When I came downstairs on Friday morning after Ai’s party, there was a pop can (or four) everywhere I looked. Apparently, the kids were impressed enough by the number of cans, too, that they snapped this Warhol-esque picture during clean-up.
Here are the grrs as they headed out yesterday afternoon. Kt’s "dressed as" a college student on her way back to school after putting in 17 hours at her weekend job; Ai, of course, is Raggedy Ann; and ::gasp:: I bought Mdd’s she-devil costume at Target on Saturday afternoon. Yeah, they’re a little old for trick-or-treating, that’s why they only went to friends’ houses.
Among the notable guests at my door yesterday was Bob The Builder. He’s kinda short. I gave him his treats and his mom reminded him of his manners, “Say ‘Thank you,’ honey.” He looked at me and said, “Thank you, honey”! All together now: Awwwwwww.
We draw names for Christmas in our family and this year I have my lapsed knitter sister. We talked on Friday night and Christmas was one of the topics. She’s absolutely convinced that she’s going to be getting something knitted for Christmas. I did start the Flower Basket Shawl with her in mind, but I don’t know if I’ll get it finished. What I really want to do is lure her back into the knitterly fold. I intend to give her the VK handy reference book and thought Scarf Style would be a nice addition, too, because she wears scarves a lot. But, after living in Kansas for that past several years, she doesn’t have much left in the way of cold-weather gear, and she’s gonna need some. I’d been working on St. Brigid before our phone call, but put it away as soon as I hung up and started some 2-needle thrummed mitts. There was a false start, as the mitt I finished on Saturday is more suited to a child. I re-did the numbers and started another during the Packers/Redskins football-game-with-possible-election-day-ramifications yesterday and it’s working out much better. I love how this yarn looks.
Don’t forget about my 3-part birthday contest – deadline is Friday. Part I, match songs & artists; Part II, my year of high school graduation based on song list; Part III, my age on November 6th. To my non-U.S. friends, high school graduation occurs upon completion of 12th grade and the school career begins at around age 5 (kindergarten). Even if you don’t enter the contest, I hope you have a little smile when you read through that song list – I can’t help it, I do! From the entries so far, it sounds like y’all are having fun with it. Send me an email, and don’t forget to include your url if you have one.