Sunday, June 17, 2007

In a Parisian State of Mind

My girl is currently in Paris. I miss her. We are watching Amelie, set in Paris, and trying to imagine the sights she's seeing as we follow her travel plans from the copy of her place-by-place itenerary.

We spoke with her a couple of times recently. She says she is having so much fun. Ah, sigh. I'm happy for her.

What did we do over the lonely weekend? Moped around mostly. We went to the Farmer's Market to buy fresh produce so I'd be motivated to cook healthier foods again. Since the girl has been gone, I've been eating everything that isn't nailed down. Today we bought fresh cauliflower, brocolli, tomatoes and summer squash as well as fresh onions. Maybe I'll cook something.

We went to visit my Grammy and my Mom, since my favorite uncle and his boys are in town. Grammy, my Mom and I all three knitted miniature sock earrings that look like this: They are the Los Lobe so tiny sock earring pattern from Carol Breitner, I made this one little sock in about an hour. Very fast and easy - tiny needles! But we're probably going to wear these as earrings or lapel pins when we go to Stitches in August.

Speaking of Stitches, the plans are in process and beginning to take shape. Mom and I, along with Laura, are going down on the bus with the Studio gang. L-o-n-g Roadtrip! It will be so much fun. I look forward to it.

In my Stitches wardrobe preparation, I've been trying to get some things quickly knitted up for the trip, but nothing's been quick. For about two weeks or so, since Memorial Day, I've been working on a lacy summer sweater that I'm battling a bit right now. Currently working on the first piece, the back. No pictures yet. It was looking very cute for a while, but I've run into a bit of confusion right now with the pattern. Probably something I'm doing wrong. Ripping may be (and probably will be) involved.

Have a nice week everyone. It's been a bit too hot and humid for my liking, but I'm grumpy right now with the girl gone, so I'm not sure if it's the heat or the wistfulness that is making me feel just not-quite-right.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! You too? I've been eating everything that's not nailed down. Get this, I've been LOSING weight as a result. It's only a couple of pounds, but still.

One of those socks is Child's Play, isn't it. After staring at that colorway for the past couple of weeks or so, I'm able to spot it quickly. :D

I can't wait until Stitches! While being in a bus for hours isn't that appealing, hanging out with you and your Mom, is. Plus, if you're in a foodie state of mind, Dean & Deluca is catering. It's very tempting to start packing, even though I'll probably need my toothbrush before then.