I made a quick run for Sugar & Cream yesterday so I'm all ready to Tote My Granny Along. The minute I saw that bag, I knew I wanted to make it in cotton! This is what I came home with. I'll dump and consider the dishrag stash before making a final determination -- which will be subject to change, anyway -- but a hooker's got to start somewhere.
Crocheting is not like riding a bike, at least not for me. Perhaps because I never was really good at it -- never took the training wheels off, let's say. I made two perfectly fine doilies and had a good start on a crocheted Barbie dress -- there's nothing like a crocheted Barbie dress (it was red)! I still remember sitting tub-side on a little stool, crocheting that dress while overseeing the girls' bathtime, back in the day when bathtime needed to be overseen. They don't need that when they're Twenty (I can't stop capitalizing it), not even when they're ten, so, yeah, it's been a while. Anyway, I'll have to get out the How-To Hook Manual today.
It turns out, there were four knitters who also arrived early for knitting last night, so I had my date with them -- and the eight others who showed up during the course of the evening. Eleven in all, most of them new to me! I made a lot of progress on the Shape-It Scarf! I love to see the regular color repeats all lined up when the stitches are all bunched up on the needle. I love it only a little bit less today than I did the day before yesterday, so I think the timing of this project will be perfect -- by the time I'm sick of it, the knitting should be done.
Maddy happened to be at an event not far from the cafe, so I cut out a little early to give her and two friends a ride home. I got home just in time to see the "bottom two" Dancing With The Stars contestants and Clyde's ultimate departure. I predict that John will be next, followed by Billy Ray -- or maybe vice versa -- and then, I don't know. Heather? I like her a whole lot better than I thought I would. Laila? Loved her the first few episodes, but she's really got to step it up -- and let go of the control thing a little and learn to trust. Ian and Joey and Apolo -- it'll be interesting. Did I forget anyone?
I was ready to hunker down for Boston Legal, but ABC had a special report about Virginia Tech. I really hadn't watched any news coverage -- video blips here, a caption or paragraph there -- and even with my limited exposure, I'd already tired of all the media "If..." interviews -- but I decided to watch. We really liked Chris Cuomo's demeanor and reporting. All I could think, though, when I saw the kids hugging each other and that sea of candles is that they probably would all really like to hug their moms! I realized that, actually, their moms probably longed to hug them even more.