So glad that the weekend is here!!! Monday Emma's class is having a Valentine's party, so this weekend we have to buy Valentine's. I haven't shopped for those since I was in elementary, so I think it's gonna be fun!!! What do you bet we end up with Princess Valentine's???
This morning Emma requested a "curly ponytail" - that means both a ponytail that I curl with the curling iron or this twisty ponytail, which is what she meant this morning! Ha!
So...last night I finished another scarf -this one is sooooo soft! I love this thread, though it is NOT easy to work with like the other I used for my last scarf! But it sure does feel all nice and cozy wrapped around your neck!! I think next I am going to make a baby blanket. I like the smaller projects for learning b/c they are faster!!
I made these fingerless gloves for Emma last week...
I had actually made a pair for me first, but being my first attempt they didn't turn out perfect. I was very happy, though with the way these turned out for her so I might try again to make another pair for me. I have enough of the yarn from my scarf left to make me a pair so I'll have a set. The first ones were with that yarn, too but now that I've had some more practice I hope to do a better job the 2nd time around on my pair!
The other night I also pulled out my crochet bag that I had put up in the closet from when I first started this - and I found several of the little clutch purses that I had made. I didn't realize I had made so many! LOL! A couple of them still need closures put on them, though. I have an assortment of old buttons that I raided from mother's button jar, so I have plenty to choose from!!
So, Valentine's Day is Monday!!! Do you go out this weekend or wait till the actually day to celebrate? I bought Michael's gift yesterday actually and I'll tell you since he doesn't read my site. At either Christmas or Thanksgiving (I don't remember which, I just remember we were at my Grannie's for a holiday) he realized his wedding band was missing. Now you know we've both changed our eating habits and are working out together now - well, he lost enough weight that his ring is too big now. Well, it fell off & it's gone. I thought about replacing it in January for his b'day, but my parents bought him a deer stand for his b'day and he got some accessories with it, so I bought him a gift to go along with that.
Now I think that Valentine's is a good time for a wedding band to be his gift. So, that's what I bought him yesterday. I didn't get it engraved yet, b/c I want to make sure the size is good. I bought a half size smaller than what we bought when we got married, so hopefully that will fit him better. Michael is a simple guy - in jewelry all he wears is a necklace with a cartouche my parents brought him from Egypt with his name in hieroglyphics and his wedding band. And he likes a simple band so this is the one I picked out for him.
It's a James Avery ring and not too much different from his original band...they don't carry his original band anymore it seems. But I really like this one. It's not just a plain band - it has a little accent to it and still isn't flashy or anything that Michael wouldn't like to wear.
So...Shhhhh - don't tell him okay!!!