Saturday, May 19, 2007

the cutest sock pal

Painting by Mary age 6

Painting by George age 3

Painting by Sophie almost 11

George and the stars from his class

I just checked out my sockapalooza 4 pal and she's a 17 year old from finland! I love young knitter except they make me feel like an old knitter.

In other craft news I have taken leave of my senses and am allowing 4 kids ages 10 through 3 to paint with acrylics in my house. I am sure I will live to regret this but the paintings rock. I will post pics later.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

happy mother's day

Happy day to all of us hard working b****es. I am celebrating on this day by doing several thousand loads of laundry. Would it be too much for the people in this house to use a towel more than once? They can be easily hung from a towel bar or hook and used againd, the same can not be said for the towels that lie in a damp heap on the floor of the bedroom. I also buzzed the little guys hair because he was looking sort of shaggy.

I am also knitting the naga sock in opal flamingo (this is the doomed ball of yarn that I rescued from a fellow snb'er because she wanted to set fire to it after attempting the sideways sock). I think that I have taken the smell of doom off the yarn. I have turned the heel on the first sock and am up to the second repeat of the cuff. I finished two pairs of socks in april, but have to cop to the fact that one pair was started earlier.

I mailed off my package for knitter's treat exchange. Now I can start to work on my sockapalooza socks!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

a huge mea culpa

Last week on Wednesday, I received the most lovely package from the knitter treat exchange and I couldn't believe how lovely and thoughtful each item was. Patty clearly read my responses to the questions and shopped very carefully.

Literally the gift was too large and generous for one photo. It didn't help that my daughters were grabbing at things. And truly it couldn't have come on a better day. My husband is finally off disability, and I had my first tough day at work. The politics of the environment caught up with me and I was feeling pretty low. So needless to say, I am so grateful. It was truly what I needed.

But in the chaos that has overtaken me and sometimes immobilized me, I failed to immediately acknowledge the gift and today when I read through the 500 emails I have neglected during the week I got an extremely kind email from one of the exchange organizers, letting me know she was concerned that I had not acknowledged the gift, and that she was concerned because I also hadn't posted since April 19th. I so appreciate her concern, but am I feeling like a shit! I haven't mailed my gift, I haven't properly acknowledged this incredible gift and I haven't written in ages. The responsibility is mine and I feel every bit of it. All I can do is hope to find the time and energy to properly respond to all these lovely people who have done me such a kindness. Needless to say that I lack the words to adequetly thank these kind women, but I do thank you both.