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Life has been very busy this week. ML and I went to Georgia to visit with Stephanie and brought home thisThis is Rosalie she is an absolute sweetie and a great addition to the family. Everyone is loving her even Nina.

On the knitting front I still am working on the same socks and I’ve started a prayer shawl. I am going to knitting in the morning with the intent to finish the Murky pair. Today I purchased these fabulous shoes to show off my knitted socks! Aren’t they cute?

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Week off school

No school for winter break. We seem to be having a lazy catch up time of things. I scheduled Eye Dr and Dentist appointments and things like that. I have high hopes for all bedrooms to be cleaned and sheets washed. Tonight some of the kids will be going to the Pistons Basketball game and ML will be at school so I think the rest will go out to dinner somewhere.

It’s super cold out. I can’t wait for summer to be here. I have to go grocery shopping and the thought of loading and unloading the van with the wind ripping through you has me snuggled under a blanket with the dog instead.

Speaking of dogs. ML and I will be going to Georgia to visit Stephanie for the weekend and we’ll be bringing a dog home. Another Chihuahua, so Nina will have a new friend named Rosalie. I think every one is excited. She will be a rescue and I here how sweet she is from all that know her so I’m sure she’ll be a good fit.

My swap partner received her package and said she loved it and the socks fit. That’s a big relief. I can’t seem to get any more photos uploaded so I’ll try again later.

I’ve also started two new socks. 1st pair is Chewy Spaghetti in Murky. Just a basic rib. The second pair is Duets in Neon Love. It’s mostly st st but it does have a cute lace heart around the leg.

I also am working on a scarf with Schaefer in Rosa Parks. I think I’m intrequed with this scarf. It’s got me thinking about what other scarfs I might like. Maybe it just too cold out today to think of any thing but staying warm.

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Snow day!

Happy snow day for all the school kids out there. Although we only have a lame 3 inches of snow right now it is supoosed to keep snowing all day. I plan on knitting until ML makes it home from St. Louis. Then I’ll give him a big kiss and a tight hug. Then I’ll probally knit some more.
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Excitement and Concerns

The weather threat is 9-12 inches of snow starting about midnight. I like the snow when there is only enough to cover the grass or so much that school is canceled and noone needs to leave the house. If we get the predicted snow tomorrow it may delay ML’s air travel. NOT a good thing. So I’ll pray for a safe and on time return.

I’ve been plugging along on my socks. I have two pair I’m progressing on and one pair on hold (sorry ML). The 1st pair is for me. The Perchance to knit-Pond II. I’m working on the foot of the second of the pair. The other pair is the new Swap partner version. This is going much better but I am concerned the colorway will be boring for my partner. I hope she’ll enjoy them though. I think they’re nice. I’m thinking of making a pair for myself also which is a suprise because I only have “Frank” socks right now.

And speaking of Frank color socks. ML went to the Loopy Ewe and is bringing home yarn. I can’t wait to see the colors he chose. I am trying to get at least one pair of socks done so I can cast on with a new pair right away! I can’t wait.

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I AM REDEEMED!!! As I usually make lame stuff like hot dogs and mac & cheese when ML won’t be home for dinner, the kids prefer to eat the junk any way. The adult kid asked what was planned for dinner, I said “chicken patty sandwiches.” He responds with, “Crap- is it going to be like this all week? I so would prefer you to cook real food!” HA! It’s nice to actually have some one who enjoys my food. I think he and I will have Chicken Parmesan with the frozen homemade spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, salad and pasta. The young and uncultured will eat chicken on a bun with ketchup and raw carrots!

Well, I know ML would rather be home to eat with us than in that God for saken place he has to be. I love you, tons. I miss you too.

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Changing plans & other fun

I’ve decided, after knitting halfway through the gusset on the Thelonious that I can not continue. I have found 3 mistakes in the lace which would require frogging all the way back to the 10th row to fix them. I’ve changed plans. I am working on a new sock with a new yarn. I hope this works out better.

Last night we had my brother and his wife along with my cousin and his wife over for dinner and cards. We had fun playing cards and visiting.

We were talking about this special gift ML commissioned for my Christmas gift. My brother designed and built it.

My brother says, “Oh, are you talking about the Sock cocks?” Honestly! That’s what he thought they were called. I almost peed my pants. He’s not just another pretty face you know.

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Thelonious Day

Today I am determined to make significant progress on my swap socks. I am starting the heel flap as soon as I’m done here. I would really like to report one complete sock tomorrow. So that’s my goal. No turning back. Off to knit. Click-Clack. See… you can hear the needles already.


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Fun with the kids

We went this weekend to Frankenmuth and stayed at Zender’s Splash City. We always stay at an indoor water park to celebrate our anniversary. Zender’s was the smallest of the water parks but it was the closest distance. Just over an hour away.

ML found the hot tub.

This one was every where having the most fun!

My mom loves water stuff and came along to enjoy the kids.

This is mostly what I did.

This one went down the water slide… a 1000 times!

This one macked on some girls……O- to be young.

This one did this.

At one point he actually asked where every one was. When I answered “swimming” he says “Oh- makes sense.” DUH! Only the brightest can be so dumb.

The older boy child didn’t stay with us now that he’s a too cool adult but he did drive up to have dinner at the restaurant with his girl so that was nice. I didn’t think to take a picture of him eating a mound of Zender’s family style chicken dinner. I think we all had fun. Next time we’ll go back to one of the bigger parks.

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Here’s what’s up

I’ve been pretty busy with regular life stuff. Kids getting sick… kid eating too much cookie dough… incidents not related one another…. just regular life stuff… cooking… laundry… cleaning… hanging with family… the days are escaping me.

Today is our wedding anniversary. Nothing exciting planned. We went to lunch with ML’s Aunt and he’s working all day and then going to class. So I’ll spend tonight listening to whining kids and the other fun parts of every day life by myself.

I am working on socks for me in Perchance to Knit’s “Pond II.” They’re on size 0’s, 64 stitches, 2×2 ribbing.

I also have socks for My Love on the needles. Yarn Nerd’s “Math Nerd” of course, size 0’s, 68 stitches, 3×1 ribbing.

My big deal project is for my swap partner. It’s a pattern from Cookie A. I have not done any of her pattern’s before so I am finding it to be a nice challenge. I am a little worried that they won’t fit my partner. I did a gauge swatch and checked her measurements but I won’t know until she has them to try on. I hope the fit.

I haven’t taken any photo’s. I’ll work on that tomorrow.

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Waiting for life to return to normal

Thanksgiving, Black Thursday, Christmas Eve and Day, Day After Party, New Year’s Eve and Day, ML’s Birthday and Ohio. I am done. Stick a knitting needle in me. Starting 7:00am, Monday the 7th my life will return to the mundane, ordinary scheduled life I prefer. I will resume a normal school schedule for the kids, no wanted or unwanted holiday visitors and no more disruptions from my preference of sock knitting. I’ve been having with drawls. Really… Do you know how many empty sock blockers are in need of warm cozy wool loops in pretty colors waiting to be covered? It is embarrassing. Naked blockers… I am ashamed.

I started my next pair of socks on the way home from Ohio. I will be diligent on starting another pair tomorrow. One pair easily worked on with out much thought. One pair that will keep my mind busily thinking. SOCKS, SOCKS, SOCKS!!! I scream SOCKS! and giddily laugh. By the way, this is perfectly sane ranting. SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! heheheheheh