Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Great Adventure -

Ohhh, we made it! You just wouldn't believe the trip to Atlanta, it rained and it rained and it rained. Once we made it to Chattanooga I called my darling Chris and whined over the phone about the rain and ohmyGod we are going to have to sit outside in the rain. . . well, he proceeded to calm me down and Caryn and I continued on. . . at one point I was sure we were going to die as a FedEx truck flew through the standing water on the roads and completed obliterated my field of vision. Going 60 mph and not having a clue of the road or where the other cars went kinda makes Mom (me) nervous. Caryn says I looked like we had just flown over the mountain top! Kinda white and pasty you know. . . I don't do heights very well. All of this to say, that the concert was rockin' and Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers, too) are just awesome. His voice was amazingly the same as when I was my daughter's age. . . man, I wish I were aging so well! The rain stopped it warmed up and all was well with the world again. I only got turned around once, and beeped at once, so I guess it was all worth it!

My sister (hi, Donna!) went to the Dakota's and the Badlands this past summer, and bought me this great gift:

Isn't it just beautiful? I think she said it's made of mammoth tusk? I don't really remember, maybe she will post in the comments for me (hint, hint)!

And here is the entire wall:Sorry about the light's pull chain in the picture, I just couldn't get it cropped out!

I also got a swatch done in the Elektra: One dark:One light: But both the same swatch - Using size seven needles - and I am writing the pattern for the vest as I go -

So, it's been busy and now I am collapsing. Took my MS meds last night and they tend to make me kinda sick (which is why I waited till we got back from the Great Adventure to take it) so, I'm back to the couch -


Donna said...

June - you took a much better picture than I did!! And it looks lovely on your wall. I took the time to find out what the electra was all about. Did you spinn it yourself or did you go to the internet? The two colors are both so pretty. I decided that the darker one (saphire) was the best. Good luck with the writing the pattern

June said...

I spun that yarn all by my self! The two pictures are actually only one swatch, the lighting was just odd and the color is very hard to show!

melanie said...

Wowza, June, the Elektra is knitting up beautifully! The mandala from your DS is really lovely.

Vicki said...

Ooh, the Elektra is looking lovely! Glad to hear you survived the rain ordeal and had fun at the concert.

Angela said...

That is a truly gorgeous piece of art June, and it complements your Elektra beautifully! Good to hear that you got through all that rain safely, it sounds like a scary drive.