Happy St. Patrick's Day to you . . . even if you are only Irish for the day! Us? Well, we grew up thinking that we were roughly half Irish and half German (which makes for a stubborn bunch of drunks) but found out recently that who our mother thought was Irish, her Grandma Bridget, was really French, her Grandma Bridgette. Lucky for us that dear old Dad comes through with some of the Irish. Sadly, the soda bread you see below, courtesy of Panera Bread is the only one that I will have this year . . . and I know how to make a mean soda bread. The greenish yarn is all thanks to the latest purchase from Mountain Knits and Pearls - two uber-lovely skeins of Claudia's Handpainted in the lace silk for a sweater.
Beaner's sweater is down to one sleeve: one measly sleeve. I joined the body with the first sleeve at yesterday's Ravelry NEPA sit and knit (hope you're feeling better, Joanne) as I needed the needle it was on to complete the second sleeve. So far, so good. The cable running down the sleeve? Love it, even if the top cable is off by a row (no way was I increasing and doing the colorwork at the same time). The tension is relatively even, it looks cute, and I think she just might like it. The colors are nice but not exactly what I was going for. Normally I like a very strong brown with pink, but there weren't any to be had in the Falk. The heather brown is a fine substitute, and probably better for a 4-year-old as of tomorrow (love you, Beaner), so I'll stop the hand-wringing and move on.
That's it, folks! Lola heads to Nebraska tomorrow on a "lovely" flight with the boys and our parents. She'll be "blogless" since we haven't decided whether or not to tell the Other Sister. Me? I'm kind of in the "they'll learn when I'm good and drunk" camp so I guess time or an alcoholic beverage will tell. MC, Bunnylips, et al are headed our way for the weekend so the whole house is atwitter with cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning.
PS - No Powerball win for us this weekend . . . unless you count the $11 we won. I guess if you earn back your money plus a buck, it counts for something.