I am planning to have a single parent week this next week and a crazy month this next month. Bear is taking a volunteer fire fighter class 2 evenings a week plus two weekends in the next 6 weeks. This on top of his 48 hour schedule and one night a week mixed martial arts class. So, I will be missing my knitting group and my nice evenings with a hubby who cooks and helps put the kids to bed. TO add more stress, Hubby and I are both changing job descriptions, his has a raise involved (woo hoo) but both will be a big work change in the middle of crazy month. Good thing Maryland Sheep and Wool is coming up cause he will owe me a nice day off.
Speaking of all things fiber and knitting, I have an FO:
It is Hitchhiker by Martine Behm but I had to be smarter then the designer. So I slipped the first stitch of every row. This made the shawl a cresent shape which while pretty is not something I will do again. Next time I see a pattern I like that has over 5,000 people who have knit it, I will follow the design.
I will say this pattern is great for handspun yarn. I had no idea what I started with and this is how much I had left over.
Like 4 inches, I think. Isn't that amazing? I think it is.
So, my goals for the next week:
- Stay sane: if the kids eat PB&J or hot dogs more then once this next week, the world will not end.
- Workout more: my birthday is coming up and I am almost down another dress size. Birthday money will mean new clothes and I want them to be the smaller size.
- Knit lots on my second Down the Rabbit Hole socks: my goal is/was to knit up everything I got from MDSW before I go to a new MDSW and this sock yarn is the last of it.
Edit to add 2: I forgot about the soccer practice, soccer game and school zoo trip I offered to chaperone before I knew it would be during this mad week (Bugs and Boo are both going with me but it will be for Bugs' kindergarten class.)