Why visiting Mickey and Minnie, of course!
Yep, we packed up two of our own kids along with two strange kids (well, our own are a bit strange as well, so everybody fit in) and dragged ourselves down to a February break at Disney World. Was it good? Was it great? Was it magical? Well......
We got to get away in February for a family vacation. Good thing!
We have, as a family, have entered a new phase in our lives where we may not always be able to be together (eldest daughter is in college and couldn't miss classes and commitments last week). Definitely a bummer, we missed her alot!
We had two and a half sunny days with temps about 73 degrees. That felt wonderful.
We had three and a half days with over cast skies, some pouring rain with flooding, and temps in the forties! BRRRR! Okay, but at least we were on vacation, and the kids didn't let it get them down.
My recent health issues kept me (doctor's orders, hmmph!) from running around, swimming, riding rides.......not so good.
My recent health issues kept me sittin' and knittin' for most of the vacation. Alright, who's complaining? (Well, me a little. I am a fitness enthusiast, walk 5-6 miles per day, lift weights....if it weren't for the knitting, I'd have gone whacko!)
Our last day provided a bright sunny sky and temps in the mid-60s. Gorgeous. I sat out and knit, did a little shopping and ate a great lunch. A nice relaxing end. Too bad we had to come home.
And who are those beauties waiting for the cab to the airport?
In the middle, feigning sisterly love and coziness, are my beloved girlies. The two framing them are their guests. Don't they look happy! I believe they are! I know your are dying to, so click here to see a tiny bit more.
There is much knitting content to share, but no photos at the moment. I am up to the hood on Rogue. I almost went to the Rogue morgue last week, but chose the frog pond instead. Many times. It had nothing to do with the pattern and everything to do with the knitter. I knit continental and when knitting ribbed or cabled patterns on flat pieces I wrap the "wrong" way on the first purl after the pesky loosey goosey knit stitch, then untwist it on the way back across. Well, in the round that just didn't work at all. After a few inches of that-frog away! Long story short, I tried a few ways to make it work in the round, spending more time frogging than knitting, until I found that wrapping the knit stitch the opposite way and untwisting on the next round was the way to go. Onward! I knit to the armhole omitting one repeat of the pattern because I am so short and thought the length would work better. After the armhole bind off I took it off the needles to check gauge and try it on. Very good thing, I decided I needed the length, so...frog away! Then when I got to the front, no matter how careful I was sure I was being, I never ended up with the same number of stitches on either side of the knotwork. I redid that sucker at least three times. Okay, I make alot of mistakes, but the good thing is, I check, check, check my work every step of the way. Lucky thing too, or I may have gotten alot farther along with more mistakes. Then there were the cables that were crossed the wrong way-frog, more decrease or increase mistakes-frog! I'm not too much the perfectionist, am I? Well, I will post photos tomorrow, because I am loving my Rogue, even if it is sending me to the nut house!
Now, take a look at these. Are they not adorable? Hmm....who could I make one (or two or three) for? I owe someone a thank you for this link, but I cannot find out who for the life of me!
Well, I am off to catch up on all the knitting and blogging that I missed this last week. I did see a finished Rogue out there! Way to go Steph! Now I am coveting Ingeborg.........
Think finishing...THINK FINISHING!