Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I had some fun

I got some scrapbooking done -- it was so nice to get out of the house and I am almost caught up with all my scrapbooking, I got behind spending so much time with my knitting, but I am now ready to scrapbook some more. For those of you out there scratching your heads - I have an advanced case of crafting ADD. I normally pick up a craft for about a year or maybe 2, when I get to the point where I am super comfortable with it and have learned most of the techniques, I tend to stop doing it, for awhile at least. I can do lots of crafty things -- knitting, scrapbooking, card making, sewing and more and more and more. I always have a few things that stick around forever, knitting will be on of these things. I do keep knitting, just not on the scale I was a year ago, when every waking moment I had knitting needles in my hands:) That may change with Christmas coming up, I am sure I will have a lot of gifts to knit.

That is all I have to say, oh, wait, the addon got painted on the inside yesterday! YEAH!!! Only a few more things and it will be done! I just have to find some storage cabinets for the playroom:)

Friday, September 05, 2008

I'm So excited!

I get to go out by myself tonight:) If you have kids, you understand! I am only going scrapbooking, but, I get to have a few hours of kid free time and hang out with some other friends having a few hours of kid free time -- what is better that that:)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

a Long update

This summer has been so busy and super fun! I have not gotten a lot of knitting done, but, I have a bunch of scrapbooking done and the kids and Larry and I had so much fun:)

Last weekend we went to visit my brother and his family in Salt Lake City. Anders Birthday was on Saturday while we were there and we went to the Zoo and then Bowling for his Birthday. The trip was also part of his birthday, I asked Anders if he wanted to visit his cousin Kalleb or go to Raoring Springs for his Birthday and he picked Kalleb! So, after a super fun Birthday, Sunday we spent the morning at IKEA -- My new love!-- Then we went to the Childrens Mesuem at the Gateway Mall! The Childrens Meusem was so much fun, the kids love all the exibits and there was even some fun things for the grown ups too. I can say a lot more about IKEA, I love IKEA, Love IKEA LOVE IKEA. This was my first chance to visit the store, I have always bought online, but we spent 3 hours at IKEA on Sunday and there was still stuff I never looked at! It was a great weekend, even though I missed going to any yarn shops, we still had a lot of fun!

Secrep Pal Question of the Week #12

I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is your proudest knitting moment??

I remember the very first project I finished! I look back now and see a very ugly misshapen scarf. But, I remember at the time how proud I was that I even finished it:) Since then, I made a poncho for my daughter that was my first time doing stranded color work and it turned out wonderful and that was pretty awesome!

And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?

I did complete it -- Larry's Sweater and when it was all done it was HUGE!!! It is in a box in my closet right now -- Larry normally wears a L or XL so I knit an XL thinking he could layer it in the winter -- well the pattern sized it wrong and I was not paying enough attention to the measurements! I think this sweater is actually a 4x size:) and I hate it!