Saturday, May 31, 2008


Well, it's raining again. We have had some nice days in between, but it's been alot of rain. Dad is still frail and can hardly walk. Hopefully he gets his strength back soon.

I finished the baby cable sweater. It was a little boring because I didn't realize it was all garter stitch. It came out really cute though. I also made a baby hat with a curly edging. It came too small so I will give it to a hospital and maybe it will fit a preemie.

Nothing else to report. I changed my hours to 10 hour days at work. I will be off every Friday, and work from home Monday's and Wednesday's. The only problem is that on Tuesday's and Thursday's I go to aquasize and it will be a little hectic to get to class on time. If it turns out to be a problem, I can always change my days to work at home. I am carpooling with a friend so I end up only driving to work one day a week, which is the reason I picked this schedule. Well, only time will tell to see if it all works out.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another great weekend!

Aside from the fact that it was another weekend of partial rain, it was really fun. Since my dad is home from the hospital, my mom had a little get together for him. It was good to see him in his own environment. His sister is visiting from Florida and he was happy to spend some time with her.

On Sunday, we went to the Philadelphia Free Library Festival. I was so excited to see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka Yarn Harlot. She was so funny she had the whole audience laughing, even non-knitters. Afterwards, my husband said she is so right when she said people say they don't knit because they don't have time, and they might be saying this to you while you are both waiting for a plane. It's so true, knitters just use time more wisely. For instance, most knitters will knit while waiting for doctors appointments or kids to finish dance class. It's just a useful way of passing time.

At the end of her speech, Stephanie signs her books and takes pictures. It was so much fun. She even held my sock while I held her! How exciting. She was so personable and down to earth. I really liked her just from reading her books and blog, and now after I met her, I even like her more.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Great Weekend!

This weekend we spent Friday and Saturday in Lancaster and had a blast! Our 30th anniversary will be the 20th of May and we just wanted to do something for us for a change. My dad is still in the hospital and hopefully will be home soon. He is still hardly walking, but we will just have to manage. We are just so blessed that he is still with us at 92 years old and still is very sharp. He loves his computer and working on photoshop. Maybe working on the computer will brighten him up a little when he gets home.

Anyway, we spent Friday at the Green Dragon farmers market. We went to the auction and for the first time actually bidded on some plants. It was exciting and we had so much fun. Needless to say we came home with lots of plants!

On Saturday morning, our first stop was at Labadie Looms. I googled yarn shops before we left and this was the closest store we would be near. I am so glad I stopped in. I met Beverly and she actually took the time to show me how to cast on to knit toe up socks. I usually make socks from the cuff down and but I think I am going to try to make my next pair from the toe up. I also have the best husband who paitently waited until we were through. He is really the best!

We drove around Lancaster after leaving the yarn store. The scenery was just so beautiful, even though it was a little cloudy. We ended up going to the store near the Shady Maple to buy bulk foods. We bought lots of bread flour to make pizza's and bread.

We also went to Black Creek Nursery in East Earl. It was our last stop and we bought our vegetable plants. We just have a few more herbs to buy and then we will be set for the summer. I love this time of year.