Monday, June 16, 2008

coming up for air

I have finished a single Loksins which compliments air for project spectrum. I love the pattern, it is a simple 8 line pattern with some fun coin lace gizmos that look like cables, that I modified to stretch down the heel. Mama Blue's Sea Merino is nice to work with, what a lovely sheen. (btw - she is having an update tomorrow - at 6am for us central standard folks.) "Mama" offers a $5 rebate when you can show a finished project with her yarn, I am aiming to save since I am newly stalking her like mad. *giggle* no, seriously.

Loksins in Little Wing



Now really, yarn aside, does anyone else ever feel like they would like to knit themselves a padded cell? I am just up to my ears in arguing, uncooperative kids today and can't help but get a little lost in a bevy of self-deprecation - sheesh, how did He decide I would be fit for this parenting gig? I see so many great parents really enjoying it, being good at it and sometimes I wonder, is something wrong with me? Please know that my kids are safe and loved and my dh and I are doing just about everything we can think of to keep them from turning into anti-social crazies but...I know, kids are kids - but wow, somedays are just so hard - my day job is way easier. Today the score is Kids 1, Mom 0.

okay, I need to let you in on a secret - when I feel particulary sad about parenthood - True Mom Confessions really makes me feel like, "I aint that bad." oooh, now that is sad.


Blogger Jill L said...

gorgeous socks! Parenting sucks sometimes. Some day I feel like the worst parents in the world (I have 2 teenages sons) I know I am a good Mom, byt like you some day I don't feel like it. I knit to keep myself sane! Keep your chin up!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Ooh that looks fabulous, really great fit.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Firemanshunny said...

I hear what you are saying! Sometimes I find myself thinking "how did I get myself into this??!!" and the last day of pre-k is tomorrow! This is going to be a long summer!!! Great socks!!

8:03 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

beautiful sock!!
parenting = children.
they are unreasonable/ and children.
Totally hear you.
It was a decent day today.
Praying for more of the same tomorrow = and I am only with them 1/2 their awake hours.

8:06 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous gorgeous sock!! So pretty!

I don't know how moms do it sometimes!! The kids I work with wear me out and I think, yay! Time to go home! HOpe the score evens out tomorrow :)

8:15 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Gorgeous socks...I think 6 a.m. is 7 my time, right?! Might have to check that out. I'm sure you are a great mom! Some days are just tougher then others.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

First off - lovely sock! Just beautiful!
The whole Mom thing....yeah.....I feel that way too sometimes. Sometimes I feel like I'm totally on top of the parenting game, and then everything breaks loose. I'm glad you're expressing it, and making it real. It makes all of us feel SO much better. We all have those days. I refused to watch Willy Wonka tonight. I just wanted them to read and have some peace and quiet! :)

8:22 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

I hear you with the mommy thing; I knew a long time ago that I would be too high strung to do it well. I don't even do well with the every-other-weekend "stepmom" thing. But, hey, those Loksins (that Loksin?) looks fabulous! Does this mean I need to stalk Mama Blue when I'm really supposed to be getting ready for work? Hmmmmm....

8:39 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Beautiful sock - pattern and color are gorgeous! I think we all have those mommy moments!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Veronique said...

True Mom Confessions is a great find! I've been cracking up since I've clicked on your link :)

8:49 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh I am so with you --we are still trying to find a summer routine that doesn't involve constant tv, snacking and fighting. Ugh.

Ok, I love your sock, haven't seen that pattern before!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

I'm sure every parent has days like that. You'll get them tomorrow!

Beautiful sock! Perfect combo of yarn and pattern.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

perfect! specially love the way you made heel - inspiring!

2:04 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Lovely sock! I think that pattern is really fun to knit, and it always looks great :)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Amazing job--your Loksin is beautiful --I love the workmanship and serenity of the color:)

Hang in there with the kiddos... I too feel bad when I get impatient with my little guy. Just this morning I was trying to watch the news and knit a row --but someone demanded my attention and would not stop talking... I was growing impatient and then upset with my self for not remaining patient:(

You are a wonderful mother we all have our moments you know...

12:24 PM  
Anonymous cheesehead with sticks said...

Can I have that pattern for the knitted padded cell?

I totally hear what you are saying girl! A few days ago I threatened to lock my kids in the bathroom together yesterday until they learned to love each other or just killed each other allready - I'm not sure I wasn't really going to do it.

Other days they are the greatest gift in the world all day.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

That colourway is so soft and graceful. I know that grace isn't something you would usually attribute to yarn, but this color definitely deserves it.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Hang in there. Parenting is a tough job to say the least:) Through the years when I am feeling like you are I have asked my husband, "Can I quit?" Of course I know I can't but wouldn't it be nice to just quit sometimes?
Gorgeous sock. You are getting so darn good.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

HOLY HECK! Those are gorgeous chica!!! LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE! I'm going to make some MamaBlue socks next...I too am all about that $5 off. She is GENIUS offering that. Really!

****It's all Megan's fault. ;)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

Oh and most days I feel like my head is spinning in circles with my kid. Really. You aren't alone. Hugs.

6:55 PM  
Blogger YarnThrower said...

I've noticed there is a "transition period" once school lets out and my kids and I are all spending a lot of time together again. I always forget about that transition thing, until school is out and we're going through the adjustment. In a couple of weeks, we'll get the hang of being together all the time again. That isn't to say that things return to a state of "perfect" or anything even close to that...but it gets better! There are often days in which I remind myself that parenting isn't for sissies, and if it doesn't kill me it will make me stronger!

Anyway, we still have "quiet time" built into every day so that I can get a break and my kids have real "down time."

2:01 PM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Wow, those socks are amazing! I love the color you chose, too.

5:48 PM  
Blogger LeeAnn said...

I am blog hopping tonight and I had to stop and comment on these gorgeous socks! Simply beautiful!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Pretty, pretty...another yarn I'll try not to click! Since it's many many days from your post I'm sure the score has changes a little? I'm saying mom 2 kids 5 ? You'll never win! I should say "We" will never win. Not meant to be.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Love the socks!! I keep seeing that pattern & *almost* wanting to knit it...I think your pair just pushed me over the edge. :)

I totally feel ya on the parenting thing. I just grabbed a couple books from the library. One was "how to talk so your kids will listen & listen so your kids will talk" I'm likin' another one too...

10:32 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Can't comment on the family dynamics as it never materialized for hubby and I but ... those socks. One after another you keep pumping out beautiful masterpieces.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

So pretty!!

4:49 PM  

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