My final SAM3 entry is done!
Moving my blog . . .
The Do Something New KAL is perfect for all of you who have nice, long To Do lists full of knitting projects you've always wanted to try, especially those involving new styles or methods that you're just itching to learn. The main rules are that your projects must be either knitted or involve knitting in some way and that you have never successfully tried it before. Want to try knitting Continental, spinning or dying yarn, felting, intarsia, making your first pair of socks, Entralac, cables, using some of that weird-looking yarn you have in your stash but you're afraid of, or just want to take a crack at that one pattern that has been on your mind forever? Well, join up and give it a whirl. You even get credit if you mess it up beyond recognition so long as you do try something new and finish it!
It starts August 1st and last until January 31st. At first, I had planned to only do three months, but then I thought this would be fun to have going over the holidays, too, since a lot of us are on knitting overtime then. And it should go thru January because that's when we actually get time to use all those cool new knitting tools and toys we get as gifts!
If I still haven't convinced you to sign up or at least go take a look at the page about it, let me mention that there are going to be prizes! Oh yes, I'm dangling free stuff in front of you! Come on, it'll be fun!
Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere in Siberia you have to know that early in the wee hours of this morning - 12:01 am to be exact - the last and final book in the Harry Potter series was released. So, I loaded up the van with myself and the five goofy kids pictured above, drove an hour to the Borders in Evansville, and celebrated Pottermania literally all night long. First let me explain the photo: That's Brittany giving her brother Tyler the bunny ears; Amanda is in the black Tinkerbell shirt; Tyler - normally blonde, but he had Brittany spray paint his hair black to go with his costume - has replaced his normally smiley expression with the mean one in an attempt to look more dramatic; my niece Chanler is actually riding the authentic Nimbus 2000 - backwards, no less - which you can see if you look closely at her right hand;and my nephew Trevor decked out in his HP glasses. The wands they were waving at my camera seemed to have made the lighting go bad.
If you want to see more about me - and come on now, who wouldn't - you can check out Maizy's Webpage. My buddy signed us up for 'Dogs on Thursday' so I'm sure y'all will be seeing plenty of me and the Wonderland Gang.
Yesterday was really fun! First, we went to the grand opening of Ruby Moon Winery in Henderson, KY. This is the only vinyard in the area so I wanted to check it out. We took a tour of the grounds and happily took part in the wine tasting, no arm twisting necessary. My favorite is their Audubon Red (we bought two bottles), plus I really liked their Elderberry wine, and the Apple was also quite good. I wanted to try their Aububon White, too, but it was temporarily sold out, so I'll have to wait for next time on that one. We were really impressed and are probably gonna be very good customers!
Next we went to Ellis Park to bet on the ponies! After three hours, I still had all the gambling money I had brought with me, plus I was a whopping 20 cents on top!! I thought I did pretty well!
Then we had supper at our favorite place, RiRa's. I had a Golden mojito, we shared an order of mushrooms for an appetizer, and I chowed down on their Irish Vegetable Curry with a pint of Guinness. I was so full my belly was about to burst!
Well, now I will be pestering my mailman until I get my package. Actually, I have a mailman part of the week and a maillady the majority of the time; why, I don't know, that is just how they split their shift, I guess.
Happy 4th to everybody out there in Bloggerland! We're going to my Mom & Pops' house tonight for dinner and fireworks. I'm hungry and lookin'
Following a link from Shelley's page, I just took a couple of fun quizzes which show that I am way too interested in drinking coffee and blogging! Try these out, they are fun!
Mingle2 - Online Dating
Since not much was going on here this weekend, I watched a couple of movies.