Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun Evening

We didn't have a lot of time at home last night. The boy's club at church opened up the Pine car Derby contest to all church groups, and DH entered a car for the Praise Team.

It's an eighth note!


It is named "Presto!" (a musical term that means fast) and he worked on it very hard. I think it is so cool!


If the track had been perfectly smooth, I think he would have won. Here's the aforementioned track. The blue track was smooth and "Presto!" won every time it ran there. The yellow and red tracks both had potholes, and because of the car's weight distribution it bounced around quite a bit. (There are already plans for next year!)


There were about 30 entries, and everyone had a lot of fun.

When there were no cars running down the track, I worked on my mittens, and later that night I finished the right one. It turned out huge! (I didn't swatch, but I need a smaller hook.) It's not too big to wear, though and I started the left one. It will probably be too warm to wear them by the time I'm done, but there's always next year.


I'm enjoying the crochet so much that I'm thinking of making these for others as well... I saw some cute sock yarn at Joanne's that would work. I may even work up to crocheting one with the original pattern!

1 comment:

Moonsilk Stitches said...

That race car is a very cool design. Do I detect grandpa's hand in the designing of it?

And I love the bright, colorful mitten. It will be great for cold weather.