Wednesday, December 17, 2008

a series of unfortunate events

whew-i'm back on line. the snow in the satellite has melted enough to let the signal thru. it's amazing how addicting these machines are. i was experiencing ravelry withdrawals and sweaty palms not being able to check my email.

the weather was great. so happy to have precipitation of any kind. blue loved his first snow!
well, things have been out of sorts lately. you might say frustrating and trying on my nerves. making me a bit on the pissy side. things like too much cayenne on my dinner.

blue getting into one of my holiday gifts in the making-believe it or not-this is a hemp dish cloth. took me all morning to untangle it. damn! time is ticking for gift making. my fault-i left it in the blue zone!
while making liam his lunch today instead of adding cream to his annie's cheesy noodles-i added egg nog instead!!!

not a good thing.....heavy sigh! after a disastrous lunch i excitedly felted liam's solstice gift in the washing machine. i've been knitting nonstop for days. here's a before photo of the gigantic socks.
the felting process was taking rather long. the first time i checked them they had stretched gi-normously! so i kept felting. then they looked like they might fit me. so i decided to let them felt just a smidge more. i don't know what happened- i entered a time warp or something.....then when i took them out they were way too small!
oh how cute you say...they are indeed. but they might fit a 3 year old. liam is almost 11. he couldn't even get the first couple of inches of his foot inside! another heavy sigh! now i have nothing handmade to give him for solstice. i always knit holiday gifts for my family. now i'm even more behind in my gift making and stressing big time. oh well.... i guess gifts of yarn and needles...with a promise of what is to come will have to do.

after a day of heavy sledding-the boys are tired.


woollywoman said...

The picure of the "boys" says it all. We're all doin' the "chicken little" dance. Family is what it's all are blessed...slippers be damned.

soxchik said...

Ohhh Noooo!!!! You still have a couple of days to pull something together. Take some deep cleansing breaths and leave the laundry and other stuff alone. And shame on those felting gods.

magnusmog said...

Boo! to cayenne and felting disasters.
Hurray for beautiful boys :)

Jeanne said...

Oh shoot! It sounds like you have every excuse to just sit down and knit something for yourself :).

Liam and Blue are cuties!

Sharon said...

Boy oh boy, what a string of events. Buster had a love affair with my yarns for several years. I had to show Ian both Blue's "work" and the tired boys picture. Great post - thanks for sharing and for the eggnog story. I enjoyed the laugh.

Birdsong said...

Uh, oh... shades of lemony snicket! I hope your massage destresses you.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh so sorry... I can sympathize with you... what a shame.. the slippers would have been perfect.. my hot cross buns which I like to make no matter what holiday it is... got cooked too long ... and so did my tea ring.. ..

it was the thought that counted... right?? happy past solstice...