Sunday, January 17, 2010

Directionally Challenged


Yesterday, I picked up my loom from the yarn store. It's kind of nice to get a late Christmas gift, but today, I'm challenged just putting the pieces together. Most of the loom is one piece, but I have to put on dowels and apron rods. So I've picked up the pieces and put them down a dozen times today already. The photos in the manual that came with this show just one half of the completed loom and not the other, and it shows how to put together the dowels and apron rods, but not how they attach to the loom.

In between attempts at putting the six parts of the loom together, I'm rolling grape leaves and making rice pudding. It's someone's fiftieth birthday at my house today, and since we know I'm older than that, you can surmise I'm not making my own birthday dinner. I'm making the time intensive dinner for someone else. I'm thankful that at least this meal is not one I need directions to make. I could do it blindfolded and half asleep.

That should come in handy.




9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Enjoy your meal and I hope the loom comes together.

Jadekitty said...

Can't wait to see photos of your new loom! Dinner sounds scrumptious.

Miss T said...

Mmm, grape leaf rolls and rice pudding.

Quiltluver said...

Can't wait to see what you make on the loom.

Stephanie V said...

I think that rolling the grape leaves would be enough challenge for me...good luck with the loom!

Brenda said...

Happy 50th Birthday! The loom sounds challenging, but I am curious about it. So I will look forward to your future stories about it.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh man Rudee, sometimes I wonder how I ever learned how to put down an NG tube, do a VP, or some of the other things nurses have to do when I could never follow directions on how to put a piece of furniture or bicycle together. HH is not much better. He just rants and raves and I just sweat. Hope you it it going.
QMM

laurie said...

imagine being able to roll grape leaves, eyes opened OR shut.

Gail said...

When you said Directionally challenged, I thought you were lost. I guess in a way you are. Don't you just love good directions? Good luck. I know the food will be good.