January 31, 2011

365 Project :: Day 31

Yarn. It's not just for knitting.

Goodbye January

Good Monday morning to ye! Hey, guess what. Tomorrow's the first day of February. Can you believe it? I'm not sure how we got here, but it was a good month to start off the year.

Let's start off the day with a freebie! I posted the short little pattern for the Pointed Garter Scarf in it's finished post, but I've now put an Official PDF on Ravelry! You can download it here (that's a direct link that will give you a dialogue box), if you'd like. The powers that be have made it so you don't need to be a member of Ravelry to get it, but if you're at all involved with fiber arts I would totally join. It's the best place on the web! (For those with fiber addictions anyways.) Or, if you'd prefer a copy without having to download it you can email me at bitoflifeblog(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll shoot it over to you.

I've been headache free ever since I posted about them last week. Apparently all I needed to do was talk trash about them - they got annoyed and left! Still have no idea what caused them. Mom thought it might have been an allergy to the silk I was working with, but after a 24 hour avoidance and coming back to it the next day, I still had no headache. Ben says it was probably our not-so-lovely air quality, which is most likely it. I'm just really glad it wasn't the silk.

I finished one of the heart mitts yesterday and am working on the second now. Hoping to have those finished by the end of the week and up on Etsy for sale. I'm thinking about doing them in red next - a color called "Serrano". I've also cast on for another pair of plain mitts for a customer, and am thinking about casting on another Pointed Garter to use up two balls of the same yarn I used for mine, but in a tealy-green color.

Yesterday was a wonderfully rainy day, but now we're back to fog. And then it's supposed to be sunny and 60's next week. I can't wait for warmth. And spring. And flowers. Oh I really can't wait for flowers. Ben will be doing the sprinklers in the back yard with part of our tax return and I'm afraid I'll blow the rest of the yard budget on a truckload of flowers.

Today is Monday and that means bread making and house cleaning. So I better get to it.

Have a great week,

January 29, 2011

365 Project :: Day 29

I almost forgot to take a picture today! Although, Ben took this picture so it probably doesn't even count.

But I had to show you - Ze hearts! Zeh are coming along! I'm trying to decide if I want to do ribbing at the top, or find/design a different ending to these gloves.

I know I've been lacking in the Posts With Actual Content department lately. My brain's going in too many different directions to pin down right now.

And all I know at this moment is: I'm going out to dinner with my hubby tonight for Early Birthday. :D

January 27, 2011

365 Project :: Day 27

Today, Meg plays with texture overlays!

Finished Knit: Emilie in Pink

Yet another pair of Emilies - this time in pink! Are you horribly bored yet? Or are you enjoying seeing the same thing in different colors? I'm really surprised how popular these have become.  
(If you're interested in a pair yourself, you can order them from my Etsy Shop. If you don't see a color you want, I can get just about any color you'd like if you're willing to wait a bit longer.)

These were made for my customer's Aunt, who will be turning 90 in March. I loved knowing that as I was knitting them. Having a story behind my knits makes them that much more special. (I think that was bad grammar.)

Pattern: Emilie by Meg

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll (superwash wool and nylon) in "Carnation" - 33 grams/153 yards

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm Knit Picks Harmony

Knitline: January 19th - 22nd

YTD Mileage: .49 miles! Think I can break half a mile before February?

Happy Knitting,

January 26, 2011

365 Project :: Day 26

The first of three yarn shipments came today - and it included these beauties. Three skeins of Knit Pick's Stroll Tonal. They. Are. Gorgeous.

And I can't wait to play with them.

Wandom Wednesday

Kill the Wabbit!

Actually, no wabbits around here. Except maybe dust bunnies. Just felt like having an Elmer Fudd moment.

1. This morning, I decided to indulge in the ultimate simplicity that is scrambled eggs. It's been awhile since I've had just scrambled eggs. There's not much better.

2. Except maybe scrambled eggs with ketchup.

3. Mixing a bit of Ricotta cheese into the eggs before you cook them makes them wonderfully creamy.

4. I've had a smashingly painful headache off and on for 4 days now. I've noticed I only start to get it in the afternoon and during the night. It was so bad Sunday night that I was up every hour. I have been trying to figure out what the heck is giving me headaches, since I rarely get them, and these are the choices I've come up with:

a. The weather. Mayhaps we have a gigantonormeous storm coming and the pressure is squeezing my brain to death. Unlikely, since I don't normally react to weather patterns like this.

b. My mom's non-cancerous orange-sized tumor that was removed 2 years ago was actually hereditary and I'm starting to grow one. Also unlikely.

c. Change in diet. This too is unlikely since I haven't really changed my diet. And even on the rare occasion I get a caffeine headache, it never lasts this long or this strong.

d. I'm dieing. I'm leaning toward this answer because the first three are unlikely... and it seems like that's the only way I'll get rid of the damn headache.

