Last night I frogged the crocheted market bag I was working on because when I stopped to check its progress, one side was slanting out in a “v” shape, while the other side was straight. I obviously made a mistake somewhere, but that’s what I get for trying to make the bag a little larger than the pattern called for. I will start this again, only this time I will adhere to the pattern directions.
My adventures in sock knitting didn’t get very far yesterday. I learned those two new cast-on methods, but then I couldn’t find a pattern that I wanted to use that would be simple enough for a beginner. Toe-up, two-at-a-time, ribbed sock leg simple. Is there such a pattern? If you know of one, please let me know. At the present time, all I have is the Internet to find patterns as I have no sock pattern book. Hopefully, that will change soon though!
I have not made anything for the Sticks for Chicks-along at getstitchy.com that I signed up for this past month (links in the sidebar). Firstly, I didn’t have the right yarn for the project I wanted to make, and secondly, there are too many things I want to do during a day (which means there are not enough hours in the day) for me to get anything crafty done. Eventually, I plan on making what I had intended for this -along, but it’s not going to be done this month, or next, for that matter.
Spring is here, and so the boys and I spend a great deal of time outside when the weather is nice. We’ve been cooped up in the house for most of the winter, and we’ve just gotta get out! A couple nights ago, we (including my DH, MIL, BIL and his two DDs) had an impromptu family gathering at our playhouse and cleaned out the sandbox together. That’s something that rarely happens, but it’s probably one of those little things that will stick to my memory for many years to come. While we were cleaning out dead leaves and yanking dead weeds from both inside and outside the sandbox, the kids were all playing happily together, and at dusk a bat came to flit about our yard hunting for insects. The mosquitoes are already out, so we were cheering on its efforts. Hopefully the bat ended its hunt with a tummy full of those vicious critters.