Tuesday, May 29, 2007

wowser another crazy month, wild hairs and I've been tagged

You all probably have wondered what's happened to me!!!! Well where do you want me to start???? Ok, the beginning of the month was pretty basic up until this last week when on Wednesday when my son broke his big toe on his left foot. Let me tell you what a nightmare that has been. But, I will spare you the not so nice details, Hunter ended up getting a cast from below his knee to past his toes just to protect that broken toe because he couldn't stand the tape and wouldn't leave a spint on. So know I have to deal with the crying of "it itches" every night. Thank God for Benedryl that helps him sleep and forget about the itch. So know he is out of T-Ball for this summer but Autumn still plays and Hunter sits in the stands cheering his team on.

As for knitting, I have been a busy beaver in that respect. I guess you could say I'm addicted to knitting. That is a good thing!!!!

so, I have had many exciting knitting experiences and am thrilled to share them. First, I finally got a wild hair and knit my first hat, I couldn't just stop at one so I ended up doing two, the first picture is of Trinity and the second two are Autumn. Autumn's hat is made out of my very first handspun yarn, 100% alpaca. If I could reach into my computer I'd kiss those cute faces. Oh well, I guess I'll have to sneak in there rooms for that since they are sleeping now.

After, I got done with the hats I had another wild hair and this one I am simple impressed with myself on!!!! It is a first... are you ready to hear what I did.??????? I knit Trinity a tank top and skirt without a pattern, I just sat down one day and it flowed out of my brain and to my hands and then to those knitting needles. I have to say I am very proud of myself and I am almost finished with a skirt just like Trinity's for a co-worker of mine. I couldn't contain myself, I had to share it. I eventually will probably write up a pattern and I'm thinking of posting it on my blog, but that is still up for debate. The last picture is a better picture of the finished skirt since it was washed and blocked lightly.

Ok, if that wasn't exciting enough for all of you. I had another first, I finished my Mystery shawl and just got done blocking it. I have to admit, it is not perfect but neither am I. I do have to say that I am happy with the finished results considering this is also knitted with my own handspun yarn.

Ok so for the last wild hair........... I decided to enhance my stash, do you all want to guess how many skeins are in the picture???? Oh, go ahead let's have some good clean fun.

Ok now for some more fun.... I've been tagged by RaAnn of Wichet stitch so here is what I have to do....

Rules of the Game
1. Reveal 7 random items about myself
2. tag 7 people and list their names here. then direct them to my blog to read the rules of the game

So here we go

7 random things about myself

1. I am an archery buff, love to shoot in competitions
2. I hate the cupboard doors left open
3. I am a pack rat
4. I can't live without my Mountain Dew
5. I am an Interior Designer as well as a Registered Nurse
6. I taught myself how to knit
7. I love to collect cookbooks

so, Now for the seven to be tagged

1. Amelia Ask The Bellwether
3. Janet Janets Knitting Room
4. Rachel Rachels Knitting Corner
5. Andi Things Stitched
6. Smariek knits
7. lilibethsgarden

These are all blogers and members of yahoo groups that I belong to that I look to for inspiration and they have done a good job of that. Thanks guys.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

What a Month it has been

Wow, I can't believe that it has been a month since I updated this blog. ALOT has happened. First, all three of the kids were sick and to the doctor probably more than 10 times total and lots of medicine and general crabiness because they got a virus that then decided to hang around as sinus infections and add to that Autumn's asthma acting up it was not fun. I think we finally have them back to good health!!??
As for Hunter and his sensory issues all went to pot this last month with him being sick, He was so lethargic that we had to stop his listening therapy because all he did was lay around and sleep, eating was not even thought of. I think he went for 3 days at one point without eating because he felt so bad. As least he would drink. so now that he is better, all of his behaviors have come back... Biting, hitting, screaming, jumping, and in general just plain defiant. so that was the crap of the month so now for some fun..... Autumn started Soccor and has had her first two games of wich they lost both. She informed me that she does not want to be in soccor next year because it's just to much running. I can live with that considering that she has asthma and it is alot for her. T-Ball has also started. Autumn and Hunter are on the same team this year and they had there first practice this last monday evening. Autumn did great and well Hunter not so great. He spent the first half of the practice screaming at us and the poor coaches had no idea what to do with him and then he noticed his coach from last year and said I will practice if my old coach helps me!!! Wow what a memory. So I went to speak with her and she was happy to help. After 10 minutes he agreed to be out on the field by himself and was excited for the next practice. WOW, is about all I can say, but considering, I'm just happy he stoped screaming!!!! I'm hoping that this will get better once he gets back into the swing of things with therapy. As for Miss Trinity, she will occasionally decide to dig her BM out of her diaper and smear it everywhere, But since has told me "Mommy, I'm poopy" and then she will run and get a diaper and lay down. I think it's time to potty train that girl!!!! We'll see how well that goes. As for Aaron my DH, the poor guy has been working six 12 hour days a week and it doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. :((
As for my knitting alot has happened I have purchased several books they are pictured and I can't believe the great deal that I got on them. So heres the list:
1. Knitting Simple Sweaters from Luxurous Yarn $5.98 at Barns and Noble What a deal!!!
2. Victorian Lace Today $ 29.95 at Barns and Noble, regular price but so worth it
3. Lace Style $24.95 from Barns and Noble, again regular price but very worth it.
the remainder of the books I got form crafters Choice book club and I couldn't be happier all for a total of $27.95
4. Beautiful Knitting by Luce smits
5. 101 one skein wonders
6. The knitter's bible knitted accessories
7. 100 knitting projects
8. the yarn girls' guide to beyond the basics
Thats 8 books for $88.83 that's $11.10 average each

this is a picture of the featherlight lingerie dress in the Lace style book that I am just in love with and will hopefully get to knit it before the summer is over. Leah, this is the pattern that I was asking you about.

This picture is some of my spinning that I have done. On the bobbin is some merino/silk from Yarn or a Tale. it is so super soft that I just can't wait to get it finished and plyed. hopefully this week yet. the skein in the middle is some mohair that I bought on ebay. It turned out really nice but, I wish I had more of it. I could have also plyed it a little tighter. Oh well, it's the first time spinning mohair. The skein on the far right is 100% alpaca that is what I would call a heavy lace weight or fingering weight. I plan on using this for the SASE yahoo groups first KAL that starts on the 7th. We will be knitting a scarf this time.
AHHHHH finally last but not least.

This is the mystery shawl that I almost have finished. I only have a little bit of the boarder to do and then the fun task of blocking it. I can't wait to get it done, I'm sort of getting to the point of not wanting to work on it, but then again the excitement of almost being done keeps me going. I'll post pictures of it after I get it all finished
Well, that's all for tonight. I know what was I thinking waiting to put all of this on one day. I guess that's what I get for not posting for a month. Thanks for reading, I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.