first bud and lace lingo

garden: one of our bulbs has an actual bud. this our first bloom on something we have planted since we moved here at the end of may. i am crossing my fingers that the resident gopher doesn’t find his way to my bulbs before we “get” to him first.

learning notes: lots of stuff about president lincoln this past week. civil war ghost stories. biographical essays on lincoln. memorizing the gettysburg address. playing with lincoln logs. reading the red badge of courage. math. math. math. for everyone. if we stick to it they should all be done with their math books by june 11th. i know this doesn’t sound like a lot. but multiply it x’s four kids. and lent. and me being sick and really, this was a lot.

i have yet to write about all of my lesson plans in this space. but i might still do it. but don’t hold me to it.

i have very. little. stick-to-it-ivness. in fact. maybe i don’t have any at all.

ha! that is a lie. i have it where it counts. my faith. my marriage. raising children and not running away when things get tough.

knitting: i am learning lace lingo. i am even p2tog. wouldn’t you say that’s a good place for a beginner knitter to be? i have to laugh at myself when i lug around this 6 lb. reader’s digest book from the 80’s. teaching myself all the millions of things there are to learn about knitting. really there are millions. maybe even zillions of things to learn.

but i am so desperate for quiet time to do this very thing.

my husband usually takes the oldest to his wednesday afternoon guitar lesson, but this week i practically ran out of the house. my apron still on. that big book. a ball of yarn and two needles under my arm.

he got out of the shower and wondered where i was. i left early so i could be the one to go.

and i did. and i sat there for a blessed 35 mins. all by my lonesome. laughing quietly to myself as i remembered some of the things i read in this book. especially the part that said: you can do anything for a few rows….

so that is where i am at.

or actually where i was at.

right now i should be in bed.

and so…off i go.

happy week-ending friends.

it is raining here. again. so i’ll definitely be moody.

mud makes me moody.

and i so hate to bother you with that nonsense.

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4 thoughts on “first bud and lace lingo

  1. Lace makes me crazy. I hate making mistakes in a lace pattern because there is no easy way to unravel and get it back on the needles! “Simple” eyelets are hardly simple when you goof them up! Still, one must keep trying.

    I found the book, Knitting in Plain English to be pretty helpful when I was first starting to knit. I also love The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques, and thank God for You Tube video tutorials!

    I know how you feel about being hungry for creative time. I have half a dozen projects and a deep desire to have a weekend to myself to finish at least a couple of them! It won’t be happening…!

  2. It’s so fun to learn about and try something new. It is definitely a good thing to be excited about learning … reminds us about the stage our kids are at. It’s the good kind of motivation.

    I’m not so sure about myself ‘being able to do anything for a few rows’ when it comes to knitting, though. So easy to say I’ll learn that later, but I wonder if I’ll have my eyesight when the time comes!!

    Many are tired of all the snow up here, but I admit I still like it! That’s the difference between lots of snow and lots of rain … snow piles up and is fun (we pray it melts very slowly and gradually this year). Just keep thinking about how the rain is so much better for your flowers than you having to water.

  3. I am neither a knitter nor fluent in lace lingo, yet I find your writing is simply refreshingly beautiful. Thank you. I stumbled upon your writing today, and I will be back.

  4. your a new knitter?!? why did i think you’ve knitted forever? and i think its against the rules for new knitters to knit lace. i’m pretty sure. look it up – its on page five million three hundred forty six in your RD book of knitting.

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