Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's a party

So, not much knitting got done over the weekend although I did finish my grandson's socks. (I'm going to re-do them. I don't like the way the short row heel fits [or doesn't] on him)

Instead of knitting we went to the Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula, LA. We had a family reunion of sorts and a lot of fun. There was a crawfish/shrimp boil, rides, a parade, laughter, dancing, strawberry daiquiris and much silliness. I think the count was 44 people at the boil. Some who had never had crawfish before and some who had never seen what a crawfish/shrimp boil in the deep south is. I couldn't help but laugh at the looks on faces when all this food (crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms, garlic, onions) got dumped out right onto the tablecloth on the picnic table in the back yard. Apparently, we only eat that way in the south.

I have since done a few more squares on my Everlasting Blanket and a few more rows on the alpaca scarf. Lauren's sweater is waiting for me to do the seaming and put on the bands. I haven't gotten to it yet, but it needs to be in my hands today so I can get it done.
I still need to make some more hats for Caps for Kids. Some of the ones I had were given away for our local homeless population. I don't think I'll meet my self-imposed quota this year. I try to make sure I have about 60, but with watching my grandson these days I don't get the time for knitting that I used to get. That's ok though. I'll just try to work a few more in and be happy that I'm finding time for it at all. It's been a long time since I had a three year old around and this one is full of energy and wants Nana to play ball with him. One of the upsides is that it's helping me with the weight I'm trying to drop. Slowly, but surely.

Well, off to either do some housework or seam a sweater.