Saturday, May 30, 2009

First wedding of the season

Today started the wedding season. As Mr80grit and I run the audio/visual at church. The summer is shaping up to be a busy one. Today was a busy one with band practice, set up, and now the wedding. I did get a little sock knitting done.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

A completed Knit

Here is my Hanami finally finished. I did a different end to it as I didn't have enough yarn to do the one on the pattern. But I am happy with it. Now I need to clear some space to get it blocked.
The color of the yarn reminds me of a gray dawn. I think I am clearly going to enjoy it.

Pattern: Hanami Stole by Melanie Gibbons
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino 2 skeins 920 yards
Colorway: 109
Needles: Size 4

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a simple dinner

I know it doesn't seem like much. But it is a wonderful thing to find a gluten free bread that makes a good grilled cheese. It has been a very long time since I had grilled cheese, this was an absolute delight!

It have me the energy to finish me gray dawn shawl. Pictures to come. Now to recast the wedding shawl
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Darn cat!

See the picture of my circular needle cable ? If you look closely you can see where cute Isabelle nibbled on it last Sunday night. We had some friends over and I had been knitting a little. I put the sock down for a few minutes before I put the work away. In those few moments she got a hold of the cable, chewed on it and I didn't notice it until when I pulled it out this am to knit and I knit one side and when I went to move the sock around it caught on the cable and wouldn't move. Mr80grit quickly identified the issue and realized a trip to the only open LYS on Sunday was in order. He is a great guy.

So now I have new needles and just need to do the swap out!
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Friday, May 22, 2009

new book, new ideas

It only took listening to my good friends and a trip to my LYS today to get me excited again. I think I know what I will do! Stay tuned for further updates!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wedding shawl update

Well since it is a knitting Blog. I thought an update was due. I haven't had a chance to work on it much. While the pattern is enjoyable, I don't know if it is the best for the lace yarn. I am debating whether or not to frog it and do something else. Either way it won't be ready for the wedding. I am not enjoying the overall process. I think a triangle shawl or something that has changing charts. Any ideas my faithful knitters?
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This year flip flops

The past I haven't had too many opportunities to wear sandals or flip flops as my job didn't allow it. But this year means new reasons and opportunities. So today I took advantage of that and even painted my toe nails. I think I might like the warmer weather after all. As long as it doesn't get too hot!
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Monday, May 18, 2009

summer is coming.

It was 93 degrees today! So it was time to go to our favorite place for dinner. Have a little summer drink and celebrate the success of Student Fest 2009!

I have to say that this weekend was one of the most fun times I have ever had at work. It was great to see the students play and see how talented they are. Wow I can't for next year but I still need more sleep!
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Friday, May 15, 2009

isabelle sleeps

At least someone is getting some sleep. Busy with student fest this week. More info to come!
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday night @ the movies

Well it has been a while since Mr80grit and I went to the movies. But after much debate and promise of chocolate we did go. We joined our friends at the 730 showing of the latest and greatest. I really enjoyed myself! Which as you can see by the amount of chocolate that made it home as none of us had the need for it during the movie.

Now I must try to fall asleep at a descent time so that I don't fall asleep during my mom's lunch tomorrow. She will worry about me. And that I am doing too much even though I am having fun doing all the craziness in my life. Sadly my knitting is getting ignored. But after the 18th it should get more attention.

Sun is forecasted for this weekend. Everyone enjoy!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to be going good, you're getting a lot accomplished and then you find out you made a mistake or did someting really stupid? I had one of those days. I got a ton of things done for work, but when I got home Mr80grit informs me that instead of using my business card at the post office and office supply store I used our personsal account. Oops! So luckily we have time to put funds into that account and my boss will refund me tomorrow! I hope that is the obly error I made.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Night Dinner

Dinner at mom's

Today we got a nice surprise of dinner at my mom's. She had made a roast as oldbro was going to come to the house to stay the night as he has a dentist appointment in the morning. Short story: he decided not to go. Side benefit: Mr80grit and I got to have dinner with my parents. We always enjoy our time together and tonight was no different. We made plans for mother's day and more for the week after.

MrHarley took a trip to Wendover today so wasn't there but hopefully he will be there for mother's day.

Now I am on the way home to do some knitting. It is going to be June before I know it!
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Too much fun today!

Well if you can't tell from the two previous posts, I was testing the blogger ability to update via text messaging and email. I think I like both options as I take a lot of pictures with my blackberry. This may open up a new frontier for me.

Work is extremely busy but also a ton of fun. It is so great to work for my boss. (blog nickname to come). I feel very appreciated and what stress there is at times doesn't follow me. I have friends saying that I look totally different now. Younger and a lot happier.

We are getting ready for Student Fest and so my hours have increased so very little time to knit. In fact I hear my pillow calling my name. I must listen to it! Good night

Too busy

This is my desk this afternoon. Do you think I have enough pens?
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Wow you can have a job that keeps you extremely busy while at the same time be a blast! Good news for me as I have that job !