Monday, August 18, 2014

It's going to be ok.

I'm still working on the granny square blanket. I'm hoping to have it ready for a border this week.

This week we tour James' school and hopefully get him excited about going. We've had some seperation anxiety issues this summer. In fact, this is what happened last time we talked to him about school.
So this is going to be a challenge for all of us.

I have to say though, I'm very much looking forward to a few hours a week by myself. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


So I've been distracted lately. I can't seem to decided on my next knit project. Anything I want to make, I do not have the yarn budget for, (had to buy a new car, you know) and those projects I can make, I'm just not feeling at the moment. We won't even mention the bag of started socks that I don't feel like working on either.

As I had mentioned before, August brings family reunions to these parts. Nate's Aunt brought me a box this year. It was full of various craft projects. One in particular, caught my attention. In the box were various balls of yarn and a few crocheted granny squares. They called to me. I had no choice. 
Now the box only contained about forty finished squares. So I've been busy making more. I'm not sure the yarn will hold out, so I'm about to get a little creative in the layout. Right now I'm assembling from one corner to the opposite corner. I'm just thinking the yarn is not going to last, so I may need to get a little creative with the other two corners.
The question is, what will I do with it when it's done? Do I keep it, gift it, or sell it?

Monday, August 11, 2014


When I rebooted the blog, I had intended on posting once a week. I've already failed. Heh.

The news on my car was initially not very bad, but upon further investigation, the news became grim. So, I have been without a car for most of July. 

We decided our best option was to buy a new car. We had bought the Nissan new in 2005, and it had been a great car. The only issue I had with it in nine years, was the AC developed a leak a few years ago.

So we sold the car, and bought a new one a couple weeks ago.
Our 2014 Honda Accord.

Now you would think that being stuck at home, I would have a lot done to show you, but I don't.

August brought in two family reunions, it brought Jess home from visiting my folks, & today it brought the first day of school.
My big, bad, eighth grader.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bad Cara

I ask Erin to make the blog go and then, in Cara fashion, I do nothing with or about it. 

Well, my friends, I'm going to attempt to change that (in my head Yoda just said "There is no try, only do" - I hope that's the right phrase.... my internal nerd is apparently having issues again). 

On the knitting front I have too many projects in the making to mention however a baby blanket and a pair of socks are on the forefront. The socks are just for myself, I've been attempting to make myself a pair of socks since before Christmas when I told my dad that's why I wasn't knitting him another pair (knit 'em two - three pairs of socks and they expect them to start showing up every month or so). The baby blanket is for a baby that's not due.... um.... I'm really bad at this... I think the baby is about halfway done. I need a ridiculous deadline to get the fire going under me, like they are in the delivery room. 

Anyway I knit like the wind on the baby blanket when we were in Minnesota. Vacation with the in-laws in a remote location? Knitting literally saves lives. Of course now that I'm home I've glanced in the blanket's direction a couple times.

And now.... a gratuitous wedding photo (married The Boy June 13th, helicopter, Niagara Falls)