3.22.2007

Family, Knitting and Presents

St. Patty's weekend was great. Seattle weather was exactly as to be expected, rained every time we were out of doors and stopped every time we were indoors. Typical and I loved it. I really miss the rain down in San Diego, but it has been raining this morning in San Diego, YAY!

I passed out knitted items like Santa Claus this weekend. Sister 3's leg warmers...

and shawl...

and sister 1's purple socks.

They loved them, I think (sister 3 is a teenager and I don't know how excited she ever looks). Sister 1 wore her socks all weekend. One of my aunts got cold over the weekend and put the leg warmers on her arms. I think they look pretty good there too. Sister 2 borrowed my new Danica scarf for a while too.



My sisters taught me a drinking game called King's Cup. I had a blast and remember the entire evening so I must have been winning. Sister 2 doesn't remember a good portion of the night and went jogging the next day on a belly full o'booze on St. Patty's Day morning. It is a good thing we are such nice sisters, we didn't let her do anything crazy.

St. Patty's Day included quiches for breakfast, shopping, corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes for dinner (my favorite) and an evening out at a bar called McFinster's in Edmonds, WA. We were decked out in the green too. Over-sized felt hats, boas, green glowing accessories and green beer (of course the novelty wore off after the first two pitchers and we switched to real beer).

My aunt was totally scamming on one of the bartenders and got him to take of his jacket. Gotta tell ya, HOT! Green A-shirt and suspenders and big, broad shoulders. She also walked away with his green beer mug goggles. She kinda got a little embarrassing, not just because she is my Aunt, I could care less about that, but her behavior towards this hot guy was not super. Oh well, we'll blame the green beer.

My jaw started aching last week. I thought it was from chewing too much gum while I quit bringing cigarettes to work, so I quit chewing gum. Unfortunately the pain just built up until Sunday. I spent Sunday lying on the couch with my face on a heating pad. My mom gave me a muscle relaxer she takes for her back but it only succeeded in wiping me out. The heating pad helped but whenever I would step away from it the pain would return.

I went to a dentist and got a referral for a specialist. The dentist says my jaw is crooked. Yuck, we'll see what the specialist can do.

So I got my spindle from eBay while I was away and got to playing with it. I spun some of the fiber that came with it and it was terrible, very uneven, but then got to playing around with some of the fleece that I did get around to washing and did much better...

It got me inspired to wash some more of it, even though, I hated it. I'll give it another go. :)

I also received presents (YAY). One of the gals I taught to knit on my last cruise sent me some thank you presents. Two necklaces that I think she made herself. The first is totally perfect for the geologist in me (I did get my degree in that after all), it has crystalline pyrite on it and is green granite... love it...

and the other is onyx I believe...

Now I'm not much of a necklace wearer but I will probably make an exception for such a perfectly geeky and original work of art!

3 comments:

Mandy said...

It sounds like you had a great time with your family! I looks like your hand knits were well recived!! Have a great weekend!!

brandilion said...

It probably helps that I MADE them wear it as part of the drinking game. I got to make up a rule and it was you had to wear an item I knitted. I know, I'm a knitting cheater!

alice said...

holy cow, you've never played kings? my goodness!! please tell me you at least know Asshole...