Weekend with Mom & Girls
I am reporting this morning from my parent’s home! I am on SPRING BREAK so I will be here another day before headed home to Spencer, who is coincidentally laid off this week.
I have had quite the weekend with Kalissa’s play, shopping in Decorah, My friend’s bridal shower and subsequent bachelorette party, and finally, a stay-at-home day of knitting and chatting with my sisters. And mom.
It is a standard plarn tote with a box-bottom and keyhole handles. Instead of single-crocheting the whole thing, I alternated between hdc rounds and sc rounds. The hdc rounds were made with dark gray bags and the sc rounds were made with food bags. I like to incorporate food bags in with the grocery store ones, but they are more difficult and stretchy. I also like to crochet in hdc to make the bags faster but the stitch is too stretchy for a hard-wearing bag. This stitch pattern combines the best of both worlds.
In this picture I am wearing the CUTEST jeans ever! My sister has been purchasing name-brand jeans from thrift stores and selling them on Facebook garage sales. She is making a killing! Mom thinks it is because there are no good consignment stores in the area. So, for people who usually spend $120 on BKE jeans, $50 sounds like a great deal. Kalisssa and I, however, pay $2 for our jeans, so we think these people are crazy. But we like their money, so that’s okay! These jeans were a “splurge” at $15 because they were on the special-price rack at Goodwill. They are the Sterling collection of Silver jeans and are covered in embroidery.
Other sisterly bonding experiences included hanging laundry on the line.
I took a nap on Sunday afternoon and woke up quite confused. Over the course of two hours we were invited to a campfire, Kelli quilted her quilt, Kalissa listed and sold stuff on Facebook, and much more. This place is so BUSY! Plans of this day include: Showering. That is all I know so far.