Friday, May 2, 2008

May day fun!

Yesterday I casted on for my May socks and made great progress! (wish I could do that much every night) It was odd, having the pressure of April socks done and nothing on my needles! I hope to work on several projects here in May, including my alpaca sweater!

These are Waving Lace from Favorite socks! The yarn is Louet Gems in Terracotta. (I've made this pattern once before, so maybe that is why it is going so fast)

and how about a random story I haven't told you about because of the end of semester craziness: So last fall I won a teaching award that had prize money. I pondered long and hard how to spend the money. Yarn would be an obvious choice, but I was afraid in 10 years I wouldn't remember where the money had gone. Well then nice jewelry lasts, but I didn't really have anything in mind. Then I thought a trip! One of my best friends, M, I met in college(we did undergrad and masters together). Now she is working on a Phd in Economics--far away from me! One of our favorite profs which we think of as a dear friend too, moved to Seattle area. So we (M and I) are going to fly out to Seattle to visit with him! It will be a super trip and great to reconnect with such dear friends. We worked hard to find tickets that would get us there at about the same time (from our respective homes) and were reasonably priced and it turns out we are on the EXACT same flight from Dallas to Seattle!! We even got our seats arranged so we are next to each other. (and we didn't realize we were on the same flight until after the tickets were purchased) Talk about a blessing! Needless to say, I can't wait for June 30th!


Wool Winder said...

I love the color you're using for Waving Lace socks.

The trip should be fun.

Faith said...

What a blessing to meet up with old friends over the summer, and work in a vacation at the same time. What an awesome God we serve! Have fun, and don't forget to blog all about it!

Abigail said...

How fun for you and your Friend.

Your prize has been turned over to the USPS and is making its way to you. I do hope you like it.


Abigail said...

I forgot. I posted it yesterday.