Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adventures in Flying and Hockey

Sorry it's been so long. See here's the thing. There is lot's of juggling going on. And also there was a trip.

I'm working on a shopping cart for my website. I'm also learning how to edit text on my website so that I can just change the simple things myself. I'm certainly leaving the artistic part to a very talented web designer - wait till you see it all. Target date is May first.

So remember the swatching? For the designing project with the Okemos Lace Knitting group? After all of that I decided I wanted to spin for the project. There is this fantastic BFL top in the shop right now. Fab. But I really wanted a little color and a little halo. So there's a girl who told me I should blend the Blue Face with 20% Alpaca in a beautiful color of my choice. I was not sure how to do it really so that I could do a sweater's worth of batts that were all blended evenly. The Batt Diva told me how. So what you are looking at right up there is the very beginning of the blending.

Here are a few of the batts in the midst of the blending. One more pass to go. It takes some time but the results are quite beautiful.
I did finish one batt and spun it up quickly to take on my trip for swatching. Was there swatching? Noperoony.
K. We went to Denver for the Frozen Four. It's about a 4 hour flight if you go straight through. We got to the airport at 6AM and didn't get to Denver until 5:00PM. Taking the time difference into account and not counting time on the car that is 9 hours of traveling. But I had my sock and my Justin Timberlake for the plane:-)
The kids had their DVD player.

Once we got to Denver we were supposed to travel south to Colorado Springs where my sister lives. Then there was the traffic that took us 1 hour to travel 12 miles. We turned around and ate and went to bed.
The next day we went to the Denver Children's Museum and the Denver Aquarium. Both loads of fun. The kids wanted to go back to the museum the next day.This tiger was at the Aquarium. Spooky picture, huh? Really that's the way the picture came out. I didn't edit it at all.

Thursday night were the first two games. Boston College slammed North Dakota and then there were tears - from me - cause Notre Dame beat Michigan in overtime.
Friday we went to the Schacht factory. It was fantastic. So fantastic that I took no pictures until the very end when Maggie was spinning. I will reserve describing my experience there until another post. Let me just say that those wheels are worth every penny.

We then went out to lunch with Stephanie and Cindy from Schacht and payed a visit to Maggie Casey's store. Maggie wasn't in:-(
Saturday night was the final game. BC vs ND. That picture is the Boston College Eagle. I went to the game with Lou understanding that I was still hurting about Michigan's loss and wouldn't be clapping or cheering. Boston College won. They lost last year to Michigan State so i was happy for their win this year. (The Michigan loss still hurts down deep.)
Sunday it was time to head home. This is me and Maggie at the airport at 4AM before we knew what misery lay ahead of us. Let me just say that we left the hotel for the airport at 2:45AM and didn't get home until 10:30PM. Taking the time change into consideration, that is 17 hours of travel time. Not fun.

Know what was fun though? At the airport there was funkadelic George Clinton. I took pictures of him from accross the terminal. He was traveling on Alaska Airlines to Seattle. Their flight actually left Denver.
Lou wanted to know why I just didn't go ask to have my picture with him. Being a Paparazzi is a lot more fun. Though there's no money in it for photographers like me.

3 comments:

Kirstynn Evans said...

Is that Clinton guy famous? Never heard of him.

Kate Hussein A. said...

Ha! I *knew* you'd be so excited at Schacht that you'd forget to take pictures!

Though I'll forgive you, since you gave me George Clinton instead. I always wondered whether he dressed like that offstage, too. Now I know.

Desiree said...

I didn't realize that the Lady Bugs were going so fast! She has been working wonderfully and very hard in the last day. I have spun all of the roving that I bought. The yarn came out great! Thanks for all of your help. I look forward to seeing you again...Soon since I need more to spin.