and yes, I am still speaking of candles.
Which of course doesn’t have that much to do with the rest of the day which consisted of errands, taking the youngest three to the Mountain Hardware Warehouse and lunch with a tour to the Rosie the Riveter exhibit afterwards.
My knitting today was pretty minimal.
while I managed another 11 rows
Unfortunately, this section is really slow going because of all the “flower stuff” which has constant color changes. Why use four colors if you can use 11?
and, according to my simple arithmetic – 3916- (11×44) = 3432. Unfortunately I’m not half way but still feel like I am making progress… tomorrow it is the hair and face of the third woman….,
And then – I received a surprise in the mail.
Pat, a good friend in Michigan has been threatening to send me a birthday present for the last several years. I kept putting her off which was easy when living in Germany and unable to get packages through the APO. I thought I had it under control. Then she asked me again for my mailing address and not thinking, I provided it.
I think this is treasures from several years. There is year, there is a great t-shirt that says “Hedge – hugs” and four containers of home made lovely spreads:
plum ginger butter
fig lemon marmelade
When George started looking, I snatched the whole thing back. No way is anyone else getting to taste my special treats. There is just enough to enjoy on toast or bagel for a couple of days before moving on to the next. If I put it out, I won’t get any. Not with four other people in the household.
And it will help me figure out what I can knit for Pat in return with the yarn. After all, if you live in Michigan you have to need hats and scarves – right?
Please note – I am not looking for gifts, presents, or anything other than good wishes and prayers from those who feel so inclined. Miriam and I managed to empty three more boxes in the garage this afternoon and I have another box of yarn to go out on Tues. So the flow out (rather than in) is absolutely in the right direction.