I’ve spent the past week in the Houston area. Surprisingly, the weather has been mellow and cool. I can still feel the humidity, but it is much easier to bear than when it is hot. I definitely have been spoiled by the nice California weather. So, what have I been doing here? Doing what cats do — eat, sleep, eat some more. There’s the obligatory family dinners and visits followed by visits with family friends and then hanging out and catching up with some old friends. My sister and I attended the lovely wedding of some old friends. The mantra of the wedding basically was “It’s about time!” You see, our friends have been together for 11 years longer than some of us have been married and known our own partners! The wedding very nicely done and was almost like a mini college reunion. Plus, the open bar didn’t hurt 😉 No one but a young cousin of theirs got smashed though.
Anyway, in preparation for this trip and visit, I made sure to pack a good amount of knitting supplies. I made a sample pair of the Liana gauntlets for that class I will be teaching and I made my sister model them for me before I had to send them off. I also am pretty much done with a project I designed based on a request from my sister, which I think I’ll call “Catty.” I hope to meet the next submission deadline for Knitty. Another project I brought to work on is for a contest submission for Etsy, which I haven’t touched. That’s not all; I brought more projects to work on. My not-as-ambitious projects include a neckwarmer for my stepmom, which I made too long and have to undo part of; a yarn ball and yarn mouse for my aunt’s meanie guard cat Curry, who will claw at you he thinks you’re taking something that belongs to the house or if you try to venture beyond the living room into other areas of the house; and a scarf I’m making for Linh, for which I have only finished 10 inches.
I’ll post some pix later. Dad doesn’t have DSL yet…trying to set it up for him. I hate dial-up. Luckily, I brought my laptop here’s a weak but good enough signal from a neighbor’s wireless that I found (probably from my uncle’s house, which is right behind my dad’s.)