Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yarn deprivation

I've started yet another yarn project. But I'm happy to report that I'm making significant progress on it. At this rate, I might finish it in 2016! Ha. Kidding. Anyway, whenever I work on a project with yarn, whether it be knit or crochet or whatever, I get a hankering to look for more projects and inevitably, more yarn. Fortunately for my husband, there isn't a Joann or Michaels store on this island, otherwise I would have quadrupled my stash already.

There is yarn here, but quantities are small and it's expensive. I'm contemplating on starting a huge blanket for our bed. Something bright and colorful, and of course machine washable. At this point, I don't buy anything that can't be machine washed and dried. Partially due to the amount of drool, barf and other fun stuff that appears on my clothing and partially because I don't have time or $$ to go to the cleaners. I think we dropped off a pair of pants at the cleaners about 2 months ago and have yet to pick it up. Yeaaaaaaa.

I was perusing ravelry, a magnificent site of a zillion knit and crochet patterns and projects, and found it interesting to see what color combinations people chose. I wonder what draws people to certain colors. For me? I adore bright cheerful combos. And if aqua blue is in the mix, then that's even better. I've always liked a rainbow of color. As a kid, I can remember using all the colors in my marker/crayon/paper pack. Always.

Back to my yarn now!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Projects, colds, and mom stuff

Haha okay so maybe a post once a week as a goal was stretching it. We have had a lot going on though. My guy went on a trip so I was in charge of everything at home. And right before he left, our little boy caught his first cold....then shared it with us. Ryker handled his cold like a champ. I'm pretty sure he barely noticed it. Although he probably wondered why I was constantly attacking his face with tissue. It got to the point that I would put a tissue from the box and he would start to fuss and wave his little hands in front of his face. Poor guy. After he recovered, I came down with the evil cold virus and it knocked me on my butt. Let me tell you, not being able to take cold meds to relieve some symptoms is miserable! (I couldn't take anything because I'm still breastfeeding. I know, TMI.) I finally am feeling human again, but my hands are cracked from washing them so often and I'm pretty sure I killed a small forest due to my tissue consumption.

I finally feel like I'm starting to get the hang of this motherhood thing. Although, whenever I feel like we've settled into a nice routine, something throws me for a loop. My little man and I have fun during the day and I'm able to cook (sometimes) and clean (occasionally). He's crawling like crazy and is attracted to everything he shouldn't touch. I wonder why we buy him toys since he prefers empty boxes. Today I super baby proofed the living room and blocked off a big section so he could roam freely. It was great! I sat on the couch and started crocheting a blanket and he crawled all over and played with the dogs. Total win! It was much easier to keep an eye on him and not have to get up every three seconds because he was trying to turn on the playstation again.

I realized today that I start a bunch of projects and don't finish them. I get caught up in something else or am busy with life in general. And I don't like it. So I'm going to make a stronger effort to finish things. And when I do, I'll post about them. That way I'll have a record of what I've done over the past year. Plus, I hope you will be inspired too. I already have a couple things I'm close to finishing and look forward to sharing them soon!