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Funny kids and a Box of Yarn
The past two days she and Princess have been playing an extended game of Barbies together. A couple fun(ny) things have come out of that, both happened yesterday. At one point in the morning I heard Drama Queen say, "She's turned into a wolf with a mermaid tail that flies now....so she looks a little different." My thought was, "A little different....?" I had a hard time not laughing about that. Drama Queen's imagination is quite something. The other fun development is that the two of them have, as part of their game, been using paper to design clothing for the Barbies. Drama Queen came to me with a dress she had created for the Ariel doll they have. There were straps for the dress, but no sleeves. She told me that she was bothered that she couldn't figure out how to make a good sleeve -- one that would cover the shoulder and actually touch the strap she had made. She was wrapping a bit of paper around the arm, but noticed the gap between that and the strap. I was excited that she asked that question. I drew out a rough flat pattern for a tiny sleeve, with a sleeve cap -- the solution to her woes. She still didn't get it until we cut it out, taped it around Barbie's arm, and then taped the sleeve cap to the strap. She was very impressed at how that sleeve cap did the trick! So glad that all it takes to be a "cool" mom in her eyes right now is knowledge about sleeve caps ;)
Patsy Harbor, has designed some socks that were published in Interweave Crochet, and so after meeting her I felt inspired to try a pair of socks. So, I started the Adirondack Sock that she designed and it looks fantastic so far! The colors of the yarn are working out fabulously with this pattern! I'd go take a picture for you right now, but I don't think it would turn out so well since the house is pitch black.
Now, you very observant people may notice the time stamp on this post and realize that I was awake at a very unusual hour. Well, that's frustrating. I was very good and went to bed about 10:30, quite a bit earlier than usual for me. However, we had a doosey of a thunderstorm that woke me up around 12:45 and I haven't been able to sleep since. The getting up three times to comfort the kids and check the news didn't help either. Despite the sleeplessness, I am so grateful for the rain! We have been in an awful drought for quite awhile, so I'll take it! Since waking up, my mind has been swimming with design details, lyrics to a song from the movie "Tangled", and blog post ideas. So, at least, I've gotten one of those written down and out of my head. Now maybe, I can sleep.
Happy crochet dreams everyone!