Thursday, July 16, 2009

The sad thing is, I'm getting the house all organized, and we're moving in a little over two weeks from today. Yesterday, i pulled up weeds. And hung up the garden hose, and filled in the holes in the back yard that Gallant had dug...Everyone was outside for an hour (mostly), and then after supper we went to the swimming pool. Today I moved photos around (lots of photos, and they had been living in three different places.) moved giant flower pots around, cleaned off the dresser, went to the park, cleaned up the kitchen some more...did I mention helping Little Sister clean her room? and somehow, it all seemed like I was even busier than this...

I've been doing a little knitting, not much, because I have to concentrate on my project or concentrate on the kids. I can't do both, not with my kids, and not with my knitting projects. I don't know if I'll get much done this weekend, either, as I have a top-secret crafty-type project I need to work on. We'll see.

I'm also fretting over what exactly needs to NOT be packed. Do I have the mover's pack the stroller? The vacuum? what about pots and pans. Like I said, I'm fretting, but I need to make a decision about it.

and tomorrow, More cleaning! Onward and Upward! Excelsior!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


the size 0 needles are working MUCH better!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I love my knitting group

And I hate that I'm going to be leaving them soon. :( (is there an emoticon for big tear drops?) As much as i want to be in a new (not-falling-apart) house, I really really will miss everybody. Ms. C founded our knitting group in December 2006, I found it Feb 2007, and I've been at Panera's almost every Monday since then.

Everybody was so very nice last Monday, they had going-away presents for me.This first pic is travel toys for the kiddos - there were two teen magazines in there, too, but Little Sister already grabbed those.

Then, here's the other canvas tote, full of goodies for me.

I sorted it out into two pictures, so here we go...there's 5 dishcloths, 1 kitchen towel, 4 scrubies, 2 soap bottle dresses (these are so going into my kitchen, I never manage to make any for myself), and a sock yarn bag....

Then, here is a tea pot with Tazo tea (would you believe, I don't have any real teapots already?), a box of Good Earth Tea (I haven't tried this before, and it looks yummy), a mug with it's own cozy (and a flower!) two lacey bookmarks, and a little skein of yarn with a keychain that says its colorway is my name.

Oh gosh, I'm about to cry again. This is so nice of everybody....

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

knitting news

I had about 20 rows knit on my Print 'O the Wave scarf. The Lacey Lamb yarn is a lovely color, soft, and great to work with. But, I decided that knitting it on size 4 needles just wasn't going to have the pattern dense enough to be appreciated. So, ribbit, ribbit! I frogged it, totally. I'll start over when I find some size 0 needles. Hey! This means I can start a new pair of socks! There really is a silver needle to a dark cloud...