Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a great New Year


Week ? (Today I'm too lazy to do the math)

We have been very happily busy lately.
We were able to go to Gathering this year.
We saw old F/friends and meet new ones...Very exciting for us as we don't get to see many Conservative Quakers. God willing we'll attend Yearly too.
We also did quite a bit of visiting.
We would like to thank the following (who have blogs and in alphabetical order) for making some great memories
Thank you!

On to knitting...I'm so behind my Christmas/Birthday presents goal it's a bit of a bummer. I really should stop looking at patterns as it only makes me want to knit more things.lol. Anyway, I got four pairs of socks knitted up since March, but they were not on my to-do list and everyone got them right after I grafted the toes. Well, that's not completely true one did morph into a Father's day present.lol. I also knitted up a dozen toys but only a few of them were on my to-do list too. Argh, I need more self control. So with that in mind I have casted on for a Parseltongue hat (Rav link) for my Grandma's Christmas present...Weird I know for a Grandma, but she likes reptiles and stuff and making her a Medusa like hat tickles my odd funny bone. I also need to finish Emily's Adult Garter Edge Cardigan by Mary Rich Goodwin (Another Ravelry link) before fall so she can use it for school. Real high school...Scary. However, her other sweater I need to frog as it won't be over sized enough for Emily's likes. This makes it a bit hard for me as I'm not liking the lacy bit and feel a strong desire to modify which will only drag out my time frame so for now it sits waiting. Logical...I think not.lol. As for my other casted on items which I would like to point out here are the most things I have ever had on the needles at once are also being ignored too. Bad I know as they are suppose to be very quick knits and are on my to-do list.
Now to makes things even more funny (to me anyway)...Today all I want to do is sew a couple of these night gowns in flannel for winter for Emily and me...Non nursing (I'm just stating this in case you thought I was a crazy mama.lol).



So how many geese do you find on rooftops?


Bug Bait

(These are working for me. They do take a bit of time to have complete success)
These are my experiments with bug baits.
Maybe they'll be of help...


3 parts sugar

2 parts borax

Little bit of water…enough to make all ingredients wet

Boil until the mixture looks gel like. Put into containers with a small holes for an entrance.

(You don't want your pets/kids to get into this one.)


1 cup water

1 t sugar

1 t flour

½ t yeast

Mix all and put into wide mouthed shallow container.


Week 12 and 13

I'm in a funk!
What has suffered because of this is:
and probably a lot more if I thought about it...
All that has been accomplished these last two weeks are
starting some seeds and sewing Michael a shirt(which still needs a bit of work.lol).


Week 11

I'm now just a little sick
but everyone else is starting to drop around me.
At least, I somewhat know what will feel good for them.lol
Even though I wasn't feeling up to snuff
(I sometimes wonder about that phrase of words...
Does one really need to be in top shape to take snuff?)
I finished the Tree Frogs.
The second frog went much better than the first one.
I think a few more tries and I might just get it to where I'll really like the results.lol.
This was the first time that I can remember using Malabrigo yarn for toys. I really liked the feel of both knitting it up and the finished item but I need to remember to be a bit more gentle with the sewing. I hope in the future I'll be able to make more Malabrigo toys.
I think I need to start thinking about Easter...


Week 10

I'm sick and I believe everybody else in this house will soon be sick too...Bummer.

This week I finish the Totoro Mittens

and a Tree Frog.
Both projects have flaws...sad but true.
I think(hope) only I see them and if I felt better I might care a bit more about them but as it stands today I really don't care. All I care about is if there are enough clean handkerchiefs and water in all it's lovely forms; tea, lemony...
I need to finish the blue frog before the 10th...Uhhhh