Sunday, June 10, 2012

Coming Up for Air

Finally....a free weekend to breathe!  I finally feel like summer is here now that most of my students are out of school and we switch to our summer schedules.  Still work, but definitely not as stressful!

And it really felt like summer when I signed up for two Craftsy online classes this weekend, this one and this one.  I've already started Miriam's shawl class and I highly recommend it!  And I can't wait to have time this summer to try making jam!!  While you're at Craftsy, be sure to check out my pattern store too.

Last weekend, my mom, sister and I flew down to LA for a quick weekend for a family wedding.  Since my mom hasn't been to California Adventure at Disneyland, we spent Saturday there. 


 Hi Mickey

It was perfect and I don't think my knee would have been able to survive Disneyland...I barely survived all the walking we did!  The best part was being able to meet-up with Holly aka knitterotica and hang out with her a bit!  Spontaneous plans made through twitter rock!


There was some time for knitting, of course...


The hat I'm working on in this picture was just about done, give or take 10 rows of decreases, when we landed home on Monday.  Of course, given the crazy work week, it is still not finished.  Hope to finish it tonight while I'm watching The Killing and Mad Men finales! 

World of COlor

Fortunately I was able to sit through World of Color!  It was awesome!

Then Sunday we went to the wedding...a few highlight pictures...


Mom and Mike

Mom and Emily

And Monday we had time for a quick trip to Seal Beach to have lunch with my sister's friend from college whom I love, but not just because she is a knitter!

Check out Kim's gorgeous blanket in progress she's knitting for her little guy.  So sweet!

Kim's gorgeous blanket

Somehow we forgot to take pictures with Kim and her adorable boys, but she'll be at my sister's wedding in just a few week! 


We also squeezed in time before the wedding and at the beach for a quick photo shoot for my new shawl design that I'll be releasing in the next few weeks!  I can't wait to show you those sister did a great job modeling!

This weekend has been all about catching up and relaxing.....I even downloaded a new book to read, Gone Girl.  Just a chapter or two in, but I'll keep you posted.

How was your guy's weekend?  Fun? Relaxing?  Does it feel like summer to you?

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Renee Anne said...

We did a big purge this weekend (well, just on Saturday)....we have a 30 yard dumpster about 3/4 full at this point and I have it until Wednesday. That's quite a bit off my mind. Just a few more weeks and we'll be in Alameda :)

Discoknits said...

It has rained every day here in England. Every. Day.