Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Clearing up again...

It rained Monday night and kept right on going through Tuesday. Woke up to the sun today but it's clouding up again on and off. Justin asked me "Mommy is it raining?" I said "Nope."
"Is it sunny?"
"Yeah kind of."
"Can we go to the playground then?"

Lol, of course he remembered what I said about how we couldn't go until the sun came out! Today isn;t rainy but it's chilly and windy, and with all the rain yesterday, much of the playground will be wet and muddy. Hard to explain that to a 3 1/2 year old though...

In other news, got new ink Saturday with my sister. It came out great, but healing it has been a mild inconvenience. The bonding experience was worth it though. It is a celtic Tree of Life, with curly knotwork and green leaves. I had to make the leaves green, I wanted the life idea to shine through. In honor of my family, and in honor of spring!

In crafting news, I have yarn for a sweater but can't seem to get started. I am getting hung up on picking a design. Recently finished are a pair of amigurumi dragon babies, a headscarf, and a baby blanket, though I need to weave in the ends on that. Still counting it though! I also need to get a blanket done as a surprise for my brother, but it's daunting. Tedious.

Trying to organize another craft night for my friends soon, and am so looking forward to the Rhode Island Fiber Festival. Missed it last year, and this is it's fourth year so it's going to be new and exciting.

Hmmn......what else? I want to work on getting the office/craft space tidied up and organized, but currently there is a sink and vanity in there thwarting my intentions. Hopefully someday soon Will gets done what he needs to so he and Bill can finish the bathroom up and give me that space back! That's all for now.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Come on Spring!

Ok, it's getting warmer out, light jackets instead of winter coats, and sadly soon I will have to put away my pretty clapochet scarf, and the one a friend knitted me.

But..........sunlight.......warmth, irises and other bulbous plants rising out from the ground, pushing life and green things to the surface!

The boys and I have already been to the playground down the street, it says town residents only, but we are literally a stones throw from the town line. So.......we hop the fence darn it!

Anyhow, not a lot going on, finished my first garments that aren't hats or slippers. Two, nearly three baby sweaters are now complete and I find them really fun. I'm gearing up to tackle my first sweater in my size, so wish me luck.
Once I do that, I want to work on knitting. I'm desperate to learn but for some reason it just seems to daunting. Maybe only using one stick/hook has spoiled me, but I plan to break the stigma and go on. I had a recent encouragement from a male knitter who is having a shawl giveaway, saying I should give the pattern a try, that he was new to knitting and it wasn't too tricky. I am going to give it a try after the sweater!

I can do it. I have a vision of a happy robin egg blue or darker shawl.

I also am taking my little sister to get her first tattoo next weekend. I'm getting one too, my second ever. I am planning on something special, a drawing I found online and modified it.

Another thing I want to work on isn't craft related. I need my liscence. I'm way past the age you can get one, so I need to buck up and go for it too. My firstborn was recently taken by ambulance to the ER from our doctor and it's situations like that which are inspiring to do it. (He's fine, thankfully was just having troubloe breating and has pretty much been disagnosed with asthma, just like mommy......woohoo).

So, on to spring, season of life, cleaning, and getting things all around in order.