Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monkey Love

Today has been a good mail day!! I got one of the yarns I traded for on Ravelry and I got my Zune case and armband. I really wanted to get that armband today before I go workout. I hate having to hold my Zune and I always drop it when I do. The yarn I got is Cherry Tree Hill in Life’s a Beach. I was so excited that someone wanted to trade that for my charcoal gray Alpaca Sox. I liked the alpaca yarn, but the color was not for me. And who am I kidding knitting alpaca socks in Florida? So I am very happy with my first trade on Ravelry. I also traded my Claudia’s Handpainted in Boot camp, but I haven’t received that yarn yet.

Last weekend was pretty good, as usual. I met up with Angie again, (what is it with us sneaking off every Saturday?) but this time it was to hand over a computer and grab lunch. We did have enough time to sit and knit while her son played in the mall and her hubby shopped. We even got to stop in AC Moore before heading off to the mall. I am glad we stopped in there. Since there are virtually no knitters/crafters in the Brevard County area, it is closing and they were having a big sale. Everything is still only 25% off but they had all the books 50% off. I got Easy Baby Knits for only $8. I will definitely be checking back to see how much they mark down everything.

The only think that I have been working on is the Monkey Sock. I can’t tell you how much I love this pattern. Now I realize why people knit it over and over again. I will definitely be knitting this again.

I have just turned the heel. I hope that I can finish this before Saturday. I don’t want to have to knit the toe at the game. I knit in public better when I don’t have to think too much about it. Oh yea, we got tickets to go to the Stitch N Pitch game on Saturday in Tampa. I am really happy we got to go again this year. It was a lot of fun last year. I even got the Ravelry name button but I don’t know if it will make it here in time. After the game the hubby and I are driving to his grandparents house for the night. He will be golfing on Sunday morning with his grandpa. His grandpa just amazes me…He is over 80 years old, just got both hips replaced, and has still never lost to T in golf. He got a 79 last week! This guy is never going to stop playing.

That’s all I have for now. I am going to try and get in a post before Saturday, but if not, Have A Good Weekend!


Mommyleek said...

Seems like we keep finding reasons to need to get together, don't we? Thanks for meeting up with me for the computer! I'm seriously loving it!

Your monkeys look great. I frogged my second pair three times, then just realized that this yarn wants to be plain old stockinette socks! So, mindless knitting going on here.

Hope you have a great time at the stitch n pitch this weekend. I really wish I could go, but now my car has to go into the shop, and well, I can't justify the trip AND the car repairs to my bank account. Snarky little thing that it is.

BTW, you made out like a bandit on your trades. Glad it worked out well for you.

Kris said...

Wow AC Moore is closing and I just found them. We were there a couple of weeks ago and I didn't see anything about them closing. I guess they just recently announced it. This means I'll have to drive back down there to look for deals ;).

I hope your second trade goes as well as the first and that you have a great time at the stitch and pitch.

Gnat said...

I'll be at the game this saturday so hopefully we can meet. I am hoping to get my Rav button but otherwise I just hope to say hi. I love the socks. They look great!!


Tracy said...

Love the monkeys Michelle! And yeay for a great mail day!!

Sinn-no-men said...

Beautiful Monkey's! I'm tempted to knit myself another pair.

Patricia said...

Nice socks. Hey, we'll be knitting tomorrow, Saturday at the bread store. If you have the urge c'mon up!
Meanwhile, Happy 4th!