Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vacation! (again)

Back from Vacation #2. We went to Ohio to a racing event for Paul. How did it go? Well.......

This is a fuel pump:
First of all, who knew that it would be under the floor of the back-back(it's a station wagon)? I thought it would be where the engine is, but apparently it's closer to the gas tank in the back.

Second of all, he went through THREE of these suckers. One of them we had to drive to Columbus to get. Another, he got from a friend and now has to get him a new one. Needless to say, I'm SURE he would have won his races if he had been able to race.... and he still can't figure out why they were breaking.

I did get another car seat blanket knit in the car on the way there and the way home:

Just needs the crochet edging and blocking. I made this with Berroco Comfort, which I have to say I do not love (I've heard great things about it). I thought it was a little splitty and didn't love how it felt. Maybe it will feel different after I block it.

No knitting while I was there because it was either too hot or I was too tired. But I did read Janet Evanovich's Sizzlin' Sixteen, which was good (as her books always are!).

And we did go here:
... where I had a yummy bbq, onion ring, texas toast cheeseburgery thing. It was yummy but I didn't have room for a Campfire Blast (graham cracker ice cream mixed with chocolate covered marshmallows). Next time.

Tour de Fleece Show and Tell: Thanks to all who participated! Here are some of the finished projects:
Yvette's beautiful beaded purse which was given to her future daughter-in-law to carry in the wedding!:

Ethel's hat and scarf sets made with Cascade 220:

Stevie's baby blanket:

And her cup cozy which she made since she finished her blanket before the tour was done!:

Nancy C's Drop Stitch Scarf made with Fantasy Naturale and her first-ever socks made with Cascade 220 Superwash:

Jan with her crocheted cardigan:

Andrea's Moderne Baby Blanket:

Jan's Traveling Woman Shawl made with Cascade Luna:

Mary Kate's socks made with Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II:

And of those who finished, PAT LIGHTBODY is the winner of the prize!!! She will receive a Jessalu project bag filled with a Franklin Habit Work in Progress Book, Eucalan and a tiny tools case!

Customer Show and Tell:
Mary Kate's Traveling Woman Shawl made with Cascade Luna:

Lisa's gorgeous Blooming Cotton Scarf made with Cotton Rick DK:

Patty's adorable little booties made with Baby Bamboo:

Stephanie's beautiful shawls!!!:


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