Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rainy Weekend, but Sunshine Ahead

Rain in California in June?!  It sure has been awhile for that, but yesterday it rained a ton!  Initially, it put a bit of a damper on my plans with Lil' Guy, but we quickly adjusted.

After a trip to the Lego store (and btw, he could have hung out there forever!), we played blocks with Auntie Rowan.

Lil Guy and AuntieRowan

Then we were off to Sky High Sports, an indoor trampoline place that Snowboarder and Lil' Snowboarder love, but I haven't been there before. Well, this was right up Lil' Guy's alley.


I love these blurry pictures of him, because, well, he is too quick!

I can hang with the big kids.

Here he is waiting in line for the foam pit. He was not intimidated by the big kids at all.


He even tried to jump off the side of the wall like the big kids.

so fun!

There was some doggie walking too!

Doggy walking

Pa was on duty with my brother's dog, Shadow.

triple dog dare you

That looks like a tough job, huh?

The sun came out in the evening for a fun time at Grandma's house! I forgot to take pictures because I was too busy recording the kids shaking their butts to a fierce game of freeze dance! Too cute!

good morning lil guy

And, he was up bright and early this morning and happy as can be!! Just love that kid to bits, even if I needed a very long nap this afternoon!

After all this rain around here the past week, I'm definitely in need of some sunshine...

That's where Dani of Sunshine Yarns comes in!

I've been teasing you with photos of my new Capitola Sock Pattern, and on Tuesday, June 7, the kit will be available exclusively through Sunshine Yarns!  More details about the kit are featured in her newsletter.

Capitola 3

Capitola 8
Shown in Sunshine Yarns Luxury Sport, colorway Desert Cactus

Before I go further, I have to say something.  I LOVED knitting with Dani's yarns.  The Luxury Sport was, well, luxury.  And talk about a quick knit!  I haven't knit with the Classic sock before either and well, it is going to be hard not to buy another skein or two of this in this week's update!  Her colors are just gorgeous!  You should see some of the colors she has planned for the kit too!

This pattern reminds me a lot of all the things I love about my Cotty Socks. Its written for both sportweight and fingering weight yarns, looks great in both semi-solids and variegated yarns, and features an easy to memorize pattern.

Capitola 11

Capitola 14
Shown in Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock, colorway Caramel Swirl

Capitola 1

Once again, Jill did an awesome job with the pattern layout.  I was pretty chuffed when I saw the printed out version for Dani's kits!  The hard copy of the pattern is 11 x 17 and folded in half, which means no pages to lose!  Plus it looks quite professional if I can say so myself.  Thanks again Jill!


Summer knitting at the coast. Feet up on the balcony, listening to the ocean waves crashing against the cliffs below. Sun shining down. Just imagine yourself in Capitola, the charming beach village in Santa Cruz County, CA where these socks were knit. The easy to memorize pattern on these socks, paired with the gorgeous Sunshine yarns, make them the perfect summer project!

Now that should brighten up our week, right!

I'll have a few other fun things to share this week too!  Although I won't be going to TNNA next weekend, I have a few designs and news to share with you this week!  Go peek here...

One more week of busy, busy, busy work, and then it is summer!! Still working of course, but so much more relaxed!!  Anything fun you in the week ahead for you guys?  Share share so I can get through this crazy week ahead....

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


JelliDonut said...

Lovely socks!

Gigi said...

Awwww, what a fun day you made for your little! Good mommy, you!
Love your new sock pattern -- must add it to my faves asap!