Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cranberry Sauce in April
Things are all mixed up. This post is for Tuesday, and you thought cranberry sauce went with Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey. Welcome to my world. 4/11/12 post will be up later today, and cans of cranberries are part of a new tip on making your clothing fit better.
I love "hand-me-ups." My daughter's closet has a seasonal shed, and I come home the richer. One new-to-me item is a sweater that will be perfect for the yard but is not so perfect in length in the body. It is also a bit on the wide side.
It was still damp for its trip through the wash as I stretched out the body. With knits it's magic that one can make a garment longer and narrower all at the same time. The only problem was that the Things I get to do today did not include holding the sweater in its new, longer shape until it dried. I had to get going on the kiwi trellis before the rains came again. Who can I hire to hold the sweater?
Handy Andy's brain was on a buzz. I saw some big clamps: Old-style pant hangers! I saw weights: cans of cranberry sauce. I saw them working together: cans in a recycled plastic bag tied to the hook on the hanger. I saw a nice long sweater. Hooray!