Saturday, December 03, 2011
More Holiday Knits and Kits
Radar wanted in on the Santa Hat action....can't you tell??? That's the kit part of this rare weeekend post.
Tomorrow is baking day. Thanks for all your ideas. Let's hope the elf helps me out and my cookies finally come out good.
This is the Knit Part of the post:
As for knitting, Al is using Kathmandu Queensland and I am helping her with a gift knit. She is knitting a scarf and hat for a friend who is a boy. This yarn was originally going to be knitted into a man's sweater, but over the years it morphed. When she stops by to do laundry or the like, I knit the scarf for her because it bores her to tears. I love boring knits. It is a purl One knit two on the front, and purl the back, kind of scarf. Easy pattern .
She made up a hat pattern with the brim being the same as the scarf pattern and the cap a bit different. It is based off the Ann Norling catch all hat patterns.
So the other night at work, Tamara the unit aide,came to ask me what I was knitting. She's so funny. She is an excellent natural knitter. She creates patterns with cables etc as she knits. She likes the yarns I use and she asks me to buy her yarns because there aren't any good shops in her neighborhood.
I bought some DOVE yarn for her to make a cowl for her daughter. She wanted more and gave me forty dollars to buy some yarns for her. We have a bit of a language barrier but we get our knit points across eventually.
I put the two twenties in my scrub pocket as I was busy, and sure enough forgot it. I was driving home at midnight, amid lots of lovely Christmas lights I must say, when I remembered the money.
I called the charge nurse as soon as I Got home and she did the scrub search in the locker room and found the cash. Phew.....I would have about cried over lost knit money!!!
I told Tamara I was knitting socks right now. She got all excited and said, "When holidays over you teach me to knit sex." I laughed and laughed and said in my strongest Chicago accent, "I' wont teach you to knit sex, Tamara, I'll teach you to knit SOCKS!"