Friday, September 02, 2011
Yesterday the CPQ and I had a little date. When we were finished drinking our coffee she said she'd come to Michael's with me. I always enjoy a little moral support when shopping for craft supplies so we were off. At one point we were oohing-and-aahing over bamboo in the yarn isle when I heard faint music in the background:
Morning just another a day,
Happy people pass my way.
Looking in their eyes,
I see a memory,
I never realized,
you made me so happy,
I had myself a little moment right there in the craft store... yarn, a good friend and now Barry? Seriously, it couldn't get any better.
Thank goodness the CPQ was with me. In one short visit, she helped me pick a color for my new cardigan (I only hemmed and hawed for 30 minutes or so) so I could be fashion forward in the months to come. She helped me to decide on the accent notions, and reminded me to do something I NEVER remember to do - check dye lot numbers to be sure they match. That is a good friend!
In other news, my son's feet are no longer small enough to purchase athletic shoes at the normal (read: cheap) places, so we headed off to the sports store for an adult-size 10. These cleats photograph yellow but they are actually bright lime-green. It was worth the purchase when, in his pitch for me to buy them, he ran around the shoe department to prove they made him run F-A-S-T.
It worked. I bought them.
For my crafting/crochet readers... I have a secret to tell you.
I never do the swatch on projects I make. I'm far to impetuous.
But for the Cardigan I did, and it turned out great. I immediately unravelled the swatch and dived into the project full speed. I proceeded to crochet the first 11 rows, which took me over 5 hours.
It only took about 3 minutes to unravel it. I had done the yoke corner stitches incorrectly. Instead of doing three treble clusters, I had done three trebles... big mistake. I had to start from row one all over again...
But as a wise and true (and very British) friend always reminds me - the product isn't worth much if we don't enjoy the journey.
That is wonderful advice. In life and in crochet.
Happy Friday friends! Have a great long weekend!
Posted by Kellie A at 8:52 AM