Friday, June 22, 2007

Home Again!

At last! The travelling seems to over for now. We took a road trip to DC with the boys and had a blast. They didn't get too antsy in the car and once we arrived, they had a great time. We took them to the Museum of Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshorn Sculpture Museum. We walked on the Mall some, but it was really hot and we tried to stay out of the sun.

A few days after we got home, I took the boys to my folks and saw my sister who was visiting from California. I dropped the kids off, and headed home. DH & I then travelled to Biloxi, Mississippi for a professional conference for him, and just lounging for me. We stayed at the Beau Rivage Casino Hotel, and other than gambling and overpriced shopping there wasn't much to do. I did catch up on my sleep a little, and had a couple of really good meals. I drove to Grama's yesterday and picked the boys up after a week of not seeing them. While I was there, I dropped by the LYS and discovered it was closing. Even though it's 100 miles away, it's the closest yarn store to me. I'm so bummed. I did buy 2 hanks of Art Yarns Merino in this blue green color and 4 balls of Blue Sky Alpaca Sport at 30% off. Next week the sale is going to be better, but I'm not driving up for that.

Me, Sis & a cut-off #2:

My new yarn and cable needles:

On the knitting front, I'm almost finished with a sock out of Regia Silk Sock I received from a friend about a year ago. She sent me the yarn to cheer me up when I was sick and couldn't do much more than knit socks. I did get all my Christmas presents done early last year, but was too burned out to knit any more socks for a while. I'm making these for me. My first pair I knitted for myself. This picture was taken about a week ago, so I'm much further along. Since starting these, I've read the Regia Silk isn't very elastic, and I probably should have used fewer stitches, but I'll go with slouchy if that's what happens.

So my friends, it's tomatoes and basil, knitting socks, watching the kids in the pool and reruns of I Love Lucy. I really DO love Lucy you know.


Elabeth said...

I just ordered some of that Regia Silk for the store last Saturday. How do you like it?

hesira said...

It's really fine to work with, smooth and soft. It shows the stitches really well, but as I said, it isn't very elastic, and I probably should have used fewer stitches.

I'll give a fuller report when I have both socks finished, and have worn them. I think I'd buy it again, and try another color way.

vtwopoint5 said...

I'm glad you're back! It sounds like you had a nice trip. Nice yarn too :)

Anonymous said...

The trip sounds great! But I'm away from home right now & miss it terribly...still, it's always nice to visit family (and get new yarn!). Lovely photos you took!

Sharon said...

Welcome back! I LOVE DC...the Mall is such a great place to just sit and lounge (when it's not 100 degrees out, that is.)

Sandra said...

the moment we are in the car on our way to the Adriatic Sea, girls starting asking "are we there yet!" Really can't wait for them to be old enought and go on summer vacation with their friends!!!!!

Loooove the yarn, and that short, short hair!!!!!