Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Three Day Weekend

I love a good three day weekend. This one was particularly great. Saturday my sister, the quilter, gave me this:

Cute huh? She figured it would be just the right size for me to haul a project around. She is correct, but I also think it's a perfect size for packing my low-cal frozen lunch and water each day. The idea of cutting big pieces of fabric into little pieces (perfect little pieces no less) and sewing them precisely back together has no appeal to me as a process, but I love the end result. So thanks Sis!

In other family news, for those of you who keep track of my crazy family, it was my little brother's 33rd birthday this weekend! You know my little brother as RC or Roger Clinton. He lurks here nearly every day, so take time to wish him a Happy Belated Birthday if you can.

Saturday morning I finished the knitting on this:

I now have aproximately one bazillion ends to weave in and blocking to do. But I'm pretty sure I'll wear this so it meets my definition of a successful sweater endeavor. I am especially pleased as it was working without a net. No pattern, just knittin'.

Sunday I went to the Knit Out at the MOA. It was pretty much a bust as it was laid out really poorly but I did buy this book and had Annie sign it. The whole Annie family was there as they'd arrived here in Minnesota ahead of their personal possessions so they were all at the mall. I was glad to meet her as I've missed her everytime she's been spotted at my favorite places to hang out, buy yarn and knit. She was very sweet and gracious considering she'd just moved across the country.

Yesterday was spent shopping with my son for clothes. He's quite the clothes horse so I gave him a budgeted amount of money and off we went. He did really well staying within the budget and a good time was had by all.

So, all in all a good weekend. Now, I gotta get back to work.


Guinifer said...

I love how your "winging it" sweater turned out - love the color combo.

Lucky you - you got to meet Annie and shop with a kid who likes to buy clothes!

Chris said...

What a great sweater!! Hmm, glad I skipped the Mall now...

Happy belated birthday to your brother!

Sheepish Annie said...

I'm most impressed by your sweater and mightily jealous of you for getting to meet Annie!

Happy Birthday to RC! 33. I remember 33. Sort of...

sydney said...

I like how your sweater turned out. I like quilted things but I could never get into sewing little pieces of material together to make a big piece. Happy Birthday to your little brother!

renee said...

Very nice sweater!

I'm sorry I didn't see you at the MoA on Sunday!