Sunday, January 31, 2010

Learning as I go

Making progress.

I had something peculiar happen when I picked my knitting up today. I must have gotten it turned inside out, because suddenly the stockinette stitch I'd been doing turned into the garter stitch. I just turned it the other way out and carried on. I had already started over four times, and I just decided this first snowman will be the experimental one. That lumpy part will be on the bottom anyway. :>}
This was lots of fun. I just need to fill the basket with flowers and make it into a lovely springtime wall hanging.
We had another birthday in our family! Larry's turned 61 today, and we had lasagna with spinach and of course more birthday cake, our third this month! We've been having as much cake as Ginny!
This little bowl is the cutest thing you've ever seen. I put it next to the chapstick and keys so you could see how tiny it is. It looks like it belongs in a doll's tea set.
As you can see, I don't need any more small bowls. I have a dozen of these little custard cups.
So I just bought one of the cute little Corelle ware bowls. Just to see how it fits in with our other dishes. Today I decided that it is my duty to buy the other five. If I don't they'll probably stop carrying them because nobody bought them. I looked at them in the store three times before finally buying one. The only thing is, each tiny doll sized bowl is $2.76 plus tax. That's about $18 for six little bowls, when all our other dishes put together probably didn't cost that. Gotta love garage sales and Goodwill!
In the winter we get our exercise inside. The cat couldn't quite get the hang of the exercise bike.
I hope you all have a good week.


Daisy said...

HA HA HA! Your cat comment made me laugh, Diana! I think your snowman is coming along just fine and your basket of flowers wall hanging looks great too. Lasagna and cake sound like a great way to celebrate a birthday to me Hope he had a nice day. :D

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, your knitting is coming along just fine..don't worry about those is helping you remember..
About those little bowls,they look like the ones used in cooking where you put small parts of the recipe in them so you don't forget like 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4tsp powder,
etc. I got a dozen at the dollar tree..and use them...Ginny

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, that lasagna looks like I should pay you a visit at 4:00 :o)
I love that basket, I had a quilt like that and I can't find it anywhere..I loved that pattern..
Had to write two comments..Didn't think I had room :o)...Ginny

Heckety said...

I LOVE your cat on the excercise bike, I'm sitting here laughing to myself, its just too funny!

Your knitting is looking good, despite the blip! Our jazz band leader at school used to say 'if you make a mistake do it twice and they'll think it was meant to be so,' I know he meant music, but I've taken that as my philosophy!

You've been most awfully busy! Despite the exercise bike being engaged...

Suzanne said...

Happy belated birthday to Larry hope you enjoyed the birthday cake.

Glad to hear that I wouldnt be the only one to buy just one bowl.

And I cant wait to see the snowman.

Tine said...

Happy Birthday to Larry!!! I hope he had a great day :)
Your snowmen are looking fine :) I do that too, knit the wrong way when coming back to a project after a break. Ack!

ladydi said...

Larry says thanks for the nice birthday wishes, and I say thanks for all the encouraging words about the knitting. I just knitted the nose! All four rows of two stitches each. :>} We're glad you like our cat - he is truly the friendliest cat and the most fun, always eager to join in whatever project is going.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your knitting will be fine - just innovative! Love your cat on the bike! Lucy x