Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's true, so true!

I linked to a little test from "Sew Intriguing"'s blog, just for a lark. When I saw the results, I melted--it's so, so true of me!

Your Word is "Love"

You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.

Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.

And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Knitting

It's Tuesday, and knitting is on the schedule. I started a simple washcloth in a lovely aqua cotton, with a seed stitch border and a simple stockinette center--from the Wedding Washcloths by Purl Bee. Just what I need, a very simple and quick and mindless knit.

I also decided I needed to go through my stash and repurpose the yarn I no longer loved. I intended to do this on my birthday, but the birth day was a chaotic day, one I'd not like to repeat. The rest of the week was no better. (I've heard that what happens on your birthday will be a foretelling of what the rest of the year will bring; please tell me this can't be so.) Today I needed some calmness and a quiet project such as going through my stash sounded perfect. I was surprised that I only dumped three skeins--REALLY, THREE SKEINS. I truly thought I would find at least twenty skeins, at least in my head there were that many, but when I actually fondled all of them, I just couldn't toss many of them. Three out of 150 or so. If decreasing my stash was the purpose, I failed. But if finding love for yarn I thought I hated, and dumping those three skeins that I really HATED was the purpose, I succeeded. In spades.

I need to start another pair of socks for my purse project. Hmm. I do have a few leftover skeins, maybe I'll try a couple pairs on two needles for Grandbuddy.

The Tomten is getting heavy and too hot to knit. This week has been fairly cool in the evening, but I can foresee that it will go in the projects closet soon, till it cools down a bit, that is. I am within a couple of rows of beginning the sleeves, which might delay this project from going into the closet.

Peter Easy Vest is moving along, getting close to the splitting at the underarm. I'm considering doing a pattern from just below the underarm through the rest of the vest, because it is just so BORING. I'll talk to hubby and see how he feels, as he DID ask for a totally plain vest.

Grandbuddy's mittens
are on the back burner. I don't like how the one is turning out. I need to restart them, do them on two needles, and rework the cuffs.

In re-reading this post, I see that I'm needing a simple and plain plan now, but that I am readying myself in the near future for a little bit more excitement. Yeah. That sounds right.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Scrapbooking Monday

Did a lil' scrapbooking this a.m. before I worked out.
We had a lovely Mother's Day. Unfortunately, I had worked the night before, and I had to go to work that night, but the most wonderful husband in the world made dinner and invited the family over. The visit was much too short, but it was wonderful to have the whole family together.

Grandbuddy is growing so fast! He weighs nearly 18 pounds at nearly 4 months! He is so bright and smiley, just like his daddy! This layout "commemorates" eating solid food!

He had a visit with some old friends, and enjoyed standing, reportedly a LONG time, to watch the older kids play with their Brio trains.

Is he cute or what?