Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Monday!

Hi! I’m back! Sorry about the long weekend break. There really wasn’t much exciting going on.

On the way south on Friday, I had to take the detour on Rt. 5 because the bridge was out. And I had to wait for a train to go by. Two rounds of Harry Potter accomplished while waiting for the pair-o-trains (it’s a double track).

I made it to Bloomin Yarns 20 minutes before close. One of these days, the owner is going to see me walking in just before close on a Friday and tell me to get the hell out. Until that happens, though, I got enough O-Wool Balance for a sweater at 20% off, and got an “extra” sock knitting mini-bag. Yes, I have a problem.

Saturday’s adventure was a new deck christening party for a co-worker of the Hubster. In true Pittsburgh fashion, we got a little tangled on the directions because the first turn off of 88 didn’t have a sign.

It was OK, though. We recovered nicely, and as we trucked along into some serious boonies, all of a sudden, I was thinking hey, this looks REALLY familiar.

Then I saw this

And this

You see, that first really crappy building was a tack shop. And Bonnie Dell is the barn where I started riding. And where I leased my first horse. It was a hike from there back to the destination we were headed for, but it was a neat little trip down memory lane.

Saturday night, I finished my Jaywalkers. HOORAY!!!

And that’s about it from here. Today has been more quilting sweatshop stuff on the Positively Painful Pineapple.

Took a little break for sunset and for my current favorite show. Here’s my best photo from tonight


Jen said...

Your Jaywalkers look great - I love the way that colorway of Koigu knits up!

SJ said...

I second Jen's comment -- I love that shade of Koigu in that pattern. The yarn doesn't compete with the pattern and vice versa.

Have you considered a series of photographs of the stone beach sculptures? I just love them -- especially with such spectacular sunsets behind them!

MollyBeees said...

Your Jaywalkers rock! I love the sunset picture too!

MollyBeees said...

Hey There! I ordered my sock blockers from Chappy's Fiber Arts and Crafts on ebay. ( There were a lot of them listed, but I think they took them to Stitches Midwest. You may want to contact them or keep checking ebay for new inventory! I'll post a picture of mine when they arrive. Good luck!

Jenny said...

Don’t miss “My Boys” this Monday, August 27! This episode is hands-down the funniest one yet and you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss it! As you know, since Brendan was selected as one of Chicago’s Hottest Bachelor’s, he’s turned into a complete jerk. In an effort to save him, PJ and the guys have a “douchebag intervention.” VERY FUNNY! “My Boys” is every Monday at 10/9c on TBS.