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A Big Day

Today we had, as my aunt would say, "A Big Day." We went to the Twin Cities so Jerek could talk to a fellow about a job. I don't think it is going to pan out, but that's not what I am thinking about.

We went early and went to the Mall of America. (Oh the pain, the feet hurt!) I got some KIP'ing (Knitting In Public, for those new to the term) done and got a look from an old man that you'd swear I'd been walking around naked and not simply walking along knitting one and purling one on a circular needle.

I had been to the Mall once before, but I was working that time. I used to be a nanny for a woman with a toddler son and a tween daughter. We went to the Mall for the girl's 7th birthday. It was not the best day of my life, but then the 10 months spent at the job were not the best months of my life either.

Today was much better. Not what I expected, but pretty good. I had a yummy coffee and a lot of people complimented my baby, so all in all not a wasted day. I took yarn and needles along specifically to knit in public, as I think the more people do it, the better off everyone will be. (I also wanted to see if I could befuddle anyone. I know, I'm not nice and I admit it.)

I also took them along for something to do on the nearly two hour car ride. I made a baby bootie on the trip.

In the Mall, I realized the circular needle I brought was a 24" instead of a 16", so no hat making for me. I was disappointed. Then the lightbulb came on. What if I make a sleep sack for a larger baby? They need to be warm too... I perked up. I cast on 96 stitches and set off. I knit one, purled one for a couple inches, and then I attached a yarn that picks up one of the colors in the varigated I started out with and began my own little pattern of knitting 5, purling 5. I have a plan for the whole thing, but it might change. All I know for right now is it is a sleep sack... Eventually I hope to post pictures.

We had Pizza Hut on the way home, and I had some Hershey Dipper things... :-P There are some left, I may have to go midnight-snack. Tiri sat in one of those resturant highchairs for the first time tonight. She enjoyed Pizza Hut, and the Mall too.

I think I'll wrap up for now. I know I'm disjointed tonight but I am sleepy. I just wanted to write about all of this.

Yes, it was a Bog Day.


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