Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'm Back From the Living Dead - Maybe

A couple of my knitting buddies fussed at me yesterday (you know who you are, KnottyKnitter40 & KnittinWolf) for not updating my blog more often. To be honest, life has been really busy & blog updates are always the first thing to go. It has been so crazy & I've been so tired, I feel like I was sleep walking the entire time. Let me update you on my life for the past month.

The weekend of May 16th, RKSMom & I took our scouts camping. Of course, it was the warmest weekend of the year (so far) & we were in tents. It was almost miserable. But, we brought back the big award for having such a great troop so it wasn't all bad. You might be able to tell that there isn't much shade at Castaic Lake.

My fingers felt too fat & swollen to do much sock knitting but Lil' Loopy decided to help with the knot tying. Once we got back, I had to prepare for Open House. While I enjoy open house, it makes for a very long week & I hadn't recovered from the weekend.

The next weekend was Memorial Weekend & time for a band Music Festival. I went with them to the festival on the school bus. Did I ever mention that I get car sick & I'm completely worthless on a school bus? Not a good thing for a teacher. They were disappointed to bring back a bronze award. We learned later that they were misjudged. They were ajudicated as a high school band & not the junior high band that they are. That means their score could have qualified them for a silver or gold rating.

I was "fortunate" to be the adult for 6 male junior high kids. I never heard, "pull my finger" so many times in my life as I did that day. I did win cool points because I love the coasters. Silver Bullet is "tight". I love that ride. It is full of loops & corkscrews. It flips you upside down seven times! I think corkscrews & barrel rolls are the best. For some reason, I can't ride in a car or school bus but I don't get sick on the coasters. Yipee. My drop stitch scarf helped to pass the time in lines. We got back late & spent Sunday recovering. We finished out the weekend with family and friends watching Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

June 1st was the big secret swap partner reveal. Of course, I was spoiled by my pal. Thank you Mish. I was a bad blogger & didn't get any pictures. :( I spent the week before the swap trying to finish a bath set for my downline, Stashymama. It is the softest cotton I have ever felt. It is Pima Petite by Unique Sheep. I can't wait to get my hands on more of it. A tank top knit with it would be divine.

After that is when my life started getting crazy. I do have some other knitting to show you as well. More in my next post which hopefully will be tomorrow but I plan on taking several naps during this next week.



knittinwolf said...

The "complainer":) gets to make the first comment! Yeah you blogged!

The troop at Castaic looks like they were melting! You can feel the heat from the pic!:)

I hate riding on buses or backseats in cars. But I also hate elevators and especially roller coasters..instant green for me! Can't wait to see the scarf pics!

Glad you had a great swap partner to spoil you!

So great seeing you yesterday! Love your tenny shoes that I know they don't steam like a locomotive I'll have to get some next time they're out!


Katnmouse's Knitting Diary said...

It was great seeing you yesterday Carol.

Looks like you have had a full month of it.

So sorry the band got judged wrong. That is soooooo unfair. I was a band memeber myself and I remember feeling the let down when we didn't do as well as we should have.

hugsssss and hope to see you again soon.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Sorry you have been threw the ringer of late but I must say I was so happy to get some time with you yesterday.I love your shoes and of course you were wearing my favorite socks;)I love your pictures there terrific:) I hope this coming week is better to you.Hugs Darcy