Category Archives: Family Goodness



How in the heck did it get to be July 16th already? Seriously. When exactly did that happen? Sheesh. I have been super busy though. Summer is the time of birthdays for us, with one in June, three in July and one in August. Oh yeah summer time is busy busy busy birthday time.

That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been knitting because believe me I have. I am also in Emily’s Dish Rag Tag which starts August first. I have been on Ravelry fooling around on there. I don’t have any friends which is rather sad and pathetic and the fact that I just realized this makes it funny. =)

I also signed up for MS3 but haven’t gotten my yarn yet. I ordered it from KnitPicks on June 29th, like a dork I put in the wrong exp date for my credit card so it didn’t get sent out until July 3rd and dang it if I am still waiting. I called KnitPicks and I was told they had 10-15 days before they would consider it lost. Call me crazy but uhm here it is July 15th and I still don’t have the yarn. The customer rep said I had until July 19th. It’s weird I have ordered from them before and I always get it super fast. Just bah, I really want to get started on the MS3 and it’s frustrating. I know I could use some yarn out of my stash or heck run up to Korner Knitters up the road but I really fell for the yarn I found on KP. Bugger, I hate waiting. =)

So, if you are on Ravelry friend me so I don’t look quite so pathetic! =) I am the one with cake icing in her hair marking off on the calendar when school starts again.





For all of those who should never be forgotten. They fight for us and our Country. Happy Memorial Day.


Where have I been, huh? I got an invite for Ravelry and that is where I have been spending most of my computer time. I love it, so much to see and do. I am still fiddling with it but I am having fun with it.

I am actually knitting believe it or not. Right now I am working on a striped cardi that I found on Li0nBr@nd’s website in Cotton Ease ::which I love:: in lime colorway. I am also working on the BunnyTail hat from the Itty Bitty Hats book. The weather has been so nice here though that I haven’t wanted to be inside knitting but rather outside running and playing with the monsters. I do have to work later today so I am off to enjoy some time with my family, enjoy some burgers off the grill, and say a silent blessing for those who can’t be with their family and friends today. Happy Memorial Day.

Three things


Right now I have three projects on my needles, I have a pinwheel blanket for a friend’s baby due in May, Monica from this issue of Knitty, and the Clementine Shawlette from the Spring Interweave Knits.  I am using my malabrigo yarn in purple mystery colorway that I picked up at SPA for the shawlette.  I love it and it is knitting up rather quickly.

We have had a tragedy here on the homefront and TK and I are helping the two oldest boys deal with it as best we can.  Needless to say it isn’t easy and it’s going to be rough around here for a bit.

Right now I am just itching for Spring and am longing for days where I can throw open the windows and let a good breeze flow through the house.

I am also in the process of planning on how to do the flower gardens in the front of the house.  TK and I pretty much ripped them out in the fall with the hope of replanting and redoing them this Spring so I am itching to get started on that. =)

Wow, I really need to post some pictures!


Of course I am not going to get to it today unfortunately.

This weekend is SPA here in Portland, Me ~squeals like a girl~ and I cannot wait!! This is the first one for me but I read about it last year and saw how much fun everyone had. SO, I definitely don’t want to miss out this year. Only thing? Big snowstorm coming in tomorrow. Yeah, huge. Biggest one of the year they are saying. I already told TK, “Oh I am going. You may have to drive me but I AM.GOING.” =)

We took the kids ice fishing this past weekend up in Dresden. it was so cold but it was fun. The little ones and I left early and let the big boys “bond”. Next time? I am definitely taking my knitting.

So, we are getting ready to hunker down and weather out an Nor’easter. Can’t really complain too much about it because well, I live in Maine but geez it’s cold!