Monday, June 6, 2011

Keeping Fit with Crochet

Monday, June 6, 2011
Friends, Rita and Debbie, get together with me every once in a while for breakfast and catch-up. They are both uber-athletic and I was honored that they invited me to join them for a bike ride in Busse Woods before our meet-up last week at Wildberry Pancakes!

It was a picture-perfect day, cool and sunny, and we biked 9.8 miles. That's a lot for me, but I did it! It felt great!

Rita is an art therapist and she donates her time and skills to offering art experiences for children. Our conversations led her to invite me to teach crochet to her children this summer.

Feeling a little guilty, I also went off on an adventure to Forest Park to "take advantage" of the going-out-of-business sale at Chicks with Stix yarn store. None of my crochet pals were available so I had to go it alone. Everything was 35% off, but the sale had been going on a while, so there really wasn't much left. I felt like I lucked out because I got enough yarn for a sweater I want to make from the Rowan book. I may have to do some creative juggling of colors, but I think it will look great. I also bought a book for my crochet library and then promptly had a slight panic that I already had a the book. (I have been known to duplicate books) When you have over 300 in your crochet library, it is sometimes hard to remember if I've just seen a book, dreamed of having it or actually have it in my library! Yay, all was well when I got home and the new book was a welcome addition to the collection!

We took off on Friday for our last trip to visit daughter, Nicole, in MI. They are moving to Indianapolis at the end of the month! Her friend Sarah had a lovely "Sprinkle" for Nicole (that's a "shower" for second time moms!

It was real nice and also bittersweet to see her friends and neighbors for the last time. It is so reminiscent of my life as I was also seven months pregnant with Nicole when we moved from Ohio to Iowa!

We're very excited, though, on the other hand about them living in IN. It will be closer to my 91 year-old dad and more convenient for us to get to.

Running off now to do a photo shoot in the late afternoon sun with younger d, Bethany. Indie patterns coming soon....just need the photos and she's my go-to model!