Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More on Knitting

So I am very excited about my new hobby. It has been two and a half weeks since I officially became a knitter. I have knitted four washcloths, two scarfs and have started a third, and have plans for the two after that.

I purchased "Stitch and Bitch", a book about knitting and have taught myself a second stitch. The first scarf for Camy, was just the basic garter stitch that we learned in the class, for Carson's I taught myself how to purl, and her scarf looks completely different from her sister's. On the one that I am making for myself, unless I decide to give it away, I am using the two stitches I know and I am making a ribbed scarf!

The kiddos are very excited about their new scarfs, Carson wore hers again to school today, even though it's going to be about 80 degrees today. I think that she is making a fashion statement more than keeping her little neck warm. I showed the scarfs to my sisters and they seem to not get it. My 3-year-old niece Hannah, was very excited about them. I have plans to make her a purple one now.

I figure after I master the squares and rectangles it'll be time to move on to other shapes. I think this is something I could be doing for a long time to come.

Monday, May 11, 2009


So I officially have a new hobby. Last Monday night my girls and their Girl Scout troop went to L&b Yarn Co. for a knitting lesson. Since it was my idea, I got to go, and I got the chance to learn how to knit, again.

I learned last summer at my company picnic, but with the move to the new house and everything I put my scarf down that I had been working on and hadn't picked it back up. The class was learning how to make a washcloth.

It has been a week and I am officially a pro. I made four washcloths last week (the picture is my first one), and I took my girls back on Saturday to pick out yarn for scarfs that I am going to make them. Yes, I know it's much too warm for scarfs, but they are very excited about them, and I am very excited about being able to create something that they will love.

Carson has decided that she loves knitting and wants to take the little camp they offer this summer. Cameron decided that she hates it. We'll see, maybe she'll want to in the future if I keep at it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day

So in two days, it'll be Mother's Day again. Not my favorite holiday of the year, but don't get me wrong, I do enjoy how excited my girls get about the day. It's nice to have someone that will think and plan how they can have their dad bring you breakfast in bed, as a surprise, that one day of the year.

Not only is it Mother's Day in two days, but today, May 8Th is the anniversary of my own mother's death. It's been 28 years since my mother died of breast cancer. Ironically, she was 28 when she died. This time of the year serves as a reminder of what I lost and missed out on for the majority of my life.

On this bittersweet holiday for me I'll remember that I have two girls that love me and love that they can show that love, and I'll try not to dwell on the fact that I don't remember my last Mother's Day with my own mom.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Every woman needs a friend they can shop with. Quite often I find myself shopping by myself but yesterday I realized that shopping with a friend is so much better. It was so nice to have someone that convinced me to try on things that I never would have picked out for myself. It was especially nice considering all the bargains we found!

So go shop and take a friend, unless you don't really have money to spend!