Happy Anniversary, Hubby dear! Emily Post’s Etiquette says wool is ye olde 7th anniversary gift. N.B. – The Knit Knack’s shamelessly brazen plug for More Yarn Please!
MIL outdid herself this year! Even her son is in awe of this beauty of a gift…
We already did our celebrating in Houston. Fancy dinner at a wine bar/ steakhouse called Flemming’s. It had v. good internet reviews, and I am still hearing all about his bone-in rib-eye. The server was snooty but we broke the ice by ordering the Chocolate Lava Cake. It was to die for! Loved. Every. Bite.
It was my first trip to Houston & the 90 degree weather was just heavenly! The Lady B bag was the best carry-on luggage ever. I started the Seduction Socks by Ann Budd with my mystery sock yarn. The pattern is free here. My main mod is to make them shorter:
This is because half of the yarn was used in my first-ever sock. That’s the needle sock, and I’m not frogging it for love or money.
After all the selfish knitting, I had FOs for each day of this trip! Texans were very friendly – every elevator ride lead to bubbly conversations & ended with, “Have a nice day, y’all!” Co-elevator riders were actually the first to admire my Tender is the Night shrug when we set out for the wedding. The shrug was a hands-down success. It was perfect because I was the 2nd reader for the ceremony. Dictates of modesty: no bare shoulders for “reverencing the altar”. That black pashmina was thrust upon my cousin the 1st reader. Here we are processing:
It was a dream to wear, kept me warm during the air-conditioned reception, and netted a bag of compliments. Mine is not a crafty family, so I was very surprised by the great response. I am now a fan of silk shrugs – there is no slip sliding into soup bowls or constant arranging of fabric.
We did have a day out at the Johnson Space Center with my cousins. I modeled the sunny sidekick but have no pics to prove it! Here’s NASA Graffiti at its best:
Texas Longhorns – at NASA – huh?
That perked me up some for the tour of Mission Control. Ancient consoles!
They sent men to space with just that level of technology?! OMG. After lunch we came to a quick consensus & off we went in search of Kemah and its boardwalk.
More of the amusement park setting:
Yay – the Sea!! Kemah is on the Gulf, and a long ways away from good ol’ Lake Ontario!
It was a busy trip & I came home tired but with a full list of things to do. I’m settling back down now & have a big reason to finish the baby kimono – Eden’s safely arrived! Not deja vu or anything but here’s the baby gift being blocked:
I know this has been an angst-filled project. That said, green is the better choice for a wee one named Eden!