Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Odds and Ends

 Our 2 week extravaganza with MN Grand is now over.  Flew into MSP on Fri, hung out with family, celebrated Miss P's birthday, and then flew home yesterday.  I think that certain active 10 year olds ought to share a little bit of her energy with her poor old tired zonked Gramma.  I suggested it to her a few times and she giggled.  Even at 10, she's never still.  Not fair.

We had a glorious time with her as usual.  10 year old kids are so self-sufficient; she even made her own scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Her mom has been teaching her knife skills since they both cut up veggies together, and I got to see this in action.  She peeled potatoes, and then cut them up so beautifully.  Whadda kid!

What did we do?  Well, this was a special birthday, and I only get to see her about 3 times/year what with such expensive air fares, so we did treats.  Zarkana with Cirque du Soliel at Radio City Music Hall, a trip to Mystic Aquarium, which was amazing, 2 beach visits, one to the Jersey shore and the Atlantic, and one to the CT shore on Long Island Sound.  A couple of movies, Museum of Natural History in NYC, hanging out, chatting, errands.  All in all, a wonderful trip.  It helps that she loves to go places and is open to so many new experiences.

So, now she's back home and I'm back to normal, or whatever passes for normal around here.

I managed to start a bunch of different projects while she was visiting, including the famous Baby Surprise Jacket.  I've knitted a gazillion of these, and still love to do them.  I need to sew this one up, decide on buttons, and probably do an idiot cord border around it.

Take a look at this!  Isn't it amazing?  I surprise myself at my ability to start new projects.  It's going to be yet another baby jacket.  What?  You couldn't tell? 

I"m even back to crocheting.  Every baby needs a crochet blankie, so here's the beginning of one.

I managed to make a serious goof on the purple rows, so I had to frog it all out to that point and then do it again.  Sort of normal for me with crochet. 

And now I need a nap.  Between my lack of sleep and the vertigo from flying, my brain is spinning around.  I did drag myself to the gym, but I have to tell you that exercising with exhaustion and vertigo just isn't fun.

Nap time for Grammy!


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The BSJ is beautiful, and I love that the colors match your stars.

Ruth said...

Thanks! Gotta work really hard to finish it. I've reached the boredom factor!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Whoa! She still knits!
I love it! Love the colors.

Henya said...

I have too made a zillion of BSJs, they are grand!
I love them!
Glad to see your knitting and crochet projects. For a while I thought that you have gone on to the "other side".
I have been thinking a lot about you in the last few weeks. Hope you feel good.

scrapperjen said...

WOW! Glad you had a wonderful visit.
You have LOTS of projects going on - keep posting them, I find them very inspiring.


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