Well, I did it! I finished Monika's Sakura Cherry Blossom Shawl last night. I was under a tiny bit of pressure, because I am donating it to our church's silent auction portion of their flea market next Saturday. I sure hope someone will want it. The church really needs the funds right now. Since I don't have the pocketbook for some of the more luxurious yarns like silk, I did happen upon this new yarn by Caron...Simply Soft Shadows. This is an extremely soft DK weight acrylic yarn that is self striping. It is very reasonably priced. I used 8 of the 3 oz. skeins. "Mardi Grey". Plus I think the easy care is a bonus. It's machine washable gentle cycle and machine dry low heat.
Today is Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere! So far I have had a very nice day. We all went to church. I receive a lovely carnation. It's tradition in our church to give all the ladies in the church a carnation. Then my boys took me to Longhorn Steak House for dinner. It was delicious as usual. Sunday Dinner is the perfect time to go, no wait and very fast service. Not only did they give me a $5.00 gift card to use on our next visit, but they also gave me a gorgeous long stemmed rose. That was so nice. It really made my day :) The only other thing that would have made my day better... having my oldest son with us. He is hunkered down at school finishing up projects and finals. Then once schools over he'll only be home briefly and then back to school. He's staying on campus for the summer. He got a wonderful internship working with unmanned autonomous undersea vehicles. He is very excited about this opportunity. Hopefully if all goes well this will lead to a research assistant position for graduate school. He's on the fast track to finish his master's degree (computer engineering) one year after his B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering next year. I am very proud of him. He has done phenomenally well and I hope he continues to do so :)
One last thing before I go...I have a new addition to my knitting library.
No, it's not a mother's day gift, but I got it yesterday with my 50% off coupon at AC Moore. I could resist the bargain ;) Now, I have lots of new pattern stitches to try out.
Happy Knitting :)
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