Friday, July 25, 2008

One of those days...

...where there is so much to say but no energy to say it. I've got a 14 miler WAAAAYYY early in the morning so I'm definitely going to bed soon. I'm jet-lagged so it's not helping the whole sleeping thing right now.

I've been...
  • running around Disneyland like a little kid
  • attending a wedding in Carlsbad, CA
  • ooh-ing and aah-ing over the animals at the San Diego Zoo
  • coming to the conclusion that Legoland is for REALLY little kids
  • inhaling Twilight at the suggestion of my friend, Christa (this one might be contributing to my insomnia a bit...)
I'm knitting...(Ravelry link to my projects...)
I finished...Wisp for my cousin Kristen for her wedding shower that I can't go to (so sad...) but Mom will deliver it to her...


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Market Bag #1 (the first in a series...)

IMG_0878, originally uploaded by KnitterRunner.

I finished my very first crochet project!!!!! Woohoo!!!! It's the Beginner Crochet Market Bag by turtlegirl and it's currently available on Ravelry as a free download, although if you're in Charlotte, you should certainly go to Charlotte Yarn as it's a free pattern with a yarn purchase there - and you ALWAYS need more yarn...

This was a wonderful first foray into crochet - easy enough for a beginner but an FO more interesting than a dishcloth. Don't get me wrong - I love a good dishcloth, I just wasn't in the mood to make another one at the moment.

George appears to be taking a particular interest in the bag. That's probably because I was around another cat and three different dogs as I was finishing this last night. I hurt my back the other day so my 4th of July consisted of pain meds and muscle relaxers and drinking water (because of said meds) at a party at Sean's. I also had to endure the guys at the party commenting about what I was doing. Oi! The party was a tad slow, apparently...I think it started a bit early for a "let's eat and then go to fireworks" sort of gathering. I took my meds around 5 and fell asleep on the couch on the porch of the main house (Sean lives in a garage apartment but is close with the owners - it was their gathering). I must have looked hilarious asleep on the porch while others were playing around me...they do not live on a quiet street in downtown Orlando. The party picked up when someone pulled out a bocce set - and of course, much beer was consumed but none by me. So sad...

We walked to the center of downtown to watch the fireworks around 9. Meh, they were okay - the finale was cool. It was fun to do something that "normal" folks do. We're so spoiled with the WDW fireworks. All to often, as part of our theme park working culture, we forget there is a world out there not necessarily inhabited by tourists. It's a nice change.

Off to shower (finally) and do some grocery shopping...I think I'll take my new bag with me!