Monday, March 5, 2007

A Wonderful Weekend!

What a great weekend! Doug's band played Friday night and my in-laws came up to babysit. After L went to bed I headed out to meet up with Doug. There was a little stowaway in my bag...the sock decided to tag along. While my husband thinks I'm a "geek" I quite enjoyed knitting my way through the bands and my beer. (Since smoking in bars and restaurants is now banned here I didn't have to worry about how awful my knitting would smell!) I added about an inch and a half to the sock and am getting closer to turning the heel. Maybe I will get to wear them before it gets warm.

I turned into a pumpkin at midnight and headed home. I was tired on Saturday, but I'm glad I was able to go to the show. However, I think I'll be waiting until L is sleeping consistently before I stay out that late again!

Saturday we just hung out around the house. Doug took H to see our nephew's pine derby race while L took a nap and I cleaned house, did laundry, etc. I also made a huge pot of spaghetti sauce. I'm in a dinner exchange and I needed to drop my meals off on Sunday. I've now got 2 meals worth of Tortellini soup, Meatless Shepherd's Pie, Venison Lasagna, King Ranch Chicken, Mexican Chicken Casserole and meat sauce in the freezer! H had a birthday party to go to Saturday evening. We had fun... kids played and the adults got to visit. I knew all the other moms.

Sunday started with Doug changing his FIRST DIAPER OF L's. L is now 11 months old. Doug changed plenty of diapers with H, but I think he was a bit intimidated by the "girl parts". He did a fine job. I give him a hard time about diapers, but I'm so used to doing it that it's really not a big deal to me. Doug baked me a cake and frosted it. We headed to my brother and SIL's for dinner. H and our nephew decorated it with sprinkles for me and it was delicious!

On the knitting front, I ordered 4 skeins of Brooks Farm Four Play in Nantucket colorway for a Clapotis (I've wanted to make one since the pattern came out on Knitty.) I also ordered a set of Knit Picks Options needles! I can't wait to try these out. I've read all the reviews on KnittersReview and figured I had some birthday money burning a whole in my pocket. I also finished the first Wine and Roses mitt and started the second. They're a bit tight on me (even after blocking), but my hands are a bit larger than most women's hands. I think they'll fit the giftee just right. Now it's a matter of getting them done! Doug's mitts are finished... So, what project(s) to start next???


1 comment:

Marigold said...

The mitts are lovely! I really like that pattern.