Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I'm bAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Well ok I've been back since Sunday night but you know that horrible word called *work* yeah I've been slaving there and haven't had time to get my pictures downloaded but now I'm all set :)
I'll give you the 411 on the Common Ground Fair next post, in the meantime we stayed in Waterville friday and saturday night. I small little town kinda like where I live now but with a few more BIG box stores. We had a great time even though it rained all of saturday and sunday. I got to go to Yarn Good Store......... yummm. That place was wall to wall yarn and I was soooo over whelmed I had trouble finding stuff. I did however go in with a list in my head of what I would like to get and dang nabbit I came out with it all. Now that is a successful yarn trip. I walked back to the truck with a big grin on my face, jumped inside and said "Ok, I'm Happy"
Saturday night we saw an advertisement in the paper for BINGO! Now I've always joked to Moose that we should go play Bingo some night for fun and Saturday turned out to be the night. We played at the local legion in town and there were a good hundred other players raring to go when we got there. For $13 we got to play all the games, which lasted 2 and a half hours and we had a great laugh. It was soooo much fun, I was on the edge of my seat ever time I was a couple of numbers away. We didn't win any money but we definately will try bingo around our area sometime soon. Moose had never played before and I'd only played as kids so I wasn't quite sure of all the terminology but a really nice couple next to us helped us out through out the night. The one thing we just couldn't understand was how some people called it BEANO...... still have no idea why and the couple next to us said its just what some people call it.
Okey DOkey!
Of course it wouldn't be a trip to the states without getting my "things you can't get in Canada" items. Thats 10 boxes of Frosted Cherrios, 10 bozes of brown sugar pop tarts and I managed to get a couple of boxes of my well patches. We couldn't help but giggle all the way through Hannafords with all that cereal but it will be soooooo worth it when I'm eating cheerios this winter yummmmm!
If you'll remember a few posts ago I said I had finished my jungle socks and started on another pair. I had the cuff done but couldn't get up the energy to do much else on it. Well this weekend and last night I really got stuck into that sock. The pattern was really fun once I go going and wasn't as hard as I had planned. I thought I was going to have to be reading the chart the whole time but it was simple repeats of patterns so it knit up fast. I'm now a couple of inches away from starting the heel but ohhhhh how I love that pink and grey section. Those two colours just go sooo well, I almost wish there were no pink/purple splashes throughout but oh well.
I of course didn't forget about Sockolope while I was away. I brought back some Catnip for her. I'm going to knit some catnip mice for her as Mr. Mouse is still MIA and he's the only thing she will play with other than pieces of paper.

Its 5 more days until the Run for the Cure, I'm still a few dollars away from my goal. I'm got to head down to the Market to pick up some Fleece Artist which will be the prize for the random number generated winner. Donate now so your name can be added to the pot.


Laura said...

Kelly!! I'm really giggling about your Cheerios and PopTarts!!!! too funny

And Sockolope?! LOL! Why are you calling him that? Or is it a HER? How do I not know this?

I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend away - how about pictures of the actual fiber festival on the next post - you do have some don't you?! :)

Dave Daniels said...

Mmmmm, Frosted Cheerios and Brown Sugar Pop tarts. Love them both.
My mom says that they called it bean-o because it was sometimes played with beans to mark the spots, before the sponge stamper thingies. (Other times they played with pennies, and the winner got all the looser's pennies.) That's mom, a wealth of trivia. lol

Chris said...

Love the pink and grey! But I'm still LMAO at your grocery haul!! :)

Jeanne said...

I think it's funny that you showed us a picture of your breakfast foods haul, but not your YARN haul! What's up with that? Whatcha get, huh? Huh?

Amy said...

great load, sock is looking good. Poor Sockies, if it's the crochet mouse I sent before that's MIA I have plenty and will send more airmail this weekend. Let me know