Cyn's knits and stuff
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! :)
Trying to occupy my time
What little free time I have. HAHAHA Well it is spent at trying to stop my dd from stealing my knitting. So I am trying to do something she can't get into like desiging a cross stitch pattern while she is awake. I have a program to do this but am completely screwing it up. LOLOL
I'm not good at colors and hugs and all that, so I tried to import some pictures. I guess it takes time to get the hang of some things. I'm not quite giving up yet, but getting close. Maybe I need to stick to knitting.
Little things, hahaha
Well my dd (22months) is finding it oh so fascinating that I have started up knitting again. So far she has hid the needles 3 times since last night alone and I've had to put the whole project back on my needles about 20 times.
At least I think she is adorable, or I would go insane. MUAHAHAHAHAHA
Well I started to knit this week. With being so busy for a long while and my little one wanting so much attention, I have not been in the mood.
So my blog has gone abandoned, I hope a few of you out there had faith that I would get back in the groove.
I decided to start back easy since a few things are still keeping me busy. So I started with a purse for my dd. She is very UN-like me (LOL). Girly girl type. She likes to carry around purses. So I am making up a purse using a pattern I have for a flower blanket. Hopefully I will find my dreamweaver so I can post a pic when I'm done. We had to re-instal this computer and now cannot find the cd. :( Wish me luck!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
Ok, my dh fixed the title!!! Now you can see all of the name of my blog. I have been so busy and haven't had a chance to do much of anything. Since the New Year has started...
Happy New Year All!!!
I should have more time for these things. :))))