Saturday, July 12, 2008

Golly gee

My Goompa's Star Lap Blanket :) Happy 95th Birthday on the 4th of July, Goompa!

It's already July 12, and I've posted a total of once this month! Guess I'd better get a move on. Today's a good posting day b/c it is yucky and rainy, though the lightning show was great :) My puppy woke us up at 04:30 by jumping onto the foot of the bed due to his fear of the thunder....

I am finding I have to be in the right mood to knit lace. If I am at all grouchy, forget it! I have to put it down before I throw it through the drywall...But, I am getting ready to start my Moderne Log Cabin for a Christmas gift, so that should give me miles of soothing, brainless garterstitch :D

I have yet to pick up the Jaywalkers again. I tossed them aside while in Maui, and have not touched them since. They've even come partially off the needles in the bottom of my knitting bag, but I haven't cared until now. I think I might pick those back up this weekend.

We have a niece's birthday party today. Still have to get a gift. She requested a star blanket from me last weekend when she saw Goompa's birthday blankie (her baby bro was the recipient of the rainbow star blankie in April). She requested a star in a circle (hmmmmmm) and her color choices are blue, orange, yellow and red. Hmmmm. Anyway, there was no way I was gonna do another marathon blankie in a week, so I decided to make her one for Christmas. I'll have to get the other blankies on my list finished first!

My wonky square experiment. Not too sure I like it. Though the photo looks better than real life! I took it off the circular needles to really look at it. I think I'll let it sit for a while.

My friend invited me over to knit outdoors tomorrow: she has two hammocks in the shade of her back yard. I may just take her up on that--I'll have to find a suitable snack to bring with. Sounds like a rough day, doesn't it?! ;) But today is all about running errands: groceries, write some bills, pick up dry-cleaning, WEED THE PATIO, beauty appts, etc. Yep, I'm gonna be busy today.

Hope everyone has a most productive weekend! Ciao....


Barbara said...

The star blankie is so nice, I'm sure everyone will want one, too:)
Your experimental square will end up more round then square, but it is still very cool!

Kathleen said...

Many Happy Returns of Goompa's birthday. I'm sure he must be delighted with his present. x K