My Trillian scarf is blocked and dry. It came out nicely.
Today the Girl’s BFF’s mom asked if we’d join them to celebrate her (the mom’s) birthday at Crown and Crumpet, a local tea shop. Of course I said yes, and talked to the Wee Boy about using our best manners, etc., beforehand. 😜
Luckily, my husband took the Boy out just long enough this afternoon for me to whip up a couple of pairs of earrings as a gift.
The tea was lovely, and I think it was fun for the Girl to experience some of the desserts she’d read about in Harry Potter, even if they were not quite authentic, according to our English birthday mum. It was fun nonetheless!
We spent another good chunk of the weekend in golden gate park today- exploring, climbing trees, burning off excess energy…
And I squeezed in a bit of UFO knitting. Poor Trillian has gotten very little attention, due to 1) more exciting projects and 2) carpal tunnel. #2 is really the bigger cause, because the smallish size 4 needles tend to hurt me more than, say, a size 8, and I can only do a row or two at a time. Slow going!!
But a row or two is something, anyway.
The Wee Boy’s sweater is looking good! It looked like this yesterday:
Because his last hand knit sweater was lost, he’s very concerned about me putting his name in this one. Good kid!
Now for fun, a few pics of an afternoon in golden gate park:
And for fun, here are some pics of a super fun block the Wee Boy and I came across on an errand this morning.
Aside from late-night gift wrapping, today wasn’t particularly Christmas Eve-y. We started with a trip to the local grocery co-op, where I giggled to myself over the absurd prices of (sometimes absurd) items.
And that was Christmas Eve! Hope yours was merry!
The kids and I spent a good portion of the day out exploring a new place, then an old favorite. First, Fort Funston, which was new to us.
Our cookie results were pretty funny.
I have much more than that done now, but this part has to be blocked before I continue. In the meantime, I’m working on a bear.
And how was your Saturday?
This Honey Cowl is so near completion that I’m using my kitchen scale and computing how much more I can knit before binding off, and how much yarn to leave for the bind-off row. Cutting it close is one of the things I love about knitting! Will it work? Will I have to frog?
In other crafty news, I made some felt dryer balls and the kids and I embellished some with needle felting.
It has been a verrrry long thanksgiving weekend for me. The kids don’t do well at home for long periods of time, so I have to come up with lots of outside entertainment, which I prefer to be cheap or free, since we require so much of it. Today we hit a new library and a new park/walk. The best part was that we ran into preschool friends at both places.😊 We made good choices!
About 8″ done, 3″ to go! Home stretch!
Since we are a small family living quite far from most of our relatives (only one set is within driving distance), our holidays tend to be small and unstructured. So today’s Thanksgiving was marked by a trip to the beach, a small, early meal (husband goes to work at 3:00pm), then an outing to the park.
Simple, easy, (relatively) quiet. I’m thankful for the simplicity and for the low expectations my kids have for such holidays. 😜 I hope that my American friends had a nice Thanksgiving, and that friends and readers from elsewhere had a pleasant Thursday.