Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm glad to be back Yarning Along.  Last week I had nothing to report.  Not a single thing.  It was so very sad.  But I've managed in the last couple days to get a few stitches in and I'm feeling a little better.  (Don't ask when I think I'll be able to finish the lace section, I'm not sure I can handle thinking about how long that will take.)  I'm really liking the project though and my frustration is entirely about not being able to work on it more.  I can't wait to see how it turns out. 

And in spite of having no time to read in the last 2 weeks I started yet another book.  That's what happens when, for once, Mama takes nothing with her to the library for preschool story time and baby miraculously sleeps - Mama wanders until she finds something to read.  Which is not difficult in our wonderful library.  So my main books at the moment are The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini and You Are Your Child's First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy.  If I can't be working on my own projects it's fun to read about quilting.  And I do love historical fiction.  And there is something wonerful about reading books that agree with you, isn't there?  :) 

So what have I been doing while I can't knit or read (books)?  I torture myself on Pinterest. 

And in honor of my mom's birthday today, one of my favorite photos of the two of us.  Happy birthday, Mom! 
Interestingly, I realized that we should have shuffled the family pictures around on the mantle - that one between her and I is of my paternal grandparents and I think I'm standing right in front of the photo of her parents.  Oh well, 7 years too late for figuring that one out.  But I am glad that the family photo from high school was blocked! 

7 comments:

Tracey said...

Well Kate, I'm glad you were able to get in a little knitting this past week, sometimes it's just so hard to fit everything in.
I had to laugh at your library story, you know if you had taken a book the baby wouldn't have slept a wink, that's the way it always works.
Happy birthday to your Mom, she is beautiful!

Jen said...

I'm always in awe of you momma's that have multiple children & manage to knit AND read. Sometimes I have trouble doing that with only 1! What a beautiful picture of you and your mom. Happy Birthday to her!!

karen said...

Glad you got a stitch or two in this week, those darn babies and kids :/ Joking aside, you look soo lovely with your mom and I wish her a very happy birthday!!!

Amy said...

Hang in there. Their's lots of things I think I can't knit but get it without knowing what I'm even doing!
Happy Birthday to your mom, such a sweet photo.

wifemomknitter said...

Loved seeing that picture of you and your mom. So sweet!

momto5 said...

so glad you were able to get a bit of knitting done, it can be hard some days. :)
and i love that picture of you and your mama. :)

Lori ann said...

so sweet, knitting is wonderful, but your mom, i can see why you love that photo. happy birthday dear mom!