Monday, August 16, 2010

It's That Time of Year...

This morning I dropped my (oldest) baby off at HIGH SCHOOL and The Big Guy took my other baby to MIDDLE SCHOOL.  BIG BIG DAY for us as parents thinking back to years ago dropping them off at Kindergarten. I'm sad that time has flown by like this, but at the same time, I'm so glad they're back. They missed their buddies, and I think were more than ready to go back.  It won't seem like that by the end of the week (I can bet), but we still had a good start and that's awesome. I had so much fun those years of school, I sure hope they enjoy it as well.

On the knitting front I am getting some things done. With my Mom's health ups and downs it's been my comfort and companion. She's doing much better now (Thank You for all the good thoughts and prayers) and life is getting a tiny bit back to normal around here.

I got a couple of hats done for my friend Mona's expected (and I think first) Grandson:
The first one came out sort of big! So I made a second one a bit smaller. Baby's do grow after all!

This was the scarf I almost LOST at the hospital the day my Mom had her latest cancer surgery:
Pattern: Gathered Scarf
Yarn: Yarn Nerd (overdyed for a more vibrant fuchsia pink color)
Needles 4 and 7.
Mods: Did 8 repeats in the ST st section, and only 6 of the garter.
Thank goodness the lady at the hospital found my bag on a chair and put it aside for me. We had dropped my Mom off for her surgery, then left to go get lunch and to run by a book store. I thought someone had PICK-POCKETED my KNITTING!!! I was fit to be tied, but, turns out I'm just the same old scatterbrained girl this summer.

On my own health front, it's still up and down (mostly DOWN), now they say I'm exhausted due to a b-12 deficiency and "possibly" an under-active thyroid.  So more blood gets taken and still: not any real clear REASONS (except fibro) for how lousy I feel all of the time.  Insomnia is still a problem but now that I have to take my daughter to school, I guess it better work itself out pretty darn soon! Watch out other morning drivers! I'm on the road again!!

Well, getting up early has it's advantages, I got a lot of housework done already and need to go switch the laundry now. Can't wait for my Babies to get home! Happy Back to School!! & Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Whiskers On Wednesday


(Excuse the mess, I always block on my bedroom floor, not always on BettyBoop, but any towel. My kitties are COMPELLED to ALWAYS help in the process)

In my House:  "No Knit is complete without CAT HAIR".

(This was awhile back, again excuse messy chair in bedroom - I TRIED to keep it covered but between cats and kids...that was a big big funny).

Happy Whiskers On Wednesday!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Great (Birth)Day

I've started counting backwards now (so Birthdays aren't so painful) but I always love a reason to have cake!

Here's my Birthday (& next Anniversary, Christmas, New Years, & Valentines) day present:

My Ashford Joy DT along with fiber to practice on from The Woolery in Frankfurt KY.  I'm really glad I went in person and tested out different wheels before I bought one. I thought I had my heart set on a Kromski Fantasia (and almost just ordered it). It looks really cool with it's more "modern" design, but after trying out several there in the shop, the Joy was THE ONE.

She's awfully pretty, very petite, and quiet as a mouse.  Great travel wheel.

She's hoping her new owner practices more and keeps her busy. I'm really enjoying spinning but realize just how much practice I need! Well, at least I know she'll be patient with me.

A BIG Thank you going out to my blog buddy Dawn for the fluffy goodness and other birthday goodies (my lotion was already in use and didn't make it to the photoshoot!)! I've been having so much fun picking up different fibers and can't wait to try these out too! Thanks for thinking of me! ♥

Off to spin some more.....Hope everyone had as great a day as I had. :O)