It occured to me that I have a good many things to post about. I'm a wee bit behind. First, Marie came back over last weekend and she helped me get a grip on the whole knitting thing. I still hold the yarn funny but at least I got a bit better. I made this...thing.... It's a...um...wrist band? Ankle bracelet? Doll dress? OK, it's just a thing. But, look at my stockinette, my ribbing and my lace work!!! Isn't it FABULOUS!?!?!? And, look at my seam! Can you even tell where my seam is??? WOOHOO!
Next on the list of things to write about are all the cool things that Johanna made for Lily from her business. She has gotten really good at making these blankets and burp cloths. When she first gave me blankets for Ella and Sarah years ago they were good, but basic and now look at them; elegant and creative, pretty and artistic. No more cute.Marie also bestowed some fantastic gifts on Lily and me when she came. This super-duper-ultra cool dress for Lily that I am going to put her in when we get family pictures taken when she's about two months old. And for me this cake pan. I've never seen anything for baking that was so cool! We made some cakes this past weekend for practice and this coming weekend I will make more for Rachel's 2nd birthday.
Thank you both for coming and for blessing me with your time and your wonderful talent. I am indebted to you for life.
I finished my balls I had started. They turned out just so-so; nothing to write home about. What I have spent a lot of time doing is trying to knit a scarf for Ella's Rabbit that Marie knitted for her 4th birthday. I have tried 5 different yarns and started and frogged the scarf at least 15 times. I can't figure out why a 1" by 6" scarf is so hard to knit. I've dreamt up a new game plan though and after all the laundry is folded tonight I am going to try out my idea. We'll see if it works. I'm starting to feel dull. I need to do something on my sewing machine. Maybe now is a good time to finish Rachel's little artist case. Actually, her birthday is just around the corner. Maybe I need to be doing that instead of knitting tonight. I'd like to invent something myself. I feel dull. One more time for emphasis: I feel dull.
I leave you with a pictures of God's greatness.