Sunday, July 18, 2010

Playing catch (up)

Once again, I've been lazy about blogging. I guess I just haven't been feeling it lately. So this will be a long-ish post with lots of pictures. Those are the best kind, right? ;-)

I was really busy last weekend (July 9-11). On Friday, I went to Akron to pick up my mom and headed down to St. Clairsville, OH, where my aunt Karen lives. My cousin Annette and her son, Tim, were in Ohio, visiting from Maine. They had originally planned to stop by my house, but she's highly allergic to cats and figured my five furry children would be the death of her. My hair disclaimer for the next couple of pictures is that it was a very humid/rainy day. Here's me with cousins Amy and Annette.


Me, Amy (with baby Josie, due in Oct.) and Annette

And here's the whole group, minus Annette, who's taking the picture and her son, Tim, who was crashed out upstairs.



It was really nice to see everyone, especially since I normally only get to see them every other year at Thanksgiving.

Saturday morning, Mom and I headed back to Akron, then I headed to Kent to see my friends from KSU. Sarah's hubby, Mark had driven in from MA, so the gang got together for dinner and s'mores. We neglected to get a group picture, but we did get pictures of all of The Ugly quilts!


Fronts


Backs

I think I went a little overboard on size and ugliness of the back. But Sarah has *four* Elvis-in-a-blender stars on hers, so maybe it's a draw. :-)

I've been working on some other crafty things I haven't blogged about yet. I made some bracelet and earring sets.



And a boatload of stitch markers:





No, I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of those stitch markers. Maybe I so need to open an Etsy shop.

And lest you think I've completely stopped knitting, I've made significant progress on the Laughing Matter socks:



I'm hoping to have them done by August 1, so I can start a knit-along/read-along on Ravelry. The plan is to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and knit the Karira sock. I'm going to listen to the audio book, since I picked it up at the library last week.

Also, I took another mystery sock class at River Colors Studio. This pattern is called Politically Correct, because there are lines of purl bumps on each sock, one twisting to the left, the other to the right. You can't see the twisting lines in this picture, but you can see the bobbles! I'd never made bobbles before, so now I know how.


Bobbles!!

In other news, Max would like to say that the fur on his leg is growing back nicely after his surgery last month.


"This is an old picture. It's even longer now!"

1 comment:

Pretty Knitty said...

Hi, Max! Looking good! And I am glad to see that you are having fun, Connie! Those quilts really are not ugly. . .