Today’s Highs and Lows

IMG_2041First, the success story. After a two hour session with YouTube to teach myself a different method for casting on circular needles and then a session learning to join a row on those same ( omit some of the adjectives I used to describe said needles) circular needles, I have finally met with some success. I have the beginnings of a hat.

The sessions with YouTube and the two prior attempts that I ripped out have been going on for the past few days. Today was the happy day that all things fell into place.

Now, for the low point. This involves the sewing on of a button. Sounds easy, right? To be fair, I hate to sew. Sewing is different from knitting, crocheting, and counted cross stitch. I even take hems to a professional. But how hard could it be to sew a button on Frank’s shirt?

IMG_2027I was pretty proud of the fact that I had managed to complete the little project without stress or aggravation. Have I mentioned that I hate to sew? My satisfaction was pretty short lived. When I went to put the shirt on the hanger, I realized that I had sewn the button on the inside of the shirt. Back to square one. Maybe this is why I don’t sew.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Today’s Highs and Lows

  1. Love the yarn colors. Isn’t it amazing what you tube can teach us. I learned my long tail cast on there snd now it’s my choice of cast on’s. My daughter has finally learned to knit and I silently laugh as she talks about wanting to go to the knitting store. I love that she’s taking it up, it’s relaxing. I’ve gotten caught up in the craze of knitting dishcloths with cotton yarn: love them!

  2. Mary Jane says:

    Long tail cast on is what I taught myself. So easy once you get it! I’ll look into the dishcloths with cotton yarn. Thanks!

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