Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Belated Father's Day!!!

Hi everyone...I have been a little MIA in the digital world lately.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Father's Day!

Jaime and I went to the ROT Rally in Austin this past weekend (A Motorcycle Rally).  We had a great time, and I took lots of knitting with me...but I did not get lots of knitting done.  In past years, we would always go with an RV.  This year all the RV spots were booked so we stayed in tents for the weekend.  It was not too bad.  We had friends that went with us and stayed in tents also....but we also had a friend that had an RV spot and let us come by and hang out.  She cooked for us, and let us swim in her pool, and was just the hostess with the mostess!  Thank you Arlisa Harley!  You Rock!  Here are some weekend pics with friends.

Arlisa's Setup

Jaime, Arlisa, Nick (this was just the cutest picture ever!)

Jill and Arlisa 

Since I cannot seem to take a picture of Arlisa from the front that is not tiny, here is a picture from the ROT 2 years ago on 6th street...you can see me and my nose trying to tell her something and that is her GORGEOUS daughter, Brielle, next to her.

The Awesome Food Arlisa made us!

Nick, Jill, Me, Jaime

Nick, Jill

Jill, Sally, Andy

The Campsite

My Knitting

I did work on my socks while at the campsite...but then I starting having a few drinks and a few jello shots, so I quickly switched to my Smooth Move as it is garter and much easier to work on.  I again think I may be a tour de sock failure....I have until Thursday evening to get these done and I am still only on the legs...but I have not knit in 2 days (gasp....can you believe it?) and I hope to really get with it tonight and tomorrow.....wish me luck...I will need it!

I did finish my sock head hat for Camp Loopy Project 1 in the truck on the way up there...it was easier than fidling with a pattern with row counts...

And I ordered yarn for Camp Loopy Project 2.  I am going to make the Bay of Fundy Scarf....I will add a few repeats to make it more of a wrap than a scarf!  I have 4 skeins of this, but I only put 2 in the picture....

I also got my Miss Babs Knitting Tour package number 2......The destination is Santa Fe, NM....I love this yarn, but I am not crazy about the pattern.  Last year a few of my friends did the Stephen West MKAL called Color Craving....it is a big V shaped shawl....but since it was an MKAL (Mystery Knit A Long) they had no clue what it was going to look like...but one friend in particular did it in pinks, greys, blacks....I was not really crazy about this pattern till I saw hers....and Darlene fell in love with it...I was still not crazy about it....but Darlene has swayed me to the dark side (don't you love how I blame everything on Darlene...like it takes a lot to sway me to the dark side of knitting...plus it does not hurt that since I am going to meet Stephen West, I want to make like one of all of his patterns......ha, ha).  I think instead of the pattern this knitting tour came with, we are going to make the Color Craving shawl...Here is a picture of my friend Elizabeth's Color Craving shawl and my Miss Babs knitting tour #2 package....and please take note of the Bag from Bags By Awesome Grannie...she selected this fabric just to be our 'knitting tour' bags....I love this bag...it is one of my favorites!

I have to mention that The Spurs Won the NBA Championship....Congrats Spurs!!!!  This is their fifth....YES FIFTH...NBA Championship.....2014, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999!

Lastly, I have to tell you how proud I am of my daughter...she cooked me dinner Sunday night and it was awesome....I am so proud of her....she is eager to learn how to cook but I am not the best teacher (my cooking mostly sucks)!  It was mashed potatoes and chicken breast...I usually do not like chicken breast because it is dry....but this was perfect!

Antonio LOVED the mashed potatoes!  Today was his first dentist appointment....he was not happy, but Paige said he did not too bad.  He has ZERO Cavities!

Oh, and lastly.....something we all knew all along but finally a picture to say it:

Happy, Happy, Happy Knitting!

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