Saturday, May 09, 2009

A Strike and a Spare

We took a midday break yesterday and hit the bowling lanes with some homeschooling friends. If you've never bowled with people who can barely carry a 6 lb. ball, well, that's one thing to add to the list of things you're missing out on.

I had intended to watch and knit. I ended up bowling. I guess it was "the fun mom" thing to do. It was the slightly embarrassing thing to do as well, considering the 75 on the new-fangled computerized scoreboard next to my name. Ehem. I probably should have used the bumpers, like the girls, or, maybe, taken out the knitting, hehe. Ah, well, it was fun, so much fun that apparently my teenager wants to buy his own bowling ball. We may have inadvertently started something...

In other news- our seedlings are all still alive and well; so far, so good. The garden bed has had its first tilling, with another scheduled ASAP. The planting of cold hearty plants should begin next week, with the tender ones waiting, as is necessary in central Minnesota, until Memorial Day weekend or shortly thereafter. We're planning on doing some competitive gardening this year- boys' beans vs. girls' beans, etc... in hopes that the kids will really want to help keep up with it all once the heat moves in, along with the mosquitoes... It could get interesting.

I did manage to finish up a set of wrist and leg warmers for one of my girls, using the newer than new 'Sweater' from Spud and Chloe (dunno how to get the dots above the e, but don't let that stop you from clicking over and checking out their website- the interactive brochure is so cute!), the fabulous new line of yarns, which are about to be introduced at TNNA, from the folks at Blue Sky Alpacas. I absolutely love this new yarn, and the color palette is just amazing- but who would expect anything less? BSA's color lines have always impressed me.

I'm hoping to get some cute pics soon and then I'll get that pattern up as soon as the yarn is introduced at TNNA- this one will be another freebie!

In the meantime, I've got a couple skeins on the way, for a giveaway- so watch for it next week!
Happy knitting (and Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms!)-
eta: Oh, and we spotted the first hummingbird last night!



Blogger a friend to knit with said...

hummingbirds, bowling balls, new patterns, new yarns!
so so good.
i will be at tnna.... so i will definitely go give that yarn a feel!!!

5/09/2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Kristyn Knits said...

bowling with little ones- how fun! jumping in on the fun-good for you!
looking forward to your patterns.

5/10/2009 7:44 PM  
Blogger At Home Mommy Knits said...

A very happy mother's day to you!

5/10/2009 10:17 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Bowling with kids is the best! (depending on the bumper situation, your score might actually look good)

All the hype about Spud and Chloe - I am so excited to try out this yarn!

5/11/2009 9:04 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Always looking for new patterns!

5/11/2009 3:27 PM  
Blogger stitching under oaks said...

sounds like life is blissful! We love to watch the hummingbirds too. Happy Mother's day to you too! Enjoy your family and your garden...I'll be looking forward to seeing your projects.

5/12/2009 11:47 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

sounds like a good day of bowling! must go look at the patterns!

5/13/2009 12:13 PM  
Blogger raining sheep said...

I love takes me back to grade 6 when bowling was a staple birthday party activity. Ahem, that was like centuries ago. I love the bowling alleys that now have the fun light shows and really excellent, energetic music.

5/17/2009 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooh I love bowling, I've not tried it with the kids yet though....Thanks for the Cozy pattern.

5/17/2009 10:44 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hi there--Heard about your contest & your blog from Susan B. Anderson...Can't wait to read more!

5/22/2009 8:45 PM  

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