Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope all of you have great days of Gratitude tomorrow or whatever day it is you plan to celebrate. Thanks to all of you for being a part of my life.

Sarah came home last night and we haven't done much writing since. I expected that to happen so I need to get back to focus. She had friends over last night and then is out again tonight. Tomorrow I am sure she'll stay home. We'll watch the parade's together and have some quiet times. We are having a simple dinner with a small turkey and cutting down on some of the side dishes. Dave is on this diet and doesn't want to be tempted by too many leftovers. I only made one pie instead of 3 or 4 that I have before. Downsizing always seems a little strange.

We went shopping today, Sarah picked out the sweater she wanted me to make her and of course it is one of the most complex ones in any of my books. We headed to the Yarn Connection and I came home with a bag of Cascade 220 in charcoal gray. I was all set to start a swatch and was in the middle of it when I looked at the gauge info in the pattern and it is 5.5 stitches per inch and Cascade is set up for 4.5 or 5.0 I was so mad at screwing that up. So I spent some time on the net to see if anyone else had made the sweater. I did find someone who used Cascade 220 so being the stubborn person I am I really want to use it so I will be doing several swatches to get it right. I figure if I can't get the gauge right I may just have to do a different size. Its annoying but I really don't want to take the yarn back and start all over looking for something appropriate. Sometime creating things involves way too much frustration.

Have a great Holiday!


Olivia said...

Kate, you'll laugh at me. I was trying to figure out who the man was. I thought that he was a little young to be your husband, but came to the conclusion that he had to be! Then I realized it was the sweater :) Have a great Thanksgiving, O

tinker said...

I thought maybe he was your husband, too, lol - he's kinda cute! The sweater looks nice, too. :)

Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Kate said...

Oh that is so funny!!! I really needed a laugh today and you both supplied it. Yes, he is kind a cute but alas I don't have a young husband like that. But the fact that you thought I could have is a little ego boost, which I definetly need. Thanks so much.


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Kate!
LOL! I thought maybe it was your hubby or dd brought home a hunk!LOL! I wonder where they took the photo of this guy at? The log home one of my dbrs & dsils lived in is in a catalog. The company had someone scouting out places for models to take photo shoots at. So the home my dbr & dsil lived in is in that catolog. Just a part of the home. Kind of like this photo.
Many years ago in wintertime there were some women models in swimsuits that photographers were taking photos of by a fall's our family was visiting for the day. I felt for them being out in the cold. There was snow on the ground, at that time too. Have a Great Day!

Gemma said...

Dearest Kate...hope you are enjoying a beautiful holiday. Sarah looks like you.