Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today the future seems brighter

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hey Amy! and you other Capt Mal girls out there

Nathan Fillion is back on tv every week starting March 3.
It's called Castle. And I know you don't even care what it's about.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hello snow

It's snowing ,again, here in Michigan

Andy snow blowing for the third time today

Henry's happy about the snow

Isobel cleaning off our AWD car, so we can go drink beer with friends in the neighborhood tonight

How much? This much 8 ish inches in the past 36 hours & it's still snowing hard.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

This week's work

I'm dreaming of knitting new things, but before I start I need to get my yarn house in order.
My yarn & fiber are discombobulated & so is my knitting & designing brain.
So, it's time to clean up & clean out.

It doesn't hurt that, like everyone, money is really tight. There's little to no yarn/fiber buying this year, and I've canceled my plans to go to SOAR. So has Carla, we'll have a slumber party and spin :-).

Here's this week's task:
Sort out single/few balls
Sort out 'sweater's worth'

They get sorted into:
use in teaching kiddos
use in batt making
toss (too tangly or too little)

Here's my pile:

Bags and 1 bin of singles/few skeins

1 - 45 gal bin of 'sweater's worth'

Small boy for scale

Carla's coming over later to make sure I haven't lost my mind................

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ho, Ho, Holidays

Happy New Year!

Our fam had the most mellow holiday vaca we've ever had.
We rarely left the house and certainly never got out of our jammies until well after lunch.
I knit more mittens and spun a little. I read, and read and read - an entire mystery series 8 books in 9 days, the most relaxing and decadent thing I've done in a long time.

The topper was fantastic news about a dear friend with cancer, Hi Maggie!

Henry & his Build Your Own Lightsaber Kit. "Mom Santa made this just for me in his workshop"

Isobel got her first Ipod. I got all misty when I loaded it up for her. Her first Ipod, she's growing up so fast. Man, those rites of passage have sure changed.

They played this well 90% of the vacation. or, at least I think so, I was reading.

Handstanding on Uncle Matty - no spot needed

A gymnastics injury. She came out of a back tuck on the floor & landed flat on her face. Flat. From 5 or so feet in the air. No broken nose, just scrapes. I didn't see it happen. I didn't let her out of my lap for a couple of days.

Now it's back to the work and school world. My husband's back on the road , the kids are back to school and activities, and I'm already working on the next Knittyspin & Fall 09 Curvy Knits.

When's the next break?