Sunday, November 21, 2004

A quiet Sunday...

is what I am hoping for today. I have been feeling rushed and pulled in so many directions lately I haven't had the chance to just sit and breathe.

Yesterday was a great day though - I volunteered at the Critter Knitters Knit Out at the Museum of Art and Design - what a wonderful place - I had never been there before, but I will definitely be going back - they are doing a fiber arts exhibit now that is really quite amazing. Downstairs where we were is a set of chairs and an ottoman that had been deconstructed thread by thread, and there was a "tapestry" of Brittany Spears that was done with painted acrylic nails! It was so perfect! Talk about the medium being the message. You can see it if you click on the link above then click on the Fiber International 2004 exhibit. The knit out was great too - we were there to teach people to knit and help them make squares that would be pieced together to make blankets for the city's Animal Shelters. People were there from the Crochet Guild also - it was a very large turn out and a whole lot of fun! All the volunteers got lovely thank you gifts too, a pretty candle in a glass holder with a piece of yarn tied around it holding 3 lovely beaded stitch markers. The museum is right across the street form MOMA (you should have seen the lines for the reopening!) at 40 West 53 St - I highly recommend a visit.

The boys are on a camping trip this weekend, I have to pick them up at the church at about 11:30 so that gives me a few hours to knit and do laundry. David will drive them home later.

I am working on a capelet crocheted from some 100% natural hand dyed silk I bought on ebay - this silk is not what I expected - it is matte and kinda stiff almost like linen - the colors are lovely though - it is called amethyst and onyx. I also need to start on the hooded cardigan for my nephew and finish the boys afghans. I have a lot to do - maybe this won't be such a quite Sunday after all.

I should have known better than to ask for a quiet Sunday - went to pick up the boys at the church and the scoutmaster was waiting for me to let me know that the boys were terrible this weekend and that they had gotten into a huge fight this morning packing up their tents. I just don't know what to do - David is at his wit's end. They can't seem to be together for more than a few minutes before they start fighting with each other - it has gotten so much worse since their little brother was born. The scouts are going to ask them to stop coming if they keep up this behavior.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I love the idea of a knit nite/get-together in a museum. How terrific.

Love the fake nail britney. very appropriate...

I think it's something in the air right now with kids, my little one has been just tear your hair out...nothing seems to get through. Well, except bribery...which I am not above doing. Hope it gets better.