Wednesday, May 07, 2008

FO Alert

Have you been wondering where I've been?

I've been trying to finish things I've started.

Buddy Bill received a kitchen dishcloth I started for him a while back. Funny thing is, he says it's too pretty to use. He has it hanging on his refrigerator as artwork, much like someone would hang pictures their kids did at school. Magnets at the corners and all. One day I'll just go over and use it for dishes as it is intended to be used, and that will be that.

Size 7 US needles

College Kid arrived home for the summer and was greeted by his red and green striped socks, which he immediately unwrapped, tried on, walked around the apartment wearing, and declared "just right, a perfect fit!" Another FO. Smack me if Mr. Size 12 1/2 asks for more socks, OK?

I also had a trip to my hometown planned in order to meet up with some high school friends. One dear friend, who seems to be the glue that binds us all together, was home from California, and he rallied the troops. We gathered at the regular watering hole for the evening, and when they shut it down in the wee hours of the morning, I drove a group of us to the greasy diner for a long breakfast and then shuttled the guys home. It's interesting to see how the dynamics can change among people from 1985 to now. The guys who used to chase cheerleaders aren't chasing them anymore. The cheerleaders aren't cheerleaders anymore. Some of us still manage to be out until 3:00 AM without too many ill effects! That hasn't changed about us! It was strange to see the children of people two classes ahead of us in the same bar, though, old enough to legally drink. EEEK!

Mayhem is playing softball and that's the best place to work on my Log Cabin Afghan! Her team is 4-2 so far and she has scored in every game. Not bad for a first year player! And I might actually finish this afghan. :-) She's almost as tall as her coach, you see?

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Blogger the secret knitter said...

So the truth comes out about men's socks! Not so much fun when they take that much longer to knit! ;)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Buddy Bill said...

Karen-Regarding my dishcloth, more correctly called a tapestry, perhaps I should hang it on the wall like the tapestries I've seen across Europe.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 12:31:00 AM EDT  
Blogger becky c. said...

We've missed you, but I'm glad you are having fun with old friends and new sports.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 9:22:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I'm so glad my hubby only has size 9 1/2 feet! It is so nice to know that your work is appreciated!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:57:00 AM EDT  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Size 12 1/2? You do what you do for love. Good thing he likes them do much! Same for Buddy Bill. I like his comment about hanging the cloth like a European tapestry. A keeper, for sure.

Friday, May 9, 2008 at 7:15:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

Are you trying to make me feel old? LOL

I've knit that Chinese Waves pattern - it's a good one.

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10:56:00 AM EDT  

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