Sunday, July 29, 2007

Irony Is Not Dead

Well, things have been very busy lately. I greatly appreciate everyones kind words and get well wishes for my Dad. I'm sorry I haven't had time to respond to each one of you individually. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts.

I haven't done much knitting lately either and have no new knitting to show you. But I have been on this cross stitch kick lately and can't seem to get enough of these little designs! In case you are wondering the designs are from Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson. These things are addictive!

Monday, July 16, 2007

My Friday the 13th

I had Friday off work with big plans to do laundry and meet the hubby at a bar for a drink or two when he got off work. Well, at about 2pm I got a call from my Stepmom that my Dad had been in an accident. He drives a flat bed semi. He's going to be ok but he's facing a very long road to recovery. He was in surgery for a very long time Friday getting things put back together and he is back in surgery today. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

We drove the 6 hours to where he is at to spend the weekend with him and my stepmom. On the way it poured down the rain terribly and I dropped my cell phone outside the truck before we went to dinner and didn't realize until we came back out. So, the cell phone is currently out of commission but I'll be working on getting a new one hopefully today.

I didn't get a whole lot of knitting done since I can't really knit while riding in the truck but I did finish up my Solstice Slip socks while in the hospital room. The Solstice Slip socks are the June kit from the Rockin' sock club of Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I did 13 rounds on the leg portion to commemorate this Friday the 13th. Edited to add - the yarn is Socks that Rock, lightweight in the club exclusive Firebird colorway.

The one highlight of the trip were the baby ducks in the pond/lake outside the hospital. I think I took about 50 pictures but here are some good ones.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Houseboat Vacation

Sorry, it's been forever since I blogged but that's because I've been on vacation! I went to go visit with family. We took a houseboat trip at Eagle Cove resort on Dale Hollow Lake Tennessee.

We rented the 60' houseboat for 4 nights. It was a blast! The slide was a lot of fun as long as it was wet! If it was dry it gave you a rug burn type rash that hurt.

I got to hang out with my "little" brother a little bit before we went on the houseboat since he couldn't go with us.

Here's my mom, sister and adorable little neices playing in the water. It was great getting to visit with them. I can't believe how fast the girls have grown and how smart they are!

We did some fishing on the lake too. Here's the giant I caught.

There was also some knitting happening on the trip. I've been working on a Chevron scarf and also on the June Rockin' Sock Club Kit. Pictures of knitting progress in the next post.