Friday, May 25, 2007

A Yarny Prize and Germany (Pt. 3)

First things first: I won yarn on Carrie's blog! It's this pretty shade of STR Bambu, and it's all soft and squishy and lovely and pettable. How do I know? I've been petting it, of course!
And isn't that the cutest tea-themed tape measure?


And now, the last part of the Germany trip. Here is the reason I went in the first place. Meet the Batty people!


Me, my dad and my mom, and


me and my sister. She's back from Thailand, and she loved it there. Poor thing got back on Tuesday and had to work Thursday afternoon and evening. Nothing like being jet lagged and having to work!

About my last post: the yarn is CTH Supersock. I think the colorway is Jewels, but I'm not entirely sure (and won't be until I get the ball band out of the middle of the yarn... yes, I did it again).
The dad sweater is a modified Paton's pattern, no. 4 from their Casual Classics booklet. Instead of gray with burgundy cables, I'm doing it in burgundy with gray cables because my dad looks good in burgundy.
And to all the oompa instrument players out there: Sure, why don't we start a knitting oompa band? If people don't like our music, we'll chase them with pointy sticks.
The less said about the swimming pool experiment, the better. That's why I didn't initially mention the fact that it included bubbles. It was a bubble bath swimming pool, and 15 years later, my carpet still faintly smelled like bubble bath.

16 comments:

sgeddes said...

The prize looks great! I'm glad you had some time with your family. Sounds like the trip was well worth it!

weezalana said...

Nice prize! I'm curious to know how 100% bamboo knits up.

Yay, Batty clan pics! What a great lookin' group! :)

cpurl17 said...

Great family photos. You and the Batty sister have the prettiest hair.

Zonda said...

Lovely Bambu there! I bet it will be a dream to knit with!

Yay for the Batty Clan!!

Rain said...

That yarn is stunning.

It must have been lovely to catch up with your family again.

chauntel said...

It looks like your trip was fantastic. You will have to tell us how you like working with the Bambu!

Larjmarj said...

Very nice, you and your sis are too cute together. The yarn is luscious.
I recently found out that I am German on my grandmother's side. Who knew?

Jess said...

You and your sis are too cute! That yarn looks so ooohey gooohey... can I have a sniff? A fondle? Of the yarn that is.

Dipsy said...

Ahhh, it was so good to see the Batty family - what a beautiful pic, and you're looking absolutely fantastic!
And yummy, what a prize - looks great indeed!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the win!

You and your family are too cute!

Knittypants said...

Great prize! very pettable :-)

You and your sister are so pretty, it's wonderful spending time with family.

Linnea said...

There are worse things for a carpet to smell like.

And, yay for happy family pictures! And beautiful yarn!

fleegle said...

I don't want to at your yarn, but I sure wish I were there to pet it!

mf said...

the yarn prize looks so sweet! Can't wait to see what it grows up to be! Enjoy! Love the color.. Sounds like your trip to Germany was very enjoyable! My DH is from there too! Great food over there!

Carina said...

What pretty yarn, and what a pretty knitter to use it--you are so pretty! I should've known you were a model. :-)

Ali said...

I really enjoyed your vacation photos. That tunnel thing is very odd, but I like it.A.Lot.:)

Yes, I'll garden for you anytime you feel like baking chocolaty goodness for me.