Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
seriously, I can't tell the days apart anymore.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
add a kid with pointy stick...
and some fire...
and you get one lovely summer evening. Enjoy with abandon.
p.s. If you can manage to add in lovely weather & fireflies, even better.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is Royal Pain, a worsted weight yarn that I dyed to make some handwarmers and a hat for Emma. It will match her Rush uniform :)
And this is 'My Happy Place'. It's a small skein, and I love the way it turned out so I will make some more in a larger size.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
what a difference a week makes.
Last week we were under the assumption that Evan was through with soccer (for a little while at least), and that Emma was going to play for the same team she has always been on. From here on out it was going to be football, football, football. And we were ok with that.
Then the emails started rolling in. Evan's coach for the last 2 years, trying to convince us that him missing out on a year would be so harmful to him. His new coach, pleading for us to reconsider and let him try out. We talked to other parents, to our parents, to friends, to Evan. Is this something we can work out? Can he play two full time sports and give his best to both? The answer is, we can try. Both coaches said they will work with us to make it happen. So he tried out an is one of the 9 boys accepted to the U10 A team.
Meanwhile, I got a phone call this morning from a mom who has a daughter that is friends with Emma- her U13 B team is looking for more girls and will Emma please try out. I ask and the first response is 'absolutely not no way nuh-huh' I waffle between asking and leaving her alone. Bart texted her a few times with encouraging messages. Her resolves begins to weaken. She goes outside to pass with her brother, and juggle a little. She suits up. I'm ready for her to bolt at any minute, but she goes through with it. Even though they scrimmaged with the A team. Even though she was the only non-Rush girl there. Even though this morning she had no intention of trying out for a demanding travel team, she did it. And she made the team.
I have no idea how we are going to juggle three full time team schedules, but we will. I have no idea how we will pay for it all, but we will. I just know that today I have 2 very happy, tired kids. And it's good.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This is black-n-blueberry. Probably my favorite experiment to date. I was trying to get black on the end, but it turned into a lovely deep violet color. Can't wait to see what it looks like knit up!
This is easter egg. I dunked the wound skein into the violet bath, and squeezed out most of the color. It gives it some nice variations.
and finally, wintermint. Same dye method as easter egg, except in a teal bath. The center is very lightly variegated teal with white. Should be pretty.
I have been experimenting with black as well, with mixed results.Will try again next week :)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I also used a toggle to close the sweater. I have a bunch of cute buttons, but all of them seemed so girly. Toggles are not girly. At least i don't think so :)