Monday, November 23, 2009

Ta-DAH!I mastered the granny square, so on Saturday morning Steve and the kids dropped me off at the yarn store and drove around while I browsed and picked out yarn for an afghan. I take my kids a lot of places, but going into a yarn store with a five year old, a two year old, and a one year old is not something I am willing to do. I can just see the employees ringing up hundreds of dollars worth of expensive yarn that my kids managed to unroll, tangle, and destroy in a matter of minutes.

Since I picked out the yarn, I have been granny square-ing as fast as I can, which is admittedly not that fast. I have stayed up way too late the past two nights, working on my squares, so hopefully it won't be too terribly long before I have a completed afghan! Hooray!

A couple weeks ago I had to run into an Eddie Bauer store to check and see if they had something, and while I was there I stuck my hand into a fluffy-looking slipper. The inside of it was so wonderfully, incredibly soft and fluffy that I immediately considered buying the pair. I talked myself out of it, mostly because I always prefer to have bare feet and therefore have never been a slipper person, and also because the slippers looked like they should be worn by someone who is about 98 years old. Several times in the next week or two, I realized that my feet were a bit chilly and I thought longingly of those warm and cozy slippers that I hadn't bought. Saturday evening I couldn't resist anymore, so we went back to Eddie Bauer and I purchased the slippers. I am telling you, these slippers are absolutely heavenly, and I've been wearing them nonstop since I got them. And if I happen to look like I should be shuffling around in a nursing home, so be it. That's a small price to pay for comfort of this magnitude.


Abbie said...

Those slippers are funny, but if they are comfy they are worth it! Good job on the square!

Anonymous said...

You and your mother both look like you belong in a home.


Mom said...

I love your granny square, and I am a huge fan of trendy slippers, or house shoes, to which I think they are sometimes referred!

Mary Beth said...

Hi Sarah. I always love your posts and am so glad you're back to blogging. I do always read what you write, even if I'm not commenting. I'm excited about your future afghan. I've seen some lovely ones on flickr' so totally understand your desire to crochet. I also love the ripple blankets I've seen.

And I loved your story about the slippers too. When I lived in Kansas I had the ugliest LL Bean slipper "boot" thingies that my mom had bought me, and boy did I love how warm they kept my feet. My fashion sense went out the door in the cold winters, being a California girl and all.

Hamons said...

Granny squares whole wearing your granny slippers? ;)

Seriously though, you have such an eye for color. Your square is lovely!

Nicki said...

They don't look that bad! Your afghan is really pretty-love the colors

Allison said...

Have you wore your slippers out of the house yet???

You did a great job on your granny square, they get addicting. How many do you have now? Back in the 70's my mom made me a granny square vest in pink white and purple and I loved it!

I love the colors of your quilt!
I'm behind on reading your blog and writing on my blog.