Good Thursday Morning to my friends in blogland! My oh my, we had a doozy of a rain/thunderstorm yesterday that lasted most of the day. Today is sunny and beautiful but the rain yesterday gave me a chance to sit in my recliner to finish the second ski helmet for the Pine Ridge Reservation without feeling like I should be doing yard work. I think the goal is 70 helmets by fall, 30 black for the tribal police and 40 for the Emergency Medical Technicians, (EMT's). Here are my two finished helmets. What do you think?
They were a fairly easy knit. I believe the pattern was written by one of the list moderators on Ravelry and has been approved by the police force as part of their uniform. The only yarn that has been approved is this navy and the black from Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Yarn". I've never used it before, but it was very soft to work with and easy on my hands. I know they need the acrylic for easy care since I'm sure they will be getting very muddy and wet at times.
For those of you who crochet, the website I gave on the post last night is a VERY worthy cause. They are collecting granny squares to try to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. After that, the blanket will be divided up into afghan sized blankets and distributed to the shelters for the people who are still without a place to live after the earthquake/tsunami last year. I really hope you'll consider helping with a square or two if you're a crocheter. I mailed my 10 squares off yesterday.
Chloe had to get four shots yesterday, but now she's all caught up for at least a year on all of them. She was due for two this month and two in July so we just did them all in one day. The veteranarian's office is not her favorite place to be. She shakes terribly with nerves whenever we go there. The poor baby. She is also deathly afraid of thunder and just as we got out of the car at the vet's office, a HUGE clap of thunder sounded. She was shaking so badly, I thought I would have to carry her inside. After we got home, I gave her a baby aspirin and she slept all day and seems perfectly normal today. Sometimes it's like having another child around!
I just found out yesterday that there is a bridal shower at church two weeks from Sunday. I always make the queen sized crocheted blankets for the girls when they get married, so yesterday I bought the yarn for a blanket and will begin it today. I'm hoping I get it finished in time but I've never begun one so late before. Pray my hands will fly!
Tonight is Bible Study at our house so I'm going to bake some cookies this morning. We always meet somewhere for dinner, (fast food), before study because most people don't have time to go home and fix dinner and still be here on time. Tonight we're meeting at Burger King. Not my favorite choice, but some people love it. I haven't been there for several years and I'm hoping for a salad on the menu. I've actually lost 1.5 lbs. in the past two weeks and I would like to keep that number going downward so my clothes would fit better and I wouldn't be so short of breath all the time.
Well, I better get busy or I'll never get anything done. I've already vacuumed, dusted and done a load of laundry so I'm off to a good start! I'll see you all soon.