It’s been a long weekend. I should’ve seen this coming, after returning home to find a spiderweb of yarn, thanks to little Amp.
He got a hold of some yarn that I had left on the table. Slowly, but I’m sure methodically, he wound it around every piece of furniture in the kitchen and living room. When I got home, he was in the process of going through the rungs of the kitchen chairs, which he is not quite small enough to do easily and nearly got stuck several times. He then proceeded to use the yarn to take down that chair. Oy vey!
Then, I relearned that I can’t sew. I mean I really can’t sew. The one goal this weekend was to hem trousers. The pants are hemmed, but it’s not pretty.
Oy vey. Anyway. I thought I’d try to use my sewing machine again. I’m still shaking my head. The first leg’s hem went okay. Except for one small detail: I was hemming black pants with blue thread. Then, when I tried to change out the thread, I couldn’t get the sewing machine to work again. Lesson learned. If I want anything sewn, I give it to my husband. I’ll stick to knitting.
The minion is, happily, nearly done! My part is done. My husband will be cutting out the eyes and mouth and then sewing them on (by hand, not by machine). That’s how thoroughly I’ve given up the sewing. Then, on to Super Why! I have to admit, that’s a cute little super hero. I have no idea what he does, probably asks questions, judging by the name. Then a mermaid princess!
One of my coworkers decided last week at the gym that I should teach her to knit, which we started on Friday. It was great! I admit I forgot how awkward it is in the beginning. Right now, I can just pick up the needles and start. Nothing complicated. I slowed way down and showed her how to hold the yarn (admittedly, my way and I know there are thousands of different ways to hold the yarn), how to cast-on, and how to start knitting. She did quite well! I sent her home over the weekend to practice and let her know to get a hold of me at any time if she needed help.
Not long before we started, my boss walked by and asked what I was setting up for. When I told her, she expressed an interest in learning too! I may just have a little knitting class during lunch breaks at work. I think that’d be quite fun! So, as I share lessons here on the blog, I’ll also be doing lessons in person at the office.
Time to run away again. My husband and I are starting week 4 of Couch to 5K today. That’s 3 minutes of jogging, 1 1/2 walking, 5 minutes jogging, 2 1/2 minutes walking done twice. I’m definitely nervous about it, but I did cross a big milestone this week: I’ve now lost a little over 20 pounds! So, while I’m nervous, I’m also pumped to get going! Wish me luck!
How was your weekend? I hope it was better than mine!