Laps around the house again for a walk today.
Haven't done much around the house but I did enjoy an afternoon of reading.
Not much progress on the new house this past week because
of the cold weather.
The windows and doors have been delivered though
and are in the garage waiting to be installed.
Supposed to warm up next week so the window and doors should get put in then.
The inside electrical work has begun.
I've been knitting on a throw blanket for myself to wrap up in while I'm
reading or watching television in the evenings.
I started out with a pink cotton yarn but ran out of yarn before I finished
and couldn't find the matching color again.
So I just used this turquoise color because it was what I had.
Since it is just for me the unmatched color doesn't matter,
besides I like both colors. 😊
I learned how to knit one rainy day in the summer down the New Jersey shore
when I was about 11 or so.
I grew up in northern NJ and some summers for a couple of weeks we
would rent a little bungalow on the beach.
To share expenses we would go with my grandmother, aunt and two cousins.
We would be there during the week and our dads would come up on the
weekend because they had to work.
One year we went with my moms friend and her 4 kids.
It was a rainy week and I guess all 5 of us kids were getting a bit antsy
so my mom decided to teach us all how to knit.
We went out and got the yarn and needles and she sat us all down and
and our lesson began.
The others caught on fairly quickly but I was having a bit of trouble and
couldn't seem to get the hang of it. My mom got annoyed with me and
gave up. Of course I felt bad and cried. (I cried very easily back then).
The oldest girl Linda learned right away and was doing great.
She took me aside and patiently showed me over and over how to do it until
I got the hang of it.
I am thankful that she took the time to teach me. 😊
I wonder if she still knits!?
Here is the pattern for the blanket.
It is actually supposed to be a baby blanket.
The pattern came from the book, The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.
I used a cotton yarn and size 9 needle .
That's it for today.
Count your blessings and have a happy day.