Coming up Roses

Weeee!  This is a hang on and enjoy the ride couple of weeks.  I wish I could remember the snarky cliche my great aunt used, but the gist is that without the manure, roses don’t bloom so nicely.

Tonight,  I have stuff to do around the house, including closing out my last August Pampered Chef show.  Tuesday night is the last shot at cleaning before Anita arrives.  Wednesday night is a meeting at the firehouse.  Thursday, Anita arrives and we have a meeting at the firehouse, but I’ll only be there for a few minutes.  Friday, Anita and I head north to meet up with Michelle and Amanda.  Saturday, we have Knitters Day Out and then the return trip home.  Sunday, Anita will head home, the Knight has a meeting, and Sissy will need some TLC.

Monday, Ruth and her husband are in town.   We’ll do lunch, and then see what kind of adventures we can have!  There will be lots and lots of photos and posts to share, but for the rest of the week next week, y’all will have to entertain me until Saturday.  Then, the Knight, Sissy and I will head to OBX for a few sweet days of nothing.  I haven’t even told our friends down there we’re coming.  I’m not sure how the beach without Mugsy will be, so we’re keeping our calendar open.

There will be LOTS more of this though.  We’re hoping that the warmer waters will be more to Sissy’s liking, and she’ll enjoy the ocean.  The Knight loved playing fetch with Mugsy in the surf, so keep your fingers crossed that the ocean will be more to the Princess’s liking this time!

Knitting is all but on hold right now.  I started some very basic socks Thursday, and knitted along on them as I rode here and there over the weekend.  I’ll take them along this weekend, but in the meantime, I need to whip out a children’s hat as part of my KDO registration.  I’m enjoying the self-patterned yarn (started from opposite ends of the ball so they won’t match, but who cares?!).  I think I need more of this kind of yarn.  It seems I can indeed just do stockinette into infinity when the yarn’s changing constantly…

I also made it through the first skein and separated the sleeves on my Blue Heaven Plath Cardigan, but no updated photos there.  I’d hoped to finish it for this weekend, but I can see now that ain’t gonna’ happen.  Instead, I’ll wear my Stardust.  (Ravelry links.  My apologizes to those not Ravelrizing.)

I’m already planning my beach knitting.  I hope to have the Plath finished by then, but it not, it’s top of the list.  Then, Fredfoot.  It just seems right to work on that at the beach.  Then, my nearly forgotten should be all but done by now RCK KAL lace.  The travel sock (above) and the Chevron scarf yarn will also make the trip.  There’s no way I’ll finish all of it, but that’s the whole point, right?  Plus, I’ll have to stop in and see what’s new at Knitting AddictionIronically, I’ve knitted up all but one or two skeins of yarn I’ve purchased there, so that’s a great place to buy more for my yarn library.  (I’m thinking sweater, if anyone down there is reading…)

16 comments on “Coming up Roses

  1. Nancy says:

    I hope your visits and KDO go smoothly. And I wish you the best trip to OBX. Yarn library? hmmm…now that’s a cool term!

  2. MrPuffy says:

    The beach is always so relaxing. I’m sure Sissy will enjoy the water now that it’s warmed up.

    I love your self-patterned socks – I keep meaning to make a pair of those for myself!

  3. gaylen says:

    I love self patterning sock yarn. It’s a good way to not be bored with endless stockinette!

    Can’t wait to see some updated project photos. And we’ll all do our best to keep you entertained as need be 🙂 g

  4. StarSpry says:

    Sounds like a busy week! Your socks are turning out great; can’t wait to see your other projects 🙂

  5. Um…man, you just made ME tired, and my week looks pretty busy already! The beach will be an awesome reward if you make it that far. 🙂

  6. Kathy says:

    WOW! Remember to enjoy the time spent while being so busy. I’ll be thinking of you all while you’re at knitter’s day out:) Enjoy.

    Mr. Bettis says for Sissy to abandon the water dislikes and enjoy! LOL After all, jumping on “owners” with sandy wet feet should be a lot of fun:)

  7. grace says:

    i envy you, anita michelle,amanda, and ruth all in the same week what a lucky knitter you are!! Tom and I are doing the shore thing, the end of this week! I still haven’t figured what knitting to bring at all!

  8. Anita says:

    WOO HOO! I can hardly wait till Thursday!

    Dang, I need to get a hat done in the next couple of days too! Don’t let me forget! LOL

    I love your socks, and I’m with you…who cares if they don’t match??? I have a pair I knit with a patterned yarn, they don’t match but I love em!

  9. vegasangelbrat says:

    You make sure you hug everyone for me! Dang car…lol
    I hope you all have a wonderful time and don’t forget the group picture!! Might need to get someone to take it, but I’m sure they would 🙂
    Oh I like the way those socks are striping, makes it look like it has a design. Neat!! 🙂

  10. anniebananie says:

    I’m tired just reading about your next couple of weeks! So, I guess lunch next week is out too? That’s okay, I’ll just keep the Wollmeise hostage until we can get together. However, the beach does sound very relaxing. 🙂

  11. AlisonH says:

    Save some yarn-stashing room for Stitches…

  12. Michelle says:

    I love the socks… and look at Sissypuss.. I’m betting she’ll love the beach this time.. I can’t wait till this weekend!!!

  13. Bubblesknits says:

    I hope y’all have a great time this weekend! I’ll be there in spirit! 🙂

  14. nichole says:

    Fredfoot sounds like perfect beach knitting! 🙂

    Have fun this weekend….. 😉

  15. Monica says:

    You’re so lucky !! All that knitting-visiting! I’m jealous 🙂

  16. Miss Me says:

    sounds like you’ve got some BIG FUN in store. something about those socks makes me think “watermelon”.

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