Friday, November 28, 2008

yarn, kids, family and friends

Today was the big sale at Grinny Possum Fiber Arts Look at all of that wonderful yarn! It was almost a crime at 40% off. There were 25 die hard yarnies in the store at 6:25 am. One of the ladies had just given birth to a baby girl on Wednesday. In a few hours there will be the night owl version of the big sale. So if you were wondering where I will be from 11:45pm until 2:00 am....I bet you can figure it out.

Look at those adorable boys. Rosie is the lab mix, I think she wants to get away.
Lydia is becoming such a big girl. Standing alone cruising along the furniture. She will be a year old in a couple months.
The pretty girl with my crew is my cousin Devon. Before she grew up to be a beautiful young woman, she was the favored babysitter.

Isn't Ashley cute wrapped in Interlacements sock yarn. I think she may have bought all the great colors. Ashley is the new favored babysitter. They love going to her house, she has four cats and Jayce.
A finished object. One of the several dishcloths I have finished lately. It is the Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf pattern. I love it.

It's Big D with Eli and Olivia.

A table full of wonderful friends. There were one or two missing.
Nicole knit the most beautiful sweater. She planned to wear it on Thanksgiving.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend. I can't believe Christmas is so close.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you have a wonderful day, whether it is spent with family or friends. We will be spending time with my sister, nephew and her significant other. Then later in the day we will eat again with the in-law side. That means we will get to see Daniel and Lydia.
I am reaching to find what to be thankful for today. It is hard to see past the turmoil of the past 6 weeks and honestly I don't see the light at the end of this particular tunnel.

Eli is thankful that we have food and water and a house with heat and his sister. Oh and for the tv too.

Alex is thankful for me, his daddy and the dogs. And that he has guitar hero.

Olivia is thankful for the doggies and her family.

I do find more and more reasons to be thankful that I found knitting. Knitting has brought me some of the most wonderful friends. Friends that I am comfortable giving my kids to for a few hours. Friends that don't mind that I am not my happy, sunny, playful self. That listen when needed and don't try to fix what is impossible to fix. Some are far away, but I can still feel their love and support. Some are here and I am very happy to have them. Even tho they made me drink alone the other night.

I am thankful that the five of us are together.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm here, really I am.

It has been some time since I felt like saying anything. I have to take things day by day. But things are a little better now. I have things worked out so that Alex's school day starts 2 hours later. That way he can sleep later and it won't be so hard to get up.

I have been knitting, for awhile I could only knit dishcloths. It seems I was not able to commit to anything bigger than that. I moved on from dishcloths but I stayed with cotton.
Some of these are going to be presents. I made one for my aunt, she will be in town for Christmas. I don't have a picture of it yet. Right now it is working as a shop sample. Later it will fulfill its' destiny.... washing dishes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday night knitting

Look at how cute this is. The wonderful Criquette sent me a Pay it Forward package. It was a little overdue but it came at the perfect time for me. I love that button. It is so me. The package also had a fridge magnet, very cool tin with mints and she sent the rest of the skein. I love this yarn. If you can't tell it is the Calorimetry
I would love it if one of you would tell me exactly how to pronounce that word.

I have been on a dishcloth kick. In the past 3 weeks or so I have made 6 cloths. Here are just a couple. These are probably going to be Christmas presents.
The bottom picture shows my Calorimetry with Tata's colossal Calorimetry. Hers is very big, I suggested it would make an interesting tube type top. I think it looks a little like lips.

On a personal note, things have been very rough the past week or so. I have not had much good to say, so I tend to get very quite. No one wants to hear my woes all the time. I start to feel like all I have to talk about is negative things, so I choose to say nothing. We take things day by day. Today was a good day. He was able to stay at school the entire day. It is going to be a long road to get meds right so he feels good on a regular basis.

I have more knitting to show you but that will wait for another day.