UFO, Knitty Gritty, and Fun with Our Favorite Soldier

Finished a UFO (Unfinished Object) that has been languishing in the sewing room since almost a year ago—

mini-quilt for a romper

At least the baby girl it was intended for is not yet a high school graduate…Very cool (I think) Westminster fairies fabric!

Thinking of future projects and pondering the possibilities:

sketching, one more step toward making it real

My son was here on leave from Afghanistan this past week. We were able to spend some great moments together.  All too soon, he’ll be back over there and we’ll all be worried about how he’s doing, how we can communicate better, boost his morale, make him feel a part of the family and the country, while he’s away. If anyone who reads this and knows him, has some ideas or wants to contact him, let me know! He’d love to hear from somebody new.

He had some great stories to tell; some funny and some sad. One thing he noticed is that the Afghani people, who might make the equivalent of $1000 a year, are not wasteful with their goods like Americans are. He has seen them searching through the garbage on post, looking for discards that they can recycle into things to make and sell.

THE KNITTING GROUP on Wednesdays had a successful 2nd meeting! Everyone is either learning to knit for the first time, mastering the K or the P, or deciding on a project to begin! I’m not sure how they feel about being the subject of a blog, but we will broach that soon and know how much to write about…Me, I found that my purling was not purling and my knitting was through the wrong side of the loop. Once I got that straightened out, I was much less grumpy!

yaaaarrnn

I love the red yarn; it’s part bamboo and part wool, looks beautiful in stockinette, and feels good in my hands. I can’t say the same for the blue and white acrylic baby yarn I got on sale; I don’t like the feel of it on knitting needles. Maybe for a crocheted blanket…a mindless activity while watching Burn Notice or NCIS….

 

 

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