5. Motrin is my friend.

6. I ripped out my attempt on the Valentine's mitts (again) last night and after some reworking, reknitting and recharting, I think I've finally settled on something that makes me happy and resembles the image in my brain. I'll post pictures of it when I get a bit farther.

7. Did I mention the yarn has silk in it? It shimmers in the light and it makes me happy.

8. Ben and I were discussing last night how we're feeling a bit depressed due to the lack of sun, warmth and green things. And what do we have this morning? Fog. Nature is a cruel and heartless woman. 

9. I'm so glad it's Wednesday, I can't wait for the weekend!

10. I got another order yesterday and this makes me very happy!

Happy Wednesday - and I hope yours is headache free,

Finished Knit: Emilie in Blue

Now that she's received and posted them....

Another pair Emilies for a customer - this time in navy blue! I'm starting to get so used to these I almost don't have to look anymore. They're so fun to knit.

Pattern: Emilie by Meg

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll (superwash merino and nylon) in "Dusk" - 32 grams/148 yards

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm Knit Picks Harmony

Knitline: January 15th-17th

YTD Mileage: .41! Nearly half a mile already.

Happy Knitting,

January 25, 2011

365 Project :: Day 25

I'm reeeeeally not into posting pictures of myself. I hate pictures. (Ugh. Remind me to put on make-up next time.) But I was trying to get some more finished photos of the Pointed Garter Scarf (which is hard to do by one's self ) and this one turned out pretty good. Aaand I'm too lazy/out of subjects to find a different Photo Of the Day. Hehe.

I LOVE muted photos with pops of color.

Designing and Environment

Does that look like a heart to you? Didn't think so.

Not necessarily together. Or maybe a little bit.

I've been trying out an idea I had for Valentine's mitts. I hate it. It's totally not working. So I'm trying to decide if I want to rework the idea I have, or scrap it completely and go for an entirely different one.

Having a business that involves merchandise brings up the issue of packaging. I've been doing a lot research lately as to how I want to package my items, and it's given me a lot of things to think about.

My original packaging involved a nice, sturdy, candy box and tissue. And while I love that package, it's been very difficult to find a box that would really fit my items without having to squish them up a bit. It also meant shipping costs a bit more because the box adds weight.

It also got me thinking - I hate when we get toys for the kids that have more packaging than toy. So why would I promote something that I dislike so much.

While I'm not a big "Save the Planet" nut - I get irritated with the commercial, "buy our stuff" aspect of it - I do think about what we're leaving for our children and I do believe that we've been given the task of taking care of the planet while we're on it.

So while I'm sure that nice candy box would biodegrade eventually, or some of my customers would reuse it for their own purposes, I think I'll be switching to a tissue and ribbon only approach. It's cheaper for me, since I don't have to buy the fancy boxes, and cheaper for my customers as they won't have to pay as much in shipping.

Just some thoughts I've had lately. The poll on the right sidebar will be up for awhile still, if you'd like to put your two cents in.

Happy Tuesday,

January 23, 2011

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

It's the middle of January and I think because of the dreary, bleak, soul sucking weather of this time of year, we've all lost our blogging mojo. Most of the blogs I read have been fairly quiet lately, and I don't know about anyone else but I'm having a heckuva time coming up with something to write about. Don't worry though. There's a few finished Emilies coming your way (as if you haven't seen enough yet. Sorry!)

So today, you get some facts about me that you most likely didn't know. Sorry if I'm boring you to tears.

1. I'm a ground hog. (Take that to mean what you will, but my birthday is on Groundhog's Day).

2. I was married at 19 and I think it's the best decision I've ever made.

3. My twins and I are pre-eclampsia survivors, after a very near-death experience. (I wish I was being over-dramatic about that one, but I'm not.)

4. My biggest irrational fear is that our car will somehow wind up in a large body of water and I won't have enough time to get my babies out. In fact, I get a little white knuckled when driving near lakes/rivers/canals/etc.

5. My second biggest (not so irrational) fear is being bitten by a black widow and dieing a horribly painful death. I blame a Discovery Channel show seen at the age of 7 for that one.

