Monday was a very productive day
I just published it. So please, after you read this, go back one entry and read that one.
Monday was a great day because I got a lot done. I wrote the following post Monday night, but I couldn get any photos to upload without crashing the computer, so I didn publish this until Tuesday.
My first bear of the summer is finished. It for Kaitlyn May, who graduates from 8th grade this week. But I be making more bears for Grace Healthcare,too.
I woke up, worked a little on Kaitlyn bear and then went out and mowed the front and side lawns. I was elated! I came inside, finished knitting Kaitlyn bear, took a shower, and then I sat in the living room recliner and took a nap for an hour or more.
When I woke up, I noticed I gotten a message or two from my mother Swarovski Outlet and from my friend, Lynne. Took care of mom call first. That went well. And then I called Lynne, who wanted to go to the Lion Brand Outlet in Carlstadt. So we agreed to go after lunch if she would drive because I was still feeling sleepy.
I had some lunch and finished that green hat that I started at the Emily Hat for Hope knit a thon a week ago. So I was feeling pretty proud of myself for finishing 2 projects.
Lynne (on right) and me at the Lion Brand Outlet, near their history collage and a bike that had been yarn bombed.
So by the time Lynne got here around 1:30, I was wide awake. Good thing, too, because I had to navigate, and although I been there before, the directions are tricky, especially when you get off the NJ Turnpike and go to Route 120. We made a wrong turn and had to double back, but we eventually made it. Lynne was, I think it safe to say, blown away. She had a great time buying yarn for herself and some friends. I was very good. I wanted to see if they had any more of the pinky red Homespun mill ends, and I found a bag with 3 of them (VERY rare to find 3 of the same color in one bag), so I bought it ($5). And I got a 2004 Vogue Knitting magazine for $1 and some plastic needles for Deborah Newton. All told, I spent less than $12, and I was very happy with that. Lynne spent five or six times as much.
Then Lynne and I went to dinner at the Sunrise Diner, where I had the oriental salad for the first time (It was amazing!!) and we looked over all the patterns we got at the outlet. Lion Brand had given each of us a packet of free patterns. I guess the last thing I need is patterns, but these were little booklets and leaflets; great for Ravelry swaps.
Here is the left front of my Cable Lace Sweater laid on the back. I excited about finishing it.
After dinner, I came home and sewed buttons for eyes and a nose on Kaitlyn bear and then I finished the left front of the Cable Lace sweater. So I am feeling supremely proud of myself: mowed the lawn, finished the hat, finished the bear and finished another piece of the sweater. I can go to bed tonight feeling smug and satisfied.
About Pam MacKenzie
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