Thursday, June 10, 2010

The weekend was scary, sweet, and fun

It's a scary day when you go to put groceries away and realize you're standing in a puddle of water in front of your refrigerator. Further investigation reveals these next pictures...

Thanking my lucky stars that I have a cell phone with picture capability, I was able to get help #1 turning off the main electrical switch before replacing the breakers that were no longer usable. It's also a great day when your daughter's boyfriend has a father who has been an electrician for many years, and is willing to talk his sun into the correct parts to touch, not touch, and replace after I'd done my shopping at the hardware store. I was thanking my lucky stars last weekend, that's for certain!

All things were up and running in time to wrap up the Aloha Kitchen set of knitting to bring it over to the daughter's birthday celebration. (pattern is found in the 2010 Dishcloth Calendar you can click on the picture to go to the web site.)

Lots of laughter and giggles, hugs and of course cake came later that afternoon as the reality of how lucky we were with the breaker box outcome hit home. Whew! (notice the blue and white hat? I'll knit for that kid ANYTIME!)

The next day found me knitting up a pair of baby basic socks from the American Needlework book: Knit a Dozen Baby Socks. This is the basic sock pattern, but this time (again) I used a 2x2 ribbing and then extended the ribbing down the top of the foot stopping the ribbing at the toe section. I like the way they turned out! So many things you can do with a sock pattern-even for babies! The more I'm learning making adult socks from worsted weight patterns to fingering weight, I like putting them into the baby sized socks. These were passed off to Arlene who is a member of the AC4C yahoo group. When we were able to answer the question..What's better than 2 AC4C members getting together?

Why that would be when four AC4C Members can get together! What a fun day, dinner and evening as the four of us (who we found out that day all lived in Michigan at one time or another!) were coming and going. That would be Camille, Arlene, Chris, and me. Knitters-what a fabulous group of people!