Monday, June 23, 2008

better days and a Sundara Spolier

summer fun
waterballoons + freezie pops = Monday success

I think it was a week ago today I wondered right here why I had signed up for parenthood. Today this mama feels a little redeemed. I was more prepared to play myself and that always makes the time we spend more fun, not because I am just so much fun, but I feel like a parent playing along keeps things moving and cooperative. If I leave my girls to their own devices, hairpulling and yelling often ensues, and somedays I just don't have the energy. So I would say that today evened up the score for now - kids = 1, mom = 1. Next Monday will be the rubber match.

I'm continuing to drag along on my Yarnissima test knit - yikes I feel like a bit of a late bloomer here. I need to get focused. This week really lacked knit time. I usually knit after the girls are in bed or in the car - well, I think we had something going on every night - I hope this week is a bit quieter for so many reasons, knitting of course being one. Sanity is a close second.

Last up let me show you my Seasons installment from Sundara. I chose the winter season - I am not disappointed, I don't think Sundara ever comes up with anything ugly, not ever. Maybe "less fabulous", but never ugly. 1000 yards of lace weight. Eek, lace, I know. But is awful perfect for the current Project Spectrum element, and couldn't you see an Ene? *ravelry link* (so could I, which led me through my darned house looking for Scarf Style - do you think I can find it? doh!) Or what about a Lily of the Valley? (Holy "nupps" Batman!)

granite falls silk laceweight

Take care knitting friends!


Blogger cbknits80 said...

Yummy lace!! let it marinate for awhile, you'll find the perfect project. You'll finish those socks.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Glad you're in a better frame of mind:)

4:40 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

grr blogger just erased my comment!!!
i totally get where you're coming from. i used to think that my kids would play better without me in the mix, but i often find the opposite is true, although more tiring.
i hope you win again next monday.
and yes, that laceweight is perfect for project spectrum!

6:27 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

Oh the Ene in that yarn would be gorgeous. I've got the book - do you need to borrow it?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

That yarn would be lovely as Ene.

What could go wrong with freezie pops and water balloons???

7:35 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh goodness! That is just gorgeous! Despite it being laceweight...hehehehe!

Those munchkins sure look pretty happy!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Great colorway for Sundara as always. I am so bummed that I passed up the club this time. :(

7:19 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, that lace is beautiful. I'm happy that things are on the upswing.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Hurray for better days! I'm just thrilled with the Sundara laceweight, too. Such a beautiful color -- I found it very difficult to capture it in a photograph.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Yay! Glad to hear yesterday was a success.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Being a mom is hard work. We just had a morning melt down about the shorts.
I actually think the Sundara yarn has a bit of a blue sheen from my screen. Lace kinda scares me too, but I'm joining a KAL on TLE, and am hoping to conquer that fear!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Wishing you a week of less stress and more knitting!

Great photo collage

6:15 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Oooh, gray seems to be making it big lately, right?

Your girls are adorable and that looked like a good summer day. yay.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jill L said...

glad your'e having some better parenting the lace. I would just pet (and/or sniff) it for a while and you'll find the perfect project.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I'm glad that things are looking up. That's some gorgeous yarn, and it would make a really wearable goes-with-everything shawl!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That's a gorgeous colorway! Just so you know, Sundara herself knitted Ene and doesn't recommend it. I might though - it's such a pretty shawl!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Scrumptious. So many projects so little time.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Alison Boon said...

Sun and fun are always a good combination.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

What a gorgeous yarn you have there!

4:28 AM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

I'm so glad you had a better week! I hear you on the playing with kids, thing. I find that everyone is so much happier when I spend time with them first and give them a good start. Then I'm able to sneak off a bit here & there to get other things done.

...I'm sure the freezy pops didn't hurt, either... ;)

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Sundara is BEAUTIFUL! *sigh* I've never had any Sundara, but it's on my must have list. She needs to update her website!

4:04 PM  

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