Road Trip!

Hubby and I are off on a road trip this weekend.  We're headed off to Portland for a micro/mini car show.  We'll be towing his 1931 Austin.  Should be lots of fun and between the time on the road and sitting around at the show, I'll get in lots and lots of knitting time.  Do you think this is enough yarn to take?


Ok, just kidding.  This was the pile I was auditioning for the trip.  This is what I'm actually taking:


Still a lot, I know, but I always have this irrational fear that I'll either run out of things to do or will have the wrong things with me.  I always, always overestimate how much I'll get accomplished, but I know I'm not alone in that little quirk.  Projects for the trip include a new pair of socks and sweaters for the girls for Christmas.  You never know, I might actually finish two toddler sized sweaters and a pair of socks in a weekend.  Ya think??

I had mentioned before that there were more graduation gifts to come.  This beautiful rose bush was given to me by friends at church (it smells lovely):


This plate was made by my friends at work:


And best of all was the gift from hubby:


A class ring!  It has my name, year of graduation and degree.  He came up with the idea all by himself and said that I earned it.  What a sweetie!

I've spent part of this week working on organizing my stash.  It all started with moving a cedar chest out of the sunroom.  We're hoping to do some redecorating out there with our tax incentive.  We'll be looking for some kind of seating arrangement.  The chest has held my stash, which I moved to a plastic storage unit we bought at a garage sale.  I bought some space bags at Walmart and started inventoring my yarn on Ravelry.  I'm also cleaning out and took a huge bag of acrylic baby yarn to the ladies at the Methodist church who knit for the Pregnancy Care Clinic.  I still have more to do, but I'm feeling a little better organized already.  And I was able to find yarn for Isobel's and Ivy's Christmas sweaters instead of rushing out and buying more.  I feel very thrifty.

Maggie has found a new toy – the treadmill.  She loves walking on it as long as I'm willing to stand there and give her a Cheerio now and then.  I don't get much exercise this way, but she certainly does.


And speaking of Cheerios – guess what Izzy calls broken Cheerios?  Cheeri – U's!  The kid's a genius.

10 thoughts on “Road Trip!

  1. I think the Grandma is the genius in the family, granddaughter takes after her! That’s a nice rose and RING, too. Have a good trip.

  2. There are actually *three* kinds of Cheerios according to Isobel.

    * Cheerios
    * Cheeri-Us
    * Cheeri-Ovals

    Who knew?

  3. Thank you for the project bag! I can’t wait to show it off to the knitting group. Our Friday “Good Yarns” group is going to Spokane on Friday to check out all the LYS – I’m quite excited to discover new places. Will finish the first sock on circular needles today. One down – one to go. Tell Bill Happy Father’s Day! Your SIL

  4. LOL! Love that treadmill walker. And my lazy Sofee is snuggling up in a baby stroller. Course, I guess if you weigh 4 LBs and have trouble keeping your weight up….well you can take the world on the lazy way!

    Congrats on all the lovely graduation gifts. You really do deserve them all! Sounds like the very caring hubby is a great gift all on his own. Enjoy them all – and your new “Smarts”!

  5. Hey, you should have stopped for tea on the way by! Though I’d have been at work. John and the mutts would’ve entertained you guys.

    Maggie on the treadmill cracks me up!

  6. I hope you had a great trip!
    I just had so much fun looking down this page at all of your quilts! Your “Celebration Quilt” is going to be spectacular! and the 4th of July star wallhanging is so pretty – also I love the scrap charity quilt – you ARE on a quilting roll!!

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