Sunday, August 13, 2006

Knitters Backlog - an unfortunate position

Well, I am really backed up with work right now and its my own darn fault. I've really meant to post yesterday about My Saturday Seven but between cleaning (I hate it but I have some standards - unlike my daughters whose jobs are to clean the bathrooms - and when their standards fall too low, I have to buck up and clean the bathrooms) and biking (a much more pleasant task with some friends and Oldest Daughter - 18 miles on a lovely trail from Saint Paul through Minneapolis and home again) and then, the required Saturday Nap . . .

That I didn't Make It To The Computer. Bad Me.

But, here is my second Saturday Seven. I just love this!



The wicker chair was one I loved and bought at a yard sale. Unfortunately, my family never liked it and just shunted it from room to room. Even Middle Daughter without any chair in her bedroom rejected it. The box is full of odds and ends, mostly from Middle Daughter - two swim suits, a pair of school shoes, a Snoopy teeshirt and a pair of pajamas as well as a few varied cds and movies from my late Mother-in-law. Why we paid to have those shipped thousands of miles, I'll never know! John Tesh and old movies - not a good combination for me but the whole box made for a great contribution to St. John the Evangelist's Huge Sale. They are nearby and a very nice congregation. We attended a few years back but DH couldn't make the break from Presbyterianism. He still goes to early services sometimes.

The rest of the afternoon, I chased down yarn store addresses and created a map for a Yarn Crawl I am co-hosting next weekend with my friend Melissa. We created the trip as our contribution for a Silent Auction benefiting Trinity School at River Ridge and now the bill has come due. Don't get me wrong, any afternoon spent gallivanting about town without my kids or husband at such great yarn stores as Clickety Sticks in Minneapolis, the Yarn Cafe, Amazing Threads and Yarnnzilla will be great. Planning the stops and figuring out the travel route is the big pain but it will be worth it. I just can't wait to actually get going!

5 comments:

QoE said...

I'm sorry your camera would disappear on Thursdays. My four darlings have grown up and moved out and they took a lot of things but not the camera ;-D.

I also want to tell you that for your Shop Hop, you can start at Amazing Threads, go south on Zachary and it keeps changing names, but it goes past Yarn Cafe and eventually ends up at Yarnzilla. I think it is always Cty Rd 61.
Have a great time!

Ellen said...

Unfortunately, I learned that Yarnzilla is closed on Saturdays during August so we have to miss that. I had a lovely loop planned from Bloomington throught Mpls. up to Maple Grove down through Minnetonka and back to Bloomington.

Now, it's a boring up and back. I'll have lots of pictures if I can keep the camera hidden!

Ellen said...

Unfortunately, I learned that Yarnzilla is closed on Saturdays during August so we have to miss that. I had a lovely loop planned from Bloomington throught Mpls. up to Maple Grove down through Minnetonka and back to Bloomington.

Now, it's a boring up and back. I'll have lots of pictures if I can keep the camera hidden!

Ellen said...

Unfortunately, I learned that Yarnzilla is closed on Saturdays during August so we have to miss that. I had a lovely loop planned from Bloomington throught Mpls. up to Maple Grove down through Minnetonka and back to Bloomington.

Now, it's a boring up and back. I'll have lots of pictures if I can keep the camera hidden!

Ellen said...

Obviously, an error. I am not THAT excited about yarn tripping!