It's A Boy . . . (posted by Ann)
I say that because remember the pink sweater for the little girl that I was hurrying up to finish? No hurry anymore, because, well, the little girl arrived last weekend and actually, his name is Jack. Oops. Good thing my boss's wife is expecting a little girl this summer so I can recycle the gift!
I'll just have to make a different sweater instead for Jack. This is the pattern, called Fana, but of course he's having the little boy's pullover version made for a 2T instead of the grown up girls version. I practiced a little bit this weekend and made a swatch, even though it's my first Fair Isle it isn't really that hard. When I have a camera working again I'll take pictures. It looks weird with all that yarn floating around, and knitting both English and Continental, but it's not too bad. I used to be freaked out about the Fair Isle part and now I'm freaked out about the steeks. You know, that part where you knit in the round and then you CUT YOUR KNITTING to put in the sleeves? They call that a steek, I call that scary. No way I'm doing that on my own, I will go down to Gene Ann's yarn store so she can talk me through it. Yikes!
We're having a quiet week this week. No, truly, it's quiet. No trips to the airport for me or Don. We just have - let's see - Don is working in Chicago, I worked late last night, I have dinner downtown tonight, I'm cooking for the Cross Country team pasta party Thursday night (Pasta, salad and desert for 60 teenage boys) (but at least it's not at my house), and we will sail the boat up to winter storage on Saturday.
That means sailing all day Saturday in the cold and the rain. The weather forecast right now is calling for a high of 55 but with "occasional heavy showers". Let's hope that it is drier than that, because 55 in the cold and wind is brrrrr. Don will be my crew, and we're hoping for good winds, calm seas, and not too much rain or cold, so think balmy thoughts and send them my direction.
I have to tell you that I laughed until I cried reading about Steve's travel. He so reminds me of someone I know .. . someone I live with . . . someone nicknamed Eeyore . . .
Next week I leave for Europe. I have changed my itinerary slightly, now I'll meet in the Paris office on Monday morning before leaving for Rotterdam to work Tuesday, then home on Wednesday. Of course, I made that change to my itinerary today just AFTER my upgrade to business class came through for my return trip on my old itinerary. Rats.
Back to work for me, and you go back to studying. Just think, you're almost through!