A Good Yarn

Friday, October 20, 2006

Another Fast and Fun Week!

Time is just whooshing along, isn't it? Before you know it, it's going to be Christmas!

My weekend in So Dak was fun. I gave my sister Laura the blue hooded sweater coat and she immediately put it on and wore it for the rest of the evening. I also offered her her choice of the last three pair of socks I made and she immediately chose the blue Koigu socks and put those on right away. That's the kind of reception one likes to get to one's knitting efforts! Of coure, if I was a good blogger, I'd have taken a picture of Laura in said knitwear, but the camera was in my car down the street and I was too lazy to go get it. I also got to see my sister Kerry, who is expecting. Couldn't tell though - she's as slim and trim as always. I spent the rest of the afternoon with my niece, Alexis and my mom. Alexis decided that since the Vikings weren't playing on Sunday, we were going to have a game day. So we played Monopoly Jr, Yahtzee, Old Maid and Go Fish. I did quite well in the games, if I do say so myself. I also played my brother this week in our Fantasy Football League and beat him rather handily. I guess I should have bought a lottery ticket on Sunday, because I seemed to have the luck!

I finished up "Embroidered Truths" as well over the weekend. I have to say that this isn't my favorite mystery series. In fact, if it wasn't about knitting and set in Minnesota, I probably wouldn't be reading them. This one seemed like it was all set up, set up, set up and then suddenly the killer is revealed. I like more stuff in the middle - revealing information about the characters and having a few red herrings. I started our next book club selection:

It's a slim book. It seems to be very well written, although there is some language I can't understand. I think maybe I'm just too tired when I'm reading at night. I may need to set aside some weekend time to reading this one for better comprehension.

Monday night I took a Christmas card class at Archivers and made these lovelies:

They're really pretty and not too hard to make. I'm not sure I'm going to make any more of the same for my card this year - still looking. In fact, I went to another Archiver's with Beth last night and we took their Holiday Card Showcase class. You don't really make any cards in that class, they just give you a bunch of ideas for cards. I saw a couple I really liked. Afterward, we went out to eat at a new to me restaurant, Salsarita's. This is a chain of the upscale fast food type, but it's new to Minnesota. I'm not fond of Baja Tortilla Grill and this looked similar, but I liked it a lot better. I am hoping they'll expand out of the suburbs and into the cities soon.

I've been knitting too, but this is getting too long so I'll share that next time.