Yesterday, Burton and I had the pleasure to be invited to share our friend Julia’s birthday. The evening started out by meeting Julia and her husband in Lenexa and going bowling. It was awesome. Bowling is so much better with beer involved. Burton and I had pathetic scores, but we were enthusiastic about it. I was doing a lot of, “OHHHH!” really loud and high-fiving whenever anyone got a strike, spare, or gutter-ball. Then we headed out to Mi Ranchito where we had delicious chips and salsa and I had a not-so-delicious burrito. I made the mistake of finishing it tonight, and it is NOT sitting so well. After dinner, we went to The Red Balloon in Shawnee to partake in some karaoke. Unfortunately, I was the only one who sang. Burton had a case of the nerves. Julia said she’d have to drink A LOT to sing, and by the time everyone had a few drinks, it was too crowded to get songs in. I sang Radiohead’s Creep and Bonnie Tyler’s old stand-by, Total Eclipse of the Heart. (Lisa, c’mon! Another karaoke and knitting party, please!) After karaoke, back to their place where we played…champagne pong. Let me tell you, Julia and Cole skunked us. Burton and I didn’t have a chance of staying sober. Then we played almost another round, but with beer and didn’t finish the game. I crawled upstairs and laid on the couch, about to horf, but never did. I thought I should eat something, but eventually crawled back downstairs to sleep on their air-mattress they graciously set up in case we didn’t want to drive home. There I slept until 8:30. We woke up in a panic because we had a 10:00 appointment at Home Depot to discuss cabinets and counters. That went well (I know you were worried). It’s almost 8 o’clock and I still haven’t had a shower today, but will rememdy that after the kids go to bed. I’m so glad I never went to a real college. I would’ve flunked out. Obviously, I am too old to party like this regularly. Haha.
Anyway, I made Julia the Bella Mittens for her birthday since she likes Twilight as much as I do! I made them in Plymouth Encore, color 520. It’s a deep charcoal. Since I’m classy, I wrapped them in foil and tied a bow out of the free wool I got from Dee Anna. (I kept forgetting to buy a gift bag.) She liked them (?) and now her friend wants me to make her a pair for some $$$. Excellent!
My AWESOME mother-in-law came up and watched the girls for us Saturday and I asked her to bring a blanket I made for her about 3 years back. I wanted to take pictures and post it to show y’all! I have actually made two of these (my sister has the other one). It is comprised of 42? (can’t remember) squares, using crochet. Basically just chaining and popcorn stitch. It’s made out of Red Heart acrylic in off-white. The pattern came from a crochet leaflet from Leisure Arts (obtained from my mom!) that I would bet money on it’s out of print. I really like it though. I would like to make one in red for my bedroom some day. It took a long time, but would probably seem really fast after MONSTER BLANKETA.
I miss my Dee Anna! We will have to get together soon to catch up on all the Biggest Losers we’ve missed!