Monday, May 10, 2004  

Calmer Goodness

I love weekends where you feel like you've done so much, but at the same time, had a great, relaxing time. This weekend was incredible- on Friday, I picked my aunt up from the airport, had no trouble with traffic, and enjoyed an hour or so chatting with her on the way home. Later, we had a fabulous extended family dinner out with Grandma and my aunt and my parents... much fun, and a yummy rootbeer float! :) Then, on Saturday, Shawn and I took a day trip to Montpelier (home of James Madison), and it was beautiful... although a smidge disappointing because they are in the midst of restoring the entire house (including ripping out several later additions), so you couldn't actually tour the house, but the grounds were stunning, and the weather was perfect, and the traffic was only mildly terrible. Plus, we stopped at Waffle House on the way down... you gotta love the Waffle House. ;) When we got back to Shawn's place on Saturday night, there was the hot tub waiting for us- might as well use it before we move!! Sunday morning was spent relaxing and knitting, and then I went over and cooked dinner for mums.

Speaking of knitting, I managed to finish the left front of the new cardigan I'm doing out of the summer Vogue... the yarn is Rowan Calmer in slosh... I LOVE this yarn. One small note- you knit it on much larger needles than you might think (to get a light, drapey fabric), so you have to be VERY careful on the ribbing... if you don't pull extra tightly on the transitions from knit to purl and vice-versa, you get extremely sloppy ribbing. Consequently, the 12" of ribbing seemed to take forever, while the lace pattern and the stockinette section seriously flew, even when I screwed up the armhole twice.

I also finally wore Springtime... and it's extra cute! :) It's actually drying right now, so hopefully I'll be able to wear it later in the week if it stays this warm...


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