I feel so out of the loop.
There is so much to say and i don't have much time to post. I am now going to be working 4 days a week, wed to sat. I'll be starting at 4 am. I did a trail run of it last week and we decided that it was the best way to get ahead financially. This way I'm home before hubby has to leave for work and we don't need to pay a sitter to watch our kids. We also want to buy a van(used of course), and figured that now is as good a time as any. Why not start paying now, rather than later. It just means that we'll have it paid off sooner.
Ok, so today 3 of my closest friends and I got together and made egg rolls! I've never made them before and it was a bunch of fun! Add 8 kids to the mix and it gets even better;) It went a little past Gabes nap time so he was getting testy, but other than that I had a blast! At one point in time Leah fell asleep and i just laid her in the corner of the room for her nap! She'll sleep anywhere:) She just goes with the flo! (Here is a cute one of her... just had to add it to the post.) I love my friends their great! And of course they're all knitters. hehe
Ok so now its time for yarn pictures:)
yesterday was knitting night at the shop. I had Christmas money to spend! This is what I came home with. 3 skeins of cascade 220, for a purse that I'm designing. 2 skeins of a superfine merino wool that i just love making baby hats out of. I like getting different colors, not just the traditional blue and pink. And a pair of Addis to add to my collection. US # 13, to use for some felted clogs that I'm going to make for my IL's and my family. The yarn I have yet to buy but I'm thinking of ordering it from knitpicks... I still have some Christmas money left;)
They came home in skeins and are now balls of yarn! I love owning a swift and ball winder! Its awesome! I love not having to do that all at the shop.
This is my collection of yarn for baby hats... There are 309 yards to each skein, so they go a long way when you make stripes and two colored hats. I just love making hats!
Here is the progress on my kool-aid socks. I'm using the same leaf lace sock pattern that my SP6 sent me. Only this time I'm knitting them toe up. So the pattern is upside down. I'm still not sure if i like the colors yet... I guess I'll just have to see it complete. They're kinda growing on me:)
Yesterday I semi-organized out office/computer room and realized that I need to find a way to better organize my knitting stuff. Be it yarn and books and other knitting notions. Anyways I need to buy some shelves or plastic rubbermaid drawers or something. How is your stash organized? Any tips?
I think I'm going to join the crafty losers yahoo group. I really want to lose this stubborn baby fat, that has somehow increased since having Leah... Hmmm I wonder how that happened?! She is 9 months now and supposedly you should be back to your pre-baby weight. Ha ha. Anyways I'm finding it hard to fit exercise into the tight filled days of working, sleeping, knitting and caring for the kids... But I know it needs to be a priority. I'll update you all with more info as it comes. Then you all can help me be accountable;)
Happy knitting everyone! Its off to bed with me...