Sunday, October 13, 2013

Little Bits of Progress

Little bits of progress on the knitting front.
The Meadow Blossom shawl is finished--not blocked, but finished.  The Sweet Latte socks have acquired a few new rows.  And after quite a few gauge swatches, I began a pair of leg warmers for the College Girl. I just cannot settle on one pattern, so they're going to be more like samplers!

I confess that I've spent maybe ten minutes quilting--that's all.  I do look at fabric or a quilt or a sewing machine every time I pass...so that's better than ignoring it all. Our Victory Prayer Quilt group will meet next Saturday.

I've made several trips to and from Socorro, NM.  Last week College Girl went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta with some friends from computer science and asked if I'd mind picking her up from the mall afterwards--so, of course, I agreed.

I had this past Friday off for Fall Break, so she asked me to drive down and get her.  Saturday morning we filled the car with gas and took off for Amarillo and explored the antique shops on Sixth Street.  Of course, we also went to the mall afterward, kind of mandatory with a teenager.  When I asked her what her favorite part of the day was, I expected her to reply with something like, "The gelato at Cowboy Gelato," [where we ate lunch].  Instead, she said, "Just spending time with you."  Aaaaah, she *is* sweet!

We're thinking that we'd like to go back to Amarillo and stay overnight so we could have a couple of days--and visit Canyon antique shops too---although it's very disconcerting to find things from my childhood and early adult life that are valued and sold in antique stores, even if they don't truly meet the standard for vintage and certainly aren't antique.

Today I took her back to NM Tech; it's homecoming week, so I hope she has plenty of fun along with her studying.

I'm in awe of the fact that I've driven close to a thousands miles this weekend--and am grateful for my economical car and the relatively good gas prices.  We did have a lot of fun!

Happy quiltmaking...and knitting, too.....

5 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations on the finish!

Lynn said...

Best comment, ever! What a girl!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have another friend who has NOT been quilting lately, but only knitting. Don't worry, you'll quilt when you are ready to. Glad you got to see your girl.

O'Quilts said...

Great that you had a nice visit with your girl. Mine comes in on Friday from Ireland. I cannot wait.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh your knitting is beautiful, and so delicate!

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