Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Over Hill, Over Dale...
Yes my friends, I am totally rolling along.
Do you see that?! That right front has doubled in size since last week!
I have been knitting for days now. I know that some of you never stop and all of that, but I guess that I have to acknowledge that I am a seasonal knitter. Another part of it, the reason why I haven't been doing much knitting is that my kids have been on school break. Today was our first day back at school. We homeschool, so why would this make a difference? But see, knitting is a great activity for me to do while we are schooling. I can't do much cleaning, cooking, or such because I can't be too much in the middle of something incase my help is needed. Plus, if I'm not in the same room or at least in earshot it is very easy for the kids to get distracted and start taking the leads out of the pencil, seeing if they burn, lining up all of the colored pencils in rainbow order, then numerical- yes there are always so many more interesting things to do when it is time to do schoolwork! So- I knit. I am there. I can see them. I can hear them. I can remind them of what they are supposed to be accomplishing. Of how LATE it is going to be when they get finished if they keep going at this rate- for Pete's sake. Who takes two hours to read 5 pages in a Bio textbook and answer 5 questions?!!! Yeah. That would be my offspring thank you very much. I knit because then at least I feel like I am being somewhat constructive and I can tie my yarn in knots instead of their necks... arrrgggghhh. Sometimes it's a really good thing to have something between me and my offspring.
So. Yeah- I also just saw a preliminary release of this movie "Scrapped". It's pretty cool. It is about this guy- tattoos, piercings, motorcycles, who delves into the world of scrapbooking and discovers a whole new part of his self. I am hoping to get a copy some time next month and have a showing or something. I especially like the way he decorates his scrapbooking bag! (Let's just say the Ramones are favorably featured!) See, it's NOT all just about pastel paper and stickers!
Well it is off to bed for me. I have to rise and shine early and since my husband is still on his round the world travels (in Helsinki at present) I am the one who will need be coherent in the morning. He SO owes me a nice night out! I'm thinking Mojitos...