It's not my 'official' Feb fixer-upper, but i did have to start over because Sam took his scissors to it. I thought I would have no problems finishing Rosedale, namely because this is the 3rd time i've knit it, and technically I should be able to knit it in my sleep, but I'm not a multi-tasker. And after all the snot flying left and right in my house before we went skiing, I finally got hit with the flu just in time to do vacation laundry. So I didn't knit much last week because it took all i had just to open my eyes and grunt. But what i did manage to eek out, I'm pleased with. This is good, because I don't think my Rosedale yarn will hold up to another ripping, I noticed the yarn was really thin in places...
I guess the Fix is over, since February is virtually gone, but I'll not be my usual half done self and leave it unfinished. I have made progress on Rosie, see, she's ready for her sleeves which I wisely did knot rip. Click here to see the side ribbing. Check back in the next few days and Rosie should be done done DONE! Thanks to Alison for hosting this fab Feb kal!
And because it snowed last week, and i so want it to be spring, I decided to make it so with some butterfly. In person, it isn't that bright, and I really like the shot of green at the top!
Just a little blurb on our first ever family ski trip. We left the house late (5:40 vs. 5:20am), made a wrong turn (I was driving AND the navi system was ON, always a bad combo) but we still made it to the airport in time although one of us was extremely grouchy and it wasn't me. I say, if you're gonna bitch about the way I drive, get a licence and drive instead, or catch a cab, whatever, just don't irritate the driver. Anywhoo, Hokkaido was great, warm like Tahoe (unusual), and lots of fun! We had a great package (ANA Winter tour?), and no we didn't have to follow a tour director waving a flag. Click here and here and what, the hell, here's another one. And in case you were wondering about the indoor pool,it has a slide and makes waves! We were with about 8 other families, which is so not my idea of fun, but i managed. The hotel was great because, and this may surprise you 'cause you may think Japan is up there for tech things, but none of the rooms had an internet connection and there was only one computer in the lobby. This was good because e couldn't be on the 'puter the whole time. It also meant he was on his cell phone forever. We did 2 runs together and he was on the phone the entire time. Of course if he wasn't on the phone, I wouldn't have been able to keep up with him : ) fyi the ski instructors spoke english, and were great with the boys. We had friends that went to club med sahoro and they were disappointed with the ski school.