Wednesday, February 21, 2007


That's how things have been around here, but that's not always a bad thing.

I got a job. A full time one. With benefits and whatnot. Woohoo!

I sent my resume back in October. By the time they contacted me I had forgotten about it. It all happened really fast. I interviewed and was offered the position the same day. I was able to secure after~school and daycare the next day. I had a week for things like last minute appts and stuff before I started yesterday. It's been an adjustment for everyone. I now get up at 5 and DH gets the kids ready, making sure everyone is where they need to be on time. The boys LOVE the after~school program but Isaiah is unsure about daycare. I think the biggest adjustment is for him and me since we are used to being home together all day. But he's doing well and making new friends.

Another thing that has turned my life upside down is carpal tunnel. I found out that's what's been making my fingers numb and cold, and it's imposssible to spin. I can still knit though, and have been knitting a lot.

I wanted to show you some progress pics and some new pics of the kids today but something happened that (once again) kinda turned everything upside~down. Sometimes it's really amazing how shitty people can be, and even more amazing are the shitty excuses these shitty people can make to try and explain away their behavior. So my head hurts and I can't even begin to think about putting together a proper post. It's just that I looked at how long it's been since I posted and wanted to give a teeny update. It's been a rough month (the baby was sick) and a busy month (DH and I celebrated 10 years of marital bliss(!)on the 15th and the boys have a joint BDay party on Saturday)so I haven't been around as much as I'd like. Thing will change once we all get settled.

Either tomorrow or Friday I will be back with a story. A story of ridiculously shitty behavior and how some people feel like it's ok to treat others like crap because they pretend to not know any better. A story of why my head hurts.

I'll also have some knitting and maybe a little more on my job :o)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Am I blue?

Today is the first day of Project Spectrum v2. Ok, technically it was yesterday but I'm still up so in my mind it's still February 1st.

I've got a couple of things in honor of the color blue. Blue is a pretty important color around here. I'm sure I have lots of blue stuff I can take pictures of, I definitely have lots of blue yarn. And fiber. Wanna see what I did with some of my blue fiber?

Sorry the picture is a little blurry. It's the third yarn I ever spun up on my wheel. It's a merino/silk blend. I was able to get it pretty thin and I'm very happy with it. So happy, a bought more of the merino/silk in a couple different colors. I think this skein might be a gift for someone :o)

Here's my first* wheel spun yarn...

It's BFL from The Spunky Eclectic plyed with commercial mohair. It's the hugest.skein.ever. I have no idea how many yards it is and no idea what I'm going to do with it.

My second ever wheel spun yarn is orange merino (and still on the bobbin) but since this month is all about blue/gray/white it'll have to wait for it's turn in the spotlight.

*technically I spun about a quarter of an ounce of white corriedale before I did this but I'm not counting that. You can see it on my wheel a few posts back.

I'm also knitting a pair of green socks (Go with the Flow...IK summer '05) in CTH for Lolly's green sock KAL...

Since that picture I've gotten a little further on the leg and traded out the plastic needles for Crystal Palace bamboos.

Thanks for the nice comments about my new design. I've cleaned up the sidebar a bit, joined a few new KALs and opened a Flickr account. I've still got some work to do, like figuring out my some of my rings look all funky. Right now I'm just happy that most of what I want is in place.

In knitting news I've got a Central Park Hoodie, a Manly Sweater, two pairs of socks and a shawl on the needles. The shawl is a simple rib, for DHs grandmother who had to have heart surgery. I need to get it done and in the mail ASAP. It's moving along though since it's on us15s!

Almost forgot...there's two baby sweaters languishing as well, each one waiting for a sleeve.

That's not too bad, right?