Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Party Madness

What is it about the weekend that it seems to fly by faster than a five year old hopped up on sugar? Conversely, Monday lasts 10 lifetimes. Ironically, this is the same length of time as spending one's Saturday with 2 different groups of 20 5 year olds.

Caleb was lucky enough to be invited to two different birthday parties on Saturday. Both were about 35 minutes from home and were just far enough apart to make returning home in between a real pain in the ass.

The first party was at a bounce house place, complete with loud music. I managed to escape the chaos long enough to run to Target.

After a snack and cupcakes, we were off to Wal-mart. A quick detour was made to clean up the barf that was the not unexpected result of the first party.

Great fun. Overexcited children and junk food do not mix.

I had brought along our portable DVD player and after picking up a few things at the store, we settled into Starbucks with our cocoa (him) and mocha (me - he needed no caffine!), starwars (him) and the Shetland Triangle with a side of an audiobook (me). He was reasonably quiet and I was profoundly grateful.

The second party was at a gymnastics studio and was a lot of fun for the kids.

For some reason, while the Shetland Triangle is a very easily memorized pattern, I keep forgetting to do the final knit row. This creates a few problems with the stitch count when I start the first row again. I can't count the number of times that I have ripped back because of the enormity of my own stupidity. Not suprisingly, I've made no actual progress even though a great deal of knitting has occurred.

It would also appear that startitis has struck full force and I finally cast on for the Hedgerow Socks using Regia Silk in a bright orangey red color.

Pictures to come shortly.


Ragan Knits etc... said...

ACK!!! Two parties of crazed five year olds! GO you for attending both! Thank goodness for the Starbucks and knitting in between...so that you could have a little down time amidst the craziness. PHEW!

Ewe Little Dickens said...

I was definitely thinking of you and your party marathon this Saturday! I'm glad to hear that you were able to get some knitting in!