Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mad skillz

So, my needle arts mania has found some far and wide applications this year, and apparently has set me up a notch or two in the opinion of my children, or at least my son. After many a stuffed-animal surgery to repair split seams, my son definitely sees me as his go-to-gal when something -- especially that of the soft and flexible variety -- has come undone. Is it odd that I felt a trifle of pride when he brought home a hacky-sack from a friend at Cub Scout camp that was in need of repair? His friend was forlorn over the unraveling of said sack and Jacob piped up that his mom could fix it (queue the hero music). Cursory examination proved it to be crochet so I got out my tiniest hook and some coned cotton weaving thread (no, I don't weave, but I was a mad cone-yarn stasher for a while. Don't ask.) and went to work.

Not bad, eh?
Then there was the trampoline. The beloved trampoline. The well worn and time tested trampoline. Sadly, the precious injury-preventing net is getting old and brittle and has given way to quite a few holes that just get bigger and BIGGER. Gaping is a word that comes to mind. Stash diving once again to turn up some old black wool/cotton blend and hook in hand, the holes (one about 6 feet long) were summarily repaired. Who knew a little crochet could save kids from a few potential broken bones, and my pocketbook from the price of a new net?



And I get to be super mom. Life is good.
In other wonderful, happy business news, Sereknity Yarns are now live at The Loopy Ewe! YAY! And I also got word that Sereknity was also selected as a vendor at Spa Knit and Spin 2009. Again, YAY! Hope to see you all there.

8 comments:

Carole Knits said...

That's great news about SPA! Congratulations.

Sonya said...

We are going to have to give you a new nickname. MacGyver (sp??)

Gigi said...

Mad skillz indeed! Why am I hearing the theme music to McGiver...?

LOL - just looked at the other comments and saw I'm not the only one with this thought!

Manise said...

Way to go on all fronts!!

SleepyEyes said...

I am SO, SO happy for you and the Spa vendor opportunity! That is AWE-SOME!! And your crocheting trick was extremely clever. Wow!

Julie said...

You are superwoman!

Congrats on all your great business news!

Lindsay said...

Heather... this is your cousian speaking...
and i have desided...
you should make me sock cause i havent seen you in like 8 months...
So there

Missyou

Lora said...

You'd be super mom with out a hook!! Congrats on all the new places you are popping up!