Yesterday was Knitting at Elsie’s Day, my regular Thursday afternoon adventure. It is so lovely to go to her home, feel so welcomed and sit and knit and talk.
The whole day had been busy, starting with swimming at the Aqua Center then watching the grandkids for a bit while Mom went to a meeting to plan the Primary program. Eldon was sick and napping on the couch when I arrived around 9:30–napping being totally unheard of for that boy. He has not napped in years. Anyway, sometime after his mom left he started reporting a bad belly. Eventually he made a mad dash to the bathroom, but did not make it in time. Poor little creature. Caleb gave me some newsy bits on what it is like to have “throw up problems”! So funny to hear that little three-year-old giving this news report. Leah kept climbing the stairs so the third time I put her in her crib and she immediately went to sleep. Maybe I should assume she WANTS a nap, and go up with her when she heads that way…
On the way to care for the little ones I had stopped at Joann to get some white crochet thread to begin an insertion for my temple dress which is about 4 inches to short. I am making the insertion about 8 inches wide and will crochet until I cannot stand it anymore, at least four and a half yards, then will wash it in the washing machine to see if I can shrink it down a good deal. As long as it is long enough to insert, I will make the width work. At least I think so!
At Elsie’s, Sharon and Cameron came. Sharon was working on an adorable little gray and white tiger cat–sewing on the ears and working the seams up. Cameron is working on his gorgeous brown sweater. Elsie was sewing up a beautiful pair of wool socks and working on a carrot-colored sweater for Lise. This is probably Elsie’s 7th sweater for Lise to sell at the farmer’s market.
While knitting and visiting, I told Elsie I was concerned about how to figure dimensions for a sweater when you change the yarn and needles, thus changing the gauge. She found me a great article on how to figure percentages from a Knitting magazine some years old. That makes me more confident that I can successfully complete Megan’s vest.
During the Elsie knitting, I worked more on the Elephant, finishing the first leg and beginning the second leg—the photo accompanying this entry. So much fun. The yarn is Regia Stretch cotton. I have a good mind to get another ball and actually make some socks out of it. It knits up very easily and is comfortable on my hands.
Sharon asked me if I was on Facebook. When I said yes, she had Cameron go to Elsie’s computer so she could “friend” me. When I arrived home I confirmed her friend request. It is so nice to have so many “friends” on Facebook. One can learn a lot of stuff that way…!