Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekend Catch Up!

Happy St. Patricks Day!! Have you seen this? funniest. video. ever. I'm glad I don't live in Alabama, not that Florida's much better :-)

What a weekend! We spent all day Saturday car shopping. Not my favorite way to spend a beautiful (and hot!) day. We were all over Brevard County and looked at a bunch of cars but we found one so I guess it was worth it. We bought a 2-door 97 Honda Accord. Its in great shape and we got a good deal on it. We still have enough left over to buy a 4-door car for me so we can get rid of the Mustang. We are one step closer to our goal!

On Sunday we met up with Angie and her family to go to the Warbird Air Show. It was ok, I don’t know about it being worth the $15 per person though. We had a good time and had a little barbecue with friends after. Nice end to the weekend.

I did end up starting the second never ending Anastasia sock but I also started Nutkin Socks with this:

This is White Willow Superwash Sock Yarn in Alice’s Garden. I got this about a year ago and I think this is the perfect color for Spring. It makes me smile to look at it. I wound it up and let it sit on my desk for a few days before I found a pattern. I am about 2 repeats in right now, but since the time changed I can’t get very good pictures in the morning now. I will get them tonight.

And since the recipient has the secret project, I can show pictures. They are the Evangeline Gloves from Magknits:

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Heather in Charcoal Heather

Needles: 5.0mm Knit Picks Circulars

Pattern: Evangeline from Magknits January 2008

Date Finished: 2/29/2008

I loved the pattern and will probably knit these for me soon. I won’t need anything this warm for a while though. I couldn’t believe that it was in the 80’s all weekend. I am not ready for the heat yet. I actually got sun burned on my shoulders at the air show! Come on, it’s barely Spring.

Have you noticed the pictures of Diana and Jessie in the sidebar? Can you tell they are spoiled? They even have their own webpage.I hope all this publicity doesn't go to their heads!


Melissa said...

Good job on the cars! Reaching the goal is DEFINETLY worth the work! We just became consumer debt free two weeks ago.

Also, I really like that pattern! It looks great and fun too! Now, if I could just get a few of my WIP's completed, then I could move on to some new stuff!

Mommyleek said...

You guys did great on the new car. It was a steal, and in great condition!

We had a great time at the air show with you yesterday, even if we did get super-sunburned. :) Sorry J had to have a total meltdown when it was time for us to leave last night. He was just exhausted and having such a great time. He fell asleep in the car and slept until 7:30 this morning!

The new sock and yarn absolutely scream spring. I can't wait to see them when they're done.

Patricia said...

Ha, I'm working on Nutkin myself. Unfortunately, I'm ripping ou the heel. I had way too many holes, I;m going to use a different short row.
I just bought a 99 Accord for my son yesterday. Sh, he doesn't know yet!