Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lists and Lists and, oh you get the picture!

I read a post on one of my most watched blogs the other day, Michelle Can Knit regarding a contest offered on another site, Skeins Her Way. So the object, and hence the title of this post, is to list your summer knitting projects. By the way, if you follow my link and sign up, I get another entry so all of my knitting friends are encouraged to do so! Like Michelle (above), I am a list maker. I have strayed from time to time, like now! But need to get back as lists do help me tremendously! Lists of things to pack, errands that need to be done, grocery lists that should be followed, chore lists, you know, LISTS!! So now I have to compose a list of summer knitting projects, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  1. Finish felted messenger bag (almost done)
  2. Knit Honeymoon Cami for me
  3. Halter for my friend Jen (this will be a compilation of patterns or my first design attempt!)
  4. Another top for me
  5. Finish jaywalkers
  6. Knit match to sock already done
  7. Knit something for my new niece or nephew who could come anytime between now and 4 weeks from now! Probably socks or booties.
  8. Hopefully, if I win, I'll be knitting this fitted tank!

WHEW!!! Ambitious, yes, but I have a love of knitting and its on a list so I'm determined. I would love to add some Christmas gifts on my list as well but after typing and reaching 8, I will wait and hope for a smooth Fall. I'm sure there will be some ankle socks in there too as fillers. I aim high!

Aside from this, I finished the baby blanket this last weekend - whoo hoo! Pics up soon! The weather here has been awesome the last few days and will be again today - 83 degrees is really really nice. Running is going well, only 5 more organized training runs left. We ran 4 miles Monday and Tuesday, it's 5 on Thursday - weather permitting. I will miss the training but I do think I enjoy running. I'll fit it in my schedule somehow - hopefully in the morning. Running after school is let out is great to do with the kids but it's tough when it breaks up the day. Speaking of kids, mine are doing super! School is almost out so Brendon is anxious! Jack has had a busy weekend at the grandparents and then I babysat the last few days so he's in need of "Mommy time". I think we will visit my sister, Jean, today. She's in the hospital until the baby is born - as above, any day or 4 weeks!

All for now!

Julie

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Catch Up






Seems like it's been forever since I sat down to compose the goings on in our lives! Ok, so I've been slacking, sorry! Hmmm, where to begin. Brendon and I are down to about 3 weeks of training left before our big 10 K run. I actually skipped the run today as I was feeling a bit tired or lazy, whatever you want to call it. I was able to run the entire run on Tuesday though so I feel good about that, it was nearly 4 miles, yay! Brendon has been doing quite well too, he commented the other day that he does better when he runs by himself, he discovered that chatting and running kind of slows you down. I'm just so proud that he's doing this. On top of running Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, Brendon is also playing soccer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Some nights are pretty short! Jack is hanging in there, he's an excellent spectator as he yells "Go May-roon", fyi, Brendon's team is maroon.


I still have yet to finish poor Jenny's denim jacket. I have not turned the sewing machine on in what seems like ages. I guess it was just around Easter time so it has been awhile. A couple friends held a rummage sale last weekend in which I was able to unload some unwanted items into so cleaning prior to that had to take priority over crafting, unfortunately.


Mother's Day weekend was wonderful. We visited with Kirk's parents in Neenah on Saturday and had dinner. My mother-in-law gifted me a box of chocolates - yum! We got her a sock knitting book, Easy Knitted Socks, to take along on their trip to Europe which they should be heading to shortly! Hopefully it's helpful on their long plane trip!

This is what I received my wonderful hubby and boys! Kirk, Brendon and Jack each picked out a ball of sock yarn, super thoughtful! They also got me the latest Rob Thomas cd and a yummy chocolate bar, still untouched, mind you! I'm trying to get through some of my projects before I start another. I'm currently working on jaywalkers, I have about 3 1/2 inches to go on the first one. I don't have any pics of that, sorry! The baby blanket for my friend Michelle has only 10 more inches to go, YES!!! I love it but I will probably never knit another baby blanket again, ever!



It's getting there, lots of ends to sew in once I reach the end. Upon completion of this, I can then start the Honeymoon Cami, see sidebar which I already have some ggh mystik yarn in coral for. Some other summery projects will hopefully follow.

Last but certainly not least, here is my baby yesterday. He put his hat and rainboots on and went outside to "mow the lawn", came in and passed out on the living room floor. Coincidentally, he's doing this same thing right now!
Until next time!
Julie