Does anyone use that phrase anymore? My mom used to call this day Maundy Thursday, and I recently heard it on the radio in Toronto, but I don’t know if it’s in common usage anymore.
Knit & Crochet Busy
I finished a knit skirt for IK that I’m SO happy with! It’s worked up in Tilli Tomas Nile & Cleopatra (dupioni silk strips) and then pulled, pulled, pulled as it’s blocked to make the fabric more open and drapey. It has a nice hang to it – I’m anxious to see it on someone!
I also just finished a nice crochet cardi in Art Yarns for a book to be written by Amy Swenson. It’s definitely on the flowery side! It’s worked as granny squares with a rose in the center of each one, then the yoke and sleeves are a fillet stitch with more flowers picked up at the collar and cuffs and crocheted. I made little pansy and leaf buttons – too much? We’ll see..
In between I’ve been finishing up the crochet calendar, doing corrections on Men Who Knit, writing patterns for Romantic Knits and finishing some other stuff.
I brought Hannah a bead loom from Virginia (LOVE the Plow & Hearth Outlet!) and finally we had a chance to sit down and figure it out. She went nuts with the beading, and here’s a choker that she made herself with very little help from me. I’m so proud of her!
Today we went to our local gardening supply and bought plants and peat moss and gloves, etc., so the kids could garden. I sit and cheer them on. As much better as I am (and I am MUCH better!) I’m stunned by how quickly I become exhausted, lose my wind (it feels like when you were a kid and stayed underwater just that much too long). So I’m sitting on the front porch while the kids dig and fight over who’s going to pull the dandelions. We bought lots of pansies – photos if they come out well!