Monday, March 03, 2008

40 Days - Past the halfway point

I'm on Day 26 of Louhi. She had to go into time out the better part of last week because of a challenge I had with one of the charts. Found out that it wasn't me but the chart and after a bit of surgery, I was able to pick it back up and work on it over the weekend. There are a bagillion stitches in each row so progress is slow but steady. I'm not giving up hope but I'll be hard pressed to finish this in 40 days. Here's a quick shot of her Week 3:

Louhi day 21

Last week was a busy week. It started with a pleasant bang, with a request for me to meet with the Governor as part of a small group of early childhood educators and supporters. You could have knocked me over with a feather. Needless to say, I was in a tizzy all week. And for nothing. Gov. Kaine is the most down-to-earth, laid back public figure I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Here's a shot from the blurb that made it on the news. I'm the one in the shockingly bright green top...

Meeting with the Governor

We "chatted" with the Gov. for over 30 minutes. No one ever gets that kind of time with him. What an honor to have been a part of that opportunity. I even got to talk with him afterwards. I'm still shocked that I was asked to join the group.

The day before meeting the Gov., I hosted a Filipino cooking party. Some friends of a friend came over and taught me how to make lumpia and pancit - two of my childhood favorites! Yummmmmmmmmm.

Lumpia and Pancit party

Making lumpia

And while Louhi was in timeout, I cast on for a Hokie bird version of Anna's latest creation, "Which Came First?"

Chicken Parts

and a Baby Kimono using Bernat Cashmere

Baby Kimono

Yes, indeedy. It was a VERY good week :)


Robin said...

AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see more of Louhi! I missed you on the tube, maybe I can find it on youtube?
I love lumpia (I wonder how many WW points they would cost me?)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Yes indeed it was a Productive week for you. Your knitting is gorgeous. That's nice about the governor and all but I'm more interested in the food. Yum !!! I'm googling lumpia and pancit right now !

Keowdie said...

Wow, you did have a busy week! How many people can say that they rocked out some knitting, learned to make some exotic foods, met with their Gov. and was on TV?!?!?!

Hmm.... my week doesn't seem so productive now...

Nikki said...

You've been one busy knitter!! and how cool that you got to meet the Governor!

KnitNana said...

What an honor! Congrats and you look great in your green!
Your recipes look yummy...especially the vegies and noodles!
See you Thursday...