For as much pain as I endure, I get tons of benefits. The girls are so proud of themselves and thrilled with every dropped-stitch ridden, mistaken-yarn-overed thing they knit.
Another gift has come my way. Here's a lovely bracelet:
I also got a bonus:
This was made by the kindergartener-sister of one of my girls! She's been coming to Knitting Club with her mom, who is one of the two angels who come in to provide me with much-needed support. Last week, this little girl watched a movie on a portable DVD player while we knit, but since this week is Turn Off the TV week, I knew she'd need something to keep herself busy. I bought a Wonder Knitter at Michael's - a tool for knitting cord, and gave her a quick lesson to show her how to use it. With her mom's help, she took to it right away. I told her she could take it home with her and she was so happy she hugged me.
This morning she brought me a necklace.
I looked so fancy today in my basic black with a beautiful handmade necklace in my favorite colors! What a sweet gift. This little peanut was so proud of herself and it gave me a serious case of the Warm Fuzzies.
In other news, there's another baby girl in this world who is wearing a Baby Cuteness Cardigan. More Warm Fuzzies for me. This is the pink cardigan I knit for a friend, who then gave it as a gift for the new baby girl who is the newest addition to a family of boys.
That mom is in the pink now and I'm happy to have been a distant part of bringing some girlie delight into her life.
Some schoolwork cuteness:
This is the spelling homework of a delightful girl (who is also one of the knitters). This kid is so funny without even trying. Check out sentence #2, showcasing the word wrapping:
Love that kid.
(You might also note sentence #1 for the word stopped. She just got back from an island vacation. Don'tbe alarmed. I'm sure they were virgin pina coladas. I know her mother.)
In belated honor of Earth Day yesterday, I bought reusable grocery bags at Trader Joe's today.
But now she's wondering what Mommy is going to use when she cleans the litter box.