Pictures, pictures, pictures!
Owen wouldn't sit still long enough to model his, so here's Bill doing it for him:
Doesn't it look like he's being swallowed by some sort of weird fish/snake? And check out Owen practicing for his future periodontal career.
The kids decided that they'd rather sleep like this instead of in their own bags:
It was a this point when I decided to go shopping for my own one-person tent...
While all this heavy-duty picture taking was going on, I took a couple snaps of my Spring Feet Swap Socks, which of course were on my feet at the time:
Look at those matching stripes! Aren't they pretty? They kept my feet warm all weekend and are about to get a much-needed bath so I can put them back on. Jenipurr also included a box of shortbread, all the way from Ireland (these socks've got some Irish in 'em, having been partially knitted there) along with a lovely kitty card. How did she know I was a total shortbread fanatic?
And here is the gift basket sent to my by the lovely Tammy, my spoilee from SP7.
Mmm, coffe, tea and chocolate! What could be better? And yes, I know, the last to pics in this post are not centered. Blogger, for whatever reason, refused to load any more centered pics. Go figure.
Today was a pretty good mail day, too. I got the Hip Knits sock yarn!
The two lovelies in the middle are the cashmere (and it is just decadent). Funny thing is, it smells soooo good. You know how sometimes yarn just smells delicious? That's how this stuff is. One of those hanks is going to be a prize for you sock-a-monthers, and the rest are going to be designs for the Hip Knits Sock Club. I haven't decided which one to put in the prize basket - what do you guys think? It's between the middle two.
I'm currently knitting my way through the Big Girl Knits 2 sweater. I've found myself becoming monogamous to these design projects. I'll swatch while I'm knitting them, but I haven't been inclined to start more than one at a time. What's up with that? It's quite different from my 5-projects-going-at-all-times frenzy of the spring...
Anyway, this sweater is going to be a cardigan, but it's knit in the round. This is because of some colorwork that will be going on the yoke. What does cardigan-in-the-round-with-colorwork mean? Yup! Steeking! Eeek! I've steeked a swatch, but never an actual sweater. Perhaps a design assignment is not the best time to start? But hey - why be timid? I really hate the expression "balls out", but sometimes you just gotta go for it.