Friday, June 8, 2007
Well, first things first. Tuesday was my husband's 40th bday. So, we celebrated that with a cake and various random things like going to the eye doctor. Woohoo! We had a nice day, though, and I think he really enjoyed himself despite how unexciting it sounds.
I gave him a pair of socks that I made for him. I was actually done with one of them, but then I had him try it on and it was too long in the foot. So, I pulled it apart and took a half inch off the foot length. It fits better now. Here it is at this time:
I'm knitting it with STR In the Navy. Most importantly, I'm using a pattern that I found on the net. Here is the link for the boyfriend socks pattern. I really like it. If I were to do it again, though, I would find a nice solid color -- I think her gray is beautiful -- that really shows the cables better. My husband LOVES blue, though, and I am a * little * obsessed with Socks that Rock yarns still.
I also wanted to say that I don't know when I will next post to this blog. We will be leaving on Tuesday the 12th of June to go to Europe for our bday celebrations/honeymoon. We will be gone for 3 weeks!! I've never gone anywhere that long before, I don't think.
Today I started to put together a list of yarn shops that I would like to go to. I want to get to one in each place that we go to (at least...). I realize that this may be fantasy on my part. I have figured out a way to get my husband to go along with this though. I told him that I wanted to get at least a skein of yarn from each place and I would knit it into a blanket/afghan for us as a memento of our trip. He was actually pretty psyched about that, so I think it will be fun.
I think this will be an interesting way to site see. It is true that we will want to do the more normal touristy stuff, but I think this gives us a chance to get off the beaten path a little bit and gives us a chance to see the places we're going to from a different perspective -- more like the natives, hopefully. Well . . . more like the native knitters anyway. :)
I am excited at the prospect of finding yarn there that I can't get here. I am a little worried that this won't be the case -- that all yarn shops carry most of the same brands. Keep your fingers crossed that this is not the case. Either way it will be fun and enlightening.
So, see you in a while! Hopefully I can post while on our trip, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Just think: by the time we get back in town my RSC June Package will likely be here! Yes, that's right -- too much fun for one person!