Getting back to the business of life is never easy after vacation. It’s funny, I used to count the days until the kids went back to school after vacation but as they get older that feeling seems to be fading. I wasn’t at all disappointed that they missed most of the first day back today due to poorly scheduled dentist appts. In fact, I toyed with just hanging out with them for the afternoon too, but decided I should be a responsible parent and at least get them to school for a couple of hours.
So, first and foremost, how are the chickens coming along?? I haven’t heard a peep (no pun intended) from any of you! I know you’re out there knitting them! Post a comment with an update and if yours is finished, please be sure to send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to brag about your chickens here on the blog. Be sure to tell me what size you made, what yarn you used and any modifications you made. Also – what did you name your chicken and why. I believe Pixie’s Bessie is pretty much done. My Lily remains at a stand still as my vacation knitting involved items I needed to prep for the next segments of Knitting Daily TV that I have to shoot this week. Plus, Lily isn’t exactly the easiest traveling companion. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the video on the kitchener stitch which is how are chickens are trussed up
Remember, we have a wee bit of a contest going – the chicken Pixie and I like the best or feel has the most compelling story will win a limited edition chicken timer that only attendees of the last TNNA show got as a gift from Linda of Blue Sky Alpacas. Plus, we’ll add in some yarny goodness, of course.
Speaking of contests, I had such a blast partnering with KnitPurlGurl a few weeks back, I jumped at the opportunity to connect with another blogger for a giveaway. Shannon of www.musingsofafatchick.blogspot.com is offering a WEBS Ball Winder & Swift Combo as a prize. The contest runs through next Friday, April 3rd. She has establish her criteria for entering on today’s post. I would also encourage any of you that have not subscribed to my RSS feed to do so. May not get you any further submissions in the contest, but you will have my enduring thanks and appreciation :) As the icon on her blog states “Commnets are the new hug”. Love that. So true. What do you all think? Do you like these contests? I’m having fun, are you? I won’t be doing them all the time, just once in awhile to mix things up. I think the chance to win something is always fun and I like being able to introduce you all to different blogs that you may not have known about previously. It’s what makes our wonderful yarn community go ’round.
I’ll finish up with a couple of shots from our trip. Disney World was awesome. The kids are at such a great age and now that Jonathan has officially attained the 48″ marker, he can pretty much go on everything. For anyone who hasn’t been recently, the new Toy Store Mania ride in Hollywood Studios is a must. We rode three times and I get the distinct pleasure of having the single high score each time :) We’re not competitive or anything as family, really, we’re not. . . . ..
We rode Tower of Terror and we all did Aerosmith’s Rockin Rollercoaster – we can now say we’ve done a loop :) Check it off the list!
The boys all hit the water rides in a big way. I love the rides, but I hate being wet all day so I usually opt out:
The single best moment of the trip – watching the Space Shuttle launch. We were about 60 miles away from Cape Canaveral and although we could have driven in closer, we made the choice to stay put. We were on the 5th floor of our hotel and faced directly east. About 2 seconds after the launch on TV we saw this:
Finally, this is what the sky looked liked for close to an hour afterwards:
It was truly moving.
So, tell me about your chickens, what you think of the contest and whatever else you have going on!