I've only chosen 4 colors for now, but there are one or two more blues, (lighter shades), that I think would look great in this combination. My original plan was to do browns and teals. But I couldn't find the right shades in the same yarn. (I didn't want to do one fine yarn and then one bulky yarn, back and forth, forth and back.) So that's when I did the red, black and white. I tried to crochet with the yarn, but it splits too much for me. And since I don't crochet all that great in the first place, well I want something to showcase the yarn...not my crappy crochet abilities. Such as they are.
And while I don't have any actual knitting pictures, (I know, how dare me?), to show you, I can assure you that I am closing in on an FO. I hope to have it done to show tomorrow! Excited, aren't ya?
In other news, Spring is here. Sort of. Two weeks ago we were having 80 degree weather. Jem was swimming. I cut some jeans and made them into shorts. I even had to turn the a/c on one night. Last week though! Rain. Fog. Cold. We had a very nice Saturday around here, which has now turned into a Storm Watch tonight! Crazy California weather!
But the flowers are out in full bloom and Jem stole a few from here to show me:
I wish we had flowers on our side of the apartment. But the little bratty, snot nosed, make noise at 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. children upstairs have destroyed all the flowers over here! (Amazing how you can love your own children but hate other peoples huh? *wink* I don't usually dislike children, there is a handful though. Like the ones who destroy the flowers that were outside MY window for me to see! *sigh*)
Scout says it's spring time with her chicky pj's:
Scout has been smiling a lot lately. And giggling. Oh the giggles. If you were having a really bad, depressing sort of day and you heard her giggle! You would be busting up laughing too! Not too sure what she is laughing at, but it's funny all the same:
I've been keeping busy. I didn't take the job. I decided it would be better for me stay home. Shawn is a wonderful daddy, but with Scout teething and me stopping the breastfeeding...it's all just too much. Especially because I am starting my meds again. It's a huge adjustment for all of us. Taking on a job with all this stress right now wouldn't be fair. And since the finances are, (somewhat), in order, I don't really need the job. I'm content with staying home with Scout and just being a mom.
BTW, any of you moms of babies or toddlers that still wear diapers shoot me an email! I found a great website that sells diapers, (wipes, formula, etc.), for really cheap! They deliver within 1-4 days. Free shipping on orders over $50. They will take coupons. They do the "mom referrals". And since I did a little calculating, it really is a cheaper option than running to the store for nappies. (I figure what I save on nappies, I can use on yarn. Slick, aren't I?)