Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fear me, I’m delusional and holding pointy glass sticks.

You know, I’ve discovered something about myself of which I am not proud. I am a sloooooow learner. I’ve started my list. You know, that list of three items, 2 of which I’m already working on because knitting is going abominably slow for me at the moment? It has 57 items on it, and I’m only half done. Now, we watch Sesame Street quite a bit in this house and Cookie Monster has impressed upon me that 57 is slightly larger than three.

Included in this list are socks (bwhahaha, I know right? I have yet to get over my fred flinstone syndrome and even though mike claims to love me, he refuses to have the piddly little surgery that would make this work.) Gorgeous Norwegian mittens, the color work is amazing and has seahorses on them. But, how often am I going to wear mittens in Orlando?There are sweaters, leggings, a dress for me and two for peanut. Plus, numerous shawls, wraps and hats. I also have an owl baby blanket of my own design on the list.

Even though, I am slow to learn to count, it occurs to me that 57 is more than another thing; The number of weeks in the year. I think that the poor knitter in me has been neglected to the point of delusional starvation. She has forgotten that sadly I have other things to do in my life besides knit. I try to ignore the screams of my naked starving family, but man they are loud.

Also, every time I try to make something for myself, the small fry claims it. Case in point, the therapy blanket. It has a raspberryish pink tone, therefore it is hers. I grabbed some sashay while it wa on sale, and it has sparkles, so it is hers. I have fallen of my yarn diet. it’s more fun than falling of a food diet, since it doesn’t involve any situps, just explanations and wildly improbable tales.

Oh almost forgot, Saturday marked the fifth year anniversary since the most patient, and yarn tolerant man I know signed on for a life full of craziness and servitude. Love you babe.

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Father’s day fun

This week, Peanut and I worked on her writing debut. She wrote a story (as told and illustrated by mommy) about Daddy and her and the things they like to do together. The big lug was practically in tears. (Either that or he was squinting trying to figure out what the pictures were supposed to be, no, let’s go with the original statement) It was great.

We went to magic kingdom to play in their new water area. It is fantastic! It’s a circus train that shoots water everywhere. There is no safe spot to sit, so bring a towel. Livy particularly enjoys the elephant who sneezes on you.

On the knitting front, I do have wip that I’m very proud of. It’s an entralac baby blanket that I’ve converted into an afghan for Liv’s bed.Under normal circumstances. I would rather poke knitting needles in my eyes than try to decipher an entralac pattern, however, I was only allowed to knit ten stitches at a time when i was first cleared by my therapist to knit again. It took me the better part of two days to CO the stitches. I’m really proud of this blanket because from it just being beautiful, I actually stuck to it through all the pain. I chose the entralac pattern because it was the only thing I could think of that would allow me to complete a row in 10 stitches and also be functional, since you don’t see many giraffes wearing scarves.

Photo: Blanket for livy's bed, half finished

Finishing this is definitely on my list for next year. More to follow!

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Father’s day fun

This week, Peanut and I worked on her writing debut. She wrote a story (as told and illustrated by mommy) about Daddy and her and the things they like to do together. The big lug was practically in tears. (Either that or he was squinting trying to figure out what the pictures were supposed to be, no, let’s go with the original statement) It was great.

We went to magic kingdom to play in their new water area. It is fantastic! It’s a circus train that shoots water everywhere. There is no safe spot to sit, so bring a towel. Livy particularly enjoys the elephant who sneezes on you.

On the knitting front, I do have wip that I’m very proud of. It’s an entralac baby blanket that I’ve converted into an afghan for Liv’s bed.Under normal circumstances. I would rather poke knitting needles in my eyes than try to decipher an entralac pattern, however, I was only allowed to knit ten stitches at a time when i was first cleared by my therapist to knit again. It took me the better part of two days to CO the stitches. I’m really proud of this blanket because from it just being beautiful, I actually stuck to it through all the pain. I chose the entralac pattern because it was the only thing I could think of that would allow me to complete a row in 10 stitches and also be functional, since you don’t see many giraffes wearing scarves.

Photo: Blanket for livy's bed, half finished

Finishing this is definitely on my list for next year. More to follow!

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Father’s day fun

This week, Peanut and I worked on her writing debut. She wrote a story (as told and illustrated by mommy) about Daddy and her and the things they like to do together. The big lug was practically in tears. (Either that or he was squinting trying to figure out what the pictures were supposed to be, no, let’s go with the original statement) It was great.

We went to magic kingdom to play in their new water area. It is fantastic! It’s a circus train that shoots water everywhere. There is no safe spot to sit, so bring a towel. Livy particularly enjoys the elephant who sneezes on you.

On the knitting front, I do have wip that I’m very proud of. It’s an entralac baby blanket that I’ve converted into an afghan for Liv’s bed.Under normal circumstances. I would rather poke knitting needles in my eyes than try to decipher an entralac pattern, however, I was only allowed to knit ten stitches at a time when i was first cleared by my therapist to knit again. It took me the better part of two days to CO the stitches. I’m really proud of this blanket because from it just being beautiful, I actually stuck to it through all the pain. I chose the entralac pattern because it was the only thing I could think of that would allow me to complete a row in 10 stitches and also be functional, since you don’t see many giraffes wearing scarves.

Photo: Blanket for livy's bed, half finished

Finishing this is definitely on my list for next year. More to follow!

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Father’s day fun

This week, Peanut and I worked on her writing debut. She wrote a story (as told and illustrated by mommy) about Daddy and her and the things they like to do together. The big lug was practically in tears. (Either that or he was squinting trying to figure out what the pictures were supposed to be, no, let’s go with the original statement) It was great.

We went to magic kingdom to play in their new water area. It is fantastic! It’s a circus train that shoots water everywhere. There is no safe spot to sit, so bring a towel. Livy particularly enjoys the elephant who sneezes on you.

On the knitting front, I do have wip that I’m very proud of. It’s an entralac baby blanket that I’ve converted into an afghan for Liv’s bed.Under normal circumstances. I would rather poke knitting needles in my eyes than try to decipher an entralac pattern, however, I was only allowed to knit ten stitches at a time when i was first cleared by my therapist to knit again. It took me the better part of two days to CO the stitches. I’m really proud of this blanket because from it just being beautiful, I actually stuck to it through all the pain. I chose the entralac pattern because it was the only thing I could think of that would allow me to complete a row in 10 stitches and also be functional, since you don’t see many giraffes wearing scarves.

Photo: Blanket for livy's bed, half finished

Finishing this is definitely on my list for next year. More to follow!

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It’s been awhile!

It’s time for catch up!  Since the last post here, I began therapy for both of my arms that wasn’t very sucessful, but did at least stave off surgery. I am now about to type and knit in about 10 minute intervals. This year’s blog a long is going to be slow going for me for a little whle at least. I am determined to finish at least three things this year. This is a far cry from my ambitious list of last year, I’m trying not to dwell.

 

In other news, my entire extended family went completely insane, and decided to move back to the frozen tundra in January. We miss them terribly, but I am in LOVE with Florida and cannot even contemplate following them w/o getting the collywobbles.

Little miss turned three in Feb, and has been challenging me every single day! She continues to boss her daddy around like he is her slave. The other day she came out wearing her pink cowboy hat and carrying her jumprope. “I’m the cowboy, you be the cow. Say moo.”  She rode him 50 miles to the market. She is in NEED of a sibling!

Here are some newer photo

 

of us . Can’t wait for the new challenge to start

 

 

 

 

 

 

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