6. I was home schooled.

7. I graduated High School at 16 and started college the same year. Because I was tired of school. I'm not sure how I figured going to college was "not school"...

8. I started my own website design business at 18, but then realized I really hated it (web design) and closed it down to get married and have babies.

9. My favorite ice cream is vanilla with hot fudge on top. If there's no hot fudge it's totally not worth it. Although I will go for a good Mint Chip.

10. I have tried sushi. It's awesome (if not a little weird at first).

10. I have an anxiety problem that sometimes causes me to freak out and panic in public. Knitting has gone a long way in helping calm that. (Maybe THAT'S why I'm obsessed.)

11. I don't know what the hell I'm doing most of the time, I've just become really good at faking it. :D

12. I've been in one minor accident my entire driving career so far. It was my fault.

13. I've dyed my hair approximately 5 different colors since the age of 13.

Happy Monday!

P.S. I finished my magazine submission Friday and it will be going in the mail today.

P.P.S. Check out the poll on the right hand side! I'm in need of some input on packaging.

365 Project :: Day 23

What's left of the slab that covers our future garden.

January 22, 2011

365 Project :: Day 22

My 15 year old brother decided to make a Bill the Zombie cake! They brought it over this morning to show me and give us some. We dismembered him and took his arm and leg. I think he is (was) hilariously adorable.

Uncanny resemblance, no?

January 21, 2011

365 Project :: Day 21

Today's picture is entitled "The best omelette I have ever had. Ever."

The most delicious mixture of sauteed onions and mushrooms with a heavenly three cheese blend of Ricotta, Parmesan and Feta cheeses on top of it, all enveloped by 3 perfectly seasoned eggs .

Oh. So stuffed.

January 20, 2011

365 Project :: Day 20

Basking in the sun while it's out. It was deliciously warm today.

On a side note:

I think I'm gonna do it. I'm going to submit my design to Interweave for the magazine.

I looked up postal speed and if I get it in the mail Monday it should be there by the 26th. Kind of pushing it, but it's still before the 31st.

That gives me the weekend to hash out the details and get my proposal together. I'll let you know how it's coming along.

Right after I pee my pants.

Close to suffering an nervous breakdown,

P.S. Or I'll just chicken out...

A Plethora of Projects

Although I'm not sure 3 qualifies as a "plethora". Just go with me.

Above is another pair of Emilies, in pink this time! Another order - I'm very excited! It's so great getting positive feedback and results when you put yourself out there.

I'm working on a design for another pair of fingerless mitts that I was hoping to have ready for Valentine's day, but I'm not sure if I'm going to make it. If I keep getting orders, this will just have to be a "when I get the chance" project.

A secret project that I can't really tell you about, but I'm loving the color! I'm designing as I go and I can't wait to share it with you.

I'm afraid a knitting break might be coming up. My hands are starting to cramp up from working on tiny needles for so long. I might need to take a day or two off pretty soon. I will get past these Emilies and see where I am at. Its hard to put the needles down. Maybe I will take the opportunity to work on some sewing projects I have in mind.

I learned yesterday that Interweave Knits is holding a call for submissions for an issue of the magazine they are calling "Jane Austen Knits" - designs inspired by the author, her books and the time period she lived in.  I really wish I had known about it earlier - it's been open since November, and the deadline is January 31st.

Last night I played around with some design ideas and came up with one that I think would work, but I don't think I could get it roughed out, swatched (you don't have to knit the whole thing first, you just have to do a tiny bit so they get an idea), and mailed off in time to meet the deadline.

Plus I don't think I would have the guts to actually send it anyways. I mean, really... Interweave is a HUGE publishing company. I would be so sick with anticipation waiting to hear if my design got accepted. That would be so freaky.

But I've got the design, I like it, and I might be creating it soon(ish) to sell in my shop.

If nothing else, seeing the CFS made my brain think and work out a new design.

I'm not quite sure how I went from knitting other people's patterns to designing my own. But I've been having a blast doing it.

Happy Knitting (and Thursday!),

January 19, 2011

365 Project :: Day 19

Today's picture is of an open window. In the middle of January! It's so beautifully warm and fresh outside I just had to open all the doors and windows. The house will get a good air out, and I think this will go a long way in subduing  my Thirst For Spring for awhile.

On the way home from shopping today I drove the kids to the airport near our house so we could look at planes. They had so much fun seeing all the big airplanes and little airplanes. It was a lot of fun for me too, seeing them get so excited!

