Monday, July 12, 2004  

Champagne, Tacos, and Homemade Ice Cream, Oh My!

I had a lovely weekend - lots of relaxing and knitting, but with a fabulous bike ride along the Potomac into Alexandria on Saturday. And yesterday, after "earning our keep" washing the cars, S and I had dinner with my parents- and yes, we really did have champagne, tacos, and homemade ice cream. How homemade? Well, let's just say that there was none if this "plug it in" crap... we make our ice cream the REAL old fashioned way. After starting with my grandma's recipe, you add ice, rock salt, and arm muscles...

So yummy, and such a great family tradition.

I also made great progress on my next pair of socks- I'm calling them waves because of the combination of the pattern and the colors. You may remember this yarn from the socks formerly known as Tangled Garden... but that pattern was just NOT going to work. So I whipped out my trusty color-charting software, and proceeded to play around until I came up with a design I liked. Then, after knitting a few inches of it, I decided it wasn't quite right - but finally, on attempt #3, I like it. :)

Cricket had, as usual, a stressful weekend full of naps in the sun, lap snuggles, yarn attacking, and the occasional snack. Plus, she perfected her pillow impersonation...


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