Happy Friday Everyone!
Well I didn’t think I would have time to knit on the newest square for the “12 blocks of Xmas” KAL, but I started it just before Bible study and I almost finished it before I went to bed.
The designer states on the pattern that it pulls in a bit and has to be ironed when complete. Since I’m using acrylic yarn I don’t think ironing it would be the smartest move. I’m hoping when it’s put together with the other blocks it will naturally stretch itself out.
I got absolutely nothing done at home this morning. After checking everyone’s blogs, I put a load of laundry into the washer and left to go visit Pearl at the nursing home. I ended up spending almost 3 hours with her. Pearl is Neil’s mom. She’s adopted us as her kids and I enjoy every minute of the time I spend with her. She’s in better health than I am and can run circles around me. When I got there this morning she was in her exercise class.
She is one of the happiest people I know, although she does get pretty lonely. She lost her husband of 63 years a couple of years ago and she misses him so much. Pearl is also the most amazing seamstress I have ever met. She used to sew costumes for television shows and won all kinds of awards and ribbons. She made pintucks, smocking, embroidery and all of those fancy stitches. Each stitch, each seam, each zipper, are perfectly executed. I’ve never seen anything like it. She makes virtually all of her own clothes and used to make Gordy‘s suits. No one can believe that she made them as they look like they are professionally tailored.
Remember the blue hat that I made a couple of days ago for Teresa? Well last night at Bible study someone needed a hat so I gave it away. I just started this one a few minutes ago to replace it.
Time to go change the laundry to the dryer and put another load in. It was really foggy this morning but now the sun is shining and we have a beautiful blue, blue sky. When the sun is shining I feel muchmore like getting things done. Are you like that? I hope you all have a lovely afternoon.
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57