Why oh why oh why oh
Am I ever going to Ohio?
Big family weekend in Columbus coming up. The husbster's family are flying and driving in from all over the country to celebrate one of the sib's birthday.
There's nine siblings--so, it seems that it's always somebody's birthday. And when the family gathers--oh, boy! My in-laws are amazing, terrific, fun, smart people--but, there's just so darn many of them. It overwhelms me.
I cope by knitting. I can chit-chat, put in my two cents about how to grill hunks of meat, goochy-coo the new baby, hear the old stories, discuss the '08 election, and argue Yankees vs Red Sox all while knitting. I can also zone out when needed by appearing to concentrate very hard over a tricky section. Nobody needs to know how mindless travel knitting really is.
So, the feather and fan shawl will be coming along on the trip. It's a very peaceful, boring pattern--perfect for the gathering of the lively, chatty, oh-so-many-of-'em clan.
Since we won't have the time, no yarn shops will be visited. However, I made up for that today. My Birthday Twin
Margaret and I went to a new yarn store--Annie & Company.
WOW! Gorgeous yarns, a huge comfy space, chairs to sink into. And we discovered that we're Birthday Triplets! Nancy, who works there, also shares our birthday.
I bought Cat Bordhi's new book:
And it looks like I'm gearing up to begin the HoneyBee Stole. Size 5 Addi's lace needles also came home with me.
Check out Margaret's second blog for photos of her finished Bee Fields Shawl and the beginnings of her Honey Bee Stole. Geez, what an overachiever! Two blogs AND two lovely shawls!
We have to fly there. And fly back. Me + flying = white knuckles