27 May 2008

Whilrwind Vacation...

That describes this weekend.

This weekend, I answered the question:

What do you get when you have 3 full days off, and a whole lot of girlies in town?

(Because, let's face it, inquiring minds want to know, don't they?)


This weekend felt like the perfect weekend vacation getaway...only I wasn't away. There was no ocean, no pool-boy named Pepe...but there was a lot of laughter, good food and fun friends...and as close as I could get away without leaving town.


The weekend started
on Friday Night after work with a lovely girlie party at my house...It was a group of "old friends" gathering again. Dina, Megan, Kate, Tonya, and Chrystal were all there...there were tons of side splitting laughs and trying to talk over one another. Both of those are the signs of a great group of women...



I looked around at one point during the evening and realized how lucky I was to be totally surrounded by this group of intelligent, creative and amazing women...We all have so much to offer the world, so many experiences, stories and talent...(even though not all the women who I could include in that statement were there...) I am a lucky girl indeed...

It was decided that we will be doing this together soon...and taking turns switching houses to mix it all up. (we'll also have to work on kidnapping Kate at regular intervals)

Saturday it was off to the Fiber Shop with Kate and Zora followed by a wonderful lunch...Kate is an amazing knitter, and made me look up a couple of patterns before we went to the shop to look for yarn...She said it was because she needed all the right yarn names and measurements, but I secretly think it was because she knew I would fall in love with the project and she's been dying to teach me how to cable knit. Kate also taught me how to knit in the round for the first time...

We bought the yarn, headed to the restaurant and then decided it would be wonderful to call Megan to bring over her beading and then all sit and create for the entire afternoon...

Kate and I sat next to each other all afternoon knitting the same pattern, so that she could help me if I got stuck...but I was surprised about how relatively easy this project was. I completed one mitt, and then was taken home later that evening...where I couldn't wait to get started on the other mitt, and then ran out of yarn (arrrgh! I'm off to the Fiber Shop before work this AM because I want to get these beauties finished) I was forced to start on the project I had planned for Rich instead...

As I live and breathe...cable knitting is not that hard, and I am mightily impressed by myself (I'll be posting pictures as soon as I finish everything all up)

Sunday morning it was up and atom for a breakfast at Matthew and Megan's home...more family and friends...knitting, creating and photoing of Megan's latest jewelry creations.

I spent the rest of the day there until the Bar-B-Q at Dina's for her father's birthday...More family, more friends, more great food...

(Is anyone else picking up on a theme this weekend...starting with lots of laughter and me being well fed?)

And as a bonus? I took Monday off...

The weather was finally more sunny which brought my mother and Rozz over on an impromptu visit/walk. I was able to show off my knitting, have coffee and share the left over pupcakes...Oh, and knit.

I knit a lot this weekend.

After they left, I was bubbling away in the tub just in time to meet Megan and Kate at the mall for lunch and a little Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale...

Lacy panties...here we come!

We also shopped for jeans and then got sucked into the knitting sections of the bookstore...where we drooled over things we want to make in the near future.

A small pit-stop
at the Airstream completed my weekend. Rich had to work all weekend, and we only had phone calls and small snippets of stolen time here and there in which to see each other...I missed him.

I want to shout out a huge thank you to everyone who jumped into this weekend with fun.. Honestly, it was like a vacation, only I didn't travel more than 20 miles out of my daily sphere..I feel totally refreshed and renewed.

9 comments:

TomboCheck said...

Sounds like a right nice weekend! :) Congrats on a good time. And the knitting - amazing!

flutter said...

Oh wonderful weekend!

thatgirldina said...

Thanks for such a fun weekend Peaches! I had an absolute blast! We simply must do it again soon.
xox,
-deenie

She sure is strange! said...

Awww, sounds like a wonderful weekend. I love getting together with buddies like that. I go to a scrapbook meeting once a month but take a hand project instead. Much silliness goes on, lemme tell ya.

Cool on learning to cable! I can knit but that's about it, crochet is much easier for me.

We are still fence building here, just about 14 feet left but we got chased in by a thunderstorm(thank God, my feet were killing me!).

We'll leave for our camping trip on Thursday and come home Saturday evening.

Tonya said...

Friday was so much fun! Thank you for inviting me!! My computer is down (I'm using my moms). But I'll be up and running soon. Let's do this again soon.

nuttnbunny said...

Fun! So, Cable Goddess, when will you join us on Ravelry?

:-)

velvet brick said...

I am SO GLAD that you had such a wonderful girlie time with your girls!! A woman needs to connect with her female spirits and spend a good dose of time laughing, eating, crying, drinking, pondering, supporting and all of those things that we do so well!! Yeah for you and the girls!! I'm also glad that you had such a fun weekend P L A Y I N G! You needed that and it was fun to be a part of on your blog! Love you dear friend....have a wonderful weekend!
xoxox
VB

mommiemarzie said...

I'm glad you had such a great weekend! I'm jealous of the girls night. Can't wait to see pictures of the knitting!
-Kathy

Mytutorlist.com said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful weekend! I can't wait to see the fruits of all your knitting projects.

I wish I could knit too, but I'm really only good at crocheting. I'm glad to hear that cable knitting isn't that bad afterall. It gives me hope :P

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