Monday, June 13, 2011

Mish-mash Monday

On Friday we had an opportunity to visit the brand new waterpark (the one with the Boeing 747 on top) at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum at a BIG discount, so I took Brian. When we arrived there was a line,
which got far longer while we waited.
I took my suit with me, but when I saw the hoards I decided to sit out our visit. The water tubes looked like fun, but people were waiting in line one to two hours for the privilege of a quick slide to the bottom! The wave pool and other pools looked like moving sardine cans, and the play structure was packed as well. I don't know what the building's maximum capacity is, but I'm positive the attendance exceeded it....

You know I had to have a knitting project along just in case. Alcyone was still waiting for more yarn to arrive, so I cast on a second Sakaki - this one with beads (oooh, shiny! hee).


Friday was also Rick's and my 27th wedding anniversary. We are planning a special date later, but Rick did bring home this beautiful bouquet of peonies for me Friday night.

On Saturday I received a wee bit more yarn from a fellow Raveler for my pale blue small shawl. Unfortunately, it was not enough to get me to the halfway point, so I had to go with Plan B - eliminate a repeat of the pattern on both sides. It should still end up a very wearable size and hey, I'll get done faster this way!

On Sunday I divided my singles from the miniSpinner onto three bobbins, using my Louet for the first time since getting the mS. I dealt with a frustrating number of snarls and breaks while doing that; next time I will definitely try Navajo plying instead. But it IS fun to see all the colors of this fiber at the end of the center-pull cake:

That's the mix for Monday from . . .

10 comments:

seashells said...

ohhhh lucky you, peonies! I love them. But they don't grow where I live. Thanks for the picture of yours!

Michelle said...

We haven't been able to grow them very successfully in the past, and I'm not a fan of their rather messy splaying during bloom season, so I'll let others grow them. My, but they are showy flowers, though!

Kelly Bartels said...

Congrats on 25 years....which is no small accomplishment. Mike and I celebrate our 9th on Thursday.

Michelle said...

Kelly, don't short us two years; we've worked hard for them! ;-)

Shula said...

First of all congratulations on your anniversary, and the peonies are lovely. Mine is just blossoming here, but then the storms shredded them. The idea of a packed water park makes me shudder, I took the children to one last year and the wave pool gave me horrible visions of incidents. I don't blame you for not going in I am glad Brian had fun though.

Kelly Bartels said...

Ooops again........I can't believe I shorted you 2 yrs. First I get my anniversary wrong and then I throw away 2 or your hard won years of wedded bliss. acchhhh. I'm going to blame it on over work. :)

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Congratulations on your 27th Anniversary! I love those peonies too. Mine are still not out of their buds. :)

BTW...this comment box loads so much faster! Not that it is for me, but I'm glad to be able to leave comments now! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the feedback, Sabrina. I've had two people tell me they can never successfully comment, so I did some investigating. Blogger is having "known issues" with comments, and suggested changing settings to the "pop-up window" for comments. Glad it helps, because I LIKE comments! ;-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sharon said...

I prefer to tension my three bobbins to Navajo plying and yours sure is pretty. It'll be fun to see how the colors work up.

Happy Anniversary - wow!!