Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Guess What Day It Is?

This just never gets old with me!  Rambo, the kids and I send it just about every week to one another.  It's really the little things, ya know?  ;)

Not only is it Hump Day, but it's also WIP Wednesday!
My main WIP is my Morticia MKAL by Boo Knits over on Ravelry.  

I have also finished three pairs of socks! Socktober and a MKAL...what more could a gal ask for!?!?!

Muddy Autumn Pillar Socks

Tide Pooling Socks

Bonni's Beautiful B&S Socks

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Throat Punch Thursday

It's almost the end of the week ... the weekend is 
C R E E P I N G closer.  I've got three words... Not. Fast. Enough.  While I am at it, there are times I would like to take Throat Punch Thursday literally.  I am endlessly amused by these dumbasses I see while driving, while at the grocery, while running any number of errands...however, some of them need to be throat punched.

Oh yeah, to keep it crafty up in here... I have another pair of socks on the needles!  This is basically to keep me busy while I impatiently await the BOO HALLOWEEN MYSTERY KNIT ALONG on Ravelry.  

Autumn is my all time favorite time of year.  I LOVE Halloween.  I love that the air gets cool and crisp.  I love the falling leaves and the smell of the air.  I love heading off to the apple orchard/pumpkin patch.  Hmmm, I don't think there is one thing that I don't like about Autumn.

Now go throat punch someone before Thursday is over!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Haven't Fallen Off This Little Blue Planet...yet

While off -season training had been going on all fall and winter, February brought tryouts, followed by March, April and May game season. With Teen Queen away at college, we only had one athletic schedule to follow. WHEW! What a difference it makes. Not having to rush from one field or one venue to another sometimes within the same hour. No more missing one kid's game to go see the other one. No more multi colored coordinated calendar for games, practices and tournaments. Finally, I could go to one game and stay for the entire thing, without having to worry about what the other one was doing or if it was time for me to leave so I could go pick the other one up. To celebrate this, I took game photos and action shots.

Of course there are many, many MANY more. Which can be seen on my Flickr if you feel the need to go check them out. Boy Wonder had a good season and while we would have appreciated the coaching staff pulling their heads out from where ever they had them stuck...all in all it was ok. 

Once the icy weather had passed and it was becoming more spring like outside, not only was it baseball time, but it was also time for FISHIN'! 

May brought Teen Queen home for about 10 days. This was after her team had won their state championship and traveled to Utah to take part in the Nationals...which they won! TQ has a couple of super bowl sized champion rings coming her way. While most of her peers were coming home for the entire summer, she was home only for a brief moment. Smartly, she decided to attend summer semester to make up for the FUBAR'd first semester at the other school. Grampa came to visit while both kids were home for a bit and we took in a couple local Triple A games! This family loves their baseball!!!

June was the end of Sophomore year for Boy Wonder and the start of summer ball. We learn of a prospect baseball site with showcases and we find a FUN travel team interested in Boy Wonder. After the school season and BS we had dealt with, it was important that we find something that made baseball fun again. You know it's rough, when a kid who has only had baseball on his mind since he could walk begins to second guess his choices. FYI, this does NOT make for a happy Rambo Dad and Witch Momma!!!

July brought more of the same with fun travel ball tournaments. 

July was ROAD TEST month!!! After logging all of the practice hours and teaching him everything he needed to know to be prepared to take this test, it was time. I had successfully taught Teen Queen and now it was Boy Wonder's turn. We showed up a little early, and they asked if he was ready he goes!

Both kids are now licensed drivers! I am a damn fine driving teacher. Rambo had said all along there was no way he would do it. Heck he even sat in the backseat a few times during TQ's lessons and held on for dear life. He was a bit more secure when it came time for BW. Not sure if it was because BW was a better driver, or if Rambo had been broken by TQ's driving and it just didn't matter anymore! HAH! 

July was another travel ball tournament which brought Boy Wonder his first home run of the year! ... and also his second.  :)  After that it was time to hit the road for some more baseball orientated festivities. Up to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Then onto NH for Catching Camp! It was a great time and far too many photos to share here!!! Once the 4 day camp was done we set on our way home. Of course we had to swing through CT and visit my old hometown.

August brought another prospect recruiting site/biz showcase. It was a VERY busy but fun summer with A LOT of miles and hours of driving. It's a good thing I like to drive! August also meant the end of our summer and the start of another school year. JUNIOR YEAR! 

With all of this baseballin', fishing and driving it's a wonder I managed to get any yarn craftiness done!  Socks are a great on the go project. Plus side, at least my feet will be toasty this winter! 

Friday, February 01, 2013

Still Crafty After All This Time!

Pathetic catch up post in November 2012.  Now FEBRUARY 1st 2013! Time to liven things up around here! So much has been going on, life in general.  Boy Wonder does in fact have his driving permit and has been racking up his mandatory driving hours before he is able to take his road test in June or July. I have to say, he is doing very well! I believe I have only gripped the arm rest in fear for my life one time.

We ventured out on our annual family pumpkin picking adventure at Huber's Farm.  

First semester at college was not Teen Queen's friend.  What with living away from home for the first time, being 6 hours away, mean girl drama with roommate, team issues etc. It was all just a bit too much for her to deal with. Thinking she could tackle it on her own didn't work out in her favor.  I think she was mainly heart broken about the Coaches who recruited her last year did not have their contracts renewed. The coaches who recruited her for a certain position and told her that she would be a four year starter, were no longer there and the search for a new coaching staff was on.  This would have been nice to know!  Eventually a new coach was hired.  He brought with him some of his own recruits.  It was later found out that he didn't have much stock in the team chosen by the previous coaches and he was going to clean house.  Needless to say one of the position players he brought with him was taking Teen Queen's position. She knew that she would never see the light of day starting, I think this is what tore her apart most. Add to that mean girl ridiculous DRAMA from roommate and you have a shitty semester. Thankfully, TQ is an awesome athlete and has had awesome grades in the past...enter a new coach from another school to save the day! This coach believed in TQ enough to offer her a chance to prove herself this next semester. If all works out, she will have as close to a full ride as a softball player can get! (everything except room and board) Which is more than she was getting at the previous college!  This makes for a happy TQ as well as a happy momma and daddy.

We've had pipes burst between floors in the house. Which is always fun! While I was able to get the plumbers out to tear holes in ceiling and repair the pipes, I have yet to repair the holes made by said plumbers.  At some point I am going to have to learn how to patch drywall in ceiling and texture ceiling as well as I can to 'match' then repaint entire ceiling. Sounds like a party...not so much. Not at all.

Rambo had kidney surgery that didn't work. Went to ER and then spent 3 days in the hospital and had yet another surgery.  Nothing like spending your birthday in a hospital bed!

Through everything I knit and crochet, knit and crochet. I think it helps to keep me somewhat sane. I am not the most sane person in the world, so could you even imagine me without crafting?! o_O

Let's see....

One Row Scarf

Wicked Wurm Hat
Sixty Cables Hat

Diagonal Roll Tide Scarf

3 Pairs of Nola Slippers for Gifts

Intrepid Traveler Socks

Wickedly Ribbed Hat

Vanilla Latte Socks  (WIP)

Another Granny Stripe Blanket (WIP)

Along with t hese 2 WIPS, I am also working on a CAL over at HOOKEY; Maven's Mystery CAL. These things ought to keep my insanity levels down while we venture into the new year!