Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Been AWhile

Life has been busy! And I've been tired! My friend Maureen and I took a 5 day bus tour to Branson-the first time for both of us. We saw some great shows-my favorite was Andy Williams followed by Daniel O'Donnell. We also saw the Presleys, Steamboat Branson Belle, The Twelve Irish Tenors which were also good and Moe Bandy who wasn't.

After many of the performances, a performer will come on the tour buses to say hello to us. He is from the Presleys.
Maureen and I sit in every big chair we can find. This is the third one!
My daughter's ex's grandmother has written a children's book and my daughter has illustrated it. Here is one of her illustrations. The story is a true experience about a pet duck. Yes, it has a diaper on. The book should arrive this week, so it will be fun to see the finished product. (I am responsible for the mistake in the book.) My daughter put the story and illustrations together but her computer kept crashing, so she ended up doing it on our computer. Since she lives 40 miles from us, we did the final editing and downloading to the printer.
And I have been knitting! This is the sweater for my son although I actually frogged this piece and started over in a smaller size. I now have 4 of the large medallions done. The sleeve is OK, don't have to frog that. I tested my gauge on the sleeve before starting the sweater. At this point I wish he wasn't 6 feet tall. At least he is thin. There is supposed to be duplicate stitch patterning around the center medallion and in the red border-we'll see if that gets done!
I so want to knit some socks. It seems I've seen such nice patterns lately, maybe that's all I'll knit when Christmas knitting is done. The one break I did take from my Christmas knitting was to make the Pretty Thing Cowl I posted previously. NOW I CAN'T FIND IT!!! I've searched and searched and am hoping it will show up in some strange place. Is that a symptom of Alzheimer's? I also have a skein of cashmere yarn I can not find. But if you saw my yarn closet, that would be understandable.

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