We had a pretty busy weekend. Saturday was Sarah's birthday. I'm still struggling to believe that my little, bitty baby girl is 15. Struggling even more with the fact that she can apply for her learner's permit this year. Yikes!
As is tradition, to celebrate Sarah's birthday, we went out to eat. The Chop House if anyone cares where. While we waited for Sarah's aunt & uncle to join us, we played with the camera. Here's Sarah, NOT happy to be photographed. Or is that just her typical 15 year old face?
Here's the son we are so proud of. He's wearing his serial killer face.
I'm very glad that glare wasn't directed at me!
I'm wearing my typical, "Hey - want to look up my nose?" picture taking face:
Somehow, Mike managed to avoid being photographed and Sarah provided one last pose before we settled down to the business of ordering our food. She's doing her Twilight impression.
Sunday, Zack had another bowling tournament and I somehow managed to sweet talk Mike into taking him. Zack's scores weren't so good, but on a positive note, I got about 4,593 loads of laundry done and quite a bit of knitting accomplished.
I finished a hat, treasure bag, wine bottle/gift bag, a pair of fingerless mitts and started another pair of mitts which didn't make it into the photo. I love those mitts by the way. It's going to be very hard to list them for sale. I bought the yarn with a shawl in mind, but the yarn is way too stretchy. Except stretchy is the wrong word. More like, it's too scrunchy. The yarn contains a lot more polyester than most sock yarns and I guess that's what gives it the scrunchy quality. Whatever, it's like a rubber band. Which means the ribbed tube looks like it would be tight on a toothpick and yet, it easily fits over my man-sized hand and returns to it's normal shape when I take the mitt back off.
As for the hat & treasure bag, I've been getting a lot of requests for Harry Potter color themed items. Thus, a maroon & gold hat and a green & silver treasure bag.
The photoless mitts I'm currently working on are being knit with On-line Supersocke in the Winter colorway. I LOVE On-line yarn and this is the last skein in my stash. The knitting store where I used to buy it closed last year and the only other local shop doesn't carry it. I hope I can still find it on line. I love knitting with it. It's self striping and rather thick as sock yarns go, which means, you can knit a pair of socks in a weekend. Well, you can if you don't pause to do laundry or fix dinner. But even better, the yarn wears well. I've got a zillion pair of socks made from On-line and I wear them constantly. Not a bare spot or hole in a single pair of them.
And just when I thought I was safe....
Every year, something goes wrong with my face at Thanksgiving. I bump my head on an open kitchen cabinet and have a huge bruise, or the rosacea goes crazy and my face glows red. One year it was so bad my eye swelled shut. But this year, I've been really careful about closing the cabinet doors. I've taken my medication and my face is actually doing fairly well. I don't have pink eye. Things were looking up. I might actually be able to take a decent photo at Thanksgiving.
Nope! Last night, I dished myself a bowl of ice cream and licked the ice cream scoop. I could feel the scoop reach out & grab my lip and my unconscious response was to yank the scoop away from my mouth. Now, half my lip is laying in the kitchen sink stuck to the scoop. The remainder of my lip looks like I've stuck a water mellon under it. Sheesh.