Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's all Linda's fault....

Saturday was the first day of the Tri-State Shop Hop. The day didn't start out strong, but it sure ended after a lot of customers and new faces. I think that I only sat down for a 15 minute lunch and 5 minutes after Barb brought me back a Frosty from Wendy's. And then maybe a minute to try and stretch my back out. Barb and I also may have found a way to start a new quilt, but more on that if it happens. We are very excited about it - that much I can say.

But that wasn't Linda's fault....

After Barb and I closed the shop, I headed up the street to Half Price Books. On Friday, I had finished a book b y Carolyn G. Hart. It was Design for Murder and the second book in her Death on Demand series. I loved it! I checked my library for the next few books on CD, but since the books were written in the 80's I guess they haven't all been put to audio. I actually bought all of the paperbacks that were in the store.

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I've already started the next book, but that wasn't Linda's fault either...

When I got home from the shop and the book store, I started some potatoes for dinner. By the time they were ready, I was having trouble walking across the family room to the kitchen. There was nothing but pain and stiffness from my heels to my knees. And my lower back was very tight and sore. I decided that I would treat myself to a foot massage. I have a foot bath that I have used maybe once before and it was just lovely! I put in a bit of peppermint oil and just let my feet soak for 30 minutes with the bubbles, heat and massager. Then, I dried them off and put lotion on them. It was wonderful!!

I was so pooped from working all day that I went to bed at 11 and slept until 10:15 this morning! I was awake from about 4 til 5, but it was awesome to just sleep that long with minimal interruptions from the dogs!

Now, this is where Linda gets blame...

This morning, while I was reading blogs and working on my Stash Report, she IM'ed me and asked if I wanted to run to the local yarn shop to sign up for the classes that we had discussed. I tried to say no, but she wore me down and picked me up an hour later. We headed up and signed up for the Beginner classes and got information on other classes we want to take. I have always wanted to learn to knit to make socks. A lot of the blogs that I am reading are by knitters and I am very envious of the pretty socks that they make!

Here is the yarn that I got to practice with and to make something with at the end of the first set of classes. It is shades of purple and green variegated.

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When we left the shop, we drove through Hamilton (yuck!!) and went to lunch. Once she dropped me off, the dogs and I settled in for a nap. When I woke up, I decided to work on a cross stitch that has been sitting around for a few years. All I have left is the back stitching and I figured that if I am taking up something new, I should finish something very old.

In conclusion, I am going to blame Linda for signing up for more classes and not getting anything sewing related done today! Thanks, Linda! I had a blast! :)

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh!! I need a "Linda"!! Where can I get me one??!!

I am very proud of you!! You took care of yourself by babying your feet and relaxing - then having a great sleep. then, you have signed up for a class you've been wanting to take, so you are expanding your horizons and learning!! That is a GREAT thing!!!! Plus, as a testament to your work ethic, you are finsishing a project that has been in the wings for awhile. This shows your dedication to your work!!
(was that to much or just enough of a pat on the back???)

I still think I need a 'Linda' though...hmmm.... ;-)

Zarina said...

She's that good uh. Will search her out here then.

Suzan said...

I have this crazy urge, too, to knit some socks. I have a large plastic container filled with knitting needles that were my grandmother's so I KNOW I must have the right kind of needles and I know where to buy yarn. I just need someone to teach me! I still haven't found a dedicated yarn shop around here with classes. I am so envious of all the darling socks I see on so many blogs. Next there will be darling socks on YOUR blog!!

Shellie said...

I too have knitting needles and yarn but haven't gotten the knack for knitting... gauge and all. So teach us as you get taught...idea.
I hope your footsies feel better. Peppermint and TLC oughtta work. Good girl to finish an old thing before starting a brand new...kudos. Love ya.

Anonymous said...

I have lots of Carolyn Hart books. too. So check before you buy more. Do you remember what happened when I took knitting classes? I was 3 months preggers with you and started a beautiful blanket. It was finished when you were 22. Glad you don't take after me. Love you! Mam

Piwacket said...

Ha! I'm so glad we could be partners in yet another crafty endeavor!! And the books look great.

Infinity Quilter said...

OK, this is scary because I too have been trying to teach myself how to knit, but sweaters instead of socks. I blame Heather Mulder Peterson though for blogging about some sweaters she made. They were gorgeous. I've been going back and forth about taking a class because I really don't **need** another hobby.

Reenie said...

Haha..I am a knitter, too! My second obsession after quilting. AND I am halfway through knitting a sock now!

Regina said...

LOL - you two should NOT be allowed to shop together - it's dangerous! BTW - size 9... :-)