Finding a free bar of chocolate in the mail on a Saturday was the sign that it was going to be a very good day.
We got given a free box of chocolates by my grandma later too. And both my grandma then my mother had a chocolate cake waiting for us to have a slice. My mother and I also the now familiar discussion where I said I want to learn to knit and my mother ‘shows me how’. By that I mean she waves the needles and yarn around in front of my eyes faster than I can understand, says “you twst it like this to cast on then you do this and do this and do this and there you go, you’re all set” and a row of stitches appear out of nowhere. She then hands the needles to me and I….fumble a lot to produce 4 stitches. This is going to have to wait until after the craft fair in a month but I’ll knit a usable something by the end of the year damn it! I’m not fussy about what, just something usable. Set the standards low and I just might achieve it. It’s part of my 101 in 1001 too (theres a link up the top of the page).
One thing I will NOT be able to knit anytime soon is anything complicated like a bunny. My mother knitted one at my request and she gave me the parts today to sew together. I am really not going to like sewing it together. For one thing one ear is 8 rows too short. Good one mum.
And I’m also elbows deep in sewing Peanut the elephant from one of my favourite books. Not complicated but lots of little parts. A lot to do but truthfully…chocolate and lots of it, craft projects and lots of them equal a very good day.