Monday, January 19, 2009

We were off to a volleyball tournament this weekend in Virginia. DD#1 is on her first traveling club team. While they lost in the first round of playoffs we were very proud of how well they handled their first multi-day tournament. They had fun, worked hard and slept like rocks. The parents were busy feeding them, making sure they were where they were supposed to be on time, and trying to not have hard attacks or stress out on the sidelines. It's hard watching them fail at times. We too slept like rocks.

We were only at the convention center 5 minutes when the following was found:

This spelling error was in more than one spot around the center. The girls of course spent the remainder of the weekend mispronoucing it.

Another lovely play on words was spotted on one of the free use computers:

If the girls spotted this, they didn't tell us. My husband (of course) spotted it and showed it to me.

On the knitting front, I finished another pair of socks using Fibranatura Yummy yarn. I hadn't used it before and found it "okay". Nothing special. I haven't washed them yet so maybe that will change. The pattern is Welt from the new book Socks a la Carte. Great book. It has affectionately been named the "flippin' sock book". Go check it out and see why.

I have lots of projects in the works. An all garter Clapotis, Dr. G's Memory Vest for my husband, another pair of plain vanilla socks made with Flat Feet yarn, and a scarf. It is the season for lots of knitting and I'm enjoying it all right now. In fact it is rumored that we are getting 2-4 inches of snow tonight! YEAH! It's been a while since I knit by the fire with snow on the ground.

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