I feel as though I've been running a marathon today ... running here, running there. Doing this, doing that. I've been making dents but I need more time. Little things are slowing me down -- mud puddles, ice, and a flaky dsl connection.
One of the best parts of today was during lunch duty at my children's school. I brought with me a skein of yarn to work into something. What, I didn't know. A hat, a baby blanket? I thought the inspiration would hit as I walked around the room. Little did I expect that it would be inspiration from 30 children!
It seems they're rather keen on the string games. Cats Cradle I think it's called. And they asked me to crochet the strings for them. I managed to create a few with what little time was remaining and promised to return with more the next time I do lunch duty for the first grade. The kids were happy.
The ropes are easy to make ... just chain 125 stitches with an "I" hook, join with a slip stitch to the first chain and end off. Hand it to a kid and watch the smiles blossom! :)