Thursday, March 20, 2008

A busy weekend

Last weekend I finally got to show off my new house to some out of town visitors. My mom, dad, older sister, Linda and my niece and nephew, Megan and Noah made the drive from Des Moines to Denver to visit Mary and me. We had a very fun time.

We started out the weekend on Friday at Mary and Phil's house in Boulder with a walk down Pearl Street (with a stop at Ben & Jerry's...yum!) then a gianormous pizza for dinner from Cosmo's. Yum, again. On Saturday after some time in the mountains, we made the trek down to Denver to my house. Sunday was a lazy day, but Linda and I snuck out for a bit to stop by Colorful Yarns to do a bit of stash enhancing. They were having a St. Patty's Day sale where you drew a shamrock out of a bowl to find out your discount. I was very happy with my 20% discount. I brought home some Malabrigo for hats and a couple of skeins of sock yarn. So much fun!


On Monday, we decided to take the light rail to downtown to have lunch at one of my favorite Denver restaurants, Stuben's. They have the best grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries.

Here we are on the light rail (Poor Noah climbed a mountain unscathed, but then took a tumble off a curb in a parking lot. His nose took the brunt of the fall.)


Then we had to take the free shuttle bus through downtown to get closer to the restaurant. Megan took this photo:



The weekend went by way too fast, there were so many other things I had wanted to do, but I'll just have to save them for their next visit. I think the kitties were relieved when the three-year old left. Purl was not this relaxed during the visit.

Notice the belly on this kitten? She's getting a bit pudgy. We might have to start thinking about a kitty diet.

Since the travelers left, I've finished the socks you can see from space.


They started out to be identical twins, but apparently I had an skein of yarn with a mistake in it. They forgot the royal blue in the first sock I made, so I guess I have to settle for fraternal twins. I really love the way these fit. I'm not sure where I'll ever wear them, but they were fun to make. I think I knit faster because I want to get to the color changes.

In other yarn related news, I received my first package from The Loopy Ewe sock club last week. It's not a color I would have picked out on my own, but that's the beauty of a sock club. It gets me out of my color rut. I'm very excited about the pattern. I think it will become a favorite.


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