Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Still learning

I've learned a few things in the past week or so. So who better share them with than ya'll.

First up I enjoyed going to the movies and seeing Ironman 3. It was a wee bit painful making the realization that this yarn...

...and my new Karbonz needles do not make happy knitting time at the movies. Once I split a couple of stitches and dropped one, I was forced to admit to myself that I should sit and watch the movie. Who goes to the movies and just sits and watches the movies? So much prime knitting time lost. Don't worry, I'll live. 

I was suspicious that sock would not work as movie knitting. I cast on the toe of a second sock for D but I was not able to finish the increases before we left for the movie. So now that it is ready, the next time I'm ready to see the new Star Trek movie I will be at the heel and still not able to knit at the movies.

Second thing I learned. People will not believe your husband when he tells them "She makes all my socks." The lady looked at me and said "You do not!" I requested he lift a pant leg and show the lady. She seemed to be duly impressed but she still did not seem to think it was an adequate reason for not buying new socks with your new shoes. 

Third after resisting making The Help my car book because I think it will make me cry...I can only resist so much. So far it is starting off to being a good book and not making me cry but laugh instead.

Fourth listening to your book while grocery shopping makes shopping so much better. I'm not one of those people that walks around every where with earbuds in, but in the store, I found myself being less irritated with others and the task as a whole. Don't worry I switched off while I was checking out. No reason to ignore the clerk while he is just trying to do his job.

Fifth, two things that will make me smile and laugh, seeing young geese out with their families eating grass like it is going out of style. I do love seeing young animals enjoying their first springtime. And a guy out mowing his grass wearing a Viking helmut. It was a big dude and a big helmut.


  1. A Viking mowing his lawn? Now there's somethingyou don't see every day!

    1. I may just need to drive past that house a few more times this summer. It was an impressive sight. His horns were almost Texas longhorn size.

      I laughed hard for a good couple of miles. So unexpected.