Friday, November 28, 2008

Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl...

Check it out...I'm actually knitting something that looks like something! My mother has been teaching me to knit over the past few days, and I am enjoying it a lot. My Grammy Dunphy taught me to knit when I was probably 7 or 8, and I've tried it a couple of times over the years, but have never quite had the confidence to really try a pattern. I'm working on a scarf right now, and I suspect I'll be making scarves for some time, until I get a little better at correcting my mistakes. Luckily I am able to hand the needles over to Mum when I have a slip-up, so she can show me how to correct it. I currently have no idea what I will do when she and my father head back to Maine next Wednesday, and I have to figure these things out for myself! Maybe I will have to mail it to her, or perhaps I will throw some sort of hissy fit, which I'm sure won't help at all. By the way, get a load of my new flannel nightgown, covered in cherries. I don't remember the last time I owned a flannel nightgown...I feel very Laura Ingalls Wilder when I have it on, I must admit.

My dear mother, correcting one of my crazy knitting blunders

In other news, I have discovered the joys of downloading music from the Internet, and making my own cd's. I forgot my laptop had a burner, and it had just never crossed my mind to download music in the first place. It is very addictive, I must say. I've looked up about a bazillion songs over the past 48 hours, and I made the boys a cd this evening. I feel like such a technology whiz. That is, until I look at this picture:

Here is a photo of Camden and my father (and Steve's feet), listening to my dad's iPod. I wouldn't know how to turn an iPod on if someone handed me one, along with explicitly written instructions. Each of my parents have one, and on top of that, my father has been downloading music and burning his own cd's for years. Something tells me I need to get with the program.

I have to admit, I actually went Christmas shopping today. I took Mum and Dad with me, and we waited until after 11:00 a.m., which turned out to be a wise choice, because most of the crazy, stampede-inducing sales ended at 11:00, so it was really like any old shopping day. The trip was very productive, and I am happy to say that my shopping is just about complete. My motto this year has been "keep it simple", and I'm happy to say that I have.

3 comments:

Joy said...

I remember you knitting at the College - I still have my book and a few skeens (?) of yarn waiting for me...

YEAH for the flannel - I wear one every night! Poor Roy.

I went out with the crazies this AM for NO reason cause I was already done shopping - but it's a tradition with my Mom so we were at Macy's at 4:45, in time for their 5:00 opening. Home by 6:30. Too funny!

Heather said...

That's so funny, Joy...I wondered to myself this morning if you and your mom were at Macy's!

I think when you remember me knitting at the C of I, that was the last time I touched a pair of knitting needles, sad to say! Hopefully, I can keep up with it this time...

As for the flannel, I have slept so well the past two nights, and I am attributing it to the nightgown...

Cheryl and Ashton said...

I wonder how many people Grammy taught to knit? So glad it has been passed along to the grandchildren. I just purchased an "I taught myself to crochet kit". It may be awhile before I crack that open...Isn't flannel the best?? Ashton and I are flannel pants people, she wears hers everywhere. I would love to but I bet me and my penquin flannels would cause a big stir at Hannaford!

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