May 27, 2009
Graduation Week-end is over and we have one less college bill to pay a successfully graduated son – woohoo! It was a fun weekend and I’m glad that my folks, WH’s mom, and my brother were all there to help us celebrate. Here are some photos for you:
College Guy and his favorite friends (L-R): Matt, Audrey, Jen, Gretchen and Danny:
College Guy and his favorite room-mates (not Jessica. She’s Nathan’s fiancee and since the rest of these guys are currently girlfriend-less. she claims them all for her own and calls them “My Boys”. I think she has a pretty good deal!) L-R: Danny, Nathan, Jessica, Dan and Philip.
College Guy and his friend Matt getting ready to drive off to O’Hare Airport in Chicago to catch a plane to Budapest for their backpacking adventure (they met up with Matt’s college sister over there):
Look who they ran into at O’Hare – Janice’s son A and his girlfriend C! They had just flown back from C’s semester overseas and were driving back to Iowa that afternoon. Funny that their time overlapped at the airport!
Speaking of trips, it was so fun to read all of your hometown entries in the May Blog Contest! Clearly I don’t get out enough, because every one of them seemed like a must-see. You all have some great things to do in your hometowns and it made me wish that we could just hop in a car and start making the rounds. (And then we’d have to hop a plane to visit all of you overseas.) I’m ready! We did the Randomizer to find two winners for the contest. It picked Holly in CO and Allison in CT. Congratulations to both of you! We’re sending off your Loopy Care Packages in the morning. Watch for our June contest in a couple of weeks – we have another fun question for you to ponder and answer.
Have you noticed my lack of knitting progress on the blog, lately? That’s because I’ve been knitting away on my Girasole. I counted up last night and I have 30 more rows to go, and then the knitted edge. That doesn’t seem like a lot, until you realize that each row is 640 stitches, and I’ve heard that the knitted edge takes forever. I’m still enjoying it, though. I’ve also started my Challenge Socks. Good thing, since they need to be done by the end of June.
In re-stocking news, we have put up: more Dream in Color Classy, new colors of Yarn Love roving, Perchance to Knit Midnight Rainbow/Harlot’s Peacock Lace, and the Knit Kits are back in. Coming up (so far) for next week: Creatively Dyed Calypso, L&V Intentions Yarn and Roving, Yarn Love Juliet, Perchance to Knit Lace, Hazelknits, and possibly Numma Numma The Usual (if we get it in time to photo for the Sneak Up. It’s in the mail!).