I dunno what to say….. I have been going nuts trying to find Julia yarn by Nashua. Well, I found some on Ebay. I ordered 10 skeins. I picked 4 different colors. So, this is what Trixie, did to it. She got her scissors out to do crafts. I gave her a ball of Peaches and Cream she could totally annihilate, do whatever she wanted to. I guess it was not good enough or she got bored. She it cut it to pieces and glues it to paper and so on. Well, She was quiet and I thought I should check on her…. Well, she swiped my brand new precious Julia in midnight blue (1 of the 2 I ordered).. I guess it could be worse. It wasn’t her hair. No one is hurt. I just started letting her have scissors again. She recently in the past experimented on her bed sheet. I was upset. I found after washing them that there were tears or cuts. I look closer and realize that they looked too perfect for the washing machine to have eaten the sheets. So, she finally admitted to me she made the cuts with scissors. Then a week later I found more cuts when I laundered the sheets again. She admitted again. Uggg.. She is making me crazy. I love her so much. I just wish she would stop with the scissors.. It has just dawned on me writing this post, I guess this is my payback. My Mom had to hide all the scissors in the house when I was little. When I was her age my friend left all her Barbies at my house. She was so mean to me all the time. Kinda bullyish. Maybe, she didn’t deserve it but, I gave every last Barbie she had a haircut. Yeah, I was in trouble for that one. I was allowed to go to her house and play the following week and all her Barbie’s had wigs! I thought it was funny for years after that later. I guess paybacks are a B**ch sometimes. Well, the cutting never stopped in my case. I became a hairstylist and scissors are my weapon of choice.. I am glad now that I did not yell at her or punish her. We had a long talk about it though.
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As I was stash diving today. I had a great thought! I am going to start a review of something I find in my stash. I am hoping for some interaction here. Please, join me! I wanna know your feelings on the yarn. Have you knit with it? What did you make? How did it wash? Did it wear well? Would you use it again? Do tell!
Anyway, here we go. Today I am choosing this lovely soft yarn. It is called PJ’s by Knit One Crochet Too. I was at the yarn shop. I remember feeling this yarn. I left with out buying it. It was all I thought about. The very next day I went back and purchased 10 of these babies. I have not knit anything with it yet. I love to pet it though. I dunno what I am waiting for. I think my daughter would love something out of this because it feels like cozy flannel bed sheets. I wish there was more variety in the colors offered. Tell me what you know about this yarn!
This is about all I let her do tonight. Not bad at all. She is so sweet. Trixie said to me.. Mama.. you know what I am doing? I said, no honey I am not sure. She said I am making this scarf for you to wear! What a way to melt my heart! I will wear it and can’t wait for her to finish it 🙂 This is the knitting kit Daddy picked out to give her for Christmas. He did good!
Ok, I remember imitating my Mom when I was little. It was to be mean though… I just had to laugh when I saw this going on while I was making dinner tonight. I thought to myself is she being a brat and making fun of me? I am thinking my perscription glasses are going to hurt her eyes. So, I watched closer without laughing. She say’s do I look like a grandma? With my glasses down on her nose like my Mom. lol… She was really trying to get her knit on…. Then she has an idea and went running to the garage and I knew what was coming next..So, she remembered her knitting kit Daddy got her for Christmas. She remembered it was sitting in the garage with some of her things. Instantly she wanted to knit with her needles which are like a 15 and her rainbow yarn! So, I feel a little bad that I gave her a hard time about opening it. Finally I gave in and said OK. If you want to open this kit you have to learn how to knit a scarf. I have to teach you how to do it. She agreed. I then casted on for her. I held her hands through the first row. We said the rhyme. I didn’t count but I think she did 3 or 4 rows by herself. I watched with amazement! I felt so much joy. So, after that I took it away from her. I said if you are good and your listening is good tomorrow I will let you do some more. I think that is something I read about EZ’s mother doing to her when she learned to knit. She only allowed her to do just a little everyday. She had to earn it. So, Tiffany was very excited that she could do more tomorrow! We will see…I am going to bed a happy Mama tonight..
This is the first bootie completed. I do get 2nd sock syndrome. I have to tell you though I have casted on right away for the 2nd one. The eyelets you notice in the bootie are waiting for a pretty ribbon. These booties were fun and fast to knit. It took my awhile to finish it not because of being hard. It was that I got involved in listing stash on Ravelry, daughters schedule and our move. I can’t wait to give these to my sister at her baby shower. The booties are a great stash buster. These again are knit in Cascade Fixation yarn. I’m sure you could use just about anything you wanted permitting you use judgement to get the size you need. The pattern is a FREE pattern for Christine’s Stay On Baby Booties. I originally found it through Ravelry looking at the baby booties that were completed. The link is located on my side bar if your interested.
The pictures are coming! I promise! Today if it kills me. I have to finish a Tiffany Legwarmers for her Birthday today (Just a few more rows will do the trick) ! Wow….Maybe Tiffany can model them?? We shall see about that when she wakes up.. It depends on her mood when she wakes up. So, far I have the Nipper Tails Hat, Tiffany Leg Warmers and I have a Test Pattern on my needles. Which is going to be a surprise. It is not my design. I will post a picture of the FO when it is done. It is being knitted in lovely Noro Silk Garden. In pink purple and brownish colorway. My favorite! I need to CO of Fingerless mitts to go with the Leg Warmers. Today, I have the vision to get some UFO’s finished! Right before Christmas hustle and bustles begins.