Saturday, March 11, 2006

Yarn Therapy

Some of the amazing knitters that frequent Sue's shop planned to get together to knit this morning. Eileen called Thursday night to ask if I was going to make it. I made the mistake of responding within ear shot of Dailaesse. This is what happened:

No Mommy you can't leave me! Why do you do this to me? You're going to leave me with my Daddy? Are you insane???

I waited until I started a load of laundry to call back and let Eileen know that I'd be there. I was really looking forward to going.

I got up this morning and went to the bathroom. Dailaesse woke up and found I wasn't in my spot. She screamed. LOUD. We sat down and had a little chat. I told her if she promised to sit quietly at the yarn store that I'd bring her with me. She agreed, got dressed and packed a bag with her dad. (By the way, NEVER allow a 3 year old child and her dad to pack a bag of toys and treats to take for a quiet, relaxing trip to the yarn store. They pack talking toys and Doritos. Need I say more?) We left at 9:30 am without a hitch. Dailaesse sat quietly and played Barbies in one of the nice big comfy chairs in the coffee shop. I was impressed. We sat and talked and knit until about noon. I was in awe of my sweet little girl. She was so good for such a long time.

Then we went to the grocery store.

Dailaesse wanted a candy sample. Fine. She picked gummy bears. Not so fine. She wanted to stick her sweet little hand into the bin and choose her own bears. I told her she had to let me use the tongs. She wasn't happy. When I told her she couldn't have a handful she was even less happy. I promised to buy her a bag to take home. Fine.

We made it a couple more aisles. Fine. Dailaesse wanted St. Patty's Day plates. Not so fine. I told her we didn't need them today and urged her to put them back so we could quickly finish getting the few things we did need and get home. Dailaesse told me it was a terrible thing how I argue with her. I thought the lady a few feet ahead of us in the aisle was going to choke to death from laughing so hard. I kept walking and she put the plates back and followed along. Fine.

We made it a couple more aisles. Fine. Dailaesse wanted a Barbie. Not so fine. I tried to calmly explain to her that I wasn't going to pay $16.99 for a Price Chopper Barbie when we could get one in Plattsburgh for $4.99. She told me she HAD to have the Barbie. I told her if she didn't stop screaming I was going to call her father to come get her. Fine.

We made it through the rest of the store without any trouble. She was excited when we got the last aisle of the store and she was able to get her Dora yogurt cups and her "drinking" yogurt. The things that keep her happy.

So, last week Lisa called from Sue's. A new box of Fleece Artist Merino had arrived. I was thrilled! I went over the following day. I stroked. I fondled. I ooohed. I aaahed. And then I came home with this. 9 hanks of the stuff. Seriously. I can't stop. Help.

In knitting news, I did a really awesome square last Sunday for an afghan for Essex County Families First. Sue and the girls are putting it together. What a wonderful thing for them to do huh? Sue's donated the yarn and people have been volunteering to knit squares. I chose a really textured square (I think it was no. 21 from the Great American Afghan book) and had so much fun doing it. It went incredibly fast because I couldn't wait to see what would come next. Of course I forgot to take a picture of it before I brought it over today. I'll try to get a picture of it next time I go over to show you. I also finished Dan's socks today. He's going to be so excited when he gets home tonight. I can't wait to give them to him.

What's everyone else working on?


cindyleelee said...

beautiful, beautiful yarn.....if you decide you just can't stand to have it in the house, I know where it can come visit!

Anonymous said...

You just must make us drool, eh?

The yarn is delicious looking, and I can easily see how it tempted you. And I hope Dailaesse got her bag of gummy bears, since all considering, she really was very good for a 3 yr old.

Take care

adrienne said...

hi kerry

you can send me the whole bottom row of
your fleece artist. i am willing to give them a good home should you ever get tired of them 8<}