Monday, November 19, 2007

My new yarn security system

Last minute, my daughters had a friend over today. They had some kind of fun, acting like I always did with my friends when I was little. It was fun just watching them sing and dance to our High School Musical cd, which is THE thing for preteens right now. Then they decided to install "lasers" all around the living room, to trip people up. I had to get out to take the girl home, and I can testify that it was no easy feat. Cool. Another use for yarn.




The birthday party was swell the other day. Here's the youngest, who gets more joy out of a birthday party than I've ever seen anyone get. Just standing next to the cake sends her into throes of euphoria. See how she smiles, and one eye shuts tighter than the other? All of my kids' eyes do that. I think it must be a sign of genius. Makes for interesting school pictures, though...



And here's a picture of the birthday lady, 84 and in better shape than I am, I suspect. She can pop up off the floor from doing puzzles with a grandkid, and I'd be heaving up onto one leg, trying to get good leverage. *sigh* But Happy Birthday to her, and I'm really happy, because she likes handmade things just as much as I do =)


And yes, I have been knittin'! I think I figured out the hat pattern, and so have been forging on. Let's hope when I get done it isn't a smidge too tight or vastly too big. If it's too big, I can fix it with elastic. If it's too small, it's back to frogville. And here's a pic of a pair of mittens I spit out this weekend, watching silly sitcom t.v., because I just couldn't stomach the Bionic Woman. I've never seen straight lines delivered so poorly. Couldn't watch it. I tried, though, so I can honestly say that I can't overcome the memory of Lindsay Wagner, and the way the bionic woman used to be....

5 comments:

Brigitte said...

I hear you on the Bionic Woman! If the original was kitshy...I still say I'd rather watch that one!

Happy Birthday to the birthday lady!

Carrie K said...

Oh you two! Hating the Bionic Woman. I liked the original and the remake.

What an....interesting use of yarn! Lasers! I'm not letting my nephew see that blog post.

Happy Birthday the Birthday Lady!

AR said...

Hehe, I sure hope that was junk yarn.

What great birthday gifts, and a party! You're such a nice lady!

del said...

Those are some pretty mittens! I haven't watched Bionic Woman & probably won't because I remember the original...had the toy & everything, lol. The party looked like fun times!

Jennifer said...

I loved the original Bionic Woman! This new one is so meh.

Love the yarn lasers.