Sunday, October 28, 2007

Do a Dollop of Daisy

With respects to the Daisy Sour Cream folks (the brand of choice in our house, if you care), I have been grinding away on Mugsy's snuggle, and hope to call it finished this evening. I can't say enough about this cushy, fun little stitch, which Anne introduced me to in yet another Anne-written dishcloth pattern, which you can find here. Of course, mine looks significantly different than hers, because we knit using different styles, and my variegated yarn doesn't show the pattern so clearly. Still, I am content, Mugsy will be warm, so very little else matters.




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Much of D-Snuggle's progress (Mugsy's a boy, and doesn't care to have a Daisy Blankie, thanks much) was made during Saturday's gadding around the Commonwealth. (Virginia isn't really a state, if you care. I mean, it's one of THE States, but...) On our way to the rest of our adventures, we stopped by to say farewell to Lola and Paula at Limerick Fibres. Pout. Sniff. I did secure a few items for my stash, including a bulky alpaca for Monica's Eyelet Capelet, some sock yarn (I'm buying in green these days, if anyone is taking notes), and some acrylic blends for more snuggles. I also picked up a Fiber Trends dog coat pattern, because as soon as D-Snuggle comes off the needles, Abby's snuggle goes on, then, a wee, bitty coat for the tiny gal.
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The Knight never flinched, never asked what I spent, NOTHING, which is a clue. Next stop was Sheetz, where the Knight earned his title yet again. I sat in the truck knitting of course, but he brought out a Starbucks Frappacino Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha. OH.MY.GOODNESS. If I didn't know better, I'd drink nothing else until the limited edition disappeared from store shelves. (Yo! Blogger! Frappacino is *SO* a word...)




At the NEXT stop, Gander Mountain, I found out why the Knight was non-pulsed by my big bag of yarn. He just chuckled and kept walking when I picked up a Camelbak and noted that I would never be bitchy again if I could wear one filled with the above-mentioned nectar every day, but we did pick up some things he needed and a couple of gifts.




From there, we had an early dinner with my beloved aunt and uncle. Sigh. Everyone needs a favorite aunt and/or uncle, and the Knight and I are blessed to have his set and mine. We'd want to hang out with them even if they weren't family. My aunt handed the Knight a card, and within was the key to their beach house, which is where we'll be for a week, beginning next weekend. I wasn't planning on taking my laptop, but hem, hem... My aunt did mention that there's wireless, so I think TWO laptops will go to the beach, so you'll get to be jealous sooner, rather than after I get home.




Of course, that meant we had to swing into PetsMart for some responsible petpoopsinpublicbags, and while we were there, much goodness jumped into our cart. Like any kid, Mugsy selected the $1.99 squeaker ball as his toy of the evening. All was good until he fell asleep with it in his mouth, which meant every time he breathed, it squeaked. Do I need to tell you that after about three minutes the Knight awoke the Prince, popped the ball out, hid it, and sound sleep was had by all? I also nabbed a Halloween costume for Mugsy, but you'll have to wait to see that... (Nothing like waiting until the Pedigree age calculator thingee says my boy is 64 to begin the Halloween costume thing, but hey!)




We also hit AC Moore's. This might surprise you, but all I picked up was a free pattern, the Knit n Style mag (you need it too for the super-cute Tofutsies pattern within!), and a scrappin' related birthday haul for my mother inlaw. Yeah, I was done shopping for her last week, but the very die cut die she wanted was on one of those "buy me" end caps, and the rest is history. The Knight picked out a handful of Jolie goodies, and who am I to tell him his momma and I don't need more scrappin' stuff?




That's about all of the adventures I think will interest you, so we'll wrap it up here. Here's the garden flag the Knight purchased, and the holder, which was part of his anniversary present. (I know, exciting, right?!)

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14 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Wow, lucky you! Have fun on your vacation! I loved having my laptop when we went to VA this summer. If you're on vacation and able to do whatever you want, and that means blogging, then GOOD FOR YOU!

Bubblesknits said...

Oh...I bet the beach is wonderful this time of year! :-) At least you'll still be connected! ;p

I love the Fred flag. Is it in the garden?

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Virtuous said...

Two completed projects! Yah!

What a nice weekend you had! :o)

And I must try that Peppermint Mocha drink.

Wow that is some flag! How fitting for the garden!

Nichole said...

LOVE the flag!
Mugsy's snuggle is gorgeous... I noticed you got Plymouth Encore. I have a bunch in my stash I got to do baby blankets and haven't gotten around to them yet, but that stuff is great for those types of projects.

Sue J. said...

What a wonderful flag for the garden. The tears are flowing.

Anniebananie said...

You picked up a few very nice things at Limerick - how much was left?

And where is there a Gander Mountain around here?

Donna said...

Love the flag and have a great time on vacation. I sure enjoyed mine on the Outerbanks....so have a great week.

Robin said...

Have a great time...thanks for visiting my blog!

StarSpry said...

Sounds like a very productive weekend :)

Have a great vacation at the beach! I love that Mugsy fell asleep with his new toy in his mouth...too funny!

Thats a great flag for the garden!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Great Shopping expedition. :-) I think I would have laughed, at first, about the squeeky sleepy ball. Have fun at the beach. What beach?

Grace Yaskovic said...

It is so nice you got to shop but you too have had too many goodbyes this month!!! Enjoy your trip away, we were gone in early October but I am ready again!!!

Nichole said...

Btw, some ES for you... scroll back to my old post:
http://www.lapdogcreations.com/2007/06/vacation-recap.html

Anne said...

LOL Mugs looks TOO cute for words with his blankie - and I told ya the flag holder would be perfect for its given purpose =)