I had one of those really busy weekends where you feel like it was just Friday afternoon about 10 minutes ago. I actually really needed to get my act together and take care of a lot of domestic, school and errand -tye stuff, but instead, I just had a bunch of fun. I'll end up paying for it this week, believe me.
On Friday night, I went clothes shopping for several hours because my husband wasn't home. I figured it was the perfect opportunity and a good way to spend my evening alone. Although I initially struck out at about 7 or 8 stores, I finally found a bunch of great things, so I'm really excited to wear them this week.
On Saturday, I had my Eunny Vest class with knitting guru Dave Kraft. The class attendees
were the usual suspects, and a great group of gals to take a knitting class with. It was Cora, Jen, Allison, Margaret and a new woman who was forced to enter our crazy but cozy little world and seemed to fit in right away. All week last week I was worred that I had completely forgotten how to do fair isle knitting and that I would be the class loser. In the end, it came back to me fairly quickly, although I still need a lot of practice to get it looking good. This is my color combo. The grey isn't nearly that blue, though. I'm not 100% convinced I'm happy with my color combo. I'm wondering if blue might be better instead of burgundy. After half of my swatch was done, I started to realize that my floats were horribly tight and causing the colorwork to pucker, so I loosened up and it got a lot better. Once I loosened up, I also got gauge!
On Saturday night I went out to dinner with my parents and my husband to celebrate my scholarship. We went to the Palm in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego,which was a lot of fun since I hardly ever make it down there. My goodness, things have changed there. So sophisticated! I hardly recognized the place. There was a Starbucks on a corner (I think 10th and Market, or something like that) where just three years ago or so, it was such a bad part of town, you wouldn't want to walk through.
I didn't do a lot of knitting this weekend, but I did make miniscule progress on Somewhat Cowl. At this point I'm about 5 rounds from starting the ribbing, which will go on for about 3 inches. Then, it's on to finish the sleeves and add the cowl. There's still quite a bit to do, but the end is at least in sight at this point. Although our weather has been positively beautiful, lovely and heavenly, it's still not cool enough for a wool sweater, so there's no rush with this one. With all of the homework that I have to do this week, though, I doubt I'll get very far with it, though.
On Sunday, I did more shopping, this time with Cora. I hit the same mall I hit on Friday night and I bought MORE stuff. I decided last week that my wardrobe needed a serious renovation, hence the shopping. I even bought some makeup and nail polish in an attempt to rejuvenate the beauty routine. I may even begin doing a regular brow and lip wax thing, too. I know...BIG changes. You just get tired of looking like a college student after a while.
Sunday night was dinner with my brother and sister-in-law and my adorable neice Savannah, who has taken to growling. I think she learned it from my husband who growls at her like a bear. It's really quite adorable.
What all this clothes shopping means, though, is that I didn't buy ANY yarn. Wow!
Now, since I did not get all of those boring life and work things done this weekend, it's down to business for me. I also didn't get a chance to mail out the package to our contest winner, but I have the envelope ready and have located the yarn in my stash. Now, it's just a matter of finding time to get to the post office.