Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I do look older!!! Granted, I would look better with a little lipstick and a smile, and better lighting, and airbrush and cosmetic work of some kind, maybe even if I had just combed my hair before I took the picture?
Lace knitting 101. First cast on 3 times and mess up the lovely yarn you plan to knit with.
Then wise up and use some waste yarn and make a mess.
When you think you have it figured out sit down in your favorite knitting spot, turn off the TV and the radio, duct tape the kids mouths shut and pour yourself a glass of tea. Now take a deep breath and drop your shoulders pick up your knitting and knit a row, count your stitches, have a drink of tea and repeat. When you finish the first pattern repeat fold a load of laundry to relax and refresh yourself, use the washroom and try again. One hour of knitting time=16 rows of knitting (26-30 stitches on the needles) I am assuming I will get faster as learn the lace pattern. I will keep you posted.
I am so spoiled, my wonderful in-laws sent me these two beautiful bags for my birthday. I love the colors, Judy is known for her style and taste and she has out done herself here. What a perfect gift, I can't tell you what a treat it is as a mom to have outgrown the diaper/snack filled bag and toss a beautiful Coach bag over your arm and scoot out the door. Spoiled.
Just for good measure: a box of kids. Aren't they sweet (duct tape removed for photo)