It’s all my own fault

Well no, not really, It’s all the fault of that blight of my entire existence, maybe not the greatest evil in my life (I cannot insult my fashion adviser/yarn enabler too much or who knows what I will look like this year.) but certainly the longest lasting one, my little sister, for giving birth to the four cutest nephews I have ever had. The problem lies there, and with my need to be avenged on my sister for all the frogs, worms, dirt, and spiders she has thrown at me over the years, all while maintaining my world’s coolest aunt status.

Her second son is adorable and ( am not allowed to post pictures or give out any identifying info and I will respect that) has big dark brown eyes that are fringed with eyelashes I wish I could get w/o major money being involved. He is also current running favorite cousin in Livy’s book. (She runs in streaks. It depends on who does her bidding the fastest.)

He also routinely tells me  have the cutest baby he’s ever seen, and I am both beautiful and evil (long standing joke dating back to when my oldest nephew went to pre-k w/o my picture for show and tell and said “this is my Aunt Mist. She looks really nice, but she’s actually an evil super-genius!”) and that hewould love me best, EVEN IF I couldn’t get him into disney for free. Is it any wonder I am sitting here knitting my fingers to the bone, ignoring my family and my house to knit him the Angry birds hat that He just HAD to have before his birthday next week? Nope, you’d do it too. It is now officially tend to yourself Tuesday here, followed by Work it out yourself Wednesday, if necessary.


I knit for cute boys. Next up, i know that since they are all obsessed w/ Angry birds, i will be making three more of these hats. Then, the third little minion has asked for a linc costume. This may be a stretch of Auntly affection since it is miles of knitting brown and green. Plus, everytime I knit something at all, livy wants one too. I need a clone.

I have stopped work on the zigzag ghan until I hear from the designer to see if the pattern is right (I so love ravelry for that.) since I have now knit the thing correctly and it still goes all wonky in the middle. So, it’s in timeout. I’ve knit quite a bit on the therapy ghan, but I’ve also discovered another 5 skeins of the yarn for it, tempting me to make it the ghan who ate Manhattan size.


We had barely a blip of Hurricane Isaac, just enough to take out my Internet last week, so I’m sorry all, i didn’t make it to anyone’s blog, but I am slowly working on it. Now, that we have started up the new school year, my free time is a little limited, but my days are filled with happy, learning three year old covered in bubble paint and I wouldn’t trade that for quivet.

Homeschooling moms, I’m finding that livy wants to do school all day long, does this even out after a couple weeks? I don’t really want her day super regimented, any ideas are welcome!



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4 responses to “It’s all my own fault

  1. I knew this would be something to do with your sister as soon as I read the title 🙂 Not such a bad problem to have, really, though the Linc outfit would be pushing things for me too.

    I’m not a homeschooler, but perhaps you could make “educational” visits (says the woman whose 4 year old was happily operating the wool winder at the LYS today…) Seriously though – open farms, pick your own fruit and veg, open air museums – there’s lots out there in the autumn and it will give her another way of learning without you both being at home all day.

    • I really need another family member to blame. i wonder if it is too late to tease my mom for a baby brother. If I do make that costume, he is going to have to pass it on down to his great grand kids, I’m not even kidding.

      Livy loves the wool winder, I so need to get one. I have been researching field trips. It needs to get a little cooler before we venture out though, still in the 90’s here.

  2. I figure the years of being the coolest aunt in the world are limited. May as well take every advantage of them while you can!

  3. I know, the thirteen year old is already showing signs of being too cool for me.

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