Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Beast of Burden

You ever have one of those O Shit moments? I have a lot of them, o shit I am screwing up my children, o shit I just bounced a check or maybe 2, o shit I'm late for work. You know what I'm talking about, the moments where your heart just sinks and you know that you are doomed. It seems lately that I have not only been having those in "normal" life but in "knitting" life as well. Many of you may remember this moment earlier in the summer. It seems like my knitting this summer was just way off and I don't trust anything that comes off my needles anymore. So it was no surprise last night at O about 4 am that I realized that O shit the streetlight has gone out (it wasn't blaring in my eyes, I must change sides of the bed with the husbeast) and that O shit that freaking sweater that I am knitting for my sister in law is going to be too small and I am on the sleeves already. The sweater that just wont get gauge, wont look right, wont be right at all. I haven't told you all about it because all of my plans for telling you went right out the door last week and weekend because my family was possessed by a puking alien virus. ANYWAY, back to the point. I finally made a decision that before I knit any more on it I am going to block a portion of this god forsaken sweater to see if it will stretch out. (What made me think that I could knit a sweater for a someone else if I cant even knit one that fits me?) Here she is blocking and I measured and then measured again. It has seemed to stretch and it looks like it will fit a normal sized woman and not a 2 year old. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off and I can now stop freaking out about 1 thing in my life. Now onto trying to not screw up the kids too bad.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Special Visitor during the summer

We had a really great summer, there were some low points. Like DH breaking his femur and tearing his hamstring off in 2 places, and having no money to go on the trip that we wanted to go on. But don't cry for me, we had some fun times too.

School started Monday and it has been quiet bliss for 2 days. The Middle has been a riot starting Kindergarten. He insisted yesterday to his teacher that he was a bus rider (he's a car rider) and was in line to get on some bus when big brother stepped in and stopped that one. He was so mad that he started fighting with Big Brother in the hallway and it resulted in the little one kicking the big one. Ahhh good times. DH told him last night that if he got on a bus, he wouldn't come home. To this he said in a whiny voice, "But I want to come home!" Its been fun.

Im so glad that fall is on its way, I HATE Arkansas summers. I would gladly trade places with you Che anytime. Snow and all!

I have been working on LOTS of things, and I will show you more later. I'm also on Ravelry, SocialKnitter there.

For now, I will leave you with this picture I took of our special visitor.

This Black widow spider was on the side of our house and was as big as a half dollar. It was pretty scary considering that they can kill or really hurt small children. She was quickly killed by the DH, who knew that De Icer could be just as good as Raid? Freaky huh? Its our 7th BW Spider here in 3 years. That doesn't even include the Brown Recluses that we find either. Oh ick.