Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WIP on Wednesday: Cabled Slippers

During the winter I wear my hand knit socks 24/7. Because of this I am finding that I am wearing holes through my socks pretty quickly. I decided that I need to knit a pair of slippers so I can wear them around the house instead. I went to Ravelry and found the Summer Cabled Slipper pattern and decided to cast on.

I am knitting the medium size (I wear a size 8 US women’s shoe) and it seems to be a bit small on my left foot because of the swelling issues I have but it is fine on my right foot. I may try knitting the large size for my left foot and see if that makes a difference. I am using a size 7 (4.5 MM needle) and Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red. These are knit flat and seamed which does not bother me but your mileage may vary. Now it is time to cast on for #2.
Until next time ….

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Musings

Another week is upon us.Here is what is on my mind on this Monday evening.

1) The weather has been gorgeous. It has been sunny and in the 60s. Little man and I went for a walk Saturday afternoon.

2) Yesterday we had a bit of a disaster. When my hubby went to start the shower the knob came off in his hand and water started spewing everywhere. Thankfully the emergency maintenance guy must have been close by because while it felt like forever it was probably only about 2-3 minutes before he got here.

3) I have been training for the last 3 days at work. I am learning how to send the invoice twice a month to our client. It is so much to learn and my brain has felt a bit mushy at the end of the day. I m really afraid that I will mess this up in July when I have to do it on my own.

4) Little man is on mid-winter break today and tomorrow. He stayed home with daddy today and I am off with him tomorrow. Like always I have grand plans to get a lot done but I know it will probably not happen.

Here are the pictures for this week.

Little man's new game obsession is Yahtzee

I loved the sky this morning on my way to work

The annual charity volleyball game at little man's school

Preemie hat #4 finished

65 degrees in February means a walk and a Hershy bar from the gas station

Levi loves his Uncle Jerry

My doggy nephew is such a cutie pie

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FO: Tigers Market Bag

This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Toddler Market Bag by Heather Blum
Needles: size 8 (5.0 MM)
Yarn:  Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Hot Orange
Started: 7/10/16
Finished: 9/30/16
Modifications: None
Comments: this is one of my very favorite patterns

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Musings

Here we are at the start of another week. Again, I always say it but time needs to slow the heck down. I cannot believe that we are already half way through February. Here is what is on my mind today.

1) On Friday when little man and I went to leave my car would not start. We knew the battery in my car was going but being the master procrastinators that we are we just never got a new one. That has now been remedied. So Clark had an unexpected 3 day weekend and I worked from home.

2) Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of my mother passing away. I cannot believe how fast and how slow this time has gone at the same time. I have been thinking a lot about her lately since I had 2 family members tell me recently that she would be disappointed in me. I hope she would be proud that I am standing up for what I believe in even though there family members don't agree with me.

3) In reference to #2 I hate that I allow people to make me question myself. I always say that I don't care what others think but unfortunately I do.

4) I am dreaming of casting on many many projects. However, my actual knitting time is rapidly shrinking. I just need to stay off of social media - especially Instagram - and knit already.

5) Part of why my knitting time is decreasing is that little man is becoming a board game fan. Over the weekend we played 6 games of Life and 24 games of Yahtzee.

Here are some pictures for the week.

When wrist meets a hot George Foreman grill

A finished Golden Snitch dishcloth

I am almost finished with my Birthday Morning Shawl

Finished preemie hat #3

Getting back to the exercise routine

This gloomy morning reminded me of a horror movie

Not only did little man write love letters for daddy and I but he also wrote one for himself

I love this house

Kissy face

Playing one of our many games of Life

I love seeing the moon in the morning

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Funnies

Ahhhh the end of another long week. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A Letter to My Son

Today's topic for Think Write Thursday is to write a love letter. I have decided to write one to my little man.

Dear Clark,

I just want to let you know how proud I am of you. You have come so far in the past couple of years. There have been many tough times where I have questioned if we were doing the best we could for you. Times where I questioned if I was a good mom to you. Timed where I felt so much guilt that I was passing down my issues to you.

When you were diagnosed with ASD last year it was both liberating and frightening. It was liberating to know that there was a real issue but frightening because the word autism is so loaded. However, your dad and I decided that we would continue on with what we were doing. While we kept your condition in mind we did not use it as a crutch. We held you to high standards and you have met them in so many ways.

You have such a kind heart and sweet spirit. You are so kind and caring with me, daddy, family and friends. Your teachers, school staff and caregivers all say what a pleasure you are to have around and how you always seem to be happy. You are very silly and funny and make me laugh so much. You love to sing and dance around the house and bring us such joy.

You make me want to work hard and be a better person for you. I hope that I make you half as proud as you make me.

Love always & forever,

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

FO: Giants Bankhead Hat

This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Bankhead by Susie Gourlay
Needles: size 8 (5.0 MM)
Yarn: Red Heart Team Spirit in Red Blue
Started: 9/15/16
Finished: 9/25/16
Modifications: None
Comments: I made this for the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL and earned extra points for making it in New York Giants colors. Many people rave about this pattern but I found it a bit boring after awhile. This one went into the charity pile.