Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Happy 1st Day of Spring!!!!


Finally, here is my week 2 progress on my Civil War Shawl KAL...doesn't look like I got very far but when you are knitting with thread...
Babies, babies everywhere...good friends just told us they are expecting their 2nd child! I'm finishing up one sweater...starting a baby blanket (more about that in a minute) and now I've got another baby to make for! About the baby blanket...Big news~~Hubby is going to be a Grandfather! It's a big (and difficult) pill to swallow...kinda like when one turns 40! I'm excited...
One more bit of excitement...our DREAM trip is going to happen...finally! We were made an offer we couldn't pass up, but the chance to do it this summer was nullified by a business trip Hubby has this June in Phoenix. So June 2008 we are going to the *Homeland*~~Scotland!! We had this trip planned for May of 2002, but 9/11 happened and I chickened out! WOOHOO! I'm so excited I can't wait! So...I'll be making up a ticker for the trip!
Thanks for all the offers for contributions! This time frame will give me a chance to go on a semi-fiber diet (I can't completely cut our buying fiber) to save $$ for my trip! We plan to extend the trip to include Ireland too....so all my blogging buddies across the pond watch out...The Crazy Knittin' Chick is coming to town!
Well...today is Knitting Class for my girls! JH wants me to bring *The Wheel*~gotta go pack it up!
Keep on Knittin', Spinnin' & Walkin'!!

13 comments:

gourdongirl said...

WOOOO HOOOOO my "soul sister" is coming HOME!!!!!!! Just let me know when and where and I'll be there!!

gourdongirl said...

Forgot to congratulate Jack on his pending grandfatherhood in my excitement about the visit....Sorry!

Bobbi said...

Soooo jealous! (of the trip, not grandparentdom- Congrats Mr. Coop)

momsue84 said...

Your shawl is beautiful. And congrats on the trip. If you go into fiber withdrawal, let me know!

IndigoMuse said...

Congrats to Jack on being a grandpa. I see some baby knits in your future.

I love the job you did knitting matching your socks in the last post. A thing of beauty!

T

Dianne said...

Robin,
Your Shawl is looking perfectly beautiful..and I think you're making huge progress!!
Congrats on Grandparenthood..
AND your trip!!..That's totally awesome! I've not been to Scotland, been across the pond but didn't make it to Scotland or Ireland..missed those 'pubs'..but didn't miss any in the other countries~~Happy Knitting~~

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Robin, I love your shawl! Are you using Jaggerspun Zephyr for your shawl?

When I saw your post a few days ago, I ordered the pattern and signed up on the Yahoo group. I'll get a late start, but I'll be joining in the fun soon!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Marianne said...

The Shawl is coming right along and is absolutely lovely. Congratulations on and welcome to grandparenthood, it really is all kinds of fun.
June '08 will be here before you know it! I am so happy for you!

Nikki said...

Congratulations!! On both the trip and the Grandparent thing :)

KnitNana said...

Gorgeous shawl! And how exciting to be planning a trip to Scotland!! May I stow away in your luggage???
(((hugs)))

Dana said...

The shawl is beautiful and I really like your color too. Congratulations on the trip to Scotland. That, I've no doubt, will be an experience of a lifetime! It's Spring (and it's raining pregnancies lately)...congrats on the upcoming additions to friends and family. :)

Sara said...

Brilliant!!
You'll have to make sure that your trip to ireland coincides with one of our meet ups in Dublin- 1st and 3rd Sat of the month ...write it in your diary NOW!!

Sara said...

OOps, and congrats to the grand-daddy also!