She has been wanting a tutu for a long time. She takes ballet lessons and the class is pretty laid back, so I'll bet she wears it to practice! It's a really simple pattern. I cut a piece of elastic to fit her waist and sewed it into a circle. Then I cut tulle into 6" strips, then cut the strips in half. Then I put a light pink and a dark pink strip together and tied it on the elastic. I used 11 yards-5 1/2 of each color. Her favorite color is pink, but what do you bet she'll want blue, green, purple....... I stitched a ribbon bow at the waist just to give it a nice touch.
I'm knitting socks-pretty constant thing-but I found this sweater pattern on the Lion Brand website, so I started it.
I remembered that I had a box of nice worsted in a soft ginger color that was among my mom's things when she passed. Since I'm the only one who knows what a needle is for, the family gladly gives me all the materials-Stan's family is the same, so I really have a lot of fabric, yarn, and notions. It was funny that she had this color, she was usually into bright colors and pastels. I wonder if she meant it for me.
This sweater will be all mine-if I like it I'm going to make it in several colors.
I know you must be getting sick of hearing about my health, so I won't say much. Doing the exercises from the book Contessa recommended, and am actually feeling quite a bit better. I'm only going to physical therapy every other week now-I think Jason knows the exercises hurt more than they help. Monday I have my 3-month with the knee surgeon, we'll see how that goes.... Oh! And I have an appointment for a massage on Monday, too! My friend Stacy is a massage therapist and is anxious to see what she can do for my leg, too.
Onward and upward! I'll get better really soon-have to-Mazatlan is in our near future!