Monday, July 23, 2007

I Am Back!

I am so stupid! I just realized that only my pictures posted! Ugh!!! So, here is some interesting words to go along with my thrilling pictures!!! I will try to answer all the questions that my Blog Buddy, Anna sent me.
I had a pretty good weekend! We went and took the oldest girl to her knitting lesson, which she liked. I got her some nice Lamb's Pride bulky to practice with. The teacher said she was doing great, but now she refuses to practice. Everyone wants to knit but no one wants to practice.
After the knitting lesson, we went to the Protea Cottage and had afternoon tea. It was alot of fun, but there was no AC and it was 105 outside so we dying. They even gave me a birthday cake in a tea cup. Lots of fun! I wish I had taken a picture of it.
Then, we went back to the hotel, I took a nap and the kids went swimming. I needed my rest for the HP book party that night. Well, we got the HP party around 10, me sweatily clutching my little orange wrist band/ The line was around the block and no one was getting in. I was really disappointed! The kids all wanted to stay but I figured I would come back first thing in the morning and get it. So, that it what I did. Just walked right in, no lines, no people, grabbed the thing off the shelf and sauntered over to the cash register. Yeehaw!
This is my daughter refusing to get up the next day. Our hotel had a free breakfast so we were being all cheap and trying to make it in time. That is a nice shot of my husband's army. He liked to remind me all weekend that he was only 28 to my 34. sigh
And there it is! I got 2 copies, one for me and one for the kids to fight over. I finished it in 2 days. It was pretty good, I only say pretty good because I do not believe any of that silly mess about Snape and Harry's mother. I won't say anymore because I do not want to ruin it for anyone. the ending is a bit predictable and leaves alot out concerning the other characters.
My new haul!! Above is the yarn that snuck into my basket while my daughter was having her lesson. One is Louets Gems and the other is Reynolds Sea Wool. I have never used any of them but they were pretty and I thought they would look good in some of those great patterns in my Interweave Sock Book, even though next I will be knitting my Slytherin House Socks, in honor of Professor Snape, and I must add, the first pair I have ever knit for myself.

Below are some great finds too. On Saturday, on the way home I had to stop by the Unraveled Sheep (they had sent me a birthday coupon). There I found this great sock yarn by Sleeping Dragon, who is actually a local dyer. The one on the right is hers, it is called Winter Thaw. I love it, I do believe that Simply Sock Yarn carries it as well. They just opened back up by the way. The other is By Mountain Bearfoot and I bought it for a swap that is starting next month! Knitters Tea swap, sign ups August 3rd!
And my husband, he got me a gift certificate for Wool Girl! Yea!!! I haven't used it yet because I am waiting for her to get in her Yarntini! So, everyone write back and tell me what you think of the new HP.


Anna said...

Did you have a good birthday?? Did you finish reading the Potter book?? I'm still on chapter six. Slow going, with my daughter's bday party over the weekend and all.

Jen C said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Yarns are gorgeous. Nice present from the hubby too. My DH likes to pick on me for being older than him too, 3 years, 5 years, phooey on the lot of 'em. I liked parts of the Snape story line, but there are parts I wasn't thrilled with either, and Petunia, that was really weird. Some closure throughout but not enough for me. I want more books to explain, darn it....

Anna said...

Awesome yarns!

My husband is 8 years older than me and likes to tell my daughter that I am the older one. :(

I'm still pushing through the book. I'm savoring it, and I also have not had as much reading time since I haven't been commuting by train to work like I usually do. I like it so far, but I'm only in chapter 7.