Monday, March 7, 2011

Evans Family March Madness

It's here--Evans Family March Madness!  This Friday is Rob's birthday, and Saturday is Caitlin's birthday.  There is a Father-Daughter dance on Friday night (this year it's a luau theme), a birthday party at our house on Saturday afternoon, and a large family celebration here on Sunday, complete with turkey dinner!

Last weekend we went to an outlet mall.  I bought a new salt pig!
 I'm also going to paint our downstairs bathroom this week.  It's all good.  I should add that it's a very small room--like 5' by 5'--so I'm confident I can finish this in a couple of days.

Ordering supplies for Caitlin's party was the perfect excuse to finally buy this baker's twine.
In knitting news, I have set the Tomten on the back burner for now.  I had Bobby try it on to check the sleeve length (I was maybe three-quarters done on one sleeve) and we discovered that the decreases as written were making the sleeve way too skinny.  Bobby wasn't exactly jumping up and down for me to finish it immediately, so I pulled out some of my yarn stash and got to work on a springy knit for me.  I have really started to love purple in the last year or so--I don't think I'll be painting any walls purple, but it's great to wear.

My new knit--the New York cardigan.
Next week marks the first of five soup suppers at church.  I am in charge of the committee that oversees those, so the next five weeks will fly by.  For our first supper, I'm going to make the broccoli soup recipe from Apples for Jam.  It's easy, and Bobby even requested it!

On Sunday, we went to the 11:00 service, so I had time to make a Spanish omelet for breakfast.

So there's what I'm up to this week.  Maybe if we're lucky, I can post some before and after bathroom shots later this week.  I am really excited about it.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're a busy woman !!! How exciting to always have something to do though !!! I hope you have time to relax though, you definitely deserve it with all of the stuff you have got going on !!!

I couldn't agree with you more about purples. I TOO have found my love for purple yarn. I STILL haven't knit anything with it. But everytime I see a purple yarn, my heart thumps an extra beat. Love it :)

I can't wait to see how the bathroom turns out.

aracne said...

The cardigan looks like a marvelous pattern, I might knit one for myself.
And the color is really a Spring color, I am in that phase of my life in which the use of color fascinates me.
All the best for the coming, challenging week!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

It sounds like you're going to be busy this month. That lavender color is so pretty. It must make you feel like Spring is really coming.

Kristyn Knits said...

Sounds like you're gearing up for some wonderful family moments! Happy Birthday all around! And you'll look beautiful in your new knit! I'm looking forward to seeing you model it!

stitching under oaks said...

you sure have a lot going on over there at your house! that omelet looks fabulous and i'm sure you'll bless so many with the church dinners. what a blessing you are to your church! That sweater is looking great. I'm heading over to follow your link and check it out a little bit more. have a great week and Happy Birthday to all your peeps!

Larissa said...

So much goodness here! Happy birthday to your husband and girly! Have fun painting your bathroom - reminds me that i never painted a hallway off the kitchen (from july!). Love your new cardi - i'm not currently knitting anything for myself and this looks so cute! Your spanish omelet looks yummy - this would make a perfect lunch or dinner too. Enjoy your busy week - each day sounds so exciting!