Addicted to Knitting

Friday night follies

Posted on: November 10, 2007

I started the Pinecone scarf using a single strand of yarn and size 10’s. It didn’t work so I ordered more yarn. But it did at least get me back in the groove of wanting to knit. I whipped out this Natty using some wonderful purple stuff from knit picks and a second strand of some hand dyed by Marti yarn. I am very pleased with the color variation but the hat seemed to small. After blocking the ribbing was to loose. So I caswt on another using a rolled brim instead. It came out looking like a cloche and I love it. So this poor baby was attacked by the frog of death and is now dripping dry in my bathroom. The cloche version is blocking. Since I was on a roll I cast on another Le’ slouch in a nice jade color of Paton’s Canadiana and it’s looking good! I worked on it last night while we had “teen night” at my house. I was very apprehensive about the whole house full of young teens idea. It went really well. My rules were NO VIDEO GAMES only board games and real interactions. I was pleased when the kids made me laugh till I cried. Good clean fun is always welcome.

 

 

 

My daughter invited a boy over…I have known this boy since 2nd grade but hadn’t seen him in a while…he hasgrown up and is very nice. Actually I would have to say this boy is the most adorable boy I have ever laid eyes on. He was responsible for much clean laughter. Plus the dog liked him,which is always a good sign.

 

So this morning we are cleaning house and preparing for the next time. I am going to attempt this weekly with different kids since we lost our youth pastor. I like the idea of knowing what is going on with my child. Even if it means watching her look at a boy!

3 Responses to "Friday night follies"

Your hat is very pretty! I really like it.

That’s great that everyone had so much fun at your house. It’s hard to see our daughters grow up, isn’t it? I’m not wishing my daughter was a different age, but I’m starting to get glimpses of daily life with her not around as much. I can tell it’s going to be hard on me.

I think your teen nights are a great idea! Knowing your teen’s friends is so important… yet often so hard to be a part of. My husband has been overly involved in youth sports for many years.. and while I’ve resented his involvement at times, it has really paid off. He not only knows all of our sons’ friends but also their parents. He knows the full scoop on who’s getting in trouble and who our high schooler hangs out with at school. His commitment has been totally worth it!

By the way, I love your Natty beanie. I just picked up some chunky Malibrigo for a hat… I may need to give that a try.

BTW – I mentioned before that we also went through a youth pastor loss a little over a year ago. It was a rocky year for sure… but we have recently been blessed with a wonderful new jr high pastor. His teaching is wonderful and my son really likes him. So be encouraged in your time of waiting!

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