Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bike rides, knitting retreat and a cookout

Summer has finally come to Indiana. After a week of rain and rather cooler temperatures, we have now definitely moved into the hot and mugginess that will be here for the next three months. I think the humidity is better than when we lived in DC, but still, ugh.

It's been a very busy weekend. I'm possibly having too much fun documenting stuff with the camera to put here, so sorry for the length of the post!

On Friday evening we went to a minor league baseball game, but ended up having to leave at about the fourth inning when the game got canceled due to the rain. It was fun while it lasted though, and we plan on going back again soon. Of course my camera battery was dead, so there are no pictures of this soggy event.

Yesterday we started out with a bike ride down to the farmer's market and then over to the library to get some of the books I had on hold. Here's a picture of me on Bianca the Blue Bike with a basket fool of yummy farmer's market goodies! (I hate wearing a helmet. It smashes my curls and I think I look absolutely ridiculous. However, I wear the helmet because: (1) the N-boy has a thing for helmet wearing since he's seriously crashed his bike before, (2) I want my children to wear helmets and nothing drives me battier that seeing children wearing helmets and their parents not-what kind of a message does that that send!!!, (3) I've already crashed into a fence due to my failure to break or turn properly, and (4) the Momcat reads this blog). After that I went to a knitting retreat with my knitting group! It was so much fun! I worked on learning how to make a sweater. I apparently knit very tightly, so mine will be doll sized instead of baby sized, but that's ok. I'm learning how to do lots of cool things. Here's the project so far-it's all tangly because I'm having serious problems with the two ball of yarn and the circular needles. But I'm getting it done!

We also had some drawings for great door prizes! I won a nifty pair of socks made from Alpacas!
Here are the cutest little sheep slippers that one of the other girls won!

And here is my friend E with the cutest and softest little sheep that she won!
The Alpaca and Sheep vendors were there, so I also got some pretty yarn (and at half price!). The photo really doesn't do the color's justice.
After biking back from the retreat at the end of the day, the N-boy and I decided to go for a mini cookout. We've had the little grill for a while, but had never gotten around to using it. So we loaded it up into the car and drove down to a local park where we had steak and asparagus fresh from the Farmer's Market! It was super yummy and we had a great time. The N-boy had a rough day yesterday (got a flat tire on his bike), so it was super important we try to end the day on a positive note.

Today promises to be another busy day. I'm hoping to get some more crafting done this afternoon, but we'll see how much really happens!


  1. zomg steak. mmmmmmm. i really want steak. and you look so cute in your little helmet hahahaha

  2. A knitting retreat sounds like so much fun! And I would love to try some exotic fibers like alpaca.

    And the steak picture is making me drool!

  3. Everything that you posted about sounds like I would love to be there with you. I am old enough to be your grandmother (old as dirt) yet, it would still be fun with like minds. Your knitting retreat win look soft and warm. I love to knit, yet my desire to embroider now is taking up most of my time. I am glad you could put your concerns aside about how you look with a helmet on and are wearing one. Good for you. At the very least your example could save a life - yours. I enjoy your blog.


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