Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Laughing stock

So happy I was able to get so many wannabe comedians to comment on my travails with that dang skunk in my pool. Even my niece Trayce in Hawaii weighed in by emailing me a picture of a dancing Pepe le Pew. You guys are a riot - bang, zoom, zing...!





I was able to squeeze some fun into my summer and got together with my brothers and sisters and their children for a day at the amusement park.

That's my grandniece with her back turned, my baby brother in white shirt, my nephew in red cap, my now 16 year old in maroon shirt, my youngest in white shirt and my brother's youngest in striped shirt.


Can somebody tell me why would anyone think this is fun?


This was Jonathan's expression after he saw the ride.


After hours of walking and watching them scream, I convinced everyone that I needed a break. And, as the 'designated adult', I told them all that I thought that they were 1 ride away from losing their lunches.
Of course I brought some knitting. That's a Cascade Fixation sock I'm working on.






I wasn't sure if they were bummed out because I made them sit or if they were indeed sick to their stomachs. I wonder how many mind scrambling rides can anyone endure before their pupils are permanently fixed and dilated??


Not bad progress for a few hours of public knitting except it is my first time knitting with Cascade fixation. This stretchy stuff stretched way too big so I ripped it before I got too far down from the cuff. I'll have to find a sock pattern just for this yarn. Any ideas?




After a long day of having fun and 5 hours of highway driving, I was happy to return home. And yes, even though I never know just what I'll find in my garden, it is good to know that I'll always find some of these precious things...






































13 comments:

Kelly said...

The socks are looking good. I've never knit with Fixation before so I can't give you any suggestions on patterns or anything like that.

Virtuous said...

So good seeing you having a good time with fam!

I have been wanting to knit with Cascade Fixation for awhle now and have their KAL in my favorites. Check them ou b/c they have a sock receipe over there!
http://cascadesockkal.blogspot.com/

I see you with your SS book out. Where you going to use one of those patterns? Or you were looking at some tips? I "just" got that book and haven't had the chance to dig into it!

hakucho said...

Good thinking bringing your knitting :) Good luck finding the right pattern for your cacade fixation. I'm not much help in the sock department...Im still too new at knitting socks. Very pretty butterfly pictures...much better than your last pictures, ha ha ;)

del said...

Whew, no dead animals this go 'round! LOL. At least you had a good time out & KIP'ing.

Lynn said...

You could never pay me enough to go on that ride. I dont care HOW much money you give me because I'll have a heart attack and die before its over.

And when you use Fixation, try not to pull on it too tightly. I'm a tight knitter and it took me the 3rd sock before I got it down. But I love those 3rd socks!! As far as patterns, I'm a vanilla girl so I just use my regular sock pattern. Fixation is a yarn that you either love or hate. Let's hope you love it!

Adrienne said...

I used to LOVE rides...then I grew up lol...can't do them anymore!! Your socks are looking good!

Kirsten said...

I would've been sitting and knitting with you. Call me an old lady, but those rides are not my idea of fun.
My "little boy" turns 16 in three weeks. How do these children grow up so fast?

Janice said...

Sounds like a great day with family! Way to bring some knitting and actually get some done!! I can't do rides so I'd have to sit and knit the whole time. Hmmm... not a bad idea!
Love the garden pictures!

Mary Anne said...

Looks like everyone had a great day and smart you, taking your knitting along!

I'm glad there were no surprises in your pool when you got home :).

Patricia said...

I have not had a good experience with Fixation. However, my Hurricane pal, Christy sent me a pair of Lace wing Socks and they're gret. Also try the Fast Florida Footies.

Divineladi said...

Just looking at that ride has me feeling sick. The sock looked great! I have no suggestions for that yarn, but it looks like an awesome yarn to work with. I love the colors.

AR said...

Fun day! I love your pooling sock, too bad you had to rip it.

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