The little basket weave sweater finally got finished and my cold/flu finally went away. I couldn’t wait because I wanted to get the new sweater on the needles and get a good start before I had to travel to Texas. I’m going for the Thanksgiving holiday to be with my daughter and to puppy sit her 8 month old Texas Heeler. She has a conference in Atlanta her team is presenting their findings from their Aerospace Engineering project they are working on. It’s hard to believe she is old enough to do this. Seems like a few months ago she was in high school.
So needless to say I started knitting and actually got the back done on the sweater. My daughter-in-law picked out the pattern, which uses size 8 needles so I expect to finish this quick but there are a lot of distractions. The puppy kind of loves to get attention by antagonizing my chihuahua, who is clearly not amused. She requires about 3 walks a day and 15 potty breaks! Sheesh. I thought this would be easy!
I tried to knit during the championship NASCAR race but my millennial daughter does not have cable and the whole Surface Pro hooked up to the TV screen thing was a bit beyond me. It required some cord we did not have so I watched on my iPad while a large puppy jumped on me asking to play fetch. Plus it’s raining. A lot. Today will be time-out for anyone who doesn’t take naps!
Also we are supplying the turkey and trimmings for 13 of her friends (mostly boys, these are aerospace students after all) who are insisting on having it at their duplex apartment. How does one cook and then transport a huge turkey across town? One of the girls in the group is worried about the state of the boys refrigerator and whether they have thought this through… My daughter doesn’t get back from the conference till Tuesday and my husband arrives Wednesday. This will be a Thanksgiving to remember. Good thing I love young people.
So the shopping is mostly done and today I will concentrate on the sweater front. I hope your Thanksgiving preparations are going well.