A few folks have written me, expressing concern, so I have chatted with a few of you. Thanks so much....you know who you are. Friends that I have met thru blogging is why I just really can't give it up. With fall should come more free time.......
Anyway - Let's see....
Since we last visited, BG has turned 3 years old. He is also totally potty trained! YAY!!!! He'll be going to preschool 3 mornings per week beginning Sept 7th. I will be a volunteer teacher two mornings per month. I am pretty excited about that - I think it will be great fun to share this experience with him!!! He is very excited about starting school, and talks about it all the time. We both can hardly wait!
Not so excited was he about his first trip to the dentist's office. There wasn't much dental work being done....not even a look/see! Nope - Nada! And she's such a nice dentist! Everyone had a good laugh over this photo though. Her assistant snapped it - I presume for his patient record. Since then he visited chair-side while his mom had her annual exam. He thought that was quite entertaining..... Hopefully next visit will be a little more worthwhile!
My hubbs has an injured shoulder. An MRI produced a laundry list of problems - 4 of which can be (hopefully) surgically repaired. Now, just talking him into it..... A similar injury/repair on the other shoulder was not all that successful, so he's just a little gun shy about this entire process. Eventually.....
Summer is almost over. The Iowa State Fair is in full swing, which is great fun. The downside of that is it always co-incides with Sofee's allergies flaring up. I think it is Ragweed. Anyway, so it has begun.......
She's sleeping off her antihistamine, and refused to participate in this photo-shoot. Sorry.
I bought myself a new toy. It was necessary, as my previous computer, while much loved, was old and just not cutting it anymore. I felt like the lady in the TV commercial, where they have to set up a computer store in her living room to show her all the new available technology.
With my apologies for those of you who may have already seen these next few items on Ravelry,
Also, I recently knit "Rock Island" by Jared Flood in a purple colorway and the "Japanese Garden Shawl" by Wendy Johnson. These will go to my (future) daughter in law for donation to an Alzheimer's charity auction - purple being the official color.
Rock Island was a challenge for me. Perhaps because I held two strands of very thin lace weight together to knit it. For whatever reason, I was very glad when it was completed!
The Japanese Garden Shawl is probably my all time favortie shawl pattern. Knit out of fingering weight yarn, it was a very fun project. Again - my apologies to folks have already seen these projects.
This, however, I know no one has seen...... It's the current Stephen West KAL. And, does it scream 70's??? I had a color block shift dress (for those of you old enough to remember.) that had buttons up the side and on the shoulder. Oh...those were the days! LOL!
This grandma must be a slow learner. A little someone asked for another knitted garment. Yes, I am such a sucker! At least it's not an intarsia sweater this time! After reading a book about a "favorite" pair of socks, he asked me to knit him a pair of socks. I should have gotten that "favorite" part in writing! So far, he does seem delighted to try them on....
Course, this is my second attempt. I knit an entire sock, only to discover that his foot has grown more than I realized. So, I started over. (Even though he protested, and said it fit just fine!) LOL. He picked out the yarn, so perhaps that is part of the appeal. Kind of screams Halloween to me, but that's ok.....it's coming quickly.
And, while the computer may be the latest bit of new technology in my house, this library book is not. But, it works for me.
I think sticking with old fashioned books - yes the bulky, heavy kind - may be my own silent protest to the changing world! (I remember my grandma refusing to use her garbage disposal!) Everyone has their last straw.......vbg. It's a good book....I'm just hoping for a happy ending.
Nice talking to you all. (Assuming I still have a few readers???) Sorry it's such a long rattle. It will be shorter (and sooner) next time.
Take care, and thanks for stopping by!