Monday, March 31, 2003  

A Surreal Weekend, and Lots of Pictures

Yes, I finished it. Well, the knitting part anyway. It took a solid day of knitting on Saturday, and a last little bit on Sunday, but I cast off yesterday. Happy Dance!!! Of course, it would have been MUCH nicer if I could have spent some of the day on Sunday celebrating with a hike or something, but, well, it was SNOWING. In the 70s on saturday, snowing on sunday. It was so cold this morning (in the 20s!) that I had to wear my "real" jacket- ugh.

I even started weaving in the *$&#*&( ends... I had already done the elephant and the turtle, and I also finished the hippo and part of the lion. Well over 200 ends so far.... and I still have plenty to go:

But as I'm not ordering the yarn for my dad's vest until tonight, and it will have to come from the UK, hopefully I'll be forced to finish the ends while waiting for it to arrive. :)

Let me introduce you to the entire Menagerie:

Stampy the elephant is fresh from his several cameos on the Simpsons, and enjoys sticking people in his mouth:

Testudo the terrapin had a rough weekend watching his boys loose to Michigan State with a missed buzzer-beater, but he's enjoying spending time with the rest of the gang on the blanket:

Harry the Hippo is hungry hungry for some marbles (by far one of the best games EVER!), but will settle for trying to get a nibble of the giraffe:

Geoffry the Giraffe, on loan from a major toy store advertising campaign, wishes I would hurry up and get those ends taken care of, because MAN do they tickle! ;)

And last, but certainly not least, is Leo, who has had to reluctantly accept the fact that Cricket will always be "top kitty" in my house.

Keeping with the animal theme, I also finished (well, except for a little bit of finishing...) the Tiger Socks. My friend tried them on on Friday, and they fit... although they are a little snug. I think they'll stretch a bit after washing, though.

And last but not least, I started the March sock club socks for ME. I really like the feel of this yarn, but it is leaving my fingers a bit red... oh well! I'll just have to remember to wash these babies seperately for a few times until I'm sure they're done bleeding. I used a picot cast-on, and I really like the effect. I must say, however, that so far I prefer toe-up... but we'll see. :)

The Latin phrase for today:
"community, fellowship"


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