OK , it has been one roller coaster of a weekend y’all. Anyway, I am just going on the record here: I said the Browns could be an OK team this year, and I have no idea where the hell Anderson came from, but maybe they should keep him!! Best game of the weekend, just cause there was always something going on…….(nothing remotely defensive mind you, but defensive stand offs can stink to watch)
It all started off on a bad foot Friday when I had what was called a systemic reaction to my allergy shots. I got to get a shot of adrenaline and a shot of Benedryl, lets just say the combo is wicked. Whether it be the shots or the reaction itself, my joints are killing me. Badly enough I couldn’t walk in my Birkenstocks. I adviled up and did some knitting though. And finished the darn twinkle toes socks 🙂 These socks were photographed in their most positive light. I made two lace repeat errors, and two purls instead of knit errors and I know where they all are. Still, since these be the first toe-up socks, and really the first lace pattern socks, I find my mistakes to be utterly justified and love these things so much that DD barely got her mitts on them, but they were commissioned by her so to speak, so she would have stolen them later anyway.
I did finally figure out the heel. For the record following two patterns at once was NOT a good idea, just as I had suspected, I ended up with elephant heels on the first sock and had to do some tinking. In the end, these are just thrilling because they are Lacy socks, and you can bet there will be follow ups. I am also unlikely to ever knit from the top down again so smitten am I with the toe up sock.
I have new yarn….. Knit Picks memories, the red hat colorway, and I forget the name of the second but know that it is all my favorite colors all wrapped up in one skein. The red hat is destined to be a gift, as soon as I figure out what to make, the other will be socks for ME. (probably lacy socks for me 🙂
Oddly enough while the Broncos were headed into overtime, hubby and I decided to Tivo the overtime and I headed out for food before the crowds hit. On the way out I got waved over to a side street by an officer of the law. Several police cars were there and I had a sinking feeling in my gut. He walks up to the car and asks how fast I was going in that total cop voice, and I decided to play innocent, and stammer through some I don’t really know explanation, at which point he says: "I don’t know either, we are only checking for DUIs and seatbelts." I could have fallen out of my car laughing. Anyhoo they sent me on my merry way without a ticket or a warning in hand which was nice. And the Broncos won, also nice 🙂
DH and I did go out to dinner to celebrate the anniversary. It was lovely and the kids LOVED having my sister watch them, so it is nice to know that it is possible to go out and enjoy it, and not worry about arriving to a crazed sitter (or sister). DH also bought me some of those bright daisy flowers I am so amused by. I know they are dyed, but still, how can you not love them….. makes me want to dump dye in my flower beds.
And to top off the strange weekend I drove to work this morning under this:
The sky was absolutely exploding with color, I wish I had a shot of how the side road I was taking was empty, and the highway was a parking lot, because all together it seems like such a good omen.