there are REALLY GREAT friends!
Yesterday found me checking my mailbox only to find a box filled with 30 knitted and crocheted squares from my dear friend “Momma”! Now, not to lead you astray…these 30 squares are added to her already sent packages and altogether total something like almost 60! That’s almost 2 complete afghans @ 30 squares per afghan! How’s THAT for a true friend!? I’m still plugging along on my knitted squares; need something like 7 more to complete another afghan. Using “Momma’s” squares in conjunction with mine really speeds up the process! I will add photos to this post (hopefully) when I get the pictures developed off of my camera (that now holds photos of her other mailings!). Just for those who might be interested, I mailed the following addy to several friends who are true aficionados of knitting/crochet and all things ‘yarn’; I give you
“THE ULTIMATE YARN STASH!”
(forgive me-I don’t know how to make this addy a direct link to this site, but believe me…it’s worth seeing!)
It was interesting reading all 91 comment posts following the pictures; her husband sounds very understanding and supportive. (I’m not so sure MINE would be, if I were in possession of all that yarn…but then, we don’t have a room THAT big, anyway!). I can see that it CERTAINLY brings out certain emotions/feelings, etc. in people-like shock, envy, possibly jealousy; for me it was more like total ‘awe’…I can’t even imagine in my whole lifetime that I would be able to use up all that yarn…but then, who knows?
What else is going on around here, you ask? Yesterday was a rather pleasant, peaceful day in which I was able to relax and quietly knit, listen to a new Celtic Hymns cd and have a new vanilla candle burning to add to the ‘feminine’ atmosphere. A little later found me doing my “Grammie” thing with my dear, sweet grandson. He’s a year old now and very active, but on this day he was in dire need of a nap so, of course, as is ‘my way’…we rocked and patted, humming “The Muffin Man” song. That song has gone down through the years with each of my children, day care children, foster children and now my grand child. His daddy used to like it sung (not hummed) at top speed while rocking like a rocking chair ‘fiend’! His son likes it softly hummed, slowing down with the rocking and patting as sleep gets nearer. Works every time! Today is a wedding of a good friend’s daughter, at 4 p.m. Everyone else in the family has sort of ‘begged off’ (“Mom! Do I HAVE to go?”) and I can see why…weddings are not usually a ‘guy thing’ (including my husband) so I shall go unaccompanied, and enjoy myself thoroughly! (And I get ‘fancy’ dinner stuff as opposed to ‘leftover zucchini casserole’ like they’ll be having! Wink! There’s a method to my madness, no?)
Have a great day…it’s a balmy 78 degrees out and just lovely with the sunshine…ENJOY!