Monday, May 31st, 2004
Blue Tote: getting closer
Large family gatherings are an excellent opportunity to get some knitting done, provided I’m not hosting. Yesterday, we spent many hours at my inlaws’ home. It was very enjoyable, and I made much progress on the Blue Tote. Unfortunately, upon reflection, I should have spent some of that glorious knitting time helping my husband with damage control. Veroncia and one of her young cousins were on one yesterday. They started off in dresses. I think that Veronica ended up going home in the second T-shirt provided by grandpa. Cousin Avery went through many more than that. We actually made efforts to watch them, but they were fast, and determined to get into trouble. After the first incident, (involving a bird bath), Nate washed her up and changed her clothes. After the second incident, (involving a sandbox full of rain water), she got a full on bath, with shampoo and everything, new diaper, and another change of clothes. The third incident left me happily knitting and Nate running around trying to find the little trouble makers. Fourth involved a hose, but fortunately, I caught that one early. Only Avery needed a change of clothes. The fifth incident, (involving the sand box again), necessitated another partial bath but kept the clothes, and was the last straw. We subsequently left. I had contributed to the watching and corralling of the children throughout the afternoon, but had not helped with any of the clean up. My very sweet husband had done it all. I’m sorry honey.
But I DID have a wonderful time knitting. The main bag is finished.
Here are a couple shots to give you an idea of size.
I realize you can’t read the ruler, that is a scale shot. I think it is about 20 inches tall.
That is my shoe, it is a size 9-10. (Also, for the purpose of scale.)
Cool huh? So now I have to knit the marsupial pouch with icord, connect them, and felt felt felt.