It’s cold and cloudy here today, so my kids and I are having a lazy Monday…it’s entirely possible that I’m still wearing pajamas. Also, 3/4 of my family have a nasty cold. I am, currently, the healthiest of the bunch, but I can feel my lymph nodes trying to fight it off (I’m sure that’s not entirely medically accurate).
This is my weapon of choice.
That’s Jasmine Green Tea with a splash of Scotch Whiskey. Add some honey if you choose, but I mostly drink unsweetened drinks (which is a miracle considering I grew up on Kool-Aid and Sweet Tea). I don’t think it does much to fight anything off, but it makes me warm. :) The kids don’t get the Scotch…they get Rooibos Chai with a little milk and honey.
That’s the fastest I’ve ever knit the body of a sweater (not counting sweaters for babies and dolls). Tilly is trying to get me to let her have the sweater with the unfinished sleeves and collar, but we will have none of that.
Besides knitting, cleaning, and painting (I’ll show you the mirror tomorrow), I enjoyed a very long phone conversation with my Mom on Saturday (her birthday). Brace yourselves, it’s about to get gushy. My Mom is one of my very favorite people and one of my very best friends. We both know exactly what the other is trying to say even if it’s not said clearly. We get each other, and that’s not always easy to come by. She is also extremely kind and caring and the most supportive and encouraging person I’ve ever meet. Also, we have the same eyes. Thanks for the eyes, Mom! Love you bunches! Happy Birthday! I think you’re amazing!….even if you don’t knit. ;)
Sunday was the birthday of my sister-in-law, Jess. Jess was my very first best friend (besides my sister) and my first pen pal (yes, we used pens and paper and communicated very slowly…it used to be a thing people did). She is wicked smart, extremely funny, super ambitious, and the kind of person that could talk you into anything. Did I mention she’s a doctor? Yep, that’s what she does for a living. She and I (besides both being smart and funny ;)) are not a lot alike. She travels, skis mountains, swims in oceans, that sort of thing, while I knit, raise kids, and watch Murder She Wrote. There is this children’s book called Hello My Name is Bob. It’s about these two bears who are friends, but one does exciting things and the other does “boring” things (except, when I read the story I change ‘boring’ to ‘not as exciting’). But despite their differences; they are still good friends…it reminds me of me and Jess. Happy Birthday, Jess! Hope it was grand! Much love!
Well, that was my weekend. Now, last for today, I would like to thank Mistine of the blog CrazyPurls for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award. It’s an award given to (new) bloggers by other bloggers, and it’s a fun and encouraging way to get your (blog) name out there. More than the award though, I thank Mistine for her kind words. :) I’m supposed to nominate other new bloggers from my followers for this award, but seeing as most of my followers aren’t bloggers or have already received this award, I think I’ll save the nominating for a rainy day.
These are the questions I’m supposed to answer:
- What is your favorite FO (finished object) from any craft and why?
- What is your UFO (ugliest finished object) from any craft and why?
- We all have that intimidating project we love and adore but could never imagine actually creating it because we don’t feel worthy.
- What is your favorite crafting tool and why?
EXTRA CREDIT: Post a picture of the above items!
Okay, here goes:
- My favorite Finished Object is a Granny Square Sweater that I made for Tilly a few years ago. It’s crochet and knitting, and it’s my favorite because it’s my design, and it turned out exactly how I imagined.
2. My ugliest Finished Object is a tea cozy that I made for Ben. He likes it because he thinks it looks like fire. I think it looks like a weird muppet, and I hated every minute of knitting it (sorry, husband)!
- My intimidating project would be these lace stockings because they go on forever and there are two of them.
My favorite crafting tool is my knitting needles. Knitting is my favorite.
Whew! This post took longer than anticipated…I better go rescue my children from themselves. Have a lovely Monday!