Had fun learning a new stitch pattern!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Now that the body of my first ever adult sweater is knitted,
it is on to the sleeves
which are knit cuff to shoulder.
I spent 3 hours going over the 5 pages of
math worksheets and an Excel spreadsheet for the sleeves
to try and figure out the increases, stitch counts and shaping.
I even wore my LuLaRoe "bunnies" skirt
because I figured that bunnies are good at math, right?
At least they are good at multiplication!
Anyway, after 3 hours of not being able to get the numbers
to come out right,
I drafted my math genius (MIT grad) hubby
to help me out.
He found two mistakes in the excel spreadsheet itself
and 2 mistakes in the math worksheets
(not MY mistakes, but mistakes in the pattern)
and after a few quick calculations
he had me back on track with the correct numbers!
Thank you so much, dear hubby!
I plan to knit the sleeves two-at-a-time
so they are both identical in row and stitch count
as well as tension.
I'm super excited to have the cuffs started now!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Yesterday, DH & I took advantage
of our cooler than normal temps
and took the GDs to the zoo
for maybe the last time this summer.
After a train ride around the zoo
we fed the fish, geese and ducks.
Then we fed the goats and sheep
and headed to the carousel.
Next we fed the giraffes.
Then we fed the colorful Lorikeets
who were very hungry and feisty!
They bit us!
Next we rode the ponies.
And finally, we rode the Lions
at the Zoo exit,
Afterwards, we had lunch a a 2+1/2 hour nap!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Today DH & I headed back over to Prospect Park
to attend a production of the play
with our dear friend John
starring as Mary Poppin's sidekick, Bert.
May I just say, he was AWESOME!!!!
You knocked it out of the park, friend!
I knew you had an amazing voice,
but who knew you had such
tap dancing skills?!?!?
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
My youngest GS at a recent street party...
Our new neighborhood used to have a street party
once a year in the summer.
As the neighborhood grew to 3 blocks
it became a neighborhood outdoor movie night
once a month during the summer months.
Now, we don't do anything.
People are just too busy
and don't want to go to all the work.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Today DH & I went exploring
and it's 100+ year old pavilion...
it had 3 walking trails
designated "easy, medium, and difficult"
and a beautiful pond!
It was the setting for the play "Mary Poppins"
we are going to see this coming weekend.
Yesterday, the girls and I
explored a nearby park...
they loved running across the bridges!
And, I wanted a pix of my DD
in her cute LuLaRoe sailboat skirt!