Check this out!!! Uncle Sam was very nice this year to give me some little extra mula, and after seriously considering what to do with it: a)Spend it, b) spend it, c)spend it, I decided, well, to spend it! heheheh. I think I made a wise decision on the choices, what do you think? I got the 4 Treasury books by Barbara G. Walker--wow, it will take me a lifetime to read them all. I also got Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis...woooooww, I am in love with her designs, especially the Celtic Icon sweater.
- A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
- A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
- A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
- A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
- Inspired Cable Knits
Isn't this sweater just gorgeous!! I love those cables, the way the flow, the color of the yarn....I love it!
A few loom knitters have asked me how I have time to do all the looming and loomy things that I do--well, it is time I showed you my secret weapons. It is not me. I am not superwoman, I wish I were. Are you ready to see the truth? I think we all need a few little guys like mine. Enjoy!!
In the mornings, he gets dressed all by himself. Then, he makes his bed. If I am busy, he goes and even makes his own breakfast which consists of Tortillas and Cheese. Most of the time, I cook him breakfast, but sometimes, he likes to play big boy and he makes us Peanut Butter and Jelly for breakfast and/or lunch.
Vacuuming time at my house--fun time for the kids. They both love the vacuum (now, Bryant used to be terrified of it) now, he tells me that it is his job to vacuum while I knit--heheheh, I have him well trained. I am seriously considering getting 2 little vacuums for them. They really enjoy the chore and it could
2) Teach them responsibility.
Sweeping the kitchen floor is one of the daily fights. Bryant wants to do it and of course, most of the time I want to get it done fast so I can move on with the day and get the mopping done. Most of the time, he gets to hold the little sweeper plastic thingy (which the name just flew my mind) . He is really sweeping in this picture.
If you really want to get some knitting done, then you must get a dishwasher, and no, not the electric kind, but the kind that actually scrubs the dishes. See him in action--he loves doing the dishes--really :).
The laundry is a family affair at this house. I told them all that if they wear clothes and want them clean, they all need to pitch in. Mom can fold them, but they have to help doing the laundry. B & N put the dirty clothes in the washer (I hold Nyah in my arms while I give her the clothes). To put them in the dryer, they both stand by the opening of the dryer while I hand them the wet clothes. It is a nice operating system we have with the laundry. When it is dry and the clothes have cooled off a bit. They both run to the dryer and take them out and put them on B's bed.
Well, my secret is out for you all to see. We are an efficient family in the house. I have my little helpers whom help me all day long keep my house decent. Of course, sometimes their help is not really help, but in time, they will learn and then I will be free (hahahah, I keep telling myself that).