When the kids were babies I used to wish for an extra set of arms. I'm sure every mom has occasionally had that thought.
Of course now the kids are older, and with their help I have four more arms to carry groceries from the car or to put away laundry...but life is still busy.
Sometimes, when the day has stretched across the sky and night is settling in, I still find myself imagining all I could accomplish with four busy arms and hands.
For instance, after all was done that needed done and I could sit and play, I had to make a choice: blogging or crochet? (Look. I'm a poet and didn't know it.)
I began to think how great it would be if I could type and crochet all at the same time. But, then I'd need another pair of eyes, and that might look funny. So, never mind.
My niece (and crochet mentor) encouraged me to get the Crochet Today magazine so I picked up the 2010 Special Issue. I am currently working on the Colorful Cushion on page 66, but have already dog-eared other "recipes" I will most certainly be making.
(For the record, I know they are patterns, but recipe makes it sound light and easy, almost whimsically fun, don't you think? Pattern sounds so certain and stern.)
Since playing with yarn won out today, hopefully blogging will win tomorrow...
In the meantime, please tell me you've seriously considered the use of four arms. Because I'm starting to worry about myself....