Monday, February 27

What Kind of Knitting Needle I am

Ok This was the last thing I thought, but who am I to Question Quizilla?
I figured myself to be laid back, choosy relaxed. Who knew??

turbo charged
You are "turbo" charged.Fast moving and classy, you get things done with
power and grace. Your expensive tastes can
be deceiving, since what you really value is
quality and efficiency. As you're careening
around those corners in life, finishing a
dozen knitted objects each month, stop and
smell the roses. Don't miss the beauty of

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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Sunday, February 26

It's Done! It's done! Wahoo!!!

Olympic Knitting is done!!! I am so excited that I was able to finish on time, rough week and all. Here are a couple of pics of my still drying smocked baby jacket. Thanks for all the cheering Pal. I needed it!

Thursday, February 23

Blogger is Dumb

Ok ...So blogger isn't helping me any lol here are the pictures that should have appeared at the end of my last post.... Notice the skein I spun of that luscious blue roving you sent me pal??? I couldn't resist!

Life Is Precious

I've always thought of myself as a decent driver. I've travelled all over North America in my car. But Monday was different. I saw my life flash before my eyes. Monday afternoon was one of the most horrific times of my life.
I've done many crazy things in my life, like bungee jumping, skydiving, whitewater rafting etc... and I have never experienced fear like I did on Monday . While travelling home from a doctor's appointment with my oldest son, I noticed my brakes weren't working. I thought...maybe they are just I tested them again. I HAD NO BRAKES WHATSOEVER!!! A bridge was coming up, and I knew that if the lights at the bottom weren't green I was in trouble. They Weren't Green. I had about 10 seconds to make a descision, all the while panicking inside, but trying not to put my son in panic.
SNOWBANKS!!! It's winter....we've had alot of snow....they would stop me wouldn't they? At the bottom of the hill I managed to gear down, and put us in a small snowbank. Did I mention this was rush hour downtown? Not thinking clearly, I decided it would be best to try to get us to a parking lot close by so the van would be safe until a tow truck could come and get us. I figured I could coast once the light was green about 1 block and get us where I thought we'd be safe to get out and call my husband. Well...let me tell ya. Vans do not just coast...they accellerate quickly because of the weight. I tried my horn to warn the traffic crossing the intersection from the other direction. Horn didn't work. I ended up going through a red light dodging oncoming traffic with cars just missing me by inches. I thought we were going to die. It was just like in the movies, where the robber is dashing side to side avoiding cars just narrowly escaping a crash. Finally, the parking lot I was expecting was to my right. I pulled in at an allarming speed and crashed into another snowbank to avoid the car ahead of me. We were ok...we were ok...was all I could think of. It's funny how you forget how precious life is until something like this happens. Thinking back, I was exceptionally calm when we got out of the car. My son was laughing saying, "cool mom! you're a good driver!" I was in shock. I lost it once I got home and saw my husband and the other 3 babies. I think I'm still a little afraid to get behind the wheel at this point. We are alive. That's all that matters.
In contrast to this horrific experience, I had a great one last week when I got to the mail box and found yet another awesome package from my secret pal! I apologize pal for not posting about this sooner. It has been in the back of my mind all week. You truly are the best Secret Pal a girl could ask for!
So without further ado...( minus the fantastic Burt's Bee's hand cream which is in my daughter's room[she's sleeping])

Sunday, February 12

Olympic Knitting has Commenced!

Here's where I'm at so far:
I'm coming along quite nicely. (I might actually finish on time!
I hear ya cheering Pal! It's working! If I can just get through all the bobbles (which I hate knitting) and all the cables without having to rip back 3 times again, this thing looks do-able! Can you believe this is for a 12 month old though? It seems a bit large to me, but when I swatched for the 3 yr old size it was coming out gargantuan, so I decided on the smallest size. I think if I finish early, I may add some pearl beads between the bobbles and cables as well as on the cuffs. My Olympic knitting is hollering at me to get back to my chair so I better jet!
Happy Olympic knitting folks!

Wednesday, February 8


I'm having a really busy week so this is a quickie post. All is well, and I am just itching for the olympics to start. I can only stare at my lovely yarn for so long. I've been spinning as much as I can, and I've also started a handpieced quilt. BUSY BUSY BUSY. I'll catch up with y'all later. Go Team Canada!!

Wednesday, February 1

The Wheel promised , here are some pics of the wheel. I have been trying to spin up as much as I can, but with 4 kiddos....well you know how it is. But here is my first two tiny skeins of homespun. Not too bad if I do say so myself! I apologize for the crappy yarn picture, I chose the wrong one, and Blogger won't let me delete it!! I will however try to upload another one later.