Tuesday, October 23, 2007

KLX and knitting

KLX came and went. It was a lovely, lovely time in Knoxville. The leaves haven't turned yet, but there was a refreshing nip to the air that made dancing for hours upon end feasible. I really felt I found my musicality, and I have danced faster than I ever have before. The Friday night dance and the Saturday afternoon dance pretty much tied for favorites. I hated the music at the Saturday Night dance!! I totally did not drive 10+ hours to listen to neo-swing and hip-hop. Although I did have two awesome dances with Hurley (Orlando) and Christian (Gainesville) to Outcast and some rap song respectively. I finally got to see Annie IRL, and boy do I wish she lived closer! An awesome, well-traveled, smart lindyhopper....:) I also got to spend some time with Heather A, and I would love to have her down here, too. DJ, Lindyhopper, and knitter!!

Spending time with the in-laws was just wonderful, we stayed yet again with Chris and Alison, and I fell even more in love with K-ville.

The downside? I cannot find my camera anywhere. I last used it on the day we went climbing, and hopefully it is still in Chris's magic-van.

Gotta run, more later.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Busy Bee

This weekend is the Knoxville Lindy Exchange. (see the sidebar for a link) I am so excited to get to Tennessee and see all of the lovely dancers that attend this event. I love Knoxville, the city itself speaks to me. The hilly mountains, the forests, the abundant National Parks, the college atmosphere, Market Street...I love it all. Phillip has an Aunt that lives in Knoxville, and boy do I enjoy seeing her and the family. A 10hr car drive that allows me to knit isn't bad either ;) We are driving up ourselves this time, and meeting both my SIL, Amy and Sarah, and my MIL MaryAnne. I am looking forward to seeing my in-laws. I adore them to pieces. I have not seen Sarah since she started college. I am so proud of how well she is doing...like we ever had a doubt!
Oh! and Phillip and I are going up early to rock climb with our host, Chris! I am so excited! Dancing, family, knit-time, husband car time, and rock climbing!!

I'll report back after the event with a little dance wrap-up.

In crafty news:
I am getting closer to the heel on my second Roza's Beryl sock. I had a little mishap with the sock riding around in my purse to and from work. A needle pulled halfway out and stitches dropped all the way to the cast-on edge. I ripped the second sock and started over. I have made some good make-up progress. I plan to finish is on the ride up to Knoxville. I am also reworking a Noro Kureyon top down hat that I started last year. The colors are knitting up beautifully, and I plan a my-so-called scarf to go along with it.

In other news:
I love clotted cream! I purchased a tiny pot from World Market and finally opened it up today. I made some really ugly (but tasty!) scones, and smothered them in clotted cream. Heaven! I added a teeny bit of Apricot Preserves and had a proper tea-time. Although I don't have any plain good black tea...just green,chai, and a tazo assorment that I really don't care for. Give me a delish green tea, or a nice black tea. Ah well, I'll be on the look-out. And I broke my tea-infuser. Drat!
Next on my list are madelines. I have a fantastic madeline pan I received as a wedding gift, and I am dying to try it out. I love baking, cake decorating, and,well, cooking! Right now I am making my famous pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to take with us to K-ville. Yum!
...there goes the timer...gotta run!

Later my dears! have a fun-filled weekend, I know I will!