Monday, January 5, 2009

heading to Minneapolis

We are leaving first thing in the morning for a trip to Minneapolis. We are going because our son has a appointment out there but since we will be there we decided to make it a mini vacation. We are all so excited. I plan on visiting Ikea (woo-hoo) and we might even attempt the Mall of America. Who am I kidding...of course we will at least check out the Mall of America. I have heard there is a great aquarium on the bottom floor that we must see. To be honest, we are just excited about eating at an actual restaurant. I told you my town was small. How small you ask? We don't have stoplights, restaurants, or more than a small grocery and hardware store.

But in all honesty, we love our small town but the thought of someone else cooking for my family from time to time is always welcomed by me. Momma needs a break, too.

In preparation for our trip I decided to make some new accessories to wear while in the city. I crocheted two scarves and made a polka dot headband. I know knitting is in but crocheting comes so naturally to me and reminds me of my grandmother and great aunt who taught me to crochet when I was just a girl. And a great thing about living up north in the frigid cold is that I use my scarves daily. Down south in Arizona I didn't have much to knit or crochet because it was always too hot for scarves, blankets, mittens, etc.

As for the headband, I didn't realize how easy they are to make. I will definitely be making more and trying two different fabrics. It'll be like having two headbands in one.

Well, I suppose I should get back to packing.

2 comments:

Titania said...

Hi there, clicked the next blog and up came your blog. The crocheted shawls are very beautiful and practical. I used to crochet lacy doylies very elaborate. Still love them. It is a great hobby.

Diario de Elysia said...

I hope little mans appt is nothing major!

Of course you will visit the MofA..it's fabulous..LOL

Knitting is allot of fun, definitely try it, you can teach yourself http://tinyurl.com/Knitting-for-Dummies