I don't get out much now that I have two kids. The doctor told me not to expose Sully to any disease until April, which is when RSV season ends. But I really wanted to make these bookmarks, so I loaded the kids into the car and took them to Michael's to find the right yarn. Michael's has mini-carts, which are great for navigating a crowded store, but impossible for mothers like me who use them as restraining devices for their kids. I balanced the baby carrier on top of the cart, making sure to keep Sully covered and away from germy people, but there was no room for Hanne, so I held her hand and we made our way to the yarn aisle. Once we got there, I let go of Hanne's hand, keeping her in my peripheral vision. I had only been browsing for about 30 seconds when Hanne came to me whining. I ignored her for a few more seconds, and when I finally looked down, I saw her mouth and chin dripping purple goo. My first thought was, blood! What happened? Then I realized it was purple, and I saw the little bottle of acrylic paint in one hand and the lid in the other (with the plastic seal somehow still in tact,) and I thought, what if it's poisonous!? Where's the nearest water source? Then I thought some more and realized she probably didn't swallow, and even if she did, it wouldn't be enough to hurt her, so I wiped her mouth out with a baby wipe. It was all worth it though because these bookmarks turned out so pretty.
I found the bluebell pattern in Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers, which I checked out at the library. Hooray for free patterns!