Let's try this again...
Sherrill finished off a stripey pair of toe-up socks.
Soxy Lady Amanda knit up a pair of Square Dance socks.
I didn't get any socks done, but I did pick out yarn for my Sockapaloooza pal:
It's Koigu KPM in color 4000 (it's a really dark olive green with lighter and darker strands running through it). Lucky pal, huh? I just hope she doesn't mind having socks that are hand-wash only. I have a pattern in mind, too (my own), which I'm going to send to Mag Knits in hopes that it will become the next Jaywalker (hee, hee! dream on, right?).
Now for some Valentine's day fun at the Knittin' Mom household. Here is what we did to entertain ourselves:
Could that T-Rex on Bill's arm be any bigger? He just joined a racquetball league and has his first game tomorrow morning. Think that'll scare his opponent?
Sydney picked out this nice purple and orange one for me:
In addition to dabbling in body art, we pigged out in royal fashion last night. I sent Bill to the store to buy a Whitman's Sampler and we ate the entire thing (okay, I ate most of it) as well as a pizza from Pizza Hut. The pizza was a little disappointing (it was the new kind with the little dipper things in place of the crust), but the chocolate was better than ever due to the fact that I've been starving myself on that NutriSystem diet. I've lost ten pounds, five of which I probably gained back last night.
We also did some serious Tivo watching. We had the second of the two Code Black episodes of Grey's Anatomy to watch. If you haven't discovered this show yet, do. It is SO GOOD. Then came Skating With Celebrities, which is a hoot (especially when we're watching Olympic skating at the same time). I am so glad that Nancy and Dave are gone (HATED them) and I'm totally rooting for Kristy and Lloyd. Go, Buffy! And of course American Idol. Nobody to really root for there, yet, since there are still a gazillion contestants left. Soon enough. And, on my own, The Bachelor - Paris (Bill refuses to watch this with me). I'm so glad that phoney baloney Susan got the boot. Moana, you're next! And now that I've got that out of my system, I apologize to those of you who don't watch cheesy reality tv and could care less about these people.
With all that TV, though, some good did come:
2-1/2 repeats done, 6 to go. Woo-hoo! And there is finally a Team Portland blog. It was just started today, so all you PDX Olympic Knitters, get over there and join. I'm starting to think that I actually will get the shrug, the Knitter's sample and the Quick To Knit Gifts stuff done on time. I hope I'm not being overly optimistic...
And, for Mom, some pics of the grandkids:
Nice haircut, Dad!
Okay, he was only halfway through.
Here is the finished product:
Doesn't she look grown up? It's incredible to get a nice picture of her like this.
Usually she does this when the camera comes out:
With a face like that, can she be planning anything good?
And I'll leave you with one of the boy, who normally photographs quite nicely. However, Daddy was holding the camera WAY too close to his face. Check out that glare - poor little guy!
No wonder he hates the camera.