Finished Knit: Emilie

A pair of Emilie fingerless mitts for a long time family friend. This was my little "in between" project during the zombies. It was a good break to refresh my brain and get me going again. I was in a zombie slump.

These are in what I'm calling the "Ocean" colorway. The yarn color doesn't actually have a name, it's just a non-descriptive number. At first I was afraid the variation wouldn't show the cables very well, but I think they turned out very nice.

Pattern: Emilie by Meg

Yarn: Cascade Heritage (superwash merino and nylon) in Ocean - 35 grams/153 yards

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm Knit Picks Harmony

Knitline: January 12th - 14th

YTD Mileage: This little pair puts me .32 miles.

January 18, 2011

365 Project :: Day 18

I was walking down the hallway and thinking that our runner has a very interesting texture. So it is today's picture.

Weird, I know.

Present For You

The promise of the spring that will be coming soon.

I don't have anything big to post about today but I wanted to make a quick post to let you all know how much I love and appreciate you.

You're all so kind and sweet and encouraging with your comments. You don't know how many days I have been in a funk and it all gets fixed with just one short sentence from one of you. 

I'm so glad you like reading and visiting. 

The flower above is a present for all of you from me. :)

Love ya,

P.S. I won't give up taking pictures! Especially since I have my wonderful camera. I just get a little discouraged sometimes. But that was the point of the 365 project. Practice, practice, practice...

January 17, 2011

365 Project :: Day 17

A day of break baking does a soul good.

Random: It's What's For Monday

A loaf of potato bread, ready to go in the oven.

1.Having a productive weekend makes for an awesome week beginning. I've finished the massive order of zombies, an order of fingerless mitts I got the day my shop launched (finish post coming once delivered), and am half way through another order. I'm hoping to start on some new mitt designs when I am in between orders.

2.Having twins is really hard sometimes. Not to say it's harder than singletons, but having two kids of the same age is difficult when they both have the same tempers at the same time. And they both have the same patience level as their mother... which is not a lot.

3. It's still really fun though.

4. I've come to the sad conclusion that I'm really just not good at taking pictures. I have also come to the conclusion that Ben is. I had him take pictures of the finished mitts while I modeled them and he did a really good job. I guess I'll just stick to the knitting.

5. Frying up a piece of leftover ham to have with breakfast is quite awesome. We've been doing it all weekend and I still have a quarter of a bag left.

6. I'm trying to be a good girl and get up early again. This morning was 5:30 and it was really easy. Unfortunately the first day is always the easiest. It's the days after less sleep that is hard.

7. I'm having a horrible desire to go on a fabric bender. I'm not sure why. I'm on Joann's mailing list and I keep seeing ads for these adorable, gorgeous prints. I think my sewing machine and I need some quality time together. This is reeeeally weird for me, being a yarn person and all.

8. I've put a moratorium on TV today and the kids are not happy with mommy about it. Sorry dudes. You get way too grumpy and bratty when you've been watching too much. A few days of grumpy attitudes while we adjust back to normal and I should be able to keep from killing them. (I know a lot of it is just the age too, but the TV doesn't help).

9. I've eaten way too much candy and sweets since the holidays and my body wants it all the time now. I must purge the sugar!

10. For those who were looking/wanting the Bean Soup recipe you can find it here. I just added a ton of extra ham, stuck in the ham bone for flavor, and added twice the liquid to account for the extra meat.

Happy Monday,

January 16, 2011

365 Project :: Day 16

Day 2 of some chock-full-o'-ham bean soup complete with ham bone! Ooooh, this stuff is so good the second day.

Finished Knit: The Zombie Family *snap snap*

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky.

The Zombie Family! *snap snap*

After two weeks, and a tiny break in the middle for sick babies and a different project to refresh my brain... the latest installment of zombies is done!

This used up a long list of yarns. You ready?

I have affectionately named the one with black hair "Cher"... hehe.

Pattern: Bill the Zombie and Jane the Zombie by Meg

Yarn: Drops Alpaca in "Dark Lime" - 44 grams/173 yards
Drops Alpaca in Red - 8 grams/30 yards
Knit Picks Stroll in "Dusk" - 10 grams/46 yards
Knit Picks Stroll in "Ash" - 4 grams/18 yards
Knit Picks Stroll in "Carnation" - 8 grams/37 yards
Knit Picks Stroll in "Peacock" - 8 grams/37 yards
Some unidentified white - 10 grams

Needles: US 1/2.25 mm Knit Picks Harmony and Susan Bates Quicksilver
Knitline: January 1 - 15th, 2011

YTD Mileage: This little family gave me a whopping 417 yards, putting me at  .24 of a mile (that's nearly a quarter mile) with just one project!

