Long time, I know. Sorry! We moved. Really really.
Things have been sooooooooooooo busy, running running! Never a dull moment here.
This is just a little note to tell you that I'm going to be back to the blog soon, very soon!
I just had a four-year-old come into my room as I'm writing this, asking if she can take off her pants and put on a tattoo.
I don't know what kind of show she thinks we're running here, but I understood when I looked up at her: that would be a tutu, darling.
Last week, after the homemade passport photo debacle, (and you must know that we had three or four separate photo sessions followed by running all over here and beyond trying to find a place with decent printing services, all for naught) it was decided that we would task the professionals with the impossible job. So off we went to the other side of the city, and the professionals took approximately 10 minutes to obtain suitable photos of all the children, who calmly and peacefully obliged with perfect passport poses. Naturally.
On the way home, we had to stop at this epitome-of-ice cream-parlors, Aglamesis Bros. I'd just been out this way the day before, and stopped at a very swish yarn store next door. I knew I'd have to bring the kids in, because really...how could I not?
Joining in the Wednesday Yarn Along with Ginny of Small Things. That's a lot of capital letters. I don't usually write in the mornings. You can see why.
I have a bit of a girl crush on Ginny, who recently designed a most gorgeous little cardigan, that I am eager to get started on. However, that's not what is on the needles. What is on the needles is another gorgeous little cardi by Georgie Hallam of TiKKi. Wannie picked out the pattern, which is called Annie, and since it has new-to-me stitches, (I'm endeavoring to learn a new stitch, design element, or technique with each project) I said "oooooookay." I was chucking a bit of a sad because I wanted to knit the Sunday Sweater that Ginny just published, but unfortunately I bought yarn that was too light-weight for the project. It seemed heavier than its label described, but not long after casting on, I knew it wasn't going to work.
Never mind! I love the Annie project so far and the daisy pattern is so much fun, and the color of the yarn -- Berroco wool blend -- is delicious knitted up. So, it's all good.
I'm reading (which is unusual, because my normal now is listening to library recordings while I knit or clean or whatever I'm doing) this book, Discipline by Elisabeth Elliot. I just got it the other day and I'm only reading a chapter at a time (also unusual for me -- I usually devour books in a single session). It's not a self-help book, it's a book about spiritual discipline. I love Elisabeth Elliot, one of the few female Christian authors who are honest, blunt, and to-the-point.
I've promised to make apple fritters for the kids this morning as it's Donut Day around here, but I'm trying to save money, and $7 for donuts is not in this week's budget. So we'll give homemade donuts a try. I need to get to it. It's a gray moist morning and the fritters will be well-received, I'm sure. I have a small conundrum related to them: the book I'm reading says a bit -- well, quite a lot, really -- about food and the eating of too much of the wrong kinds of it. I am fairly sure that apple fritters are not spiritually enhancing, but...maybe one? Just one?