Monday, October 23, 2006

I did it !!

I finished the cute red tank top for my little niece. She looked so cute in it. I am awaiting a copy of the fashion shoot. hehhe. I will post them when I get em..
This weekend while driving to the coast for another RETREAT I completed the first pair of socks for Socktoberfest. YEAH!!! They are also a bday gift for my cousin. How great is that two tasks completed. I am still trying to catch up on the sweater for the sweater class. I heart progress.

Almost ready to finish up the two socks at once. This has not been a project that I want to be friends with. I am trying to love it I just don't know about that.

Well I will posting again soon with pictures..

Monday, October 16, 2006

Are we There Yet?

Well to the faithful 3 or 5 readers here is my post update!
I was able to finally firm my babysitter for the Friday departure to the coast scrapbook getaway. In spite of my GLASS BEING HALF EMPTY attitude leading up to this. I was on my way Friday after noon for a weekend. Yeah, you heard it a WEEKEND of scrapping and relaxing.
Motivated by my deep desire to sleep in past 6:30 am, not having to share my dinner and a chance to finish my dreaded childhood album. This, spurred on by the phone ringing, several times, reminding me that I was indeed just a few moments from the boy noise around me.. hehehe

We went to Pacific City and the weather was pleasant, cool, misty, cloudy coast weather. I love the coast when it is stormy. Crazy, I know.. I had no guilt for not walking on the beach everyday and just enjoying the chatter of other ladies. Not only did I complete my album project, finish my first book of the fall into reading and finish (minus the side seaming) the cute red tank. I enjoyed just hanging out.

Gasp!!! I found I enjoy other things besides laundry, cleaning and dishes..

I made a new friend. Can you believe it. I have someone else to annoy with my I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT moments.

Well I will close with a few highlights from the weekend:
We were given a forced tour of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.. Inside jokes flew with this event.. Anyway after a rather disgusting video of how the cheese is strung into spaghetti like strands. We were fascinated by the cutting and wrapping of the cheese. Ending our tour with the tasting of the squeaky cheese. Cheese curds are something else. I don't think I will love them like some people I know..

We arrived at the beach house in time to enjoy a full evening of scrapping and reading. Of course a little bit of KNITTING.

After a nice relaxing weekend and reuniting one of the scrappers with her family we were blessed with a 5 1/2 hour trip home.. I am not sure if this is a completely accurate time frame but we hit every traffic issue between Lincoln City and Troutdale. I will leave out all the other details to painful to recall, like the potty stop at a local McDonalds. This was the only downer of our trip. If it were not for the leg cramps and bladder problems. It may have been more enjoyable.

That said I am actually looking forward to the possibility of NEXT YEAR!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Here are some of the pictures. Not exactly the best photos ever. I hope you can see the details of the first finished sock of the Socktoberfest..

Here is the lovely hat I made for my cousin, she will be here from Hawaii in a week.

Another shot of the Di.Ve' yarn hat.

Here is a better photo of the unblocked sock for Socktoberfest and cousin gift..

Today's I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT moment brought to you by ALEX (again)
As he was running after his older brother, in a rage to get his toy back. He ran smack dab into the living room bookshelf. The whole time he was screaming. "I want my toy! He stole it from me" " Give it to me!". Remember he is screaming and carring on about the toy. He now has a lovely bruise in a line down the side of his eye. He got the toy back and that was alllllllll that mattered. Oh my!

Monday, October 09, 2006

What's That Under the Bed!

I promise the following is true, names have not been changed to protect the person involved. I need a little giggle.
I do not make these stories up. They REALLY happen. To often during my day, my boys will bless me with yet another, I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT moment. Here is today's event.

We have a sleep walker. He comes into our room and climbs into bed with us. I have never permitted my kids to do this unless they are sick. But our YOUNGEST is persistent in everything he does. Why should this be any different? Anyway back to the story.....

It was the usual 2:30 - 3:00 A.M. attempt to climb in and snuggle up, on mom's side of the bed (of course). I usually shoosh him back to his own bed. Except this morning I felt the 3 blanky pile beside me and wonder where he went. I am not a morning person (I may have mentioned that before) SOOOOOOO I was a litte in between awake and delirious. When I hear a muffled cry. I thought, OH NO I am squishing my 2 year old. I started to wake up (ABRUPTLY). Looking all over for him, in our king size bed it didn't take to long, it seemed like a long 10-15 seconds, realizing he was not in our bed! The sound WAS still in our room.. Hmmm.

After assessing our rather small bedroom, I see two little feet sticking out from under our bed. YES! Under the bed. He must have crawled around looking for a spot to bunker down and didn't realize he was UNDER the bed not IN it..
I am telling you reality. This is a day in the life of a householdofboys. heheheh

On to other news:
I have gotten about 3/4 through the cute toddler tank top
2 Socks at a time is into the finished gusset
Socktoberfest sock one is a toe shaping away from completing the 1st sock
and I am down to the last decrease rows of the hat I am making for my cousin (bday)
I will post pictures soon. The batteries have finally made it to the charger.

Happy Monday!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Progress, Love Progress

I have been trucking along, only to come to a scccccccreaching halt on the two socks at once thing. I noticed, about 5 rows down, a runner.. Grrr. I dropped another stitch. My bad word vocabulary is not available for use because my kids are listening. But BAD WORD, BAD WORD.. Picking up stitches is not something I am very good at, so I have finished up a little baby hat for my nephew, and am working on a pair of socks, for the sock of the month. Still need to read up on the requirements of that.

I can say,being almost ready to do the heel flap on the first sock in just a few hours of work. Makes me feel like one sock at a time is just fine with me..

I am still sewing up a few gifts and am almost finished with my add on book to the Fall into Reading challenge..

Like I said. I lllllllllllloooove progress. And I am still doing laundry through it all. Nice...Very NICE.