In the past week we logged slightly less than 2000 miles in the car.
This is coming a month after we logged something like 1500 traveling to Sault Ste Marie for Daniel's graduation, and only 3 months before that driving out to Vail. I've had my fill of driving trips. But, guess what? We get to drive Back to S Carolina mid-August to move Lauren into the dorm, then to Athens GA to see Katie's new apt.
All is good though. We have agreed, wherever we go next year, it's going to be with an airline ticket in hand.
Lauren got to go to Orientation. She got the dorm assignment she wanted, and is all registered for classes.
I got some work done on my travel project. I think I mentioned before we left that I'd been swatching and figuring. I ended up deciding on this skirt. 1/2 of the front is finished and all of the back.
yarn, Rowanspun 4ply in pink and slate
crochet hook size E/4
pattern, Interweave Crochet Jan 2006
I hadn't crocheted anything other than an edging on a knit garment since, well, High school. I had to remember how to read a pattern and then how to make the stitches. It's kind of like riding a bike, it's all still there.
While crocheting, especially while sitting waiting on various aspects of the orientation to finish, I listened to The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan
What a fabulous read. I know it's been out for a number of years, but I'd never read it. I highly recommend it.
Gotta love that Ipod that lets you multi-task.
We did get to spend a couple of days at Myrtle Beach.
In the Mailbox at Home:
a vintage coat pattern that I scored on ebay just before we left.
What is special about this pattern? My mom made this coat when the pattern was first issued. I remember it. It was red, and she used pewter buttons handmade at Greenfield Village. I could not resist the nostalgia of owning this pattern, even if I don't get it made up.
4 whole issues of Patrones.
from left to right, the most recent "extra" that Tany sent me. Thank You Tany!
the Fiesta issue that I picked up from Stoffeart on ebay
2 older issues that I received in trade from Alison in Australia, for some Simplicity Patterns. I'm thinking I def got the better end of that transaction, but I know she's happy with the patterns, so it works if we're both happy.
now to sew. and Crochet. and finish up some knitting.
oh, and Drive up to Chicago area in 2 weeks to help eldest son move into his first house. My son is a homeowner....whew, I'm getting old.
|You Are Snow|
Magical yet potentially destructive
You are well known as fun to play with
People anticipate your arrival but then are quickly sick of you
You are best known for: your serenity
Your dominant state: reflecting