Friday, April 24, 2015

For Aunty

(Taken while walking Ang to school)

(Ang said I had to take pictures of all the different flowers we saw)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mom's sock update

Progress on sock number 2

And just because

This dogwood I passed (with the lovely dark front edge behind it- it was much darker in person). It was almost in full bloom. Most other dogwoods I've seen are just starting to bloom. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Ok bad picture but I made something. It's not blocked and there's a boo boo. If you look at about 12 o'clock there is an extra teal picot. It was the joining one and well I guess I couldn't count right. :)

Needle Tatting

So today I tried the needle way and honestly it was easier then the shuttles. I think because the needle keeps the stitches from flipping around it's easier to see them and not twist them. That's my third tatted circle in total (only one done on the needle) and it looks much more, even or crisper I guess. The stitches are all sitting right in that one up there. So I guess now I actually try to make something. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A new craft

Well for my birthday (Thank You Auntie) I indulged in supplies for a new craft. Tatting. Today I finally got time to try it out. 

So the first try. Horrible.(that would be the tiny yellow thing) second was smoother (that's the teal)
Then life got in the way , but I was also stuck so seemed like a good place to stop. 
These were done with a shuttle, I also bought "tatting needles". Basically same result just different way of doing it. I'm going to try that next time. I figure between the three books I should have a chance. Plus there's always you tube ;)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Moving Along

The beginnings of sock 2

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New travel knitting

Between music lessons and sports I get time here and there for some knitting. Travel knitting has to be kinda easy but not so easy that it is boring. 

I also had this yarn, it's the last yarn I had my mom pick, so it's about time to work on it. So here it is
I took this picture at music lessons. The light is harsh here. Hopefully the sun comes out and I'll get a better picture 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Strange but it worked

I am posting this just because it was crazy and it worked

So Monday's are crazy here: 3 kids, 2 schools and the three of them needing to be driven in early.  Then there is laundry and speech.  Monday's start early and coffee is needed very much on my part. 
This morning my Keurig decided to go on the fritz. It was not a good morning. When I finally got home from all thee crazy,about noontime, I googled and tried almost everything there was. Then I found a website that had many visits and reviews. It said to unplug and turn it over and burp it like a baby. Strange but there were more than a hundred people saying that it worked for them. 

It worked. Hubby and I were very surprised. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

(To Me Anyway) It's officially spring


Giraffe Boy is playing baseball and my Drama Girl is playing softball (on two teams school and Little League). 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time to get my tushie in gear

No more excuses. February and March were tough months to run. Ice or sub zero (with wind chill) it was really hard. I did get a run in here or there but nothing consistent. 
This is me taking back. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Have Some Pi

So my Pi socks are done! Finished them last night. Socks go pretty fast on thick yarn.