Did you all remember to change back your clocks?? We didn't. Today #1 Son asked me if we were going to our religious meeting today and I said yes, but its still early. It's only 8:10. Well when I looked again it was actually 9:10 and the services start at 9:30. Needless to say we didnt make it. I REALLY hate when they change the time, it throws me off for a few days, but when we LOSE an hour, its so much worse!! I hate losing anything, but time is a major commodity around here...
BUT since we didnt go this AM, we've just been hanging around the house, doing a little knitting and a little organizing and a little tv watching. I've finished some socks and I started another project.
First, the socks.
They are a pair for CIC. I used some of the $1 wool yarn I got at my LYS and the trim, heel and toe are made from LionBrand's Landscapes in Spring Desert. I felted a purse with it and I decided to use the rest of it up in these socks. I had just enough to finish the toes, however I had to use the main color to kitchener, but you can't really tell. They are a bit stiff, and the wool is a bit harsher than I like, but they will soften up as they are washed and will make some kid's feet warm. My package will be mailed out tomorrow. The deadline isnt until March 31, but I need to move on to something else.
Something else.....THAT was the question. It's warming up here and I'm not in the mood to knit a sweater or a shawl. I needed to switch out from socks so instead I decided to go thru the bags that hold my on going projects. I found some leftover Red Heart Kids yarn from when I made this and used the rest to make another one.
Lucy is doing a nice job modeling this for me. However she just woke up so was in no mood to test it out.
Hmmmm, that's the SECOND ball of acrylic that I used up (the Landscapes is a 50/50 wool/acrylic blend which is why I only used it for accents instead of the whole sock). That got me thinking. I have a lot of odd balls of acrylic that I have no idea what to do with, and then I thought of how the women at the Animal Shelter loved my blankets. So I cast on for another blanket. Mindless knitting, exactly what I'm in the mood for. I cast on 108 stitches with some leftover variegated Jiffy and a solid yellow. Ran out of the Jiffy and added another Red Heart Kids. Ran out of yellow and added a Wintuk grey. I'm almost done with the Red Heart Kids and I pulled out some more oddball acrylics. I'm doubling up the worsted weight to give me a nice bulky weight. This is what it looked like last night, but I've added more today.
I have two 2-gal sized ziploc bags full of acrylics that I'm starting to make a dent in. I'm saving the wool-ease until last, I want to use up the Red Heart and the Wintuk first. I will start something once I get sick of this, there is no deadline for it, but its great mindless knitting and a great way to use up those acrylics.
It's been a whirlwind of field trips here, #1 Son went to Silver Springs (Baby Girl came too since I had nobody to watch her while we were gone) and also the zoo with Baby Girl's class. The zoo has been the easiest by far. I only had one other little girl to be responsible for and her and Baby Girl get along well. They did a lot of this
why, I have no idea, but they had fun and that's all that mattered.
Baby Girl also got to feed a goat
This place isnt really much of a zoo, there are no big cats like lions or tigers, there are no giraffes. They have elephants, a bunch of smaller cats, alligators, snakes and these.
It's not a zoo I would recommend but its fun for a younger grade's field trip. Here we are on the train.
Silver Springs was similar, we saw a lot of alligators, but how often do you get to HOLD one???
There are no more field trips for Baby Girl this year, but #1 Son will have one more before the year is up.
I leave you with this picture of what will probably be the last fire of the season. It's just getting too warm to have them anymore, but I know some of you could still use the warmth.
Have a happy Sunday everybody!!