Saturday night some good family friends threw us a couples shower, and we had a great time with some of our friends and some family friends. We were truly "showered" with some really generous gifts. Want to see my newest toy?
Everyone would have assumed it was for the kitchen, until J blurted it out to the whole room that I'd be using it for weighing my yarn. I guess the cat's out of the bag! (By the way, I did measure the leftover TOFUtsies -- 33 grams!)
Yesterday was a little less chaotic. We drove out near the old airport to meet my aunt and uncle for brunch (they were in town this weekend for a Fiestaware convention), and then the boys played golf while my mother and I lay by the pool. I was attempting to get rid of the unsightly remnants of my Stitch 'n Pitch sunburn but instead wound up with a new burn all over my chest and stomach. Here's hoping it all blends together!
As I mentioned, I've been rereading the sixth Harry Potter before reading the final book -- especially since the first time I read it was right after I had my wisdom teeth out, so needless to say I do not remember much! I've been managing to knit a little while I read, and as a result I'm now into the straight stockinette body of my French Market Bag:
When I need to pay attention to what I'm doing, I've been working on my Solstice Slip socks. I just finished the heel of the first one:
I really like the garter stitch short-row heel (although I can't seem to get a good picture of it while the sock is on my own foot). These are knitting up really quickly in spite of the fact that I had to tink back about 10 rows because I wasn't paying attention and had skipped a row of the pattern two or three times. Now that I know what I'm doing, the rest of the sock will be smooth sailing.
Well I'm beat. I'm off to watch a little TV, read a little Harry Potter, and curl up with J when he gets home. Happy knitting! (And please -- no HP7 spoilers!)