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February 19, 2010


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stomach bugs are terrible! We had one recently too. So sorry for you- I hope you didn't end up getting it.


Hurrah for John Paul's accomplishments - though all that growing up is very bitter/sweet. Hurrah for your knitting!


Congratualtions to Terry!

AND...feel better Kirsten!!!!


delurking to talk knitting! I started knitting very young so I didn't have much fear of failure to hold me back. Once you can knit and purl, and with a knitting website to explain and demonstrate, I would say that once you can produce "smooth" knitting - ie even tension with the same size stitches and not dropping lots of stitches, you can start with a pattern. Knitting socks on 2 needles is very easy; knitting socks on 4/5 needles is easy but takes a little bit of getting used to. Have fun!


Prayers you do not the nasty virus!


I hope you don't get sick! Congratulations to Terry. We don't have a lot of clothes. As my husband pointed out last week, I only wear black sweats. Whatever. I'm comfortable,plus it gives Greg reasons to make fun of me when we're in public and since I spend most of my time looking like frumpty dumpty, people are so complimentary when they see I've managed to pull myself together, which usually only happens a couple of times a year. Honestly, for the girls I think it is reasonable to say they need five shirts, two skirts, two dresses, two pair of pants and maybe four pair of shorts. Boys are way easier. Five shorts, five shirts, two pants, plus some play clothes you don't mind getting filthy.
I really do hope you don't get sick. I'm going to pray right now.

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