Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Yarn Along and other things

I am joining in Ginny's yarn along today.

I have one project finished and on its way to the recipient. I will wait until it is received before I post pictures. The other project can be revealed, even though I am not finished. It is for Sophie. She saw it while I was visiting the states, so she knows what she will be getting eventually. I need quiet for her shawl because it is a lot of cables and twists and it would be easy to lose count. It is this pattern that I found on Ravelry. So far, a very well-written pattern.

What we have been reading/listening to is "Arthur and the Invisibles". It is read by Jim Dale and is most enjoyable. I am still working on "Death Comes for the Archbishop".

In other news, my sweet Anna turned 10 years old on Sunday. In the military world, this is big because you get your ID card on this birthday. Poor Anna had been looking forward to this day for quite some time. Not only did her birthday fall on a Sunday this year, it was a holiday weekend too, which meant the ID card center was closed on Monday.

 She was just as patient with getting her gifts. We arrived home after our 3 week trip to the states on Saturday. Not much opportunity to go shopping for her. She has two of the three gifts she wanted. Tomorrow, we will hopefully go buy the last present. A trip to Legoland is also in the works, though none of us is quite ready to get in a car and travel just yet.

In other unrelated news, Peter is getting creative when it comes to getting what he wants. Today, he twice sneaked to the kitchen and quietly pulled a chair to the counter to get the gum he wanted. He managed to eat about seven pieces of gum between the two stealthy manuevers. Do you think it could have any adverse effects? I will be finding a new 'hiding' place for the gum.

Lastly, if all goes well, we will start school on Monday. Morale is high right now. We will see if that is the same story on Monday morning.


  1. The shawl is beautiful. Would you believe it, I'm going to try to learn to knit. Wish I had you across the street to help me. :) Maybe someday I'll make beautiful things like you do.
    Can't believe Anna is 10!!! What a lovely young lady!

  2. Ooooh that shawl is gorgeous. I have never used cables and I'm pretty sure a period of anxiousness would not be a good time to start! I can not believe you managed to work on that while traveling! And after I read your comment on my blog this morning, I can't believe you lived through that trip. I might have hurled myself off a hotel balcony!

    Happy birthday, Anna! That is one awesome ID card!

    PS my apologies for the abundance of exclamation points. ;-)