DATE: 6:03:00 PM
My family and I enjoyed a very pleasant Fourth of July holiday. We were invited over to a friend’s house for a potluck and barbeque. The pool was teaming with kids and food, drink and fellowship was found in abundance. We were able to enjoy the nearby country club’s fireworks from the comfort of our friend’s driveway.
Of course I brought along a knitting project; the “Feeling Fuzzy” hat from the Yarn Girls’ Guide to Simple Knits. Here are two photos of the hat in progress. Fuzzy Hat in Progress 1 Fuzzy Hat in Progress 2 I have since finished the hat, but the photo has yet to materialize. The only thing I would change about this pattern is knitting in the round instead of on straight needles with a seam. Although it was nice not to have to work with double points, having a seamless hat is more attractive.
It is 90+ degrees out, and I am beginning my Winter/Christmas knitting. I have been invited to participate in an exclusive holiday boutique in the fall and I need to start building up my inventory. I am basically sticking with simple accessories (hats, scarves, shawls, throws, etc.) but knitted with unbelievably fabulous yarns!
Towards the end of the month my husband and I are going to attend the Dixon Lambtown Festival. I am really looking forward to browsing the booths of local artisans and hopefully making some “fibery” friends. And of course I’m going to shop! Anyone out there whose going to be in the Sacramento, California area July 26th, come on by.
I got a call Saturday morning, “Hi Marie, this is your brother,” my brother from Portland, Oregon, “we’re driving down to California Sunday, is it okay I leave Erin and Matt with you for the week?” Erin and Matt, niece and nephew, ages 10 and 12. It would be fine if I had, say, two weeks instead of two days notice; but, hey, they’re family, I couldn’t say no. So major grocery shopping on Saturday; whirlwind house cleaning on Sunday; begging boss Monday morning for two half days and flex schedule for the week; husband’s negative running commentary; my kids asking every hour when they cousins would be arriving.
They were supposed to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today, during the time I pick up my son from summer school, deliver him home and make lunches. 12:30 comes and go; I have to get back to work. Finally at 2:00 p.m. I call brother’s cell phone, “Where are you?” I ask. He replies, “Oh we’re over in Vallejo visiting Luc.” “So, when are you going to be in Sacramento?” He then says, “Expect us when you see us.” Typical...
Well, to say the least, my kids are pumped up about seeing their cousins. It will certainly add some fun and variety into their boring summer. In the end, it’s not niece and nephew’s fault their parents are completely inconsiderate. At least brother isn’t staying at the house - or is he?