Thursday, August 24, 2017

A little bit of this and that.

My moments of nothing are reduced to a few hours in the evening these days. It's not a bad life by any means, but the knitting is just a round or two when I can spare it.


I had a moment on Monday. Always need a pair of socks going, easy to throw in a bag and knit a round when you find yourself with the unexpected moment. These are Skyp socks in Felici. A squishy knit. Not my best work but I'm ok with that.


Please don't ask about the baby sweater ... I'm derailed momentarily. I want to slap my forehead just thinking about it.


We are finding that even on our days off doing something fun, like celebrating my husband's birthday on Sunday out at his mother's we are bringing laundry with us, because we are so behind. His brother teased us, "still the college kids." But hey we live in a 6 unit with 1 washer and 1 dryer. We take the opportunities.



Monday was also the first day of High School for The Kid. He is sooo too cool for me and my "recommendations".


We went and bought him new running shoes and new cleats since we didn't have time before school started. I found out I've had my poor son in shoes a 1 1/2 sizes too small this summer. I'm a horrible mother, I really am.

Life continues with a lot if this and that this first week of school. His soccer practice on Thursdays doesn't get out until 8pm ...

We aren't nailing it, but I think we're ok. We're still getting it done, still laughing and at least we're tired enough to sleep, ha!

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  1. And smiling!! Great picture of the high schooler. it does seem busy these days, doesn't it? And for me, I'm not quite sure what is making up the "busy." Those skype socks look great - I need to re-look at that pattern and give it a go.

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    1. Yes capturing a smile is absolutely important! I know I sometimes get overly self critical about if I'm s busy but am not sure exactly why if I'm being super inefficient etc. And then I talk myself off the ledge and shrug, as long as I made the effort have to understand sometimes things are just going to be BUSY. Part of me likes it too. Hehe.

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  2. I am loving seeing the SON!! He's grown a ton. As for your socks, love the color, love the pattern. Each day you get a stitch or two done is a good day !!!

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    1. Aww thanks Kathy! I love reading about your time with your kids. I have remembered all your words about mothers and sons and the various stages of growth and interest. H is still running and showing some interest in the tennis for spring. He is enjoying his introduction to Spanish this year. Sound familiar??

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  3. Don't you just love that skyp pattern? Nice photos of your son. Don't blink twice or he'll be graduating from college! Time sure flies.

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    1. I DO love this pattern! It's just the right amount of interesting without being too fussy! I have been very interested in socks w/texture this year from visiting everyone's blogs. Time flies ... so obvious to us this year.

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband. Don't beat yourself up about the shoe size: a teenager's growth spurt can cause changes practically over night.

    Your socks are fabulous! I love the yarn AND the pattern.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy.You're right the minute I think I understand his size, his style etc. it changes. His voice still freaks me out from the other room.

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  5. The socks are a great match for the pattern and the yarn!
    Nice work! Life does roll at rocket speed sometimes-just try your best to keep up with those you love!

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    1. Thank you! I have to say that looking at everyone's blogs I try much harder to "feel" the yarn/colorway and pattern combo. So much fun.

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  6. Okay, first the socks (swoon), then the husband (swoon) then the handsome kid (no swoon, that would be creepy). I've got horror stories to beat your horror stories about being a bad mom. It goes with the territory. You know you've won life when the grownup kids can laugh about it all later.

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    1. You are the sweetest and the funniest. It's true isn't it that we all have things as parents or responsible people where it has gone kinda off road. I really don't think we should trust anyone who tells us they've got it all figured out. ;)

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  7. As long as you're still laughing, it's all good. And that sock is gorgeous!

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    1. Yes laughing at myself more than I'd like to admit. It's more fun when it's at the people in my household. What? I'm a recovering mean girl. LOL. Thank you for the sock compliment, that means a lot coming from such an amazing sock knitter AND DESIGNER as yourself!

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  8. Love the socks!! And don't knock yourself, is you kid still alive? From the looks that's a yes. Then it's all good.

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    1. I like your style Chris. I read my husband your comment and we had a good laugh. Our kid came in the kitchen in his underwear looking for food or something.

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  9. If y'all can still laugh . . . you're doing it right!!!

    Hope your son has a wonderful new school year.
    (At least you didn't roll his arm up in the car window. I'm not saying that I did that, but my son will tell you I did. LOL However, I scored him Magic Basketball playoff tickets that day so I think I was forgiven.)

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    1. My Aunt drove over my foot. ha! It's funny too, the thing that is the "remember that" moment for them vs. ours? Andyes, I think you were MORE than forgiven w/playoff baseketball tickets. Geez, can you please Mom me?

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  10. can't believe how he is growing! I kind of love when life is so busy that I barely knit, it makes the knitting time that much sweeter :)

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    1. It's true Karen. Every time I get a chance to knit a round it's like my whole body is sighing in contentment.

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  11. back to school time is always a blur isn't it?!? HIGH SCHOOL? already? doesn't seem possible (although that's just what I said to my oldest grand...time flies and i'm just hanging on for the ride!!!!) and all those stolen knit rows here and there...somehow add up! I liked skype a lot....but i think i'm hooked for a bit on hermione!!! isn't it great we have all these choices?!?

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    1. A BLUR is a very good description. It's weird the way children mark time. I saw my friend's son (they moved out of the city) when the boys were 9 and she posted his first day photo and I almost fell out of my chair. He's such a young man now. I love the stolen rounds especially on the foot or the leg. I don't need to fuss or think at all.

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  12. He is getting so old! I can't believe the change in him. Good luck with the hig schooler and take whatever moment you can to knit. I am finding it hard to find a few minutes here and there but I am still trying.

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    1. Mere, I'm still floored you get an inch done of what you actually do with everything going on and you all going everywhere all the time. I really do hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy some crafting time and LB hugs!!

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