Showing posts from May, 2011

Last day of the month

It's the last day of a VERY long month. Can't say I'm gonna miss it. Not the busiest of Mays but one of the most stressful. Here's hoping June is better.

One good thing to report is I finished a sock!!!

Yes that would be singular. ONE sock. I swear I am the slowest knitter out there. It took me 3 months to finish this guy off. That's just sad. What's worse is that I have yet to cast on for the next one. I may need to do that tonight.

Meanwhile I picked up Baby Girl's tank and put in a few more rows.

I'd really like to get this done before the end of the summer. Right now I'm knitting around and around on 188 stitches until I have 13" done. Did I mention I'm knitting with size 6 needles? This is the only time it's good that I live in Florida and my summer will last well into Oct.

Saturday Switch up

The more I try to organize, the more I realize how unorganized I am! I have bags of clothes that the kids have outgrown. I should just take the bags to GoodWill and be done with it, but there are some clothes I can pass on to friends, others I can sell on eBay. I have separated them into three bags that are now sitting in my living room. That is tomorrow's project.

All week long I've been slowly working my way thru paperwork. Can I tell you how sick I am of paperwork?? Ihave two boxes left and while I should have just finished them off, I needed a change of venue. Hence the clothes. Once those piles and bags were moved out of the hallway, I came across a pile of fabric for a quilt.

Once I started playing with fabric I knew what I had to do.....

I now have 30 fussy cut 4.5 inch squared fabric piled in a nice little stack.

I also cut an additional 20 for a future swap. And whatever was left over is in another pile for another swap.

I have 4 more different fabrics to get t…

Saturday Sky

Did you ever have one of those days/weeks/months/year where you feel like you are constantly trying to get caught up? I've been feeling like that alot this year and I've got to figure out how to change that. I may have to schedule my time a bit more so I can schedule in some *me* time. There always seems to be something that interrups what starts out as quiet time for me. Within 15 or 20 min either a child or spouse needs something. I need to start locking my door. However Baby Girl is fighting what #1 Son and I have just gotten over and she is miserable. I hate to see them so sick, esp since I know EXACTLY what they are going thru.

Some good news.....I found my sock AND Baby Girl's tank. It was buried under a pile of clothes that needed to be hung up. I'm slowly trying to get caught up with laundry and paperwork. It seems as soon as I get thru all the coupons and the flyers for checking sales, etc, two weeks go by and I have another pile.

More good news.....lo…

Death Warmed Over

Never let it be said that my son doesnt share. He was out sick all of last week which included a trip to the dr AND the ER. Apparently he caught some wicked nasty virus which he has now shared with me. I don't expect to be down for a week (as a mom, that's impossible) but I've basically been in bed for 2 days straight. I have to get better because tomorrow is the spring band performance and I can't miss that. While I feel miserable, at least #1 Son is doing better. Now I'm just waiting for Baby Girl to get it.......

Speaking of Baby Girl, I had to take her picture by this lake for our Saturday Sky.

See this is the lake where we always take her picture after her balletperformances. We went to see the performance this year, just not her being in it. Even before the show started, she was talking abt going back into ballet. Gymnastics is fun, but painful. Anybody who's tried to do a somersault on a 4" beam can attest to that! However I'm concerned…

A Saturday First!!

After over a year of dreaming, I FINALLY reached a goal of mine, I participated in a 5k walk/run. Two winters ago I thought running in 5K races would be a lot of fun. However I am out of shape and dislike running. So why the goal? Because I thought they would be a great way to GET in shape and lose some weight. I even tried the Couch to 5K program. I know a couple of ppl who have done this program and it works great. IF you do it.

I got hung up on the running parts. I really don't like to run, a big reason being my knees hurt. I'm sure there are some exercises and braces and special shoes that I could wear to keep my knees from hurting while I attempted to run, but it's a lot easier to just not run!

Then at our last stitch group, Dee told me I could walk. HUH??? SO I started looking into local 5Ks to participate in. And then there was one posted at the school for a teacher who has cervical cancer. I had to do it.

Baby Girl and #1 Son joined me. After a mile …

Friday Felines

I love the smell of freshly washed whites in the morning!!! Did you start using a fabric softener?!?

TuSal and a finish

I'm off by only a day for my May TuSal.

If you look at the very bottom, you'll see some floss, but for the most part it's yarn from my latest finish.

Here's my blanket for Knit1Bless2.

I started using one blue and one white strand of Simply Soft yarn but ran out not even half way thru the blanket so I needed to pull in other yarns of mine that would blend with the colors and also still be soft. The changes in yarn made the blanket wonky in parts, but I think once its washed and blocked, it will be fine.

Stats for this project are:

-Various worsted weight yarns double stranded
-cast on 93 stitches on size 15 needles (I would probably use an 11 or 13 next time, the drape is nice but when you hold it up I find it a bit more floppy than drapey)
-Date start: 2/21/11
-Date end: 5/1/11
Total Project time: abt 2.5 months

Yarn used up: 17.3 oz!

I'll be mailing this out sometime next week.

I now can work on my cherry tree hill sock or Baby Girl's tank. Once I find it. Sin…

Tuesday in the Garden

I used to spend my time walking thru JoAnn's browsing the shelves for deals and ways to spend my 40% coupon. Because of that I've built up quite the stash of yarn and fabric. So now when I walk thru JoAnn's I find the stuff that draws my eye I either already have or have something very similar to.

Which means I need to find another way to stash. I have found it at Lowes. Specifically in their clearance section. Today was bring a flower for your teacher and instead of buying a bouquet that would die, Baby Girl wanted to buy a flowering plant, something that would last a bit longer than a couple of days. Marigolds won out. Plus they were on sale for 69 cents.

Uh oh..............

After I dropped #1 Son off, I decided to go back to look at what else was cheap. While I still dropped more than I expected I got some good deals.

Roses for $5

Some salvia for the butterfly garden that I seem to be growning

These were in clearance and only cost $1.50 each.

I also got some more…

Month in Review

April blog posts were a month of technical difficulties with my computer and squirrel mishaps. April reality was a month of walk-a-thons,

a Student of the Month,

religious activities, special gymnastic days, FCAT, yardwork, home repairs, PTO meetings, Book Fair,

field trips to Discovery Gardens,

sick children,

an Usher concert,

and a graduation party with a luau theme.

Complete with it's own Saturday sky.

This explains why there has been little to no knitting/stitching content.

Next month is filled with teacher appreciation week, more field trips, a 5k run/walk (guess which I'LL be doing!), a ballet performance (to watch, not to be in) and gymnastic performances with extra practice days.

This explains why there will be little knitting content in May.

However I *DO* have a project to share. I finished it off this AM specifically so I could have a finish to start the month with.

It's a blanket for the Knit1Bless2 charity that Debbie Macomber is sponsering. I was SO happy…