Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ms. Marigold

Ms. Marigold before neckline ribbing -

I think it's working out so far - I had to make an emergency run to a yarn shop 30 miles away because I ran out of yarn - I had bought this Rowan Calmer on Knit Happens last year because it was on sale and thought I might be able to squeeze Ms.Marigold out of the 3 balls I had, but it wasn't quite enough and neither of the two LYS's that are closer to me carried Calmer so I got to visit a shop I don't usually get to see - very fun -
I cast on the number of stitches for the size M but then knit to the lengths required for the small -
On to the neckline and ruffles!

Sunday, May 27, 2007


3 ladies - 9 kids

+ lodge by river

+ healthy snacks ( I know these don't belong on a proper girls getaway but one of us is being very very good about eating healthy and it's really starting to pay off... yay Alissa!)

=giddy girl chatter, relaxing spa activities, hiking without having to worry about someone falling off a cliff or eating poisonous berries, a little shopping, just good times.

And of course even after just 2 days, you come back to your brood with new appreciation for just how precious they are to you and how cute their little faces are and for maybe 27 minutes they are so happy to see you that they don't whine or stomp off to their room in a huff about something...and once they start doing that again hopefully you have a little stored up energy from your weekend recharge to respond in more positive ways than you did before the getaway. Just have to remember those things we learn in the few quiet getaway moments we have as moms to help us through the noisy, rowdy, whiny, what do I make for dinner moments of our everyday days - but I have a hard enough time remembering where I put my cell phone, so these recharging sessions may need to increase in frequency.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Look at this man -
He is so patient and tolerant of all my tangled up messes-
not just yarn either - he has to listen to all the tangled up mess that constantly streams through my brain and promptly spills from my mouth - thank you patient man.
This is some rust brown Silky Wool that I managed to get good and knotted up while trying to wind it - He sat for 2 hours and happily worked on the "puzzle" and I ended up with a nice little center pull ball that is now being knit into a Marilyn's Not-So-Shrunken Cardigan - no pictures yet but I plan to do more knitting starting next week.