Friday, February 15, 2008

Can you guess what they’re doing??

We decided to play hooky from work today and go to Sea World to finally use the passes we got for Christmas. It was a blast! It is so nice to be able to go to a park and leave when we want without feeling bad that we didn’t get our money’s worth. So yeah, the dolphins. They were trying to have some, uh, personal time. Ha, before I noticed T was trying to tell me what they were doing without making it obvious to the kids around. We also got to pet sting rays and dolphins, see little alligators, some manatees and the Believe show with Shamu. The show was amazing. The whales are so big and beautiful. You can see all the pictures in the set here.

Have you noticed all the contests lately? Everyone has been so generous! I entered a few and got lucky. I won the first prize in the contest over at Ridiculous Obsession.

This prize was over the top! I won Favorite Socks, which I have wanted forever, a cute Haiku Bag, a skein of Yarn Snob sock yarn and a skein of Sockatta sock yarn. Thanks LaVerna!! My hubby even tried to pass off the package as a Valentine’s gift when I got home yesterday. Since I have been lucky enough to win a couple of contests I am planning on having one of my own soon. Stay tuned!

I got another package in the mail last week too. I placed another order from Knit Picks. (I seem to be addicted to that site lately) I ordered More Sensational Knitted Socks and some Essential sock yarn. I looked at both of the Sensational Socks books but I liked the patterns in the second one better. I couldn’t believe that they were so much cheaper on Knit Picks than they were in the store. I probably should have checked Amazon too but I didn’t think of it at the time.

I have been getting back into my knitting lately but I have been working on all my WIP’s each a little bit. Not great for seeing the progress. The only thing I have worked on consistently is the secret project but obviously, I can’t show you that. I did knit on the Anastasia Sock while waiting around in Sea World though.

It is going pretty slow but I hope to have it done soon. I still like the sock so I think it’s the yarn that I’m sick of seeing. I may not knit the second right away, or at least cast on something new when this one is done. I have plenty to choose form now. :-)

Tomorrow we are taking Diana to the vet again. She is fine but she seems to have sensitive skin. Her belly gets really pink so we switched her to hypo-allergenic shampoo but she still is pink and now has a sore. We read her medical records and she has been given meds for this before. I don’t know why the foster home did not mention this. We just want to make sure that this is not bothering her. It’s always something with pets, isn’t it?
I hope you all have a great weekend!!


Kris said...

Wow, those are some really nice pictures from Sea World.

Congratulations on the prize. Looks like you are going to be busy for awhile knitting socks.

I hope Diana vet visit goes well.

Mommyleek said...

Ahh! Those stolen days are wonderful aren't they? I'm so glad you two took the day for yourselves. And hey, do you think dolphins know what Valentine's Day is? Heh!

That's a sweet package you won! Very very cool!

I'm sorry that yarn is leaving a bad taste in your mouth, because the socks are turning out great. I think you're just sick of seeing it by now. If you don't cast on for the second one immediately will it risk never being knit at all? I hope not because they'll be super-cute when done.

Poor Diana. I hope her sensitive skin can be treated conservatively. There are a lot of options out there now to help with doggie allergies, so I'm sure you can find her relief, but just be aware that it's probably something she'll have (at least seasonally) forever. My Kelli is that way, too.

Kris said...

Congrats on winning! How fun to play hooky at Sea World.

Sinn-no-men said...

Cool sock yarn! I'm green with envy!

Patricia said...

Congratulations! What a fabulous prize. Thats the perfect sock yarn to knit with Shamu.