The worst thing about holiday knitting is that I can’t really show you the two projects I finished this week. I’m really happy with one of them, and sort of on the fence on the other – I may frog it and reknit it a little differently. I wish I could show you it and get some advice – but I know that the recipient sometimes reads my blog. So I’m stuck showing family members and asking what they think – which means I get a “oh, that’s nice” or a “how come you aren’t making me something?”. Not too useful!
I will show you a little bit of something though…Malabrigo Lace. Every time I knit with this yarn I just love it and really need to buy more for the stash. I’m very happy with this project, and will post pictures after the holidays (I suppose the good side of this is that I’ll have a lot of blog posts in January!)
The title of this post refers to my weekend – on the positive side, I had a really nice Saturday. I went to yoga – my beginner’s series finished last week, so yesterday was my first official yoga class. And it was great – I loved it! Some of the poses were a challenge, but I kept up and left feeling happy and relaxed. I’m so glad I’m doing this! I also had knitting group yesterday afternoon and got to see people I haven’t seen in a while – we had a good time, and it was very nice to spend the afternoon with friends chatting about everything. It really was a nice day – a great way to unwind after a stressful week. Someone at knitting group had a skein of Madelinetosh Worsted – wow – this is amazing yarn! It is definitely on my list to get after the holidays. (Of course, if the yarn store gets some in before the holidays, I just may get some anyway).
On the not so positive side – we are struggling with an issue with my daughter. She’s making really bad decisions (and has been for some time), and we are (and have been) really struggling how to deal with it. It involves her dating someone we really don’t like who is advising her to make decisions that are going to impact her for a long time. We stopped her seeing him a few months ago, but she’s been sneaking around, and now is ready to move out before she finishes high school to be with him. Its breaking our hearts, and we just don’t have any idea how to deal with this other than letting her go and hoping that she realizes her mistakes before this gets really bad. It’s a long, ugly story and we’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster for a while. She turns 18 in a couple of weeks, and we will have little choice but to watch her screw up her life. It is so hard to be a parent – especially when you know that they are making huge mistakes. Things came to a head this weekend, and its been so sad.
I don’t want to end the post on a sad note, so how about helping me out with something else? My sister got me some face cream for a very good price. She got me six packages – the problem is I don’t really like it. Would you like to try it? I have 5 un-opened jars, and I’d be happy to send it to you for the cost of shipping – which I don’t think would be very much. I feel bad that I won’t use it, so I’d like to find a home for it. Oh, would you like to know what it is? Aveeno Positively Radiant Anti-Wrinkle – its nice but it’s just not for me. Let me know if you are interested!
OK, back to knitting – have a good week, and have a very happy Thanksgiving in you are in the US (Larry did a trial run tonight for the rolls he’s making on Thursday – so so good!)