Saturday, May 31, 2008

Would You Get a Life Already!

A conversation on Ravelry got me interested and I did a little math.

In the last 15 months I’ve knit or crocheted 31,024 yards or 17.62 MILES of yarn. I am truly insane! I also worked in a yarn shop and tried to knit faster than the yarn came in so… I can't quite figure out how I did it all. My kids ate and learned, my husband was loved and cared for, the animals (including the two new ones) were fed and watered and even let inside and outside, the house is reasonably tended to, and I even slept a little. Maybe I've found a time dilation bubble. No really I might just need to get a life!

Fortunately with the stash on the downward trend I might just get through it before Christmas and I can start the new year buying yarn on a project by project basis which is my end-goal. As for "getting a life" nah - I'm really happy with the one I've got!

I'll keep you posted!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

But I Don't Want to Grow Up!

Mac: Mommy I don't want to grow up.

Mac you are already grown up.

Mac: But Mommy I don't want to grow up.

I'm sorry Mac - that's just the way things go.

Mac: But Mommy I don't want to grow up!

Why not Mac-ee?

Mac: Because the grown-up kitty cat food SUCKS!

I'll keep you posted!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Child's Perspective

As Casey described a scientific discovery to the children today (a 3 feet long, white earthworm) Anna asks, "Three of your feet or three of our feet?"

Very clever girl indeed!

Out came the tape measure and another daily science lesson.

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

21 Washcloths in as Many Days...

Plus a linen hand towel, 2 wacky Hats, and 5 Crocheted grocery bags. I've been busy - yes. I'm in a Ravelry stash knitting group with monthly challenges; May is Cotton so...

Cotton May

Grocery Market Bag

For those of you who might count - one of the cloths didn't make the right hand side of the frame and two were already gifted.

As I was working on the linen hand towel I broke form and crocheted two wacky hats for the kids. Toby's is made from leftover sock yarn and alpaca/wool (from Julia bag) and Anna's is made from my own handspun that was still hanging around. All told, while I should have been packing for this:
the two hats only took me an hour-ten to make.

Toby's Wacky Hat Anna's Wacky Hat

I am really pleased with everything; I am done with dishcloths for quite some time. I still have 3 balls of Sugar & Cream in the stash, but it's going into the give-away bag tonight.

Now, Let's see how quickly I can make another afghan.

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Some People, But Not Us...

Whilst traveling by car with the family some people count blue cars or license plates from various states; not us.

No, I'm proud to say that while our family was driving to and from Dauphin Island, AL for the first week of May we counted not blue cars (or any other color for that matter), not license plates, but...

Wait for it.

Dead armadillos.

Yep - that's just how sick and twisted we were. Now for those of you out there who are equally sick and twisted:
15 on the way there and 51 (YES - 51) on the way home (plus 5 turtles and a coyote).

There you have it and now you know - aren't you glad?

I'll keep you posted!