Happy Fourth of July weekend! Lots of stuff to cover...first was an experiment in eyebrow enhancement. I'm not sure why eyebrows have taken off, but apparently they're big business now, so my MA talked me into giving it a whirl (she has her's waxed and dyed). This is a little kit she recommended from the drugstore, and goodness at the tiny tools that stand up over a tiny mirror! I didn't have a Seventeen magazine handy to talk me through it, but the back of the package had step by step instructions.
Here's a one-side-done pic to compare...um....I don't really get it. It just looks bushier and darker, like I rubbed some powder in it...which is basically what I did. Not worth my time! Do any of you "do" your eyebrows?
Next up, Drew got an idea to cook dinner for us, and wanted to do gyro wraps. He looked up recipes, shopped by himself, and got the gyro meat from FoodPak, since he didn't have time to set up a rotisserie on the grill.
Made the yogurt sauce with red wine vinegar, yogurt, and chopped cucumbers...
and roasted the vegetables you see in the background to go with the wraps - yum!
Now, behold the SOCK!
Bask in its loveliness!
Gaze in awe at the wondrous Kitchener's stitch!
Wonder at the oddness of this pairing!
Cringe at the pale leg that rises forth!
Seriously, it is a HEAVENLY thing, that will be perfect in the winter - soft and snuggly...but just a touch large, so I'll try casting on a few less stitches next pair. And there WILL be a next pair, as I'm halfway through the second sock cuff, and will be looking for more sock yarn soon...WITH my Mobile Yarn gift certificates!
Did I mention I had a birthday? This was probably the second best birthday ever, (definitely not the best one ever) because not only did my Mom give me a knitting certificate, but my office gave me one too - yay for perceptive office staff! PLUS, Dean gave me a Fluevog gift certificate to buy even MORE Fluevogs! He also sent some delicious Shari's Berries cake pops to work since I started the call week on my birthday. (Love that man.)
Now the only drawback to
being on call this week is that I have to stay in town while they get to go to the beach - boo! However, one must make do, so I hot-footed it upstairs to make a skirt that would go with my newest Fluevogs, and wouldn't you know I had the perfect AC fabric (purchased 2 years ago with a birthday gift certificate from my Mom - my family is the BEST) that matches the shoelaces exactly! Another AC Swing Skirt is born.
The Swing Skirt flares just a touch more than the Fitted Skirt, and I can't decide if I like it with seams at center front/back/sides...
or with panels centered, like I saw another blogger do.
Hey wait, this AC T-shirt may coordinate as well...with a different pair of Fluevogs!
Okay, okay, I have to stop playing matchmaker with my Fluevogs and AC fabric, because I still have FOUR knitting projects on needles. Waves of Lace has been all but forgotten, the black mesh sweater is waiting for the second sleeve to be re-knitted, the second sock is in progress, but I need to get this baby blanket for a Japanese cousin done. Just need to watch that Youtube video about joining yarn by tying a magic knot again, and hope it works for 2 strands.
Luckily, the family will be back to enjoy the 4th with me, so I've got to get my crafting on today. What are YOU all doing this weekend? Might I suggest renting Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot with Tina Fey? Please be aware there is pervasive language (she's a reporter in Afghanistan, after all), but I LOVED this movie for a bunch of reasons. Have to go buy it...now you have a great weekend!