Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday's Child. . .

Well, according to the old Mother Goose poem, "Saturday's child is loving and giving." One of my kids was born on a Saturday, and I think it applies! If Pretty Knitty were a Saturday's child, the only thing that would apply would be "not too bright!" Or maybe, "makes bad decisions." Because, Pretty Knitty, in all her vast and glorious wisdom, went to the Post Office on Saturday this week! What was she thinking?!? (Psst! She was thinking that she had to get to the Post Office on a day off to pick up the registered mail that she was not home to sign for when Friday's mail came. sigh!) Look at the line that met Pretty Knitty at the Post Office:
But, wise girl that she is, she had knitting with her! And the sock got 2 more rows of 2x2 rib at the cuff!:
And when she returned home from the Post Office, she and the Hubster decided on a walk. . .you know, to relieve the stress of the Post Office. While she was walking, she found herself wondering, "Who in the world does THIS to a tree?!?"Is it the city? the electric company? I mean, I know that it's probably a hazard to have all those branches up there dancing with the power lines, but really. . .leave the tree like THAT?!? I guess it could be worse. . .Pretty Knitty saw an article in the local paper about a lady who took issue to the trimming of her tree-lawn tree, and her hack-job was far worse. . .it is what it is, I guess, and now Pretty Knitty and her neighbors are graced with the beauty of a "U" Tree. Pretty Knitty wonders if that is anything like a U-boat. . .now she needs a distraction.
Wow! Tiny, rosebud-type flowers on that tree! Good distraction! How did she not see this before? Another good distraction was blackberries!
One of Pretty Knitty's favorite treats in the summer and warmer months (Thank you, Mexico!). These were oh, so juicy and yummy, and she carefully washed her hands before working on the latest afghan (which falls into the "surprise" category, so there are not many details until next week). She will say, tho, that 7 blocks are done, and it's in Ravelry, so if you are a member, you can find the details!
And for another distraction, who's up for a movie and. . .
Pretty Knitty was, and she and Hubster thought Date Night was pretty good. To be fair and honest, Pretty Knitty liked the movie a little more than did the Hubs, but even he thought the outtakes at the end were pretty funny! :o)

And, finally, to wrap things up here. . .who is now intrigued to know about children born on days other than Saturday? Here is the whole poem:

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Is it accurate for you? Your kids? Do you now feel like cross-stitching this on tea towels? Pretty Knitty says, "Go for it!"

Knit in Good Health, whatever day you were born!


  1. it took me a minute to put it together, but i just looked at the afghan pic, then at the afghan on my couch, then back to the pic, and i was finally like, "OH! I have that afghan!" :)

  2. Beautiful afghan! Almost tempts me to pick up a crochet hook again. Almost. *LOL* And I think Mother Goose goofed in my case. I'm a Tuesday's child, and grace is not something I've ever been told I'm full of. Baloney, yes. Grace, not so much. :-)

  3. zipping along on that afgan...I hate the post office on a Saturday