What a wonderful day it is! The sun is out and the temperature is supposed to get up to at least 74 today! This kind of weather makes we want to get outside and do some yard work, dig in the dirt and plant something. Something that will grow big and strong, such as a nice shade tree.
Maybe after the boys are done with their schoolwork, we’ll go bike riding. Corey’s getting really speedy on his little bike! A couple weeks ago when we had another warm day, he tried to ride without his training wheels, but it made him a lot less confident and he kept losing his balance. It won’t be long before they can come off and stay off though!
Knitwise: I finished three long, furry, chunky scarves that I just took pictures of. Each took four days, except the last one, which only took three. Then my 13-year-old, Cody, decided he wanted to make a long, chunky scarf too, so he did! His only took two days and he used two skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick. The colorway in his yarn made this interesting argyle pattern. I am trying to do some stash-busting, and he’s helped me! We’re calling it the craft/art/home economics elective for his homeschooling curriculum…
Then I had this crazy urge to pick up my hooks again and start crocheting. It has been about a year since I’ve done so. About two months ago, I went to Barnes & Noble and purchased Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Happy Hooker, and have been eyeing some of the projects in there. I decided to make the One Skein Scarf and it turned out perfectly! My poor, pathetic unfinished afghans are jealously waiting in the closet to be picked up again. I think I’m going to rip them out and wind up the yarn though…. they’re so old, they even smell like it! Ugghhhhh…
In the scarf picture from left to right: A simple, double-crocheted, double-stranded
gray & blue acrylic scarf (not too long because I ran out of the gray I had – 1 ball of yarn down!); knit garter stitch Skacel Sofa scarf; Lion Brand Thick & Quick Chenille & Bernat Disco (shiny fur) hot pink knit garter stitch scarf; Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick (color #209 Catskills) with royal blue Fun Fur knit garter stitch scarf; Cody’s big garter stitch scarf (the same as the one beside it, except wider with no fur); and lastly, the crocheted burgundy One Skein Scarf from SNB Happy Hooker.
New page added: I promised Disney pictures from our vacation but I decided to take it a step further. A whole new page has been added to our blog and it’s [going to be] devoted to our whole trip. The link is in the upper right corner… check it out! (I just started writing on it and will be adding to it in sections, but the first day is done. Please be patient, and stay tuned!)