Saturday, March 7, 2015
Surprise Delivery ~ Just for Me
The birds are singing this morning. What a nice thing to wake up too. It sounds so peaceful out there. It's a good day to let the ladies out and clean the coop too. They will be so happy to be out and about today. My 15 year-old opened the door and smiled, "it sounds like spring out there."
Yesterday, I was just finishing up my lunch, when a van pulled in. My Hubby surprised me with red roses.
I just wanted to cry, as I have not seen him for a week now (he's working in another state right now). They smell wonderful too. Man oh man, I can't wait to see him. That was definitely a shocker moment.
Five Minutes for Me ~ I have been slacking in the "me" department, but what can you do right? Over the years I have collected a few crochet patterns for a slouchy hat. I've wanted to make one for a long time.
Then one of my daughter's picked up my books at the library and this was one of them- Crochet Boutique Hats, by Rachael Oglesby
I was flipping through it, thinking I might as well send it back, as I am not going to have time to even think about it.
Then I did think about it.
And I dug through my yarn stash and made one for myself.
I learned the pineapple stitch in the process. This stitch requires nine loops on the hook. It took me a while to get the hang of it. You can't have it too tight, or you can't pull through the first eight very well.
About the hat on me. After the older two got home, they poo-poo'd it. They kept looking at me and saying there was something just "not right" about it. Finally, after an hour of wearing it, they said it was the color.
I dug out an off-white (natural cream colored) yarn to make myself yet another. I just have to sew in the two ends.
If I get even more time (before gardening season), I may make one from bright orange yarn (which I sadly have). I figure, while I'm out shoveling out my mailbox along the country highway, it would do me some good to have a bit of color on me.
Oh, and I gave the turquoise one to Youngest. She was so happy, she took several "selfies" and posted them on snapchat. About a second later, her next older sister came running down the stairs, wide eyed with excitement. "I want one Mom!!"
So what else am I working on?
I finished another goat coat, but ran out of velcro. We really need another coat, so I may spring for that cost, on a trip to town for toilet paper. I thought we had enough toilet paper, but I keep forgetting how big our family is.
Aside from the baby blanket (which I'm not in a hurry to finish), I have another hand towel in the making, and another rug.
I have a lot of yarn in these colors, so I'm not sure how well it will look. The girls said it was perfect for spring (Easter time), but I'm still not sure. We'll see when it's finished.