… bring forth the May flowers. Or so the rhyme goes. At the moment, I’m not so sure about that because it’s been super windy and cold with occasional rain showers throughout this day in April. Windier than it’s been all year. So the weather forecasters were just about right regarding yesterday’s weather. I’m not sure how many inches of rain this area got, but there are a lot of flooded fields and yards out there!
It’s just miserable outside if you have to go out in it, as we did this afternoon, to take our youngest to his six-month dental cleaning and check-up. All’s well. His six-year molars are getting ready to emerge and he’s already lost one of his front, bottom teeth, and a couple more are a little loose. The whole time he was in the dentist’s chair, he kept looking back at me with these cute little grins. He was so happy because he loves going to the dentist (and his endocrinologist, and his eye doctor, but not so much his pediatrician). The next time we go, I’m taking my camera.
Even though it rained all day yesterday, it wasn’t a complete washout. Our local knitting group, Delmarva Knitters, was scheduled to meet at Barnes & Noble at 2:00 p.m. By the time I got there, it was almost 3:00 p.m. because I couldn’t decide if I wanted to venture out in all that rain, and I had previously decided I wasn’t going to, but then there was a lull and I took off. There was a nice group there too, and when I sat down, one of the ladies introduced herself and it was someone new (D.P.)! And she brought FOUR people: her daughter, her friend (C.C.) and her friend’s daughter, and her mom. I was so surprised. We did a lot of talking, and I helped D.P. understand how to do a cable stitch. They were such a cheerful bunch, and I feel blessed that they came. And C.C. officially joined our Delmarva Knitters yahoo group, so we’re growing in numbers; that makes 20 members! If you live in the Delmarva area and knit or crochet, or some other fiber art, or would just like to learn, check out the link in the sidebar and join our little group… we’d love to have you.
Today’s miserable day was brightened even further because I received a package in the mail from my stitch marker swap partner (Knitchik) over at getstitchy.com. She sent me handmade stitch markers which are beautiful! She really did a great job with them… and I love the colors. Also included in the package were things to pamper myself with: a cute smiley face emery board/keychain (which I’ve already attached to a zipper inside my purse), a spa fabric face tonic and a pack of tired leg gel; thoughtful things she included because she knows I’m a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). Thank you, Knitchik… I just may use the face tonic and leg gel at the same time when I sit down to knit tonight and soak my feet. But before I do that, I’ll make sure there is no camera to be found anywhere in the house… 😉
Knitwise, the garterlac washcloth is not getting done. Period. At least not anytime soon. Before I went to the above-mentioned knitting group yesterday, I sat down to make some more progress on it and then planned to take it with me. To my dismay, I noticed that one of the squares had nine rows of garterstitch instead of the required eight rows. I frogged it back down to that point and tried to continue on, but there were some loose picked up stitches from a side triangle that were just hanging out with no place to go, and it was impossible for me to figure out how to rework them into the piece. And so it has been frogged for the FOURTH time. Yes, that’s right… the fourth time. This is definitely something I need to do when there are no distractions whatsoever.
Crochetwise, the market bag I’m making is coming along well. Did I mention that I had to frog my first attempt at this project too? Yep, because the first time I worked on it, I noticed that one side was increasing so it was slanting out like a “V”. After rereading the pattern and restarting it, all is well so far, meaning the sides are straight up like they should be. I’m currently working on the mesh part and should be about an inch from the top. Once I figured out the side, it’s something I can do without giving it much thought because I’ve had much more practice crocheting than knitting. I will post a photo when it’s completed.