Walking, Sickness, And Scarves — Oh, My!
Scattershot post today. Bunch of different things on my mind.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica. Hubby & I (and probably Thing One & Thing Two) will be walking on April 30th. Check out www.walkamerica.org and sponsor someone to walk. The money goes toward research to help prevent prematurity, birth defects, and infant death — a cause very near & dear to our hearts.
Did two scarves last week for my friend’s bday. One turned out too short, but I was exactly on budget and couldn’t buy more yarn, so I unraveled it, then re-knit it, but half as wide. I liked it better wider, but oh, well. One was a basic garter stitch with a double strand of black Fun Fur and rainbow Trellis. Very cool and glam-looking. The other was garter stitch double strand of Fun Fur and Boa in white/green/blues. I don’t remember the color names, but one was called citrus. The other was the same colors, though it was a different brand. Pictures coming soon….
Attempted to make myself a shawl in Confetti, but six skeins wasn’t enough, and the silly yarn has been discontinued. Soooo, another unravel and start over thing. I made it about 2/3 as wide. Almost done, and I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Soon as I finish the shawl, I’ll go back to the second baby blanket. I got bored and set it aside for a while. I can’t afford to set it aside long, though, since the shower is on March 6th.
Thing Two is sick. Bummer is that it means no school for her for a while. Good news is that it’s not bronchitis or pneumonia, and she’s not wheezing.
Discovered a new “red-light food”. (For those who’ve never done Weight Watchers, a “red-light food” is something you can’t afford to keep in your house b/c once you get started eating it, you can’t stop.) Sounds silly, but it’s Berry Burst Cheerios. I’m a cereal nut, and this one is SO good. I opened box #1 (Triple Berry) Tuesday morning. By this evening, that AND box #2 (Banana/Strawberry) were both gone. I like the Triple Berry better, but the Banana/Strawberry has more fiber, so it’s better for you. No exercise today, so I’ll have to do penance tomorrow.
We checked out a VERY cool dog on Saturday, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Ginger. She’s really terrific, but we have to count the cost on whether we’re really ready for this. My main concerns are smell and hair.
Gotta go. Posting new pictures in the Finished Products.