I taught Zach how to knit as a part of homeschooling several years ago but it didn't take. I think largely because he was using stuff from the stash and working on unimaginative projects. On a whim yesterday, while at the library, I got the book Knitting with Balls for him and let him look through it while I was at the bank. He decided he wanted to try knitting again so we went to Loose Ends and he got some Cascade (non-superwash)...I, of course, got some more sock yarn. A creamy milk chocolate color which is upstairs in my stash and I'm too tired and lazy to go upstairs and get it for a picture so you'll have to wait until I do feel like it. But I really like the color.
He started working on a Fisherman's cap from the book and after one false start is ribbing in the round, continental style. He's doing a great job and I'll try to get a picture tomorrow but he's not here and I don't want to do it without his permission. Knitter's rights and all.
It was so neat to be knitting together. I've tried to convert Tom and he's considered it but he's not ready yet. I don't push.
And yes, it's someone's birthday today. She woke up this morning grumpy because her body is getting older and she slept upstairs where there are...duh...stairs to deal with on frequent nightly excursions to the bathroom but Tom, not working on the weekends, is up all night and her weekday bedroom isn't available although this winter he will have to suck it up and just deal with it by watching tv in the dining room because she's not going to use a space heater to heat up the bedroom...so there!
Ahem...so as I was saying...someone was grumpy this morning and
raced came hobbled down the stairs, into the kitchen where she held back a shriek because the kitchen was a complete disaster (happy birthday my ass) and a certain adult male who shall remain nameless informed her that he didn't get her anything for her birthday because he hadn't been to the store yet and anyway he didn't know what to get her (in spite of the fact that he asked a month ago and I
she told him she wanted Buffy the Vampire Slayer season one) so she got a Happy Birthday. And nothing else.
Later she started to feel better because she decided to join the Sock of the Month club (the bimonthly edition) but when it came to it, she thought about the sock yarn she had in her stash and all the lovely free patterns out there and the tightwad in her wouldn't let her do it. So then she looked up from all her intense perusal of blogland and noticed that two unidentified males from her household were gone (but the pets remained behind so she knew they would be back). Reveling in the luxury of a moment of time alone she decided to take a candlelight bath for her birthday but got sidetracked and then the computer froze up and she had to reboot and when she finally got back online she got some email she had to answer right away and by that time she lost interest.
Then the phone rang and it was the younger male who shall remain nameless asking her about how many grams of sugar she was allowed (since she is diabetic) so she answered and he mysteriously giggled gleefully and rang off.
So...the day may be salvaged after all.
Oh...they just got home.
Zach the younger unidentified male got me her a movie I she wanted and the older male got her a package of egg rolls...yum...one a day because of the calories but yum...
Edited to add: I forgot to mention that I bought EZ Baby Surprise Jacket pattern while at the LYS. I started working on it upstairs out of stash yarn. So far so good.