|Anne & I in matching shirts this weekend, because I am a nerd|
Meanwhile, my daughter has been making the mornings interesting with her outfit choices:
"Mommy, I am awake, you will help me get dressed!"
I look at the clock. 6:51 am. I am still in bed. I should not be, but there you have it. I've been staying up too late reading Into Thin Air at night. I'm at the gripping part where they reach the summit, I just can't help myself.
"Anne honey, remember how we talked about how the clock should have a seven before you get up?"
"There's a seven!"
"Remember that it has to be the *first* number, darling. Anyway, go get started, I'll come check on you."
She's very opinionated on what she wears, that one. I often find her tugging on loud, geometric-print leggings underneath a bright pink dress with colorful origami birds decorating the whole shebang, and do I care about such clashing? I do not. I know that she doesn't actually want my help, and I'm happy to set her loose.
"I need you to come in, Mommy."
She leads me into her bedroom, where she has three pairs of underpants lined up on the bed.
"Which of these am I supposed to wear today, Mommy?"
I quickly discern that these particular underwear are all from a "days of the week!" collection, purchased by a highly organized grandmother.
"Oh. This pair, honey, this is the Tuesday pair. With the picture of a smiling hamburger on it."
"But I don't want to wear the hamburger. I want to wear the ones with the ice cream cone on it!"
See, why does she ask me?! :0 And why am I squinting at underwear before 7 am? I ask you. All I want to be doing that soon after waking up is checking the new notifications on my phone, that's about all my brain is capable of at that point.
In other news, March is National Craft Month, and accordingly I've been knitting away like a crazy woman on my
...whereby we have begun the lace on the second "wing" of the shawl. And here is clue 6, which is hot off the presses as of last night while I drank a vodka tonic (I am SO sick to death of this shawl, have I mentioned that?!):
Thus, both wings are now complete, and I'm pretty impressed with my own ability to not drop stitches given that I was drinking and knitting. Clues 7 and 8, I believe, involve edging on the wings, and finishing off the center motif (since stitches are still held over there) and I'm excited to move onto to something besides wing-work, which I've been doing for endless weeks now. These last two clues also appear MUCH shorter than the previous ones, and I'm hopeful that I'll have this shawl wrapped up by next week. I am often delusional about such things, but here's hoping. I still have the crochet version to pick back up.
*long suffering sigh*
How are your shawls coming fellow Downton Abbey-along'ers? What are YOU working on for National Craft Month? Do write in and let me know. :)