Friday, July 29, 2005


When it's 105 degrees outside I feel like going swimming, I don't feel like knitting. I have made a few more afghan squares, just to be able to say that I did knit something this week.

I like the feel of the bamboo needles I got to replace the old Balenes that broke last week. They feel so pleasant in my hands while knitting that I am sure I'd be knitting up a storm with them if we weren't having such an icky heatwave. I'm sure the toddler agrees, since he grabs the needles at every opportunity. When challenged he shouts, 'Mine!' and tries to make a getaway with his booty. I have yet to meet a little boy who doesn't develop a fascination with knitting needles at first sight. They become drumsticks, swords and archaeology tools in their imaginative hands.

Speaking of imaginations, the person who came up with these little visors made of craft foam is a truly creative person. I would never have thought about turning a child's sun visor into a turtle. The toddler just loves it, and he doesn't even know what a turtle is. We found this at our local Joann's. It's a fine little hat to wear to the pool since water doesn't damage it and most importantly it floats and is easy to retrieve.

I have been admiring some patterns for crocheted afghans. I have no idea why, since afghans are the last thing I want to use in this heat, but I seem to be getting a hankering to crochet one. So, I may begin planning one. Maybe.

I will be making some stitch markers this week, but I won't be able to post pictures of them for a while in order to keep them secret from my swap buddies. Don't you just love surprises?


African Kelli said...

Ari! I need your mailing address so I can send you a thank you gift from Africa. The kids LOVED their knits. Please let me know how to get a hold of you.

africankelli at

Ari said...

You bet!