I shared my knitting needle thrift store haul in an earlier post. Actually my grandpa had picked them up thinking they were crochet hooks. He’s actually done this twice and I’ve yet to get thrifted crochet hooks. This was totally fine with me since I always said that would be motivation to learn. I saved them for two years and would look at them every now and then.
Well, today I worked up the courage. I usually go with written tutorials, but they weren’t making any sense so I went to YouTube and clicked the first tutorial that popped up. I watched Absolute Beginner Knitting by Expression Fiber Arts about 5 times, and probably started my first row of stitches about 10 times. I was happy when I had semi successfully made 3 rows of stitches. The real inspiration for spending two hours on the couch for one teeny tiny swatch is socks. I’m so jelly of the pictures of knitted socks that keep popping up everywhere. And I already have a ball of sock yarn waiting..I just need some more practice first (and to figure out the weird thing that keeps happening with my slip knot..can it count like a stitch in crochet? Hmm..).
Remember when I posted the picture of the tiny pumpkin leaves that had just sprouted? I was so excited. Well you can imagine how excited I was walking outside this morning and seeing not one but two pumpkins!! This is a first for me, and I’d read online that many times you may get only one pumpkin, if any. I have not been checking on my plants as often as I first had since we’ve had rain every day and there was no need to water. I decided on planting pumpkins this year because the cost at the markets has become outrageous. We always end up spending quite a bit in October.
Until next time..
Sometimes you just have to put up the big kid crafts and get out the Perler Beads. I bought a new tub of beads a while back. It is gloomy and not so warm here today so I decided to whip them out. I also bought a Perler pattern book. I’ll admit I bought it for the standing teapot and tea cup template. This bead mix is my fav. It’s called Sunny Days.
In other exciting news, all four of my pumpkin seeds have sprouted!!!! The night before I checked on them and there was nothing. The next morning there were six green leaves. It’s crazy how that happens.
Until next time!