Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Father and His Son

Look at these sweet pictures of these boys:
They're working on putting together a bookshelf for the basement. The Count is very patient with his children, which warms my heart to no end. This project probably took him five times longer to do it with ZimDee than if he did it by himself, but he didn't care. They were doin' manly stuff together. Grrrr. Gosh I love those boys, both the little and big one.

And yes, that is American Idol on the TV behind them. The Count says he only watches it because I watch it, but if that were really the case, he wouldn't say "tonight's American Idol night" a lot and "when are YOU going to watch American Idol?" But I don't call him on it. And unlike a lot of my friends' husbands, he remains computer illiterate, so I don't have to worry about him reading about himself on my blog. Unless of course he asked ZimDee to pull up my blog for him, which my 3-year-old can most certainly do.

I haven't gotten to much knitting because of running around like a crazy person shuttling children to and fro. And I have to admit that any free time yesterday was spent with the dratted Kakuro book. Bad, bad. Because I have nothing to show for it. I don't have a nice blog post for all to read or several inches done on a knitting project. What I have is a ratty dog-eared book with a bunch of half-finished puzzles in it. This will just NOT do.

I did work on more of the attached I-cord for the Girlfriend's Swing Coat. Let me tell you, that is slow going. For those of you out there who have not done attached I-cord before, what you do is knit 3 stitches, slip one, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over, then transfer the four stitches you've made from the right needle back to the left. You do this over and over again continually to make a very nice finished border. And this border goes almost all the way around this coat. Let me show you what it looks like: Pretty, huh?
I'm getting close to finishing this for Girlie. After the attached I-cord, I will just have to of course weave in ends and block, then decide what kind of closure we want. One button? Several buttons? Girlie hasn't decided yet.

And I'm still knitting on the back for Winter Branches. I'm savoring this project because I like working on the pattern, and because I'm knitting it for my sister, and weaving love and precious memories into every stitch.

I've had a few guesses on the current movie line contest, but this one seems to be a bit challenging. The line is:

"I'll make you famous."

As a hint, I will tell you that Bon Jovi sang the theme song for this movie. Does that help?

Good luck to all.

7 comments:

mamma said...

I love I-cord edging. That swing coat is going to look great.
The movie quote is poking at my brain, but the answer hasn't decided to surface yet.

mamma said...

I love I-cord edging. That swing coat is going to look great.
The movie quote is poking at my brain, but the answer hasn't decided to surface yet.

Sandy Cheeks said...

I feel like I should know this line......

mamma said...

It wasn't young guns was it?

Katrina said...

Hooray mamma! You got it right! Young Guns is the answer. It was the Bon Jovi clue, wasn't it? Well done!

mamma said...

It wasn't Bon Jovi, I could just hear it in my mind, but I couldn't place it, then when I was knitting yesterday I suddenly realized it was Emelio Esteves in Young Guns. The clue about it being manly helped.

Katrina said...

I love it when that happens. I have figured out so many things while just sitting quietly knitting. It's great therapy, I think. I'm sending more yummy chocolate your way...