Happy Knitting,

January 15, 2011

365 Project :: Day 15

The poorly lit desk of a very busy madwoman.

What's Cookin': Dinner Rolls

I've been trying for awhile to get a good dinner roll recipe. And while I love my great grandma's Yeast Rolls, and the ones from Betty Crocker are pretty good, I have found that recipes that call for eggs or a lot of butter come out really... doughy. Dense and chewy, not as light and fluffy as I'd like.

So in a "If you want something done right, do it yourself" moment of creativity, I made up my own roll recipe.

They turned out perfectly! Light and fluffy, very flavorful with the more-than-usual salt, and very easy.

I've been really into putting my rolls in muffin tins lately. The small area to rise in means they go up more than out, and they turn out to be about the same size. But a small baking sheet or casserole dish should work just fine.

If you're looking for a lighter/healthier version, you can substitute your favorite oil for the butter.

Dinner Rolls - makes 1 dozen
1 C warm water
2 tsp sugar
1 Tbs yeast
1/4 C butter, melted
2 tsp salt
3-3 1/4 C flour
Additional melted butter, if desired

Mix the water, sugar and yeast together in a small bowl or measuring cup and allow to proof.

Mix together the butter, salt and half the flour in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and combine until smooth. Stir in enough flour until dough is no longer sticky. Knead for 8-10 minutes. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled.

Once doubled, punch down and divide into 12 equally sized portions. Roll into balls and place in lightly greased muffin tins or a baking dish. Brush with melted butter, cover and let rise again until doubled.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter again if desired.

This post is linked up to :: Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Happy Eating,

January 14, 2011

365 Project :: Day 14

Delicious dinner rolls A la Meg! Recipe coming soon!

Random For The Week

 Random shot of Ben playing

Today is Friday and what better day to be random than the last day of the week?

1. As much as it sucked having sick kids, it sure is a lot easier to get things done when all they'll do is sit and watch movies.

2. I have THE BEST blogging friends ever. You guys are awesome.

3. Acrylic is not nice to my hands. It's slow moving and makes them cramp up. For this reason, I'm finding a deep love of wool and/or other natural fibers.

4. I've found the best way to get a lot of knitting done! Put the boys down for a nap, and pop in a Harry Potter movie. 2-3 hours of uninterrupted production!

5. After knitting a bajillion zombies on tiny size 1/2.25 mm needles, size 2/2.75mms feel fat.  It's kind of funny since they're still small.

6. Ben got me an electric knife for Christmas (which the boys are calling "Mommy's Sawzall") and it's so awesome. It made cutting through a ham last night no work at all!

7. My sister-in-law has been talking about making lemon marmalade and it makes me think I may have found something to do with the mound of peaches I have in the freezer from this summer.

8. Have a mentioned I'm ready for spring? Some warmth and sun and being outside would be nice.

9. It's Friday! Happy Friday!!

January 13, 2011

365 Project :: Day 13

Woefully neglected in this cold weather.


Allison asks: "Do you live out in the country or in a suburb? Your mother-in-law lives on a farm, and you can drive over for Thanksgiving... I can do the math! :) And I have felt nosey asking. So... that is what I would ask. Country or city? Southern or northern California? (get ready... after that I'll be asking things like: Do you make your kids home-made breakfast or is it cereal?)."

We live in a small, 25 year old housing development on the outskirts of our nearly 340,000 population city in Southern California - about 2 hours north of Los Angeles. Our house is technically in the county, so we don't have to deal with all the city laws and such. Our little area is nice and open, so I don't feel suffocated, but we are within a few minutes of every convenience you could want. Being that we are in the county, we are zoned for 12 small animals so one day when I can convince Ben (read: hell freezes over), we'll have sheep and goats!  We can get to my mother-in-law's house in 11 minutes (I timed it once), and the funny thing is even though she lives on a farm she's smack dab in the middle of the city now. It's come up to envelope them.

Oh and I feed my kids hot breakfast most of the time, like eggs and oatmeal. It sticks to them better, puts them in a better mood, they don't cry for more food in 30 minutes, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than boxed cereal. ;)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window asks: "Because I admire your talent so, I would like to ask you this question. Who taught you to knit?"

