Jan 2, 2011

...and a Happy New Year

When we are small, it seems like everything takes eternity. Then, as we grow, time seems to gain speed like a ball rolling down a hill. This is all just perception...but it still feels that way, doesn't it? Even though most knit-bloggers have all but abandoned their blogs, I like to keep records. It helps me recall all sorts of small and large events in my life. It's been fun. There have been a few suggestions that I overhaul the blog and turn it into a makeup/fashion type blog. Maybe I will. For now this is still a knitting blog.

Christmas knitting

I did a bunch of last minute Christmas knitting. Apple cozies for the kids' teachers, a cute little cloche/beanie for Beau's niece, a lump of coal for Nolan, a "Kyrannosaurus Rex" for Kyran, and I believe you saw the crocheted necklaces in the last post. The patterns for the cloche and the Kyrannosaurus are both my own. There were several patterns I saw that were similar to what I wanted, but not exactly the way I wanted to accomplish them. I also knit a CashSilk Fern Scarf from that Drift handspun. It came out a bit short, but if I put some buttons on it it should be perfect.

In non-knitting life, we are slowly transitioning the kids back to their father. Mr. Shad that was is now stationed in Florida and is ready to welcome the kids home. IMG_9718It's sad for all of us, but really what is best for them. There are too many people crammed into this small house at the moment. Soon though, I will be on my feet and then they can come live with me again. Florida puts them an hour closer to me too. While the two oldest went back with daddy after Christmas, Nolan will be here for another month. We are trying to get a handle on some of the social issues he has been having, trying to asses if he maybe has ADHD. Yes, he is four. Yes, that is young. You'd have to meet Nolan to understand. Whatever is going on, we would like to know what to do to help him. He has already been suspended from preschool twice. Nolan isn't a bad kid, he is just having a hard time. Honestly, I'm enjoying the one on one time with him. And I think Beau is too. They bonded instantly, and it's easy for my formerly single, carefree boyfriend to deal with just one crazy kid as opposed to three. He has done really well overall, and I am grateful to have his help.

The best Christmas present we got this year...snow!! I was so happy to see it. While IMG_9643it was a bit late to play in it on Christmas day, we went out the next day and goofed off. Beau was pleased to have targets for snowballs, and Nolan talked him into making a snowman. It was so much fun, even if the boys were both a little sick. Poor Nolan got a snowball down the shirt though, and it was all over. For some reason I got Beau the new WoW expansion...silly me. Now I'm a WoW widow twice over, lol. He's been sweet as sugar since he got it though. Making me beignets and plenty of quality time. New Year's Eve was uneventful. We watched a movie, I fell asleep before midnight I think. That holiday was never really a big deal to me. It offers hope for change and happiness, but I am already very happy. Life is good. The only resolution I have is to get rid of all of my UFOs (isn't it always?) and destash. Cheers friends, I hope this post finds you in similar spirits.

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First, I must confess my name isn't Kitty, or anything even close. It just comes from an affinity for cats. Second, I love to craft, create, and imagine. I can draw a bit, knit a lot, and sew just enough to get by. My world revolves around the loves of my life; my three children. Anything more you want to know about me is on Ravelry or check me out on FB!

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