Sunday, June 28, 2009

The life of a stay at home mom.

This is technically only my second day off of work. I took 3 weeks vacation all in a row. It’s so freeing, I can’t explain. I’m not getting enough sleep only because I tell myself “Hey, if I need to I can take a nap”. So I’m busy knitting and cooking and baking. I’m the most domestic person you’ve ever laid your eyes on right now. Of course it is just day 2! Talk to me on day 20. It will have probably all changed by then. So here goes. At Christmas I saw these wreaths and really liked the idea. So at the after Christmas sale I went and bought a bunch of packages of ornaments. I got the cheapest ones, not because I’m cheap but my daughter really likes this color. The problem is they’re so cheap, they’re plastic. And they come apart when you touch them. UGH. If I have to I’ll use my trusty glue gun. But so far they’re staying together when I’m not fooling around with them.


Next, I finished my Heart to Heart scarf. I’m so happy with it. It’s the first time I’ve beaded. I’m glad it didn’t have too many beads. They’re so tiny I was always dropping them when I was on the train. Then I had to hunt for these tiny little beads. Not a pretty sight. But here it is.


Here’s a close up, because I know you want to see more.


Well, I must go now and do more womanly things. TaTa.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

We have a new kitty!

I finally did it and got another kitty. I’ve wanted one for a long time and when son #2 returned to Camp Pendleton leaving his wife her with us, I thought it would be a good idea to get her something to cuddle why he’s gone. She’s got a really bad cold right now and is quarantined in DIL’s room. But the little contact she’s had with the dogs has been all positive. They don’t seem to bother her at all. The other kitty isn’t too happy, but she’ll get over it.

Here she is, her name is Tibbs.


She’s almost 3 months old and we got her from the local shelter. She’s also very curious and really wants to explore.

I also finished my Clapotis. I know, I’m probably the only knitter in the world that hadn’t made it. Well, now I can say I have. I had my DIL model it for me.


It was a very simple pattern and I love the looks of it.


I made it with Brook’s Farm Duet and love this yarn. It’s very soft. I have to make a mental note to buy some more.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Spring

I have been so busy with no time for blogging. I’m trying to figure it into my schedule. I sure wish I was one of those people that could blog everyday.


First let me start with a gift I got in the mail today. One of the forums I’m on in Ravelry held a Summer Swap. The girl who got me saw that I really want to learn to knit lace without pulling my hair out. She sent me this lovely package complete with pattern, yarn, and needles to complete a lace scarf.


I can’t wait to get started. But I also joined a lace club this year to really get me going. It’s the Wool Girl lace club and this is my second package I’ve gotten from them and let me tell you I LOVE IT!





Here’s  a close up of the scarf, which is so pretty.



The first package I got from them I wasn’t crazy about. But this totally makes up for it.

I also had to get a new computer because mine finally bit the dust. I did loose a lot of pictures but the really important ones I had saved on my back up hard drive. Thank God.

I did finish one pair of socks I can show you. It’s from the Loopy Ewe sock club. I know, I’m a sucker for those clubs. But it’s so fun to get packages that are a total surprise.

They’re called Kinvara, the pattern is by Monica Jines. The yarn is Dye Dreams Luster Sox in the Shades of Ireland colorway. This yarn is soo soft. I can’t wait to wear them.


And now to show you my little guy, who is now crawling. It won’t be long and he’ll be driving me crazy trying to keep up with him. But I plan on loving every minute of it.