remember this? well....
The tree is down people. The tree is down! 15 months later the tree is down! *added* My good friend MandaJ came up and helped me, you should have seen us trying to get the damed thing in the box. Thanks girl for your help!
PS Mom, baby Kailey and I are going to see the Harlot in Pittsburgh tomorrow night. Hopefully stop at a few yarn shops as well. Drop me a line if your planning to go too!
Today my baby Allysa it is your birthday. As, you promptly reminded me the moment your eyes cracked open this morning. Last night I said to you "this is the last day your 2." and you replied with a smile "yes, me THREE!" now llysa, you are three.
(Allysa age 3)
I find it hard to believe just three years have flown past. In that time you've learned so much, you've grown from a baby to a toddler and now your almost a preschooler. You teach me so much each day, make me smile ear to ear, I love you little llysa. I hope you have a fabulous birthday. Now slow down, your growing to fast!
(Allysa a few minutes old. Sorry about the crappy pic, its a picture of a pictrure)
P.S. I'm waaay behind on my emails, but I want to thank everyone for wishing Corra a Happy Birthday! She enjoyed reading each comment, and she asked me who everyone was. Thank you for helping make her birthday a special day.
P.P.S. fiberlisious post coming up! Now that I bought a new sling for Kailey I might be able to finagle more computer time ; )
Some how, I don't know how this quite happened. But today my little Corra turned 8 years old.
(Corra age 8)
Its amazing how quickly you've grown and how much you've learned in the past 8 years.
(Corra 3 days old, she looks so happy to have her picture taken!)
You've grown into such a loving, creative, sweet individual. You swell my heart up with love. I'm glad to have been blessed with you my sweet little girl. I love you, and I'm glad that I'm your Mum. Happy Birthday little girl. I love you.
Something about being labeled as something, or labeling someone else bothers me. Mostly because we are more than just one thing. Let me explain. The other day while dropping Allysa off at the sitters, I was asked by the sitter to show off my Charlotte's Web shawl that I've been wearing under my jacket. My sitter wanted The lady to see it (she's the sweet Grandmothery type) said "oh, your a knitter! I hate people like you!" She was joking and laughing. (She explained that she had tried to learn how to knit. But couldn't) Recently Lynda wrote about her encounter with a yarn shop owner. The owner labeled her as just a sock knitter? This hit a cord with me.
Mostly because lately, I've been just a sock knitter
its all about the easy, as my SIL would say. All about the easy. Easy is what my brain seems to be able to handle right now while Kailey is still in the newborn stage. Easy has become too easy, I've grown bored with socks and want something different. I'm now craving a sweater. Because don't we all want to knit a sweater on the first day of Spring?
Mr. Mailman delivered my knit picks order and the 2 knitting pure & simple patterns I ordered from One fine yarn. Now that I have the neck down v neck shaped cardi in my hands, I don't know what yarn to use. It calls for a dk or light worsted yarn. I so very want to knit a sweater right now, but my biggest problem well, is my boobs. (such interesting google hits I'll get from that sentence. I'm sure) I'm nursing Kailey, my boobs are huge. Soon my boobs will return to their normal size. (non existent) So what to knit, what to knit? I want to knit something that will still fit next year! I've been scouring the net for dk or worsted weight that knits 5sts/inch on size 6 needles that isn't horribly expensive. Is that too much to ask?
So, am I just a sock knitter?
yes, I'm a sock knitter.
I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter. A friend.
I am crafter, a knitter, a quilter. A needle artist, a paper crafter, a photographer.
I am cook, a repair-woman, a home owner. A volunteer, a jewelry artist, a decorator.
I am me, among many things. But most importantly I am loved.
Friday my little guy was in a play called Three of a kind. Had to be *the* cutest little play eva! When the curtain rose there where tears in my eyes. If the play wasn't so funny I probably would have bawled. B played one of the three wise men, he had to memorize 6 lines. Smart little guy memorized all of his lines! (Seriously when he came home a month before the play telling me he had a speaking part and had to memorize lines, my head started to hurt. Kid forgets to flush the toilet for crying out loud, and you want him to memorize 6 lines, what?)
(B's the cute lil guy in orange.)
Also on Friday I finished my barely mentioned on the blog socks. They are two of a kind ; )
They are a perfect match right down to the little pink stripe going around my top of my foot. Clicky on the pick and see.
Have you ever some across something that you liked so much that you didn't want to share? You wanted it all to yourself, and didn't want to tell a single soul. Because your worried that if you do tell, ya'll have to share. Well... that's how I feel about this sock yarn, and the store I bought it from. I mean, come on look how cool it striped:
The colors just blend into each other, keeping me intrigued watching them change row after row. I wanted to keep the dyer and the store a secret. I didn't want to tell... but I don't keep secrets very well. Oh no I don't. I have to tell you where I bought this yarn, because the service is great, and they have great sales. I have to tell you what kind of yarn this is, because you have to knit with it. It's just too neat not too.
Two of a kind socks
Pattern: casted on 56sts, knit 15 rows K2, P2. Then K6, P2. Short row heel, classic toe.
Needles: Knitpicks circs US 1
Time: 2 weeks 3 days
Notes: Ya wanna know what else is neat about these socks? The colorway's name Ocartine, Oct meaning 8 (pretty sure about that) 56 divided by 8 equals 7. And the stitch pattern I used is a 8 stitch repeat. Ain't that neat. I guess math can be cool ; )
PS. Guess who found her thumb?