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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Mera!

Tommorrow is my Dear Daughter's birthday, and she'll be working (and I have yoga class), so we celebrated at Panera today (I think I did okay on WW points, but if not, I'll spluge and accept the weight loss/gain/no change results no matter what).

She had a sandwich and their new macaroni and cheese, mentioning that HER Nana (Nana, the First!) would have loved it because it's made with Vermont cheese. I had to remind her that her Nana would have found fault with it because there was no crumbly crust on top. And no, I didn't have one bite (but it was hard).

Instead, I had the black bean soup and 1/2 a Greek salad, with the balsamic sugar-free dressing on the side. Oh, and a side of their bread. I realized too late that I didn't get my usual multi-grain - I have no idea why.

Then, DD surprised me: I had told her I had another commitment at 2, but didn't say what till we were together. And at that point? She asked to come to my KnitIn group! We scurried off so she could pick up her knitting (she's learning, and if she ever lets up on the death-grip on her needles, I think she'll really enjoy it! She had several offers of assistance at the meeting, which is great, because I'm not a good teacher - at least not where she's concerned...)

Early this morning, I put the Personal Sock Club November edition OTN. I wasn't quite finished with October (but am, now, finished them during the news tonight, so you can find them on my Ravelry page as they are holiday gifts and won't be seen here till AFTER December 25!)

Why, yes, those are Red Hat socks. That's the Knitpicks Imagination colorway Wicked Stepmother. I plan on doing Feather and Fan on the cuff (surprise!) and those are my Addi Lace needles. Thanks Miss Muffin for doing the modeling duties...)

Today's meeting included a yarn and book swap/sale. Lots of lovelies were available...

And folks spent a lot of time shopping instead of knitting.
I swapped with Christy for this lovely alpaca blend yarn from Lion. (DD has her eye on something from this...we'll see!

But the piece-de-resistence? Fleece Artist Sea Wool in the most wondrous reds.

You would not be surprised, right? (I traded Sandy a yarn that I loved, but knew I'd never in a million years wear: The Wooly Wonka laceweight that came with the Honey Bee Shawl kit. Those yellow/greens? Not in my color family. Not at all. But it's going to a new home where it will be well-loved (and probably knit a lot faster, b/c I've not been doing too well in the lace department lately (maybe that will change with the Fleece Artist, tho'!)

Now to find just the right pattern (there are 5 skeins there).

All in all? A terrific day - and my daughter and I had a great time celebrating her birthday. She says she wants to come back to our group again next month!

That sounds promising, eh?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How amusing: My DD's birthday is the 15th, but she had to work, so we'll be taking her out to eat on the 16th.

What a fun yarn meeting...wish I were there.

4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Very promising! Happy birthday :) And that yarn! I think getting a birthday present on one's child's birthday is an excellent idea, and well-deserved ;)

5:16 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Happiness is knitting with friends. Supreme happiness is knitting with your offspring.

And if it is with that Fleece Artist Sea Wool, it might even squeeze out a smidge more on the happiness scale!

10:08 PM  

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