Sunday, July 23, 2017

Beginning week two of Grandma Camp

Alexia and I went in early to the museum so she could get fitted for a costume.  Her job ended up being to help children pump water from the hand pump into watering cans and then conduct them to the garden so they could water the plants.  About midday they close the gate because the plants are well watered by then and then she escorts them to various trees.
This is Lexi with Linda Evans, the director of living history at the museum.
As we were changing our clothes afterwards I noticed parts of my boot heels with sticking out to the sides.  Last week I had to take them to the shoe guy to be stretched and this week we had to go back again.  He said they're "vintage" (as in old) and since I bought them from eBay, I have no idea how old they are.  He said these are injectable molded heels which can last for three to thirty years.  They are utterly rotten and crumbly, however many years.
Alexia has been working on her "Build a Better World" list for the library summer reading program.  She was down to the last two items of the ten to check off for ice cream coupons.  One of the options is to plant a plant for pollinators so we took ourselves to the nursery yesterday and came home with this crocosmia which attracts butterflies.
And this morning she planted it, literally.  I dug the hole and she planted it.  Now I'm wondering if this spot is as sunny as I originally thought.  That was a hard hole to dig - I sure hope I don't need to move this!

I finished another Quick Sand sweater, this time in Malabrigos Rios, color Bobby Blue.  It took five balls and each one was a little different from the other and one was much darker.  I'm pleased with the order I used the skeins with the darkest on the bottom.
In fact I'm no pleased that I ripped out a sweater that was a flop and am knitting it in Heidi Kerrmaier's Fine Sand pattern.  I found both her patterns on Ravelry.  After the "flop" experience I'm much more careful about Ravelry patterns, I can tell you that!


LA said...

I love that you are recycling a sweater!!! It looks like you two are enjoying your time at the Museum!

Nina said...

Alexia looks adorable in her costume. I'm considering ripping out a sweater that worked just fine, I was just wrong in my sizing. It took forever to knit though. There are some great Ravelry patterns out there, but you're right about needing to be careful. I've found a number with errors or important info that seem to be missing.