Holy smokes, it has been over a week since my last post! Sorry about that.
BC had a head cold, and I had a stomach virus (which I got from BC who had it the previous weekend). Now I have a head cold… I follow in my son’s viral footsteps. BC converts to a very needy infant when he is sick, lots and lots of clinging and love are required to nurse him back to his almost 4-year old status. Also, my mother showed up unexpectedly on her way to see my brother. I’m the ‘wayside’ on the road to somewhere else.
If you have more than one child, please make an effort to not play favorites. I told my mom about being diagnosed with ADHD. Her response pretty much played out like this… “your older sister blah blah blah, your older sister blah blah blah, and your older sister blah blah blah”. I tried to redirect her back to me, me, me. Her response, “and did I mention your older sister blah blah blah, your older sister blah blah blah, and your older sister blah blah blah, blah blah, blah blah blah blah”. This is the structure of most of the conversations I have with her. At 40, I am starting to accept that this is something that will never change but it still makes me mad, and a bit sad.
Back to regularly scheduled crafting…
I ‘finished’ hubby’s socks… before Christmas. Amazing! Did a certain place down under freeze over?!
The socks are soooooo comfy! Much more comfy than I thought they would be because the wool was scratching my fingers while I was knitting. Apparently, my feet and legs are immune to it. Hopefully, MC will be immune to it too.
I tried the decrease bind off on the second sock. It is actually tighter and more inflexible than my regular bind off. I say ‘my’ because I realize it was probably my technique that screwed it up more than anything. I will undo both bind offs and try again. Maybe I will try the crochet bind off next time. Any thoughts?
My mom doesn’t always think of just my older sister. She did bring gifts for my family, and she brought me the fabric that my father bought while he was in Southeast Asia 35 years ago.
Isn’t it gorgeous? It is 1.5 meters of a very thin but stiff silk. I don’t know what to do with it. I want to do something that will last… so no purses or clothes. Any ideas? Or should I stuff it back into it’s envelope and save it into perpetuity? There is also a possibility that those 35-year old creases won’t come out.