April 9, 2015
Good morning. Today is cloudy and a bit damp. It's a good day to stay indoors but I do have to go out in a couple of hours. Today is my appointment with the orthopedic doctor for a routine check up. I have a nasty headache so I really don't want to go out, but I will.
Yesterday, Pogo and I went back to JoAnn's to return the sharp crochet hooks. Of course, while we were there we took advantage of senior discount day and bought a new set of crochet hooks and a yarn holder.
It was so nice out that we stopped at Burger King afterwards. We picked up some lunch and headed for the park. Oh what a lovely day it was to have lunch at the park. The sun was shining and it was fairly warm. There were lots of other folks there, some walking their dogs and others just enjoying watching the ducks and geese.
I took some more photos, and was glad to see a pair of swans in the water. I haven't had a chance to check out the photos and crop a few but I will do that later today. Last evening, DIL Janet came by and brought me four big pots of purple and orange pansies and a pan of homemade cookies. Now I can't wait till I can plant those pansies outdoors.
Today I have photos of the other plants that are also waiting to be put into the garden. I probably shouldn't have bought them, but I can't seem to resist a beautiful bloom. In the first photo, the one plant in the front (with just buds) blossomed the day after I took the photo. The blooms are a beautiful red.
I also took a photo of our Christmas Cactus which has been going crazy with gorgeous blooms this year. This plant gets prettier every year.
Last evening, after Janet left, I settled in to do a bit of crocheting on the green shrug that I'm making. I finished off the first skein of yarn and attached the second skein. After putting on a few rows I noticed that the two greens were not the same color. On the skeins they look the same, but they have different dye lot numbers and are definitely not the same shade of green.
They don't sell this yarn around here, so I ripped out all rows done with the new skein and set this project aside until I can figure out what to do with it. I may have to use a variegated yarn to finish this project. We'll see.
Next I picked up the new pattern book and decided to try a new scarf pattern. Oh wow, this was just not my night for crocheting. I tried first one pattern, and after five rows, I ripped it out because I could not figure out how to make the rows come out right by following the pattern.
The next pattern that I tried was rather pretty (in the picture in the book). However, after doing about six rows, it started looking like a bunch of unruly knots. It was coming out even, but it was quite ugly. Once again, I started over with yet another pattern. Yeesh, I don't like this one either. It's time to put everything in the knitting bag and go to bed.
Later today, I'll see what I can do to fix the shrug. A lot of the new yarns do not use dye lot numbers so I never thought to look at them before I started this project. A lesson learned!
Now I think I'll have me a cup of coffee and catch up a bit on my blog reading. So till tomorrow, Yall have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. I took two Excedrin Migraine tablets before I started typing this post, and now my headache is gone. Woo Hoo!!