Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back to school!! Yay! I mean, aw...


The little one is just dreaming of school, but still. The girls are full steam ahead in routine, I love that. I love that I can stop this 4 ten hour workday boloney and get home a few days early to greet the bus instead. I love that my 3rd grader is pretty stoked about school. I love that everyone is tired at 9pm.

I took the day off, I do that every year to *celebrate* ,if you will, the end of summer. Today my husband and I went out on our bikes - my new fancy road bike has finally had it's maiden voyage. My arms hurt, what's that about? We also went out for pancakes and I got a massage. We take this *celebration* seriously.

I even have an FO today...The Stacked Eyelet Cowl by Ami Madison of SourCherries.
Mama Blue Knitting Goods Troika Sport in die.

I also got my Seasons installment from Sundara - Midnight Meadows - a spoiler here.

Lastly, I have been chugging away at the Shetland Triangle - I am hoping to wear it for my sister-in-law's beach wedding this October. It is a quick knit. I am 7 repeats into the body, I think I will squeak out 3 more repeats and then the edging section - I can't wait to block and share a final product! For now, here's a peek at the little blob of lace...

Dream in Color Smooshy in Beach Fog

"Morticcia" of two knits of ivory and I are doing a shawl-a-long of sorts since she was starting this project at the same time. A cyber-knit-friend to keep me motivated to have more progress to share.


Blogger sheepish one said...

awww. i mean yay. no, i mean awww. no, yay!

10:55 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

what cute little girls!! there is no way that they are more of a handful than my boys!!! heh! i am sooooo looking forward to their fist day of "school" - next week monday! 3 weeks was about all i could take. ha! i now understand why school exists. ;)

1:44 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Wow! You really do know how to celebrate the first day of school! A massage? Really? Lucky you! Mine all went off to school this morning - three high schoolers. How did we get here already?

The Shetland Triangle is one of my favorite shawl patterns. It's one of the few patterns that I've knit multiple times. Yours is going to be a beauty in that Dream in Color.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Aw, your girls are so cute!

The cowl and shawl look gorgeous -- amazing yarn choices, as usual. I've got to get into this cowl thing...there are so many gorgeous ones out there, and I think yours has tipped the scale!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Cute girls, hope their first day was good. Love the shawl so far. Did you double the yarn for the cowl, it's pretty! I'm still trying to score some Mama Blue, one day :)

6:44 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

What a great way to celebrate another new school year - bike ride, massage, time with your husband. Your cowl turned out beautiful, maybe you can wear it tomorrow! :)

7:11 PM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Love that you take the day off to 'celebrate' - that's great :)

Your girls are so cute! Here's to a great new school year!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Pretty scarf and cowl! Hooray for school days!!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

School started hede also. First day total mess -Hedera refused to sit in the school chair!
A massage? Great idea! Massages are sooooo addictive - once you try it - always wanna turn back again and have another one!

12:29 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay for back to school!!! Love that Mama Blue Cowl!! So yummy I bet!

How gorgeous is that shawl going to be?!?! You can do it!

2:14 AM  
Blogger Aline said...

Pretty girls! Mum looks awesome too! Nice to see you all so healthy and happy. Isn't school great? Your knitting is sooo inspiring. How do you get so much done? I need your recipe I guess.

7:07 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

i so know what you mean about the back to school days!!!! hooray!!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Awww is right! Its is sweet, and exciting and sad at the same time when our kids start school:) Hey I can say that now - Officially he he...

You have such great projects going right now... I still am planning on busting out a cowl one of these days---I think its the new scarf!

3:02 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Love the cowl, and hooray for skool daze! Quick question: how many skeins are you using for your Shetland Triangle? That is such a awesome pattern, I'm getting ready to do another one.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Jill L said...

Great way to celebrate Back-to-School. Mine are Seniors and so it was a litle bittersweet this year......Great knitting projects!

9:55 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Oh My Gosh! What cutie patooties! I wanted to thank you SO MUCH for your card, Stacey! I got it in the mail today. It meant so much to me to know that there is someone out there thinking about me. That's the worst part about this whole thing is feeling like you're all sole alone. Thanks for making my day! Hope to see you tomorrow in Jefferson. I'll be wearing my Ravelry badge if you see me first!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

The girls are so cute! And good for you for celebrating school. A massage sounds fabulous!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

What cute little devils!

I know, why do your arms hurt? (says the women who hasn't been on a bike in 10 years!) Must be the vibration and the posture of bike riding.

I envy your awesome tradition! Massage? What a great idea.

Your DIC shetland shawl is looking fabulous! I think the pattern calls for a really tiny shawl. I'm at 12 repeats total and I still think the shawl is too small. Whaddya think?

7:04 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Okay Peaknit...I'll be watching your progress on this one. I plan on participating in the Wollmeise KAL starting the 28th and just bought the book, hoping it'll be @ my door today. Cute girls...All 3 of my babies are now in High School together. A senior, a Junior and a Freshman. Crazy how it flies. My husband and I always had a "they're back to school" day together too!

11:18 AM  
Blogger heather in Bloom said...

a bike ride to commemorate the first day of school... what a pleasing idea! My arms never hurt, but somehow my palms always end up hurting at the end of long rides...I'm sure the problem is that I ride a Fischer instead of a Trek :)

8:37 PM  

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