Friday, April 12, 2019

FMM - FO Friday Plus a Mini Comparison

I went to Target the other day for some exciting purchases like cat food, but first I stopped in at the in-store Starbucks to get my free drink (thanks to their reward program).  They had a bin of cup holders to take and attach to your shopping cart, which I think is a great idea - more than once I've tipped over my drink and even losing just a little bit makes me so sad:
You can put it anywhere, inside or outside of the cart. 

When I was leaving Target and walking toward my car, I had to stop and take a picture because the juxtaposition between my Mini and the pickup truck was too funny:
Talk about a size difference!
This isn't even the largest truck on the roads around here, by far.  I don't feel like I'm driving a small car while I'm in mine but seeing it like this?  Umm, yeah.

By the way, this area is referred to as the new car parking area - side of the building where fewer people park.  I don't mind the longer walk in, especially when I can get that particular spot next to the grass island and have one side of my car protected from dings.

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Remember when I showed you all of the sock yarn that I'd dumped out?  Well, I saw some leftover yarn that needed to become a baby hat:
I had just enough to squeak this one out!  Yarn is The Cozy Knitter's Bliss, colorway is confetti.  Pattern is Super Stretchy Baby Hat.

I named it Sweet Pastels but I really should have called it We Interrupt This Project because that's what happened - I stopped knitting my socks to make this.  Luckily it only took me a couple of days, and I'm back on my socks.  Oh - the socks that I made using this yarn were this pair:
I finished these back in November 2017 - they are still looking great which is nice considering I've worn this pair a lot, as I love the colors so much.

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File this under it helps to have friends - Jeff has been needing to get sand for a small brick paver project but without a pickup truck to haul it, he was looking at buying bags and bags of sand from the home improvement store.  Jimmymeow to the rescue!  He hooked us up with a yard of sand delivered from a mix-on-the-spot concrete truck, which I didn't know existed:
Nothing like a nice big truck to signal project time!
Inspector Paco approved.

Jeff has today off from work so it looks like he'll get this party - er, project, started!

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Well it's springtime in Texas, where the weeks are beautiful but the weekends are rained out.  It's also parent's weekend for Texas A&M which means hunker down and stay home for the locals.  Luckily I have my knitting and HBO - we reactivated our subscription because Game of Thrones is starting on Sunday night, but this means I can also catch up on movies and shows that I've missed.

Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Springtime in Chicago means a variety of weather, sometimes all in one day! It's also very windy. Not loving it.

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  2. That's a good deal with the sand! I ordered sand and bricks from Lowes, but I had to pay $70 for them to bring it to me. Still worth it--better than loading my car with endless bags of sand!! I love that baby hat! Who is the lucky baby?

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    1. No particular baby, it's just going with my little compilation of pink hats...so far all my friends keep having boys!

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  3. I have not heard anyone mention HBO in a very long time....haha. everything is all Netflix and hulu. I know what HBO is though!

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    1. I guess you don't watch Game of Thrones, then? That's the main reason why we get HBO for a few months every year.

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  4. My car is older than dirt, but I always park far away from other cars in parking lots. My poor car is a magnet for people to smack it with car doors, keys, back into it, etc!

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    1. I will bring abandoned shopping carts back to the corral if there are any near my car - I know dings happen but I'd like to minimize them, you know?

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  5. HA!! We were in Aggieland yesterday for Ring Day - in combination with Family Day AND the other sporting events, it was crazy for sure. We didn't even try to stay overnight, and drove back to Ft. Worth in the wee hours of the morning.

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    1. I don't blame you for getting out as soon as you could! Congratulations on your Aggie getting their ring - that's a big occasion for them!

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  6. I would park there also, even though my car is ancient (not quite model t ancient but close! Ha). Mainly because people in parking lots are idiots and it’s safe for me to park, back out and walk in an area like that!

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  7. I usually get my SB when I leave Target but I HAVE to remember to use that cup holder if I decide to get it before! Those are so clever!

    OMG, we think the same when it comes to parking. ;) I am going to email you this parking pic I sent my husband last week!

    I love the yarn for the hat and socks. GIMME ALL THE COLOR!!!!

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  8. Love the baby hat and the yarn looks great as socks too. Can't wait to see the finished project outside.

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  9. I'm behind on commenting. Ugh. I love that hat - the yarn is so fun!

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