I’m so excited – I decided on a project, worked on it (and pretty much only it) and it was done before the due date: Father’s Day – even though I won’t see my dad until the end of the week. I made him the Knitpicks Bow Tie

I used Cygnet Wool Rich Four Ply yarn that I got from a swap – Color is “Denim Mix (2137) – used less than one skein. It was an easy pattern once you got going on it, but man – using those US1s messed with me after a while. I tried to tie it myself following online directions but couldn’t get it to work, so I’ll leave that to Dad and hopefully I’ll get a picture with him in the tie. He prides himself on being able to tie a bow-tie. I’m excited for this somewhat goofy project as I haven’t knit anything for him yet. I think he’ll get a kick out of it.

Friday (the almost last day of school) Dan and I went into NY to see my brother perfom at the pit – very cool. They had the audience write down a word for a later improv thing and of course I wrote “knitting”. Of the two papers my brother pulled, one of the two was mine. The other was “Banana Hammock” – so, after acknowledging that he pulled the paper his sister wrote he made a joke about getting a knitted banana hammock for Christmas. (anyone know of a pattern? that would be funny). **Edit to add: I googled “Knit banana hammock” and one of the first things that came up was the thong from knitty HAH!)

I didn’t want to bring in the US1s on the train, so I cast on for Argosy – I think it will be a potential Christmas present – if I can part with it – it’s a great pattern and works up seemingly quick!

Camera Play

This weekend somehow went by incredibly fast – especially since on Friday it seemed like there was not much that was going to be going on. Friday was the graduation for the 8th grade at school – it went off pretty well. Now there’s just this week left – and it’s all busy work! Tomorrow I’ll do a lab with the kids I see, I took Tuesday off, Wednesday I’m thinking we’ll do rock salt ice cream, Thursday (half day) maybe the egg drop, Friday (half day) hopefully it’ll just be a movie day….Then Friday night we’re off to New York to see my brother perform his stand-up.

Anyway, this weekend we had friends over and they extended their stay which was a lot of fun. They also brought their bassett hound, so Jackson got to be around another dog which is good for him!

It’s not often that this group is together – cheers! (While I really wanted to enjoy the fruity-rum drinks I did not. Someone has to take photos!)

They played outside and I hung out with the whiny dogs, watching:

The dogs were even more miserable when I walked outside, but I think they were plotting something…

We had a fire (hard to photograph!)

And some fireworks…

Today I went out to an environmental “fair” in town, picked up a lot of information and some lightbulbs. I hope they do this every year – it’s a good idea.

Tonight we’re headed to my parents for dinner, then a neighborhood meeting (a sex offender moved in up the street), and hopefully all that will be done in time for the finale (I can’t believe it) of Sopranos… and then it’s monday again. but I’ve got tuesday off.