Now that the holidays are here and I’m almost ready, it’s time to get back to knitting. My first project for the long car rides to and from London is creating a potty seat bag. Little A can’t use a regular toilet because she’s too small and is terrified of fallling in. So here I am carrying around a portable potty seat in a grocery bag everywhere we go. Not the loveliest of accessories. So my DH suggested knitting a nice bag for it. (Gotta love that man). It’ll be worth it as I will be toting the thing around alot over the next year or so, because even when little A is big enough to use a regular toilet, little G won’t.

I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday now as I can’t guarentee I’ll be writing between now and the New Year.


A Visitor From Heaven
By Twila Paris

A visitor from heaven
If only for awhile
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile

A visitor from heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place

With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

A visitor from heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it’s time to say
We trust you to the Fathers love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we’re so glad you’re there
We’re so glad you’re there

With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we’re so glad you came
We’re so glad you came

This is in loving memory of Jared Venables who was stillborn on Dec. 18, 2002. I miss you so, my peanut.




Knitting has been slow, but I made this catnip snake for one of the cats for Christmas and will be making a second for the other fur ball.

I have begun work on the website for my new client and I’m starting to feel some creative urges I haven’t felt in ages. I’m so excited about this project and I hope to see a great deal of sucess come of it for both my client and myself. My hope would be by Fall I could stop or a least lessen the childcare load and do the web work full time. My creative self has been negelected too long.


My apologies for not posting much lately. With Christmas coming and searching for another child to add to my daycare I’ve been busy. Plus I have a web site project on the go too. All good things. It’s difficult because I had hoped not to have anymore children in my care then I already do but we need the money badly. When you can’t pay all your bills you know money is a problem. That said I think we’re going to be okay, I really, really hope so. I would love nothing more then to be able to buy a house in the next 5 years. I don’t want to rent forever.



I finished little G’s mittens. I strung them together with i-cord instead of a chain of crochet. I find it sturdier and not so stretchy. Besides for some odd reason I love to knit i-cord. You can probably see that the mittens are a darked blue then the rest of the set. I bought the wrong yarn by mistake. I should have bought Bernat’s navy not Red Heart’s navy. It’s not very noticable and the mittens are far enough away from the hat and scarf that I think it’s okay.

Next is little A’s set.


Due to spam and lack of interest I’ve taken the knitting forum down for now. I’ve tried various things to prevent spam, but since I’m not some kind of hacker guru I’ve run out of ideas. Anyway I hope to find a solution to the problem soon and have a new and clean forum up by the New Year.


Well I’ve been terribly addicted to WoW and as a result I haven’t been knitting nearly enough or blogging for that matter. I’ve finally finished the blue scarf for little G and I’ve begun the pom poms. I’ve only made 5 out of the 10 (yes I’m a really half empty kind of girl) and I’m ready to tear my hair out. Boring.

The next step is to make a pattern up for the mittens. Make the mittens and i-cord for the dummy strings and I’m done. Of course today I decided that after that I need to make them a pair of slippers too. My knitting work is never done.

I haven’t sent my application in to the guild yet. So it waits along with the many other things on my to do list. This time of year is insanely busy for me.

Any suggestions for what knitting type gifts I should put on my list to Santa? (another thing yet to do – make a list to Santa)?



I finished this a few weeks ago, but I thought it was about time I posted it. The picture isn’t as nice as I had hoped because I had to use the flash which seems to over expose everything. I love the little pom poms on the scarf although I wasn’t too happy about making all ten of them.

Little G’s scarf is well on it way to being done. Then it’s the mittens which I either need to find a pattern for or as usual make my own. I will have to add the whole set as a free pattern when I’m done. I’ve haven’t added a new pattern for awhile. In fact I’ve been feeling a little out of the knitting world lately. I’m off to do some knitting now so that should help solve that problem.


As always I’ve been busy. Potty training is going pretty good, although I would like to see fewer poop accidents – yuck. Little G turned 2 today. I’m in awe of my youngest daugther sometimes. My husband and I keep saying we can’t believe she’s only 2 because she’s so smart. She talks almost as well as a three year and has started figuring out how to put together her older sister’s 24 piece puzzles. Her independence is striking. She insists on doing everything herself. “I do it!” is a common phrase.


Happy 2nd Birthday Gwyneth!

In other news I’ve decided that it’s worth the $35 a year to join my local knitter’s guild. I think it’ll do me good to get out. Plus I’m going to apply at Michael’s for a knitting instructor position – if they have any open right now. I hope to get some pictures of the winter sets I’m working on soon. I’ve been a bit lazy about knitting these days since I got addicted to a new RPG call World of Warcraft (WoW – for us geeks).


We had our Halloween party last night and it was great! My husband worked forever on his costume and the results were fabulous. Here are we are: