It is still Friday? Sheesh, one day I'm asking "is it Friday yet?" and then next I'm saying "how can it be over already?"
"Make up your mind already," you're thinking.
~1~It was a week. I think this happens every year -- we just start to get into a good school swing and somebody gets sick. Usually it's Faith. After her fever was gone on Wednesday she was just mouthy and cranky. Yuck. Yesterday she sat on the bench six times. I think that girl and I are going to have some battles of the wills. And I will win (at least in my own head)!
~2~I have made a huge breakthrough in knitting -- I graduated to really good yarn (you know, the kind you purchase at real yarn shops and not warehouse craft stores) and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back. I don't mind cheap cotton yarn -- it's still very functional and I sort of like its roughness and practicality. But wool -- cheap wool is just nothing compared to the good stuff. I ordered some kettle-dyed wool/silk blend and it is so wonderful to use. I could right a whole post on this yarn, but I'll just skip to #3 and talk about it there.
~3~I bought the "special" yarn to make a scarf for my Goddaughter for Christmas. She is a budding photographer starting at an art school in Maryland and I bought her a bright pink down vest (every photographer needs a down vest!). The scarf will go with the vest. The pattern is funky and fun to knit (even if I did have to rip it out three times). I finally got it right. The pattern is here (Easy Drop Stitch Scarf under Free Patterns in the sidebar) and the yarn is Manos silk blend in woodland.
Isn't it incredibly yummy?
~4~My Joshua is in love. I didn't think I would blog about it, and I'm not going to say much, except I really never saw this coming and I am so knocked for a loop. How can a mother ever prepare for her son to give his heart to another girl? On one hand, I am so happy that he has found love outside of our family, and it obviously makes him very happy, and I want him to be happy. On the other hand, I want to bare my teeth like a wild dog and scare her away.
~5~Switching subjects, back to knitting, or crochet as the case may be. Sara turned me on to car knitting. Does that scare you? Well, I don't knit while I'm actually moving in the car, but you can make quite a bit of progress at red lights in the city. I'm working on this hat for the homeless. It's a nice, practical cotton.
~6~Faith is starting Little Flowers next week and I'm so excited. I never thought I'd get her into a group because they were either really full or really far away, but as it turns out, she and her best friend are making up a group all by themselves. It's such sweet fun -- if you read Jessica's blog I'm sure you've seen what sweet fun it can be. (Thank you, Jessica, for all your great ideas!).
~7~Faith and I are having girls' night tonight while the boys are at a high school football game, so the end of this post is my cue to go find something fun to do with my girl.
Have a glorious weekend. It's halfway through September you know, and I haven't appreciated this month one bit. So this weekend, I'm going to appreciate September. I hope you do, too.
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