Tuesday, March 7

Its been a while!

I can't believe I haven't posted since the 24th. It is hard enough to find the time to knit let alone to blog about it. Not to mention catching up on all my blogging buddies! Hours fly by with out even knowing it!

Good news, I do have knitting content! Yipee! I'm involved in our secret sister thing at church and have a sweet lady who is very interesting. She
(her husband too) was actually in our ABF(adult bible fellowship) the past few weeks telling our class about her time spent as a missionary! Very cool! Anyways I made her a funky scarf and I'm hoping she likes it. Here I am modeling it:o) I got the yarn a while ago and forgot about it, until a few days ago. I'm glad I had it handy, because I don't think hubby would have went for me going out to buy more yarn. I'm kinda on a yarn diet. By kinda, I mean I am on a yarn diet. Oh well I've got lots of things I want to knit and have the yarn in my stash. Just finding time is a bit difficult.

So a fabulous job opportunity came up. A friend from church is having a baby in May. She is a school teacher and really feels that she needs to be with the students she has been put with. They are the kids that have been kicked out of high school, and are labeled as "the troubled kids" She feels like God put her in that position for a reason, to be a light for these kids. Anyways they have been looking for child care for a while now and mentioned it in our ABF about a month ago. I played with the thought of doing it but didn't think much of it. Over the past week or so I really had been thinking about it seriously, and talked it over with hubby. I prayed about it and we decided together that it would be a good idea. So come this September I'll be quitting my job as a baker and be come a child care provider. I know it won't be all smooth sailing but I'll be home with my kids like I've always wanted. Both my friend and I think its an answer to prayer for both families!

Also I'll regain my knitting time after the kids go to bed! I won't be dog tired when dinner time rolls around, and hopefully the bags under my eyes will leave! Because I'll just have the baby 5 days a week during the day, no sleepless nights! Hallaluah!

I've been working slowly but surely on the hoody and I'm just starting the armhole shaping on the left front panel. I keep forgetting to keep the K2 on each side. So I end up going back every few rows to fix it. This will be where the zipper attaches. I've not said that aloud yet. That really scares me. So how do you attach a zipper to a knitted item?! Anyone? Did i mention all the ends I'm going to need to weave in? I though that it would take me a week for sure. Then Amy showed me how to weave them in as I go. Thank you thank you! Your a life saver!

I should be going the kids are up from their nap... Its mommy time!

Happy knitting!


Allena said...

ok woman... go you working from home i wish i could do that.
speaking of zippers. your mother and mine used to sew she'll probably help you out with that. i think you juse sew in the zipper.. at least all my zippered sweaters are like that. good luck

Christy said...

The sweater is looking really great.

Congrats on the new job, too. I love how things work out like that.

Amy Lu said...

I H.A.T.E. putting zippers in knitting. It isn't the easiest thing to do, but you can do it. One tip: whip-stitch the zipper in place before sewing it, it will help a lot.

Have fun!