I am working on pulse warmers still. They are the perfect knitting with the kids home from school. While I have an urge to get back (finally) to St. Brigid, I just don’t have the time or attention to put into it with the kids around. With just over 30 stitches on the needles, it is easy to work a few rows on pulsewarmers and put them down and pick them up. It’s choosing the patterns for them that is giving me the greatest fits these days.
Lucky for me, my mom has a library to end all libraries! I started drawing up charts yesterday for this orangey/rust pulsewarmer–after I finally settled on white beads. My mom remembered her Charts for Colour Knitting book and I
swiped borrowed it yesterday. I have gone through several more attempts and I am just not thrilled. Next go is the wave pattern I drew up from something I saw online. If that doesn’t work, there is a lovely Celtic chain in the book. The peanut gallery, aka Kevin, keeps shooting down charts. "No waves. It’s orange not blue." You have to think outside the box. Or ditch the yarn. Or the beads. Sigh. Or should I just get rid of the husband? Just kidding Kevin.
Yesterday was spent at Adventureland with Cameron, Gracie, my mom and my nephew. Unfortunately my nephew was a tad under the height restrictions so I had to accompany him on many of the rides. Ugh–how I hate those spinning rides. The kids had a great time though. And it was a good walking primer for my mom. Next weekend is Maryland Sheep and Wool! Adventureland hosts an autism night twice a year. We have never gone as Owen doesn’t care for rides but I had a chat with the manager yesterday and he said the autism nights are the best. The staff love it and the park is open to the families of children with autism. I think we’ll give the fall one a try.
Well, I guess I better get back to figuring out this pulsewarmer.