Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Weekend

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend. B and I drove down to San Diego to spend some time with his parents to celebrate not only Mother's Day, but also B's and his mom's birthdays. It was Dakota's first long car ride, so we wondered how he would handle it. He was fine. :) We took his parents to a yummy Cuban restaurant that his mom likes called Miami Grille, and then after dinner, we watched one of the Netflix movies we've had sitting around for a while - Good Night, and Good Luck. I highly recommend this film if you haven't seen it yet. George Clooney did an excellent job writing and directing (as well as acting), the cinematography was outstanding, and David Straithairn was excellent as Edward R. Murrow. After a nice breakfast on Sunday morning, we drove back home (see photo above).

It was also a nice weekend for knitting. I was able to make some progress on the Fitted Tank, which I think will be called Satsuma. I won't bore you with the details of how many times I've gauge swatched, switched needle sizes, and restarted this thing. Suffice it to say that my "quick, 'instant gratification' project" has not lived up to that billing one bit. I don't why I thought it would. You'd think I'd know better by now, but nah!

So while I'm trudging along with Satsuma, I received the yarn for the Shell Tank in the mail. Great- a tank backlog!

What made my day yesterday: I received my copy of Mason Dixon Knitting. It's so cute! I didn't have much time to peruse, but I can tell I will love this book. I'm already plotting out holiday gifts. :)

7 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Ooh, I was ogling the Mason-Dixon Knitting page on Amazon just today. You'll have to post about some of the patterns in there. I'd love to know about them.

Disentangled said...

Dakota! So cute!

amanda cathleen said...

Dakota couldn't possibly get any cuter could he?!?
I love the color that you picked out for your shell tank! Very pretty! : D

Jennifer said...

Mason Dixon is perfect for holiday gifts. I'm making a list too!

Chris said...

I'm waiting for the rest of my yarn for a log cabin baby blanket from Mason Dixon - it's a fabulous book.

Knit on, knit on, Tank Girl!

Shelley said...

Oh I was thinking of ordering that book for my Secret Pal, since she's a southern gal. If it's that good I might have to break down and order myself a copy!

Cute picture of the doggie!

Hilari said...

mmmmm Miami Grill...my friend just took me there last month. Yum!