A calm has finally come over my house. The craziness of the Holidays has passed and lots of selfish and guilt free knitting is going on when I can fit it in. There are lots of things on the To-Do-List but I'm managing it all at a nice slower pace.
In the latest news Tiny's leg isn't broken anymore! We went to the doctors last week and the X-rays showed the bones have healed! He isn't supposed to be too active for the next few weeks but pretty soon we'll able to let him loose at the playground. That kids needs to burn some energy!
Oh and he is desperate for a hair cut.
The weather has been mild for the past few days. I've been so happy to fit in some nice long walks and jogs. Nothing makes me happier than a little exercise. Rudee appreciates it too.
I'm also planning on painting one of the walls in my house. Since we moved into our house 5 years ago we never touched up the paint job we did on one of the walls. It has been chipped and the kids have added a few of their own touches with crayons. I think I'm going to go with the color Dolphin Tale. I love the name of it. Freddy says I can't pick a color by it's name, but I'm insisting it is the exact color I was thinking of for the past 5 years (in the picture above it is the very last color).
I had a case of knitters block the other night. I was very frustrated. I have been enjoying knitting my Spire, but I find it hard to work on and hold conversations with the kids. The pattern is simple, but the problem is I have to count each stitch so it is sometimes hard to count and talk at the same time. So I wanted to cast on something simple like a sweater. I dress so casual around the house and I wanted a light weight sweater I can wear all day. I couldn't decide if I should design one or just do a pattern. I debated for two hours! That is precious knitting time. Then I couldn't decide on the yarn. I have lots of yarn, but not enough for a sweater. Ugg. Finally I gathered my thoughts and decided to cast on another Ease Sweater. I am so glad I did. I am using Juniper Moon Farm yarn and it is so soft! It is lots of mindless knitting in a round, Perfect! I'm glad to be back on track.
Freddy had shoulder surgery one week ago today. He has been home recovering and will be home recovering for quite some time. I feel bad that he is uncomfortable and in pain, but I am really enjoying having him home so much. I am so enjoying having the house on a schedule. Our usual work schedules have us all over the place and now it is much calmer and I really enjoy it. I wish it could stay this way. I'm sure he is ready to be all healed up and back to driving and normal. But I'll take what I can get for now.
Before Freddy went into surgery we had found a used travel trailer that was for sale. We bought it!!! We have been looking for one for about two years now. We finally found one that had everything we wanted and for the right price. We really aren't that picky and if we just ordered a new one from the factory it would have everything we wanted except for the price tag. So when we found a 2012 model that was just traded in we jumped on it and claimed it as our own. Now we are spending lots of time researching where we are going to go. We have lots of friends that camp and we are so excited to get away together.
I had to include some pictures of Rudee being her sweet self. She is such a good dog. I need to make an appointment to have her spayed. I have put that on the bottom of the priority list. First Tiny's broken leg needed to be healed, then Freddy's surgery, now Rudee's surgery.
One thing at a time around here :)
I also have to give a huge thank you to everyone for their support on my new Tidal Wave pattern. I can't believe the success I'm having with it. I am so excited to hear from all the people that are already making one for themselves. I can't wait to see some finished pictures.
Well that is what has been going on around here. I hope all is well with all of you.