Monday, March 17, 2008

Think Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Green is my favorite color!

I wore green clothes to work today...well, not really "all" green but I wore green blouse, green vest, little pin, green Dansko shoes and Leprechaun socks! I was so happy to see all of my colleagues wearing green today. I came up with silly idea that we all should wear specific color on each day this week because it's Spring Break week. They agreed with me!!! Tomorrow we will wear something purple, Red on Wednesday, Brown on Thursday and Blue on Friday.

Last Friday, I finished one sock and was determined to finish the second one. Guess what, I'm almost finished!! It was very productive weekend for me. Craig went out with his friend last weekend. I knitted and did a lot of laundry. I watched three straight movies - The Cutting Edge, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream yesterday.

I'm going to watch "Dancing with the Stars" and hope to finish the sock tonight. Marlee Matlin will dance tonight!!!

Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Back to Reality

We got back from the warmest place in Daytona Beach, Florida!! Dang!! I tried to bring the warm weather here but seems the sun followed us so far!

We had a GREAT time there!!! A lot of PHOTOS to share with you....

From Day One:

My DH looked so happy to leave the cold weather to warm place!!

I was happy knitting my new project, Ariann.

There were sooooooo many bikers, trailers with motorcycles, and RVs driving south on 95. We noticed something weird on the red vehicle.....something was missing in the front.

Ahhhh....that explains why!!!!

How cool is that?!!!!

We arrived Daytona Beach campground at 10:30 pm and parked our trailer next to new deaf couple from Michigan. They brought their fancy fifth wheel trailer. We shared little living room and kitchen on the campground. Two other deaf couples from Indiana stayed with us in few site away.

Second Day:

We went to Main Street where many bikers showed off their bikes down and up the street all day and night.

Cool bike with a lot of spikes from rear to biker's helmet to the front!!

The couple brought their dog along!

Beautiful view in the early evening!

Day Three:

We went to Daytona International Speedway where all the vendors were held.

My DH, Dave and Barbara from Michigan and Bobby from Kentucky

Policemen showed off their talents.

I love these trees so much!!!

Wonder why the Red Society ladies were doing at the Bike Event?
Day Four:

We rode by the coastline all day and stopped to see the Altantic Ocean.

Beautiful and sunny day!
Day Five: I forgot to bring my camera with me. We went out riding around the town and stopped several vendors to shop around.
Day Six:

Good thing that we checked out on Friday morning at 7 am before the rain poured down so hard. The couple from Michigan left at 5:30 am and paged me that they were stuck in Kentucky snowstorm. They dropped Bobby off and stayed overnight.
Poor DH, he was so tired from driving through nasty weather all day and decided to stop at Walterboro, South Carolina to stay overnight at the motel.
Day Seven:

The weather was so perfect but it was very windy all day!!!!
Till we entered Virginia...there was bad storm for a short time. Guess what my DH was doing???

We looked at beautiful rainbow!

During the trip, I knitted the sock instead of Ariann sweater.....

And reading blogs and ravelry through my pager.

Ahhhh we were so glad that we arrived home at 8 pm last night. Oh boy, we were soooooo tired!! It was worthwhile week for us!
Today I spent all afternoon unpacking, cleaning and washing clothes!!! No fun!!!
I'm not looking forward to go back to work tomorrow. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!
Happy Knitting!!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

On the road

Guess where am I now???

In the car using my pager on I-95 south of North Carolina!!
We are heading down to Daytona Beach, Florida for the Bike Week! My DH is soooooo excited and can't wait to ride his big baby toy!! I'm sooooo happy that I have more knitting time! Yay!!

Past few days were pretty rough for me at work. Meetings, meetings and seriously NON-STOP meetings!!!! I didn't have time catching up my emails and paperwork. I managed to come to work at 7 am yesterday to catch up my emails and paperwork before meetings and worked through lunch. I finally left my office at 7 pm. I was so beat! I'm so glad that my DH agreed to leave this morning instead of last night. Mwah!!

I was hoping to share what projects I plan to knit. I narrowed down to three specific projects: Ariann, Tangled Yoke Cardigan and Printed Silk Cardigan. I checked my yarn stash. (That's my new year resolution - do not buy new yarns!! Use what I have!! I know I have many yarns hiding in the closets). It took me two days of reading all patterns, playing with yarns and thinking. I have 15 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran that I purchased thru E-bay for a great price three years ago. I sensed that that yarns have been screaming through my eyes every time I open the closet! Ariann won!!! I checked the gauge and it came out perfect!

I casted on the needle last Thursday and didn't knit till this morning after drinking my hot coffee when we are on the road.

I also bring my sock yarn and several sock patterns that I have not decide which one I would knit. I will decide when I feel like to knit sock.
I mentioned my DH that I would like to stop LYS in Florida if time permits. I don't know there is one there in Daytona Beach but I will ask someone or check the phone book when we arrive there. Please let me know if you know the place(s). Thanks!!!

It's almost lunch time!! We are going to stop in rest area and eat sandwiches soon!!! I bring my laptop with me and am not sure if I will be able to use it at the campground. I hope so! I could post some pictures of the bike event and share my knitting progress.
Have a great day!!! Happy March!!! Happy Knitting!!!