Monday, June 26, 2006

What a Weekend!


On Friday, I delivered the baby afghan I finished. The girl I made it for said that she has 2 friends who are expecting and was going to ask me to make 2 more for her. She said that both her friends were expecting boys. When I left work on Friday, I had some time to myself, so I stopped at Michael's and picked up these

to make this.

Then on Saturday, my youngest 2 boys and I headed out to A.C. Moore. This was something of an event for us, because if I want to go out shopping, I usually wait for Keith to be home so I can go by myself. But, Keith had to work and I didn't feel like waiting, so off we went. At A.C. Moore, I picked up these

to make this

I also picked up a knit dishcloth pattern leaflet and even though I didn't need any, I picked up a ball of cotton yarn.

The boys talked me into buying these.

A.C. Moore is part of an outdoor shopping mall called The Avenue. Since we were already there we went to a few other stores - Old Navy, looking for sunglasses for the kids - we didn't find any; Barnes & Noble - so Devin could buy a book he's been wanting; and Staples - because I wanted to get some envelopes, but then decided against it.

After we left The Avenue, we went across the street to White Marsh Mall (a regular style mall) for the purpose of going to Sears. Keith and I recently purchased water shoes from Land's End for ourselves. We originally saw them at Sears and tried them on but they didn't have the colors we wanted in the sizes we needed. So, after they arrived in the mail, the kids said they would like them too, but I didn't want to order them without the kids trying them on at the store first. So, back to Saturday, we went to Sears so the boys could try on these shoes and they only had 2 pair and they were the wrong size. There is another Sears store, closer to home, so we will have to make an effort to get out there and try them on. We go on vacation in 3 weeks and I want the boys to have these for vacation.

The mail Saturday, brought sock yarn. This comes from Black Bunny Fibers and the colorway is called Pink Lemonade.


After our shopping adventure on Saturday, and in between loads of laundry I worked on my knitting and crocheting. Every weekend I try to make at least a couple squares for Heartmade Blessings. This weekend was no exception. I made a 3 this weekend.

On Sunday, I finished these.

Opal Rainforest Collection - Flamingo
9 stitches per inch on size 1 DPNs

I also made great progress on my Trekking socks.

And my boys helped me wind up yarn for my next pair of socks.

Trekking XXL #135
I will probably cast on for these later this evening.