Happy Leap Day. I hope you're enjoying your Extra Day. It is cold and rainy here today--not exactly the weather I'd choose for an extra day, but I'll take it. We've been busy around here. I find myself wishing for summer days when we can all sit around the dinner table together at a reasonable dinner hour (I don't consider 4:45 or 5:30 reasonable dinner hours) and eat a meal and linger at the table instead of jumping up and darting off to the next activity.
I have been reading most of your blogs on my kindle. While the kindle is great for reading, it's not so great for typing/commenting. One of these days--when I'm not at the back of the line for computer time, I'll leave a whole bunch of comments for you!
There is Birthday Sweater progress. I feel confident that I can make it by March 12. The birthday party happened last weekend, so I have no distractions. The ribbing makes it look so very skinny!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thank you for your comments to my last post. Your support means so much. We've had some better days since then--and a couple of meetings with teachers, and some action plans drawn up. And then, in spite of the extra work and action plans, we're still scratching our heads some days. We're all works in progress, I guess.
Here's a picture that is a couple of weeks old. I had hoped to have this quilt finished by today, but it'll be just as snuggly whenever it's finished. I have actually finished piecing the top and bottom, and it's sandwiched and pinned (and folded up in the next picture). I just don't know how I want to quilt it, so I'm just giving it a rest for now.Lavanda. I am finding that while the actual knitting is not too complicated, there are a lot of moving parts to this one. The pattern writer was very thorough--but that thoroughness means I'm referrring to at least three pages of instructions each row. Maybe once I'm finished with the raglan increases I can do some knitting in front of the TV, but for now, this requires my undivided attention.
We're having Red Velvet Cupcakes for dessert tonight.
And I'm giving blood again on Thursday. A nice gentleman from the Red Cross called yesterday and said that there was a critical blood shortage. I told him I'd spread the word. You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find blood drives in your area.
Happy Valentine's Day!