Cyn's knits and stuff
I wanted to start a new blog. I had one some years ago on another subject I enjoy. So now I am starting new with another subject that I love and rules my life.
I plan to touch on topics that move me, things I do and things that bother me.
I will try to post at least once a week, but we will see. I am a busy mom. :)
My disclamer. :P
I'm married have kids and am NOT a sheeple mainstream parent.
I follow my instincts, do what I feel is right and not what everyone else does.
Things to me that are bad... Drugs, cribs, strollers, circumsision, spanking, CIO, playpens, walkers, vaccines, Bush... and the list goes on.
I can be pretty blunt. I'm also pretty set in my ways. I have done tons of research to make sure I am right.
Could I be wrong? Sure I can, but more than "My doctor said" or "My parents did this and I turned out fine" will convince me.
I'm not here to debate. I'm here to share my views and maybe learn a few things.
So if you don't like what I have to say, oh well, you don't have to be here.
If you're still her, sit back and enjoy!!! .
Baby on the way!!!
I has been forever since I posted here. But of course this is my knitting blog and I havent really been knitting.
Recently I found out that my DH's brother is expecting a baby! Yea, so I am off again to make my flower blanket. This blanket was the pattern that was used when I was taught how to knit, by a wonderful woman I worked with in Cali named Alison. She herself is an expat and is from Liverpool, England.
So 3 cheers for Alison!!!
So now I am off to make 48 pettles to my flower. I will post a pictures soon after I get things started. :)
Today was an ok day. Ds has a friend staying overnight so he is happy and occupied. Dh is playing games in the computer and seems to be in a well mood. (He is off from work for a stress related leave, so not everyday is a good one for him.) Dd is sleeping her little head off. and dinner is almost ready. My idea
I've decided to design and make a Bunad for myself and my dd. My dh and everyone doubts I can do this, but I am willing to try anyhooo. It is WAY to expensive for me to buy one (27,000nkr on average). Also, since I am not Norwegian and only married to one, I didn't think I could wear one and feel right about it.
So I thought I would design one. Since I am from Cali, I figured I could incorporate the state flower and the state tree into the design. Not the whole tree, just the leaves. Them mix that up with Rogalands original design since I am now part Norwegian by marriage. One of the great things if I can do this is to be able to pass this down to my dd. Since she is part American and part Norwegian she will have a bit of both represented in her dress.
Wish me luck! I have no clue how to embroider (for all bunads are done by hand). I guess I have a lot of work and learning ahead of me.
Haven't been posting
Since I haven't been knitting.
Too many things have been happening to give me enough time to knit. I miss it, but have no desire to start or finish a project. Sad I know.
I still am taking care of my webrings tho. I had to put a few more people in the queue and a few more have signed on. I haven't updated the blogrolling, but when I get time, I will.
Hope all is well for everyone!
Tired of being sick!!!
Yes being sick! I was sick for a whole month. :(
Got a clogged duct almost mastisis, then the flu (no I didn't get a flu shot this year! Those things are evil and I have never and will never get one!!!) I haven't had the flu for 8 years!!! Then my dh brought home a cold and 2 days after I recover from the flu, I get this cold!!!
I wasn't in the mood to do anything. No knitting, no blogging, no reading blogs.
I missed my daughters 2nd birthday. Finally this weekend after 3 weeks we will have a party for her!
The only thing I did was sit in a chair and played an on-line game. WoW, and boy is it WOW!!! World of Warcraft! I started playing these kinds of games to get my son and his father a place to play together. Who knew they are fabulous games!
But very slowly! My dd is still making this a trial, but I am determined to get this purse done and I am almost there!
I just need to get the flap then sew it. I've got the front, border, handle and back done. I also need to buy a button for the clasp. I dont really have anything in mind, but I will see when I get to town. Haraldsgata is opened late on Thursday, so weather permitted, I may go. :)
Another thing that is slowing me down is the kitchen. We are finally putting up tiles, so cleaning up after my brother-in-law and trying to find room to make meals is taking up a lot of time.
How is it looking so far?
Funny thing about web-rings. I never find the subjects I'm curious about. So I have started a new one.
For those of you that don't know I am the owner of Nordic KnitBlogs
. Most webrings I saw on knitters were all in the US, which is fine, I'm a Californian myself. But now I live in Norway and have gotten curious about the knitters in the Nordic region. The ring is doing quite well, currently we have 68 active sites! :)
Now my new curiousity is expat crafters (Crafty Expats
). People that have left their homeland for whatever reason. What kinds of crafts are they doing? What crafts maybe they found in their new home? How they are adjusting to life? My craft helps me relax when I feel lost. Which happends a lot when you move away from what is familiar to you.
So if you are an expat and blog about your craft, please join. Oh and if you are not, please enjoy surfing the webrings!
No knitting was done today (actually yesterday, it is midnight here). It was my anniversary! 3 years with my fabulous husband. We did nothing major, just the way I like it. Got my mil to watch the kids for the day then we went out.
Took a nice long walk through Haraldsgata the had a bite to eat, after that we played a bit of pool. I won every game! hehehe Of course he was happy for me, he loves me!
The past week not a lot of knitting either. We were out shopping, those January sales are a good thing. We finnaly got new tiles for our kitchen, then a couple of days we took the kids out. There were a few things they wanted to buy with their Christmas money they got.
And now as I read my mails I am relaxing with my knitting. I have sewn together the front, and now need to finish the back. I decided to stop working on the back till I had the front of the purse done. I realized I may get the size wrong if I don't. I will be putting up a picture soon. :)
Search in hopes to finish
So yesterday I finally got the back of my dd purse going. All is done but the back and putting it together. So when dd stopped me from knitting, I went in search of old projects around the house. I found 2 sweaters that I started and are more than half way through. I plan to get those finished next.
We shall see. :)
Phantom of the Opera!!!
Well today my dh and I went on a date. I am very strict in my beliefs as a parent and stubborn. I don't believe in having my kids babysat until the age of 2. My dh has been wonderfully supportive of this. So her comes Phantom of the Opera
! My dd will be 2 in a month (great timing) so off we went with my mil babysitting at our place. (It is great when people, especially family respects my desisions on such matters. It made me comfortable and relaxed on my date.)
The movie was FABULOUS!!! I have seen Phantom on stage twice, once on tour at the Pantages Theater
in Los Angeles and once in New York at the Majestic Theatre
, and I must say I was blown away by the movie! I didn't expect it to be as great as it was. Usually I am disapointed in things made for one arena and adapted for another (musicals, play, books to movie). Yet here, FABULOUS, just simply FABULOUS. Go see it if you haven't! :)