Friday, March 12, 2010

Corey's Home!!!

It is Spring Break at Syracuse University and Corey has come home for a few days! He got a ride to Fairport and we picked him up there tonight. So far, he has kept his 3 course meal off the new living room furniture.

It was a usual week filled with work and evenings out. Monday night I went to the Rochester Knitting Guild meeting where I had the opportunity to debut my finished shawl. Now Jim told me that my shawl looked nice but it did not compare to a room full of knitters ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over my shawl! The local knitting community has validated my efforts. I am already looking for another shawl pattern to start knitting. Here are a couple of photos from the guild meeting, thanks to my photographer, Sally.

This last shawl photo is a close-up of the lace pattern.

Tonight we went to a fund-raiser spaghetti dinner for the young son of a runner friend of Jim's. The boy needs some pretty serious medical procedures, which will be done at an out-of-town hospital so this dinner was held to defray some of the costs. There seemed to be a good turn-out when we were there. We took Gram and GrandDad with us to add to the success of the dinner.

Tomorrow night we will be going to the RIT Hockey play-off game with Corey, Bob and Sally. We will do an early dinner beforehand.

Guess that is all for now.

Hope all is well.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Shawl Update

Are you sick of reading about my shawl? Well, if you are, skip past the photos and maybe you will get to something that interests you more. This weekend has been about finishing up my shawl. After trying a couple of finishes on the top edge of the shawl, and not liking either of them, I sought out the advice of an employee and lace knitter extrordinaire at one of our local yarn stores. She said that I could leave the upper edge just the way it was and it would allow the shawl to hang the way it was supposed to hang, so that is what I did. Here is a photo of my pre-blocked shawl on the living room rug.

The next step was to soak it in lukewarm water for 20 minutes.
Then I had to lay it out and shape it. I use gingham check fabric so I can measure things by counting the one inch squares.
My next blog entry will have a photo of the finished product.

Corey, in-spite of all this shawl talk, I have been working on your afghan!

Jim raced in an indoor track meet at RIT today and was pleased with his 800 meters race time. He has now registered to run in the National Masters Indoor Track Meet in Boston later in March.

Last night we went to a restaurant that was new to us, Brio Mediterranean Bistro on Monroe Ave. It is next door to the place where Jim buys his running shoes, MedVed, so we've been aware of it. Then I learned that a former colleague works there, so we decided to give it a try and had a very nice meal and would go back again. Give it a try if you haven't already.

Talked to both Tucker and Corey this weekend. Tucker called to say that he was off for a 5 day trip on the Salt River in Arizona. Corey ran in Boston on Saturday and had an OK race. Both boys are doing well and it was good to hear from them.

I recently joined Facebook and am learning my way around that social site. I did this with the approval of both boys!

Back to school tomorrow and I start my gymnastics unit with my students~always a favorite!

Hope all is well.