Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This is a long one...

I accidently took a week off blogging. Its good to be back - but now there is all this stuff to show and tell. So this is a long picture-full post...

It was my second wedding anniversary yesterday. All good and fun. But in the sunneshine household, we can't let any good thing pass with a single day of celebration, so we had 5 days of parties (partying) - hence no time for blogging... We began our five days of celebrating with the traditional baseball game (traditional to us). The best picture from there was my Rockie Dog - a 12" hot dog sold only at Coors Field. Yummm...

Friday was a mellower dinner out. Saturday was a dressed dinner at a wonderful new restaurant in Denver called Fruition. Great food, good wine, excellent service - a winning combination.
Sunday was an open house for our tenants and neighbors. Last night we celebrated with grilled blue cheese burgers and beer - too tired to do much else!!

So there hasn't been tons of knitting, but I will do a rare in progress of the projects that I am actually working on right now. There are the spring hiking socks. They have taken the place of
errand hat. They are so easy and quick and I love the wicking yarn from Halcyon! When I finish these two pairs, all the stash wick yarn will be gone :) Then there is the Vinnland. They are not easy to photograph! You can kinda-sorta see the pattern and this photo washes out the yarn. I am not in love with this pattern. I don't find the pattern rhythmic, nor am I thrilled with how the smaller gauge yarn that I am using shows the pattern. But I really want to finish a set of toe up socks - so these will get done!!

Finally we have some AMAZING packages that I received in the mail yesterday!! The first one is
my first installment of my knitters treat package from Poppy (who still hasn't told me her real name). She is from Washington and filled the box with treats from there. And since it is my favorite place in the world - Yippee!! There was two local coffees, chocolate, a beautiful magnet, a wonderful rosewood bracelet, lavender lotion, organic wool wash, and a beautiful card!! Such a wonderful gift - Thanks Poppy!!

Then my coffee swap package came from Jana at White Oak Studio. She gave coffee, in the coolest
packaging I have ever seen!! A skull bag, a sock pattern, some beautiful yarn called Sleepless in
Seattle (did she know that I was from there?) from her amazing etsy shop and Scout, her beautiful black lab, added the dog notebook!! Thank you Jana!!

It is pouring, pouring, pouring here today!! So, I am trying to get caught up on my work, so I can knit a little more!!

Have a great week!!

8 comments:

Angela Marie said...

Congrats on your second wedding anniversary!!! We had our second one as well. Just last month on the 22nd.

Calling Kahlo said...

I so love the skull bag. I may need to ask your pal where she picked it up. Very nice haul! I am so interested in purchasing her yarn -I can't wait to see it knit up!

DAWN said...

Congratulations! I like the way you party. 5 days for the price of 1--woohoo!! (next month will be my 20th anniversary, it's the same as 2, I swear). Sorry, I choked a little as I typed that, wonder what that was all about, hehe.

Kate said...

congrats on 2 years! you party well!

said...

Really it's only your second? Why did I think you'd been married longer? Well congrats! That is wonderful. :) I need a week long anniversary celebration, oh wait! We celebrate all month! :P

Look at those packages! That is awesome. :)

Jodi said...

Sounds like a busy and marvelous week! Congrats on the anniversary, and what lovely swap packages.

Thanks for the restaurant recommendation. I'm heading to Denver and Boulder this weekend, and it's nice to know a good place to eat!

MsFortuknit said...

how lovely!!

KnitXcorE said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! looks like someone had a fun week.