How was your weekend? Was Father's Day a big celebration at your house? We were quiet here, very quiet. I think I might have a problem, you see when I am home I never want to leave. Not to run errands, not to go to dinner. I like my home. I am a Cancer, we are home bodies, but for me, especially lately, I just want to be here. And I want to be here ALONE, but that never happens. Maybe it is menopause, or I am just so darn tired of driving the hours I do every day to work and back. I think my husband is feeling I am getting very boring. Home is comfort and since I am still a bit off, (really when am I not a bit off) I need all the comfort I can get.
Yarn gives me comfort. I want to show you the beautiful yarn I received this weekend. I had a visit from one of my Medical Foster Mother's and her brother, she has the home where my little buddy lives. Her brother taught her to crochet a while back, wouldn't you love a brother that crochets? He has since taught himself to knit. He was having a bit of trouble with the knitting thing so she wanted to come over and spend some time getting him on track. I love to help a crocheter or knitter in need, especially when they surprise me with yarn.
Amazing yarn goodness, yum!
This Malabrigo is from my Medical Foster Mother for taking care of my buddy last week. My favorite yarn in this gorgeous color combination it is called Archangel, lovely I think, don't you?
And these lovelies are from her brother, all for trying to help him out. The very colorful yarn is Knit Picks Stroll, do you remember the yarn I made the shawl for my Medical Foster Mother? This is the yarn and I am thrilled to work with it again. The green yarn is from The Verdant Gryphon, it reminds me of Ireland, or at least what I think of Ireland, green and lush.
I am not so sure I helped a whole bunch. You see he is a left handed knitter and I am right handed, it does pose a bit of a problem. But we worked things out like why stockinette stitch curls, how to do a ribbing, joining in the round, and how to do a fun basket weave pattern. I showed them my craft space and got lots of oohs and ahhs over my new curtains. It was a very fun afternoon.
The rest of the weekend (when not gardening or cleaning) has been spent on this. I am through with the top part and am now working on the bottom crochet portion. I have winged it a lot on this pattern, I didn't want my crochet to be too frilly and cutsie, so I put a bit of a square border around the top. I am aiming for the same on the bottom, scallops and such are cute but not really for me. Again here I go making something I know is really not my style, what is wrong with me, I seem to keep repeating the same lesson, over and over. But when I saw this pattern I knew I was going to have to give it a try, even if I never wear it.
I am usually not home on Monday mornings. Today is the first day of summer school for a few of the kids I work with. In order to make sure the bus came and they knew what to do, we decided that school was a priority not therapy. I will have an extra long day on Wednesday to make up for today, but for now I am enjoying this time at home. I was outside this morning tending to my plants when I turned around and saw my boy reflected in the pool. The pool turns on at 9:00 AM, the water is always moving after it turns on, so it was beautiful and still, just perfect to see my Max in.
He was not amused I had my camera out, you would think he would be used to me by now.
Before I go I want to thank you all for your lovely comments on my crochet curtain. I really love it and to answer a few questions. The Sugar'n Cream yarn I picked worked perfectly for this project. It is cotton and a bit stiff so it is perfect. I am not using Sugar'n Cream for clothing or a blanket, I think it is too rough, but for this it was perfect and inexpensive. I always go up a needle size or hook size when I crochet or knit, but for this project I went up two sizes and used a J 6.00 mm hook.
Hope that helps.