Sitting still

Lately it’s been a bit difficult to find the time to sit and unwind with my knitting. I’m slowly working on a sweater for my daughter. The Supernatural MKAL started last week and clue 2 was released yesterday. I made a mistake and could not find it, and had to frog the entire thing.

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I’m not experienced with working from the center out of a pi shawl. This one is going to be a bit fiddly going for me, especially keeping track of all the yarn overs. I keep losing them.

I haven’t had much time for knitting. There have been birthdays and non stop errands. Time seems to elude me, and by chance I get a moment to sit and relax, knitting is the last thing on my mind. I’ve found myself falling asleep on the couch more than once. Maybe it’s all the fresh air?

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My better half has spent a lot of his off time building a doghouse. The kids are enjoying this because it gives them an excuse to go outside and hang out with him. I enjoy watching them bond, it reminds me of my childhood. There were many times I would use my dad working on cars as an excuse to go hang outside. I’d help him wash them and end up hosed down. We’d have long philosophical conversations.  My dad lives too far away to pester like that now. At least I get to see him tomorrow!  He’s driving down with my step-mom to visit for the weekend. I haven’t seen them in 3 years.

It’s going to be a fun weekend. Along with family visiting, my daughter has  Girls Science & Engineering Day over at the local college. They are going to be doing fun robotics things and science experiments, which is right up her alley. She’s going to love it.

The kids have already gotten the Halloween costumes. We have Ash and his Charizard!

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We are going to be participating again in  the Teal Pumpkin Project. The Teal Pumpkin Project is an awesome alternative to handing out candy and raising awareness to food allergies. This is going to be our second year, and our response was great last year. The kids loved the little toys we handed out. The parents thought it was a smart change from all the sugar. My daughter has deadly food allergies, as does my father, I have mild ones, as you can tell- they seem to be genetic. So this project, cause if you will, is very near and dear to me. I made a bunch of goody bags with stickers and pencils/eraser, glow in the dark vampire teeth and those assorted Halloween rings. The best part was that it was cheaper than buying candy.

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Don’t ask my kids for a nice picture, like ever, this is what you’ll end up with:

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Bunny ears. 🐰

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