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Friday, August 29, 2008

Back to School


Well like every parent with school age children I was looking forward to this week.

It started out very nice, on Monday I spent the school hours at my LYS with friends for a sit and knit.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I worked, the first weeks of school and before I'm always really busy interpreting (think of all the forms to fill out and all the new info teachers need to convey). Before school started during with of my sessions I pulled something in my neck during one of my sessions and now every time I aggravate it I get a headache. So I haven't been able to sew or knit and today was the first day when I have been able to use the computer for more than 5 minutes.

On Thursday morning (5:30 am to be precise) I woke up to my DS being sick. The poor guy spent the morning that way but thankfully by dinner time he had an appetite and was feeling pretty good.

So this morning with no fever and a stuffy nose I sent him to finish his first week in high school. By 7:30 am I was on the phone with said high school, DS had a slight temperature and was nauseous. I get DS 2 up to get him ready for school, ask my husband to take him to the bus stop, get dress and with Clio (the beagle) in the car I head to the school.

So here I am. I would love to do some sewing today since my neck is better but I know that cleaning my house needs to come first. Here is hoping that next week is less exciting...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What the Olympics is making me do




I am not a sports person, I love to swim but that is it. However I love to watch the Olympics, especially the summer Olympics. I keep telling myself that they only come every four years and that it is okay to drop everything, except my knitting, to watch it. So while I wait for some knitting help from a very kind contact at Ravelry (she's sending me her lace charts and changes she made to the pattern from Interweave Knits I'm working on) I casted on socks for DH. The yarn is Fibranature Yummy a 100% superwash wool that I got at my local yarn store. Of course I could sew together the crocheted skirt I finished months ago or the beautiful cotton tank top that I could wear now. But I can't do that while I'm watching the Olympics...so back to knitting socks.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In my mailbox

So I had asked my brother and his new wife to try to find me a Patrones magazine when they were honeymooning in Spain. And...




The above shows up in my mailbox! Four! 1,2,3 and 4!I did a happy dance. I also got two knitting magazines Katia and Verena and a crochet magazine.

The bathroom is done, well it still needs paint and the hardware. It turned out beautiful! Today I had the boys help me with some cleaning up. There is still a lot to do but we are getting there.

I was able to cut another version of Simplicity 4076 and traced Burda WOF 5/2008 121. Can't wait to get back in the sewing room!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Verena Knitting Magazine


I was in my local Barnes & Noble the other day and was very surprised to find Verena magazine on the stand. I am familiar with the Spanish version sold in Spain; let me tell you that my mom and I have always loved this knitting magazine and when my mom used to spend a few months in Barcelona every year or so, she would hound the magazine stand because as soon that it was out it was gone.

This version looks very much like Burda World of Fashion. There are many, many designs and I liked quite a bit of them. There are very fashion forward but in a way that they don't go out of style (I still find the designs of issues more than six years ago very modern).

Have you seen this new (to the US) knitting magazine? Let me know what you think!!

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Well my house is officially a construction zone. The bathroom remodel is coming along fine and it will be wonderful when it is all done. Of course have to go out to Home Depot again this morning even though I went there and to Lowe's yesterday.

So not much has gotten done in the sewing/knitting area. I was hoping to finish some knitting projects that just need sewing up. We'll see.