glad you took it along on your trip!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you had a great Sister's Weekend; you deserved it! Your sock and blanket are both beautiful and I'm glad you'll be winding down from the work craziness soon. It will be nice to get back to your normal busy-but-less-crazy life!ReplyDelete
Your Sister's Weekend always sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you had that welcome break with your "2nd family." Hang in there during this crunch-time at your office. XOReplyDelete
Sister Weekends are a blast... glad you had fun! Oh boy, I love that sock!!ReplyDelete
Glad you had a nice getaway with people you love. It will make your busy time more bearable. The blanket looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
I am glad you had perfect weather for your weekend away! And, I agree with Mary - 90th birthday parties should be a big celebration!ReplyDelete
Welcome back! I'm glad you had a fun and relaxing getaway.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you had a very lovely weekend with your family. Your Mom sounds like a very independent lady, still cooking up a storm at almost 90. That's wonderful and I hope you can make it back for her birthday.ReplyDelete
I hope work slows down some so you can get back to the important things in life like knitting. :-)
Glad you had a great weekend! We call it Roast Beast too! Dad just got back from his annual moose hunting trip, and they got a bull, so I'm hoping I can sweet talk him out of a roast or two.ReplyDelete
Your description of your weekend made my heart ache. How wonderful to still have family to gather round. Your mom sounds like a real treasure. I miss mine so much this time of year. I can see her in the kitchen now making donuts on her last Halloween. Holidays were always non-negotiable. We knew better than to ever make other plans.ReplyDelete
That canary blanket is just the bees knees!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had a fun weekend.. no photos of the leaves? :-) I love the colors in the sock and can't wait to see the yellow blanket all done.ReplyDelete
((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Your knitting is coming along...love the color (yellow is my fave) of the blanket. Kudos to your 90 years old birthday gal! What a treat !ReplyDelete
What a great gathering for you! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
The knitting waited for you--nice progress on both.
What a nice weekend. The knitting looks great. I love the sock yarn.ReplyDelete
always take knitting!! Glad you had a great weekend, you've been missed while you were busy.ReplyDelete