My mom is the one who originally taught me the basics of knitting, around age 8. I learned to cast on and do the knit stitch. I knit off and on over the years, and picked it up again just before I started dating my husband. I had always just knit huge garter stitch blankets (advice: learn about gauge!) because all I knew was knit stitch. When we became pregnant with our twins I found a pattern book for baby things in the grocery store, of all places. I bought it, and then spent many frustrating, tear filled (hormonal) hours trying to figure out how to make a stupid purl stitch. After searching and searching the internet I finally found a video on how to do it (yarn goes in front, if you're wondering). I completed a checkered blanket and fell so deeply in love with this new facet of knitting, knowing a whole new world had opened up, that I can't stop now. It would be like tearing out my soul. I've taught myself everything else since then, via books, internet, or just trying, and love learning new techniques.

Allison asks: "I was just thinking about you and wondering how in the world you find a day to knit because your house is already clean... (previous post). How do you do it?"

Let me start off by saying: I have apparently done a good job in fooling you all! Muahaha! Having a clean house and a day to knit doesn't happen all the time.

A lot of times I'll forgo the cleaning (or do the bare minimum) and just knit. Especially in the winter when I have no drive to do anything but my favorite activity. But it's fairly easy for me because I keep a pretty clean house in the first place. Messes get cleaned up as they go, we make the kids pick up their toys every evening, the kitchen gets cleaned (almost) every night after dinner, etc.

So come Monday I usually just run through and vacuum, wipe down the bathrooms, clean the toilets, all that. And I can get all that done while the laundry washes. My motivation is that when I'm done I can knit, so that keeps me moving pretty fast. ;)

Thanks you two, that was fun! Anyone have more questions?


January 12, 2011

365 Project :: Day 12

Freshly purchased fat quarters, destined for greatness!

January 11, 2011

365 Project :: Day 11

I know this is a horrible picture photographically speaking. But it's the only one I got today, and I think it's hilarious once you know the story behind it.

I snapped this with one hand out to the side as I was being trampled by my Duder. I was trying to get a picture of the cat who was crawling across my chest while I was laying on the floor, and as soon as I leaned back Duder seized the opportunity, jumped onto my stomach and started bouncing up and down as hard as he could, giggling all the way. You can see the slightly manic look in his eye.

I was trying to take the picture, breathe while laughing, and not pee my pants (from the extreme abuse to my bladder) all at the same time.

The 3-kids-against-1-mommy tickle war that ensued was the best part of my day.

Remember to roll around with your kids,

Terrific Tuesday

Today is dark and gloomy, the babies seem to be better, bread is made, and my house is clean! (It's amazing how much housework you can get done when the kiddos will only sit on the couch and watch movies.)

That means knitting. All day long!

What you see above is the current batch of zombies, stuffed and ready for clothes to be made and faces to be created.

I have so many designs in my head that I need to get out. I've been drawing them out, but my hands are itching to make them. I have orders to finish first though.

Since I seem to be running out of post ideas for now I thought I would try answering questions y'all might have. Just leave the question in the comments and I'll answer it/them in a later post. It can be about anything you want!

Blogging with a cat on my neck,

January 10, 2011

365 Project :: Day 10

Snake inlay on the neck of my husband's guitar.

Looks Like It's Going To Be A Monday

I got the babies out of their room this morning to find Duder crying and Tyler complaining about a tummy ache. Which he was complaining about last night too.

Duder has been acting like he has the flu - complete with a projectile vomitting incident - but he's always so happy even when he's sick it's hard to really tell if it's the flu or just a fluke incident. I'm betting on the flu though, since Tyler has been fussing about his tummy.

I hate when my babies are sick. Especially when it's something I can't really fix. Seeing my babies (or Ben, for that matter) sick or hurt and not being able to make it better is the worst thing. At least I will get lots of snuggles from babies who are usually too cool for mom.

And thank goodness for PBS and Pixar movies. They are a life saver.

Well, today is still Monday and that means cleaning house, doing laundry, and making bread (hopefully). I have an order of zombies to finish over the next few days, an Emilie order to start, and I'm trying to get some patterns written out.

I'm ready for Spring. I'm tired of cold and clouds and I want warmth and blue sky and flowers and all the nice spring things. Like opening the house and getting fresh air. But alas, I still have at least two months to wait.

I hope y'alls Monday isn't too bad.

Love ya,

January 9, 2011

365 Project :: Day 9

A roaring fire means relaxing outside and delicious smoked hot dogs!
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