1. Not all worsted yarn is the same. Anna liked this skein of yarn I scored for free from Knit Picks. It is a pretty color, but it is acrylic. It is much, much thicker than the Knit Picks washable wool worsted yarn I used for the dress. I would have changed yarns, except that Anna asked me to use it.
2. Working with thick yarn on tiny needles may cause the needle to snap.
3. In the end, if the recipient is happy, that is all that really matters. And she is.
|Waiting for her dress to be made.|
|Taking a peek outside. It looks much warmer indoors!|
|Ahh, that's more like it. A dress!|
|All dressed up with a little sparkly touch for when you need to feel special!|
I have been reading The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart to the kids at bedtime. We have been listening to Johnny Tremain on Audible.
Now, for the "stuff" part of the post. I have been experiencing the winter blues quite overwhelmingly lately. I am lost. I thought you might like an illustration of just how I feel. I saw this poor guy on the table yesterday and knew just how he felt.
I may not be a doctor, but I know stressed out when I see it! This is my face most of the time, or at least the face I want to make. And the legs? Yep, I feel like I have lost my footing. I can't seem to get it together.
I could use a prayer or two if you have a moment! Spring needs to hurry up and get here already. In the meantime, I will try to soldier on, and remember to ask God for those daily graces to make it through this awful thing called February.
Joining Ginny, as usual.