Benjamin and Michaela were playing while I sat on the couch and checked my email. Suddenly, it got very quiet. I looked up and both Benjamin and Michaela were looking at me: Benjamin holding a toy; Michaela frozen, reaching for it. This was clearly an Auntie-Liz-will-be-the-one-to-say-who-gets-it situation. Since they are not talking yet, aside from a few words here and there, no one could rationally explain to me who was playing with it and who took it or, more likely, who wanted it but couldn't have it. But I wasn't looking when it happened! So I said, "Who had it first?" Michaela put both hands on her chest indicating herself and looking very hopeful. I said, "Benjamin, give it back." And he did. Hopefully, Michaela really did have it first (she is usually the taking culprit). But, I took her "word" for it this time. The days of words are coming fast, though, and I hope I'm ready!
In St. Patrick's Day News:
We went out to breakfast and this is what I got:
Then, since St. Patrick's Day is alot about eating, I put corned beef in the crock pot with onion, red pepper flakes, beef broth and worcestershire sauce:
On to Knitting News:
Lots of progress on my Bloody Mary Cardigan!
Isn't it pretty? That is 15", on my way to 22" before I need to do something at the armholes. I love it.
I also worked on my afghan square:
I'll be back to working on my Meadowlark vest today - I got carried away with excitement about finally finding a cardigan pattern.
And, finally, in the aftermath of all my recent knitting stumbling blocks, an appropriate quote:
Fall seven times, stand up eight.