Monday, January 17, 2005


I'm fighting the fatigue. It's only a little after 8:00 and I already want to got to bed.

The drive home today was a beast. I prayed the entire way. Snow is pretty in pictures, even in real life. I just don't like to go out in it, other than to play.

When I went out to my car this afternoon, I realized I had forgotten where I'd parked. I knew the section where I parked my car was close to the front but I couldn't remember the exact space. Unfortunately, all the cars looked like this:

I approached a car I thought was mine and happily laughed with delight when I was able to unlock the door! It took a few minutes to rid the car of snow but even longer to actually get out of the parking lot!

Of course they only predicted flurries today.

I took my yarn to work for the Ripple Afghan. I didn't take a lunch break, so I didn't get a chance to start it yet. I had planned something in bright, cheerful, crayon-like colors but Cotton-Ease doesn't offer as many colors as one would hope.

The yarn pictued above will be used for the afghan. I have some blue also that I'm debating about using but I really only wanted the blue if I could also have green. Hope it all works out when I crochet it.

The Elsie Hat that I started will be frogged. I had already frogged and reknit it several times since I was talking more than I was counting during my last knitting meeting. I just can't bear the thought of a seam in this hat, so once I can get to the store I'll be picking up some circular needles in 10.5 and 11. I'm really liking the Cork yarn, even if it does make my fingers itch a little.

Bargain Ahead
While scrolling through the textbooks, I thought I may as well scroll through the knitting books as well. Barnes and Noble, at some point, took a shot at getting in on the knitting bandwagon. I'm guessing it didn't go as well as planned because I picked up this book for less than $3.00. For three bucks, even if there's only one good thing about it, I don't feel like I was cheated.

If school is out tomorrow, my son and I will have a nice day together. We'll sleep late, do some reading, play in the snow, and bake cookies. If I can get him to take a nap, I'll try to start my Ripple Afghan. If not, while I crochet, my son, I'm hoping, will be entertained with a few school related activities. Sometimes I find cool stuff for him to read on the internet. On Martin Luther King's Birthday, we went to the Nickelodeon Jr. site to play a game and found a little booklet about Dr. King. I thought that was really nice that Nickelodeon took the time to show appreciation for diversity.
There are lots of choices for him. Hopefully, he'll pick one that involves time for me have a few "crochet and knitting moments."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's going to be one bright afghan! :)

January 20, 2005 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Those colors will make a beautiful afghan... I love all the new Knitpick yarns too. I want to try some of their sock yarn. Glad you made it home safe and sound. Thanks for the knid comments about my mittens too.

January 21, 2005 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Oh I love those colors! I've started a sweater with the cotton ease and like it. Can't wait to see pictures of the finish!

January 22, 2005 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I love the colors you chose for the Ripple Along. I made a similar one last year with the addition of green, blue and purple. Very crayon like, but fun for a kid. Your car looks like mine right now! Of course I am not going out there to touch mine! It is SOOOO cold! I doubt it is even close to 0 degrees yet! With more snow on the way! Keep warm!

January 22, 2005 at 9:48 AM  

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