Monday, March 05, 2007

happy feet, happy mom

I finally finished the socks for the boys. They love them. I actually think that they have had them on since Saturday, and Charlie wore his to school today. I tried to convince them that I should wash them today, but when Charlie insisted that he wear them again, I figured, why not?
I promise I will wash them tonight!
I did a basic pattern, casting on 52 stitches. And because Andrews legs are a little more muscular than Charlie's, I made them both the same size. However, they are actually a little big around his leg. He doesn't seem to mind the slouchy look. The yarn is Cerrillos Mine by Scout, and it was wonderful to work with. Loved the pattern of the stripes.
I'll leave you with a picture of where I stayed Friday night. These were old horse stables built in 1912, that were converted into cottages. My friends in-laws own one, and since it is only 1 1/2 hours from our homes, we decided to make a girls trip out of it. There were four of us, and we had an amazing time. We drank delicious wine::exchanged party favors(gifts)::enjoyed take out from our favorite restaurant::danced and sang like rock stars::had conversations that solved all of the worlds problems::drank more delicious wine::laughed until our stomachs and faces hurt::drank more wine::took a midnight walk::laughed and drank more::slept in::drank lots of coffee::enjoyed fresh fruit and zucchini bread::took an amazing hike::noticed the small pleasures that usually go unnoticed::indulged in burnt almond torte from our favorite bakery::drove home chatting happily! Combined we have 13 children, so it was just what we needed to refuel our engines!

19 comments:

Scoutj said...

They are great!!! I love how they striped.

And girl's night is so important, especially to moms!

Delia said...

Now that sounds like a phenomenal weekend!

KeanaLee said...

nice, it's good to have great frineds like that. sounds like you had a good time.

love the socks. too cute!

Kristin said...

Sounds like a decadent weekend!
The socks look great and are obviously a huge hit.

Allegra said...

wow, what a great sounding weekend!! The socks look great too!

Ramona said...

What great socks. I just might have to grab some of that Cerrillos.

erin said...

sounds like a glorious weekend! nice socks, too.

Hege said...

I love the colour of those socks :)

tiennie said...

Love those socks (and apparently so do your boys!)

How fun! I love old houses like that. Glad you had a great time!

opportunityknits said...

Cute socks and sounds like you had a great girls' night out. Batteries all re-charged and ready to go!

Elinor said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Those socks are wonderful! I love variegated yarn that doesn't pool like crazy. I can never trust myself to find/buy this kind of yarn so I'm always glad to see some in action!

sunneshine said...

What a wonderful weekend! And how cute are the boys in their matching socks... that would never have flown in my family! Even though they look so cute!

Knitting Mama said...

Great socks!

eve knits said...

lovely socks!!

Dipsy said...

These socks are absolutely adorable - I certainly can't blame the boys for not wanting to take them off! Very beautiful colours, and thew striping looks great!
And my gosh, this cottage is *so* awesome! I'd give a lot, a big lot, to be there right now, that pic really oozes the atmosphere of the whole place, and what you wrote about the time spent there sounds absolutely and perfectly relaxing!

Lolly said...

I love the socks! and the photos of them :) They are so cute!

Morgan said...

The socks are ADORABLE! And GADS- that place you stayed...I'm soo royally jealous!

Kirsten said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time with your friends! Everyone needs a night like that from time to time.

The boys socks look great! My girls are the same way with hand knit socks. I can't get them off their feet. It does make it difficult to wash them.

mle said...

The socks are great!! the colors are really fun too.
Glad you had an awesome little getaway with the girls!