Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Finally making some progress

Doesn't it seem like the mail takes forever when you're waiting for something you ordered? If it's bills, they come faster than you can say "all out of money". If you're waiting on some yummy yarn, well, it feels like I'm 5 years old again and waiting for Christmas when it's still only April. I'm waiting right now on my sock yarn to come for my Hogwarts Sock Swap 2 pal (Nick keeps checking the mail, too-his LL Bean book bag should arrive any day now.No mail for Makenzie, she wanted a Vera Bradley-so we hit the Phancy Pheasant yesterday. My dear husband was not thrilled when he saw the price tag!). I can't wait to get started. My pal's a Ravenclaw and from the emails we've exchanged, I've got a GREAT pal.

In the meantime, though, I'm almost done with my Debbie Bliss raglan sweater and the second uptown boot sock. We're going to the pool in just a few so I'll start on the sleeves of the raglan sweater while I'm there. I hope I can knock those out by tonight. I had set a deadline of August 1st for the completion of my socks and the sweater and as of today I don't think it's an unreasonable deadline. We'll see as the next week comes and goes however.

We're getting ready for back to school and I have to say I'm dreading it. This has been such a great summer with the kids. We've had such a fun, lazy two months; just going to the movies, the pool, playing games (our most recent favorite is Scene-It, the Harry Potter edition), and just hanging out. I'm going to miss them dreadfully. But they're excited and hopefully it will be a great year.

By the way, the Harry Potter book was great. I'm sad it's over, but I'm one of those people who read their favorite books over and over again-I'll be fine. I finished it Monday after we had gotten our out-of-town company on the road on Sunday. It was sooo hard not to be antisocial and curl up with my book and shut out the rest of the world. Don't worry, I managed to be a good little hostess and hold off until they left. Makenzie finished Monday too. That girl can read really fast for a ten-year-old!!! She loved it too.

Here's the eye candy for the week. It's a sunrise shot I took on the way to work Saturday. I happened to have my camera with me and managed to get a shot while driving and managed to not wreck as well!

We're off to the pool-have a great rest of the week.


theyarnwhisperer said...

Ya know, I just love the blue and brown of the lion brand yarn. I noticed those lovely lantern moon needles peeking out from the skeins. Gotta love those lantern moon needles. Steven just doesn't understand. He DID think the dragonfly needles were cool, but just because of the dragonflies, not because of the ebony wood.
Oh. I went to Strings and Strands after my appointment with Tom and she's carrying Lantern Moon now and has upscaled some more of her yarn supply. So, if you ever find yourself at the top end of the perimeter off of Roswell Rd, you may want to stop in and check her out.

Doris Gorodok said...

Welcome, fellow Gryffindor! Can't wait to see what yarn you picked for your Hogwarts Pal, and .... your pattern, too!