Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Knit Something Green for St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

One of my ancestors (William Simpson) came from Ballymoney, Ireland to America back in 1772, landing on the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. He brought his wife (Martha Orr Simpson) and 3 children with him. The youngest child (James Simpson) was my Great Great Great Great Grandfather. He was just a baby at the time he arrived here.

It's nice to know my connection to Irish heritage. :)

I was born with red hair, and had a temper from the start. Ha!
But, I sure was cute, wasn't I?
Me at 5 years old - 1969

Since I have a valid connection to Ireland, I usually enjoy watching St Patrick's Day festivities. I won't go as far as drinking green beer, because I don't like the taste of beer. But, I usually wear green, and try to spout out a few Irish sayings with a pretended accent. It's fun!

Today, I have no piano lessons, and no other reason to leave the house. So, I think I'll just make something green for the day. My mother has asked for a green dishcloth, so I'll grab a crochet hook or some knitting needles, and get on it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Pretty Crocheted Dishcloth!

Yay! I really like the look of my first crocheted dishcloth from a pattern, even though I didn't do it right. HA!

Here's my "wrong way" dishcloth - all pretty and lacy.
Orange Dishcloth

Funny thing.....while I was finishing up the cloth on our sofa in the living room, I noticed that I had orange things all around me. An orange knitting bag, an orange tea cup and saucer, as well as an orange box of ginger snaps. Incredible!
Orange Mood

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