Saturday, February 27, 2010

february twenty-seven

I’ve been chugging away at my February Lady Sweater. Hoping to finish it tonight, but I’ve still got a bit to go on Sleeve #2. I will 100% be finished tomorrow, that’s for sure. Though, it’s late, and I can only keep my eyes open a little bit longer. Today I managed to knit on rows 49-68 concluding 17 Gull Lace Repeats on the sleeve, and then knitting 16 garter ridge rows for the edge & then did a p2tog bind-off with a 5.5mm needle. I like that the p2tog bind off allows some elasticity. I’ve started on the 2nd sleeve, knitting rows 5-14, which brings me to the middle of the 4th Gull Lace Repeat. (Rows 1-4 of sleeve were done already and left on needles from beginning of pattern). I will 150% finish this sweater on time tomorrow before closing ceremonies. You can count on it! I’ve used these Dangle-Free stitch markers throughout the entire project, putting one in between each repeat on the row (so basically after every 7 stitches). This allowed me to not have to think about where I was if I had to put down my work mid-row. They were really handy during this project. I love them. And they glided smoothly on my 5.0mm knitting needle.


We spent the entire day today (pretty much) with my father-in-law & my nephew Merlyn. We don’t get to see them too often, as my sister-in-law lives 3 and a half hours away. She spent the day with my step-mother-in-law for a girl’s day. (Not sure why I wasn’t invited, but that’s a whole other story). I spent the afternoon listening to Sean in the other room giggling with his cousin. He admires him so much. It’s really too bad that we don’t get to see them more often, Sean would love that. They built tents and forts and played hockey. Mack napped for a good portion of the afternoon (to which amazed my father-in-law). I think it’s because he’s so used to Sean not napping that Mackenzie’s crazy long afternoon nap baffled him a bit. I am certainly glad that Mack still has very good napping habits. (Knock on wood).


This evening we went out for dinner to a fave local dive.


Mackenzie entertained us.


And Sean was fascinated with Merlyn’s Nintendo DS.

I watched Team Canada win THREE Gold medals today. THREE! What an awesome day. Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom (Snowboarding), Men’s Curling & Men’s Team Pursuit Speed Skating. We are still in the lead for the most Gold Medals held by a team this year, with 13 Gold. We now have 25 medals in total, beating our record for most medals at an Olympic. I believe that our previous record was 23 medals. We’ve also beat the former Soviet Union for most Gold Medals won at a Winter Olympic. GO TEAM CANADA!! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s Men’s Hockey Game. We have to beat Team USA… we just do.

Today I saw 2 movies. The first was Post Grad. I got it a while ago and finally got a chance to sit down & watch it. It was really cute even though Jane Lynch is in it. I am NOT a Jane Lynch fan, I find her to be very annoying. I also saw Everybody’s Fine. I am a fan of Drew Barrymore & Robert De Niro. I really liked this movie, and even found myself shedding a tear at the end. Very nice movie. I recommend it.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow, I’m meeting up with some friends that I haven’t seen in a while. We’ve been trying to meet every other month or so, and it’ll be nice to finally see them again. Sometimes, I miss living in the city, for reasons like this. Some people just don’t have access to come out to the West Island, so I don’t get to see old friends as often as I’d like. It should be nice.


Jen said...

Really enjoying watching the Olympics over here and cheering for the Canadians. If you want to enjoy the result more check the medal table on the BBC. They sort by the types of medals so Canada is top of the table!

Amelah said...

Go Team Canada!!

Sean and his cousin are too cute!

I should find my DS that I NEVER use and lend it to Sean if he is so fascinated!!!!

Good job on your sweater! What is the final deadline for the Rav-Olympics? I knew you could do it!

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

You're almost done your sweater!! Hurray!

g-girl said...

i kept looking @ the dangle-free stitchmarkers while at stitches! i love them too-i'm fortunate enough to have some! what a great shot of sean and merlin laughing. what is up with that--your step MIL having a girl's day without you?? oh glad to hear everybody's fine was good..and post grad!