What a weekend!
My birthday was Friday and I got: to sleep in , have breakfast brought to me (I requested an Egg McMuffin and Coffee) and got to have a lazy day, took a nap and then took a trip to the yarn store to use my gift certificate.
Problem was, I got overwhelmed.
I thought I was going in to buy some Fleece Artist SeaWool or something like that, but then was shown around all the lace possibilities and my head was spinning.
I left empty handed save for a list of possible purchases.
Now I just have to narrow it down from:
Misti Alpaca Handpainted Lace
I'm leaning towards the Misti Alpaca because it is so soft.
My first intention was to buy something of a bulkier weight to get a quick and easy shawl--but I'm thinking of going for softness.
I've been digging around Ravelry a lot to see finished shawls--and am still undecided.
I hope to go back tomorrow to make my purchase and cast on.
Friday night we went to friends' house (they own a Park) to stay for the weekend to celebrate their oldest sons' 4th birthday!.
There was a group of us and we had fun sleeping in cottages (really nice trailers), having campfires,
playing in the park,
and a really awesome Pirate party complete with Pinata.
We went to Church and came home and basically we all crashed.
(this is a picture of the kids and I after they woke me up Mother's Day morning)
I decided to use up my once/year Mother's Day do-whatever-I-want (in combination with my Birthday, ha ha) to nap and be lazy yet again.
I had some snackish food for dinner and watched some brain candy TV (this is my new obsession).
Today it's back to the grind--I've been cleaning, doing laundry and taking care of toys, things from the weekend etc etc.
I hope to cast on for my first real lace shawl soon....