8/6/09

A Little Something for ME!

Hey from D.C.! We're vacationing here in the nation's capital and though I'd much prefer a beach location or somewhere that someone ELSE cleans up after us and cooks our food, this will have to suffice since we have no other choice. My {adorable} hubby has to do some training here for the entire month and we came along because, well - we could and we wanted to. (don't worry, my darling Kristine is house-sitting for us...so all is well on the home front.)

So we're making the most of things, renting a house, and trying to survive in someone else's world. We've done a lot of sight-seeing already and although it's August here, the weather hasn't been that bad. I must say that groceries over here are expensive. How do people survive?! BUT...the best part is...the Cheesecake Factory is right down the road from me - in this really cool mall! {aaahhh!} So I think I can survive this ordeal.

So now I'm bored because...honestly...you can't go sight-seeing EVERY DAY and we've got a lot of time here. I had to go find a craft store and get myself some yarn. Exciting, huh? Yarn. However, it seems to be the only mess-and-machine-free outlet to my creative juices. I decided that since I'm hard at work gestating a human life, raising children, working on my vacation, and living away from home, there's no reason I can't make myself a little somethin', right?! I've always wanted to make myself my own crochet afghan but there is always something else to do, you know? So this is it - this one is for ME!

The colors are SO yummy - it's going to be adult-sized in stripes of berry, melon, and cream! You can't really see well in this photo, but I'll take better pics when it's done - a long time from now. (Honestly, the yarn selection here was pathetic and this is the best I could find...and I love it so it works for me!)

I hope you're all having a great summer! I'll post more pics of our fun time here when I get home to my own computer.


13 comments:

Katherine said...

Those colours are so lovely :)They remind me of a summer fruit salad. Yum!

xoxo

The Garden of Egan said...

Sounds like you are having a good time. Enjoy the sites, what a great place to be.

Kayren said...

I found your website through one of my friends' blogs and I love it!! My son loves anything crocheted and he saw your afghan and said oohh mommy I bet dat peels good (ooh mommy I bet that feels good)! How cute that he thought it looked good too! Enjoy your vacation!

Lynaya said...

I love the colors. IT looks like it is going to be really pretty. Just think in the winter you can wrap yourself in some nice summer colors.

Jenny said...

The colors are yummy looking, like a fresh melon. Enjoy you month in Washington!

Becky said...

I love your posts - they always make me laugh! I too am preggers and trying to keep up with kiddos - but I have NO idea where you get your time to make the goodness that you come up with. I'd love a future post about time management, so I could take a tip or two from a momma who knows.
If you're at your wits end with kiddos who are bored, you'd probably love this site, if you've not already been there: www.kidscraftweekly.com from a wonderful lady in the UK. Enjoy DC!

Nancy Sabina said...

You could always come to my house (just 30 minutes outside DC) and do some beading with me. The kids can play in the yard or watch a movie or something.

Abby said...

Hey everyone! I love all of your comments!

Nancy - that sounds like fun! This week is open - we're going to the Zoo tomorrow - wanna come along?! Maybe we have some other DC girls around who want to come...

Tanya said...

your blanket IS fabulous colors. I love that it is so summery and bright!!!

deLeon Family said...

I found your blog through a friends and I wish I would have found it sooner. I live in VA, I would have pointed you in the right direction to all of the good craft/yarn stores. Don't forget, the most amazing places to eat. My family comes to visit from UT and they always have a "Must Eat" list. Hope your stay was great.

Abby said...

Oh, DARN IT- I would have loved your input and advice!!! We did find some pretty amazing places to eat, however, so I feel like we scored pretty good there. It's always good to get an insider's scoop, though. Thanks for being thoughtful anyway!!!

Sally said...

I just stumbled on your adorable site. I MUST make the advent calendar... I'll start in January for 2010, lol.
Do you have instructions for this beautiful afghan?
:)

Jessa said...

Your colors are GORGEOUS! You really have an eye! Would you mind sharing your pattern? I love to crochet. What type of yarn did you use, looks so SOFT.