Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ice Cream, and the Dual Cable Trifecta

Two of my cousins from Lincoln came to town on Wednesday and it just worked out that we had four tickets to the Rockies game that night. On our way home, we took the scenic route and passed this giant milk jug and BFJ said, "OH!" Apparently he'd been told about this tremendous ice cream but hadn't ever seen the giant milk jug. And then, there we were, so we figured we better stop and get some ice cream. I got chocolate, just plain chocolate, and it really was the best just-chocolate ice cream I'd ever had. (I'm very partial to Haagen-Daz's Belgian Chocolate Chocolate, but this might edge it out... Maybe I should try them both again.) BFJ had Butter Pecan and says it was awesome. One cousin got chocolate, and the other got both mexican chocolate and coconut gelato. I tried the gelato, it was heavenly. I better take my dad there sometime.

Oh shame on me, I forgot to post pictures like I said I would. I made these for the Bijou Basin trunk show, possibly coming to a yarn shop near you. It took me forever to figure out how many stitches to pick up for the scarf but once I got the hang of it, it really flew by. Fingerless gloves - how did I live without them?, a scarf, and there's also a hat but I didn't get a good picture. When there's no adult in the house and you have a postal deadline, you take what you can get!

After finishing these projects, I spent Friday in the basement, cleaning up what is currently my craft area. It is also the laundry room, so I ended up doing some laundry, but it needed to be done. I found all the summer clothes I had confiscated last fall - just in time for the last week of summer break. Oh well. Now everything is straightened and organized. I also took stock of my yarn and pinpointed some holiday projects and the supplies for those projects. We've had some cool nights, lately; it makes the holiday projects a little more fun. (Don't tell BFJ, but I did listen to some Christmas music while I straightened the craft dungeon. He has a strict not-til-October rule.)


Nana said...

Your knitting is so professional and amazing! You have such a flare for writing and you find the most unique places! Not to mention I love all the great photos, too. It's always neat to chekc out you blog!! : )

Candace said...

I'm now craving ice cream, Karen! Your dad will love that place (so will we - hee)!!
Wow - remember when just a short time ago you were learning to knit? Now you're knitting for a trunk show - congratulations! I love this pair - I have a "thing" for cables!

audreypawdrey said...

That is a gorgeous set! I agree that your knitting is fabulous and the pictures you take are always wonderful!:) I need some ice cream now.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That must be some fabulous ice cream to compete with haagendaz. Your gloves and scarf are just gorgeous but really...did you HAVE to say the "C" word? I'm just not ready. What a concept though -- it is getting to be the time to take stock of supplies and start to plan those projects!

Kristina said...

I just went to Hobby Lobby & am sooo ready for fall & the holidays. All the displays made me so giddy.
Congrats on the organization -- mine is going only a *little* better than last time you saw it!