Monday, July 31, 2006

Time Flies

I cannot believe it is July 31. My boys start school in 2 1/2 weeks. We are buying all our school supplies today - yuck. The days of waking up without an alarm are almost over and I think I might be depressed. I really overdid it last year with volunteering. Don't get me wrong I love to help and be involved but I did too much last year. I declined 2 major PTO positions (at separate schools) and "they" are calling me now and sending me letters to see if maybe I changed my mind. NO! I have not changed my mind. I think we have had a pretty good summer and I'm just not ready to see it end. I just found out my middle son (the one with Asperger's) is getting 2 new teachers. 2 new teachers to the school. 2 new teachers that haven't seen him in action. Maybe that is a good thing, but I have been worried about him going into 7th grade. I hope he does well. I am praying. I have no pictures to post, but I have done some serious knitting since my last post. Well, serious in that I've completed several smaller projects. Of course, the socks continue to pile up and I have completed one pair, a single sock, and a cuff on a second sock. I've completed the one-skein wonder, and a baby blanket. I think that is it. I visited Yarntopia again in Houston and walked away with a medium bag (that was running over). If I lived closer I'd visit there more often. Which leads me to a story. I took my 3 boys to the dentist last week for their regular checkups. I sat in the waiting room knitting my socks for the hour or so they were gone. After their appointments were over an assistant called me back to visit with the dentist. I had another small wait so pulled out my socks. Well the dentist came in and immediately started talking about my knitting. He said he is a "knitting widow". I laughed and said well I thought my husband could probably qualify for that title as well. He had never seen sock knitting before and we talked about knitting a good 5 minutes. He then apologized for "wasting my time" talking about knitting. I laughed and said I would much rather talk about knitting than hearing what he might be getting ready to tell me about the boys (which was all good news actually)! He told me a friend of his just opened a new yarn store near there and had I been to it. Okay, the dentist is maybe 7 minutes from my house and HE knows about a new LYS????? What has happened to my LYS radar? In fact he told me that the store was being featured on "Good Morning Texas" that morning, but of course I had already missed it. So, I found their website and went there on Thursday and I'd like to just move in. They have a weekly "sit and knit" on Thursdays and I hope to become a regular and meet some other knitters. The name of the store is "Yarns Ewenique". I got to see so many yarns that I've read about on various blogs and now I see why people love what they love. I bought some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn and a skein of Claudia's Handpainted sock yarn. I bought some more Mission Falls yarn for the one-skein wonder. I also bought the most amazing bag that looks like a purse. It is kind of on the big side but I can carry all my purse junk plus a sock project with all my gadgets. I love it! One can never have too many knitting bags. I even found a class that I'm going to sign up for in August that will take place while the boys are in school. The store is max 15 minutes from my house. It's awesome! I just can't believe my LYS radar wasn't working to know this mid-Spring. I finished "A Good Yarn" yesterday. I liked that book. I read another book last week. I think it was called "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". Another good read. I am now reading "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. I have gotten so much summer reading done! Well, it's off to buy school supplies.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Baby Boutique and More

I am finally posting pictures of my Yarntopia buddies, Sheryl and Amy. I have been very productive with the yarn purchased there. I love that!
The green/purple/pink socks that I keep mentioning are still in progress.
I have completed 3 of the 4 baby projects I have purchased thus far. The blanket is so soft! I purchased the yarn and the pattern at Yarntopia. The sweater is a pattern I found from a blog I visit with yarn purchased at Yarntopia. The booties are a free pattern from Berrocco. I whipped those cuties up yesterday while watching soccer with the family.
I also completed my SAL project! I am doing this SAL with knitters from Yarntopia. This is the yarn that my husband complimented the other day. I still wonder about that. I would like to say he has good taste in yarn but come on! My oldest son took this picture and I think he doesn't like my direction in photography but I think he did great. Oh, I took my boys to see Superman and Pirates of the Caribbean. I thought both movies were entertaining. I personally think the fight scenes in Pirates went a little long but it was still entertaining. We are going to the beach next week and you know what that means . . . reading time and knitting time!