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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Busy Days

You know, I've realized I'm really going to hate the months of October and December. Not that I hate Halloween or Christmas. But that they are SO busy, and I end up exhausted. This month was my step-father's and son's birthdays, Halloween (of course), my anniversary (my husband and I really like to celebrate when we first met), and a craft show.

The birthday was a blast. As you can see. Sugar rush for little Oogie.

And then the crash that quickly followed.

My step-father loved the hat. Obviously it was quite warm and thankfully big enough (he's a 6'4" swed). It almost didn't make it to him. My husband LOVED the color AND the hat itself. Which is baffling. I can never make him a hat that he really likes, but I make it for someone else and he ends up loving it. I think I'll just stick to socks for him. :D

Oh, and the craft show was fun and terrible at the same time! It was fun because I got away from the kids and hubby for a day. And terrible because I was across from a woman with handspun yarn! She sat all day spinning on an Ashford Joy. I couldn't resist. I bought myself a skien of yarn. It's Merino Tencil, 6 oz and 228 yards of worsted weight double plied yarn. I fondled it through out the day thinking, "should I???". But, of course I relented. I think it was watching her pack up at the end of the day that made me realize I would regret not getting it.

I also talked to her about her spinning wheel. Aparently she's got 4 spinning wheels and is looking to get rid of a few. One being an Ashford Traditional for $150! I'm definitely going to go for it. But, since it's right before Christmas time (which has my daughters birthday and my wedding anniversary too!) we agreed that payments wouldn't hurt as much. I emailed her today to see pictures of the spinning wheel before I buy it. When I get them, I'll post them here for you guys.

Oh and check this out! This is another La Dentelle Belle Scarf done! This one is done by Monika from smoking hot needles. I love it in the red and I'm thinking of making myself on in the same color. I've posted this in the Gallery. :D


Monika said...

Your son looks so cute in both pictures! I have the Ashford Traditional, and I LOVE it! IT's enough for what I'm doing. Mine is single treadle, double drive. Hope you'll get it!!! ;o)

Kirsten said...

Awww, what a cute baby belly!!
Monika's scarf is gorgeous.
You are going to have such a good time with that wheel. I love the looks of the Ashfor Traditional. It is such a beautiful wheel. You are so lucky to find one at such a good price!

Batty said...

What a cute picture! Sugar will do the weirdest things to a kid's brain. Adults still get a sugar rush, but not like that.

I love the scarf. It's the prettiest red, and it looks very elegant.

Valerie said...

Oogie is too cute. I love the crash picture. Kids look so peaceful when they sleep.

I hope you get to take a breather soon!

Valerie said...

P.S. Congrats on your anniversary!