Things I've been doing instead of making the sweet love to the Internet

Please note that I did not say "making the sweet love on the Internet," which is something that I neither do nor encourage. And if you try it in my library you will Feel the Wrath.

Knitting. I've been a knitting fool, y'all. It's just so darn addicting! And I love having something new and better to do with my Ritalin-candidate fingers. Because this way I can say, "Hello, I was watching a movie the other night and while I watched I made you these darling fingerless gloves in blue. Enjoy!" instead of "Hello, I was watching a movie the other night and noticed at the end that I had no fingernails left. I gathered them up though and put them in this baggie. Enjoy!" Also, it turns out I can knit in the car! And it doesn't make me carsick! So now I have something to do when I'm a passenger instead of shutting my eyes so that I don't accidentally read billboard text and immediately throw up everywhere.

Here's that purple Cheeto poncho I mentioned. It turned out fine but the one in the book seemed a lot more hole-y. Will have to play around with the pattern next time.

Spending Easter with the Precii. Yeah, I know you're jealous of me. And it's okay. I would be too. Ethan decided that he will be adding jam & cream-cheese coffee cake to his Foods I Will Eat list (currently containing 8 items).

And then I may or may not have eaten his face off because I had No Earthly Choice, people.

Savvy helped me with the deviled eggs and loved them. Because she is possibly my secret love child.

Getting all hopped up on spring. I now have 2.5 blooming crocuses in my yard. Expect pictures soon. I check on them multiple times a day and croon loving thoughts to them. And so help me if any of the neighbor kids so much as touch my flowers I will beat them with their own scooters. L**** is pretty well on my crap list for its winters, but they almost make up for it with all the baby animals you see running around in the spring. They even have Baby Animal Days. This is where the geniuses at the American West Heritage Center put baby lambs and bunnies and piglets all in one place and you get to hold them all and then your heart explodes right there and you die. It's going to be awesome.


QueenMeadow said... [reply]

I am a lurker and regular reader of your blog, thanks to Culinary Secrets ;).

I had to comment to make sure you know of the time suck and joy that is www.ravelry.com it's a knit/crochet community and such a great resource, seriously the best thing that happened since I started knitting ;).

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

I DO NOT recommend baby animal days. Unless you like 5,000 children in the same place at the same time, no parental supervision, and bunny mauling. (Think Lenny from Of Mice and Men.) Oh, wait, you are a librarian. So, except for the bunny mauling thing, you might really like this.

Azúcar said... [reply]

I'd be afraid that the baby animal mothers would kill their babies after such prolonged human interaction.

Does it surprise you that I love The Gashlycrumb Tinies?

Edgy said... [reply]

My daffodils bloomed last week, because I live down south where it, you know, warm. I thought of sending you pictures to inspire fits of jealousy, but then I thought that wouldn't be so nice. So I didn't. But everyday when I walk out my front door, the thought that they might make you just a teensy weensy bit jealous makes me smile. But only just a little bit.

However, on a less evil note, I talk to my flowering cherry tree every day because the little buds are starting to come out and I remember just how pretty he was at this time last year. That makes me smile too, but not in the sinister evil way with the daffodils.

Dick said... [reply]

Everything in your blog today was just...so...beautiful!!! I think I missed a good time.


chosha said... [reply]

Those kids have GREAT hair - fabulous curls. Baby animal days sound awesome. It'd be nice if they held one during school hours so the little kids and adults could get a look in. :)

Miss Hass said... [reply]

Lovely poncho! It doesn't look like cheeto dust at all.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Thanks for speaking up, queenmeadow! Also, why do you torture me with yet more fabulous time-wasters? (Thanks!)

STM, your words make me sad and concerned. Because I really am against nearly every form of bunny mauling. Hmm . . .

Azucar, I love those things. Everyone, you have to take a look. (Note: If your child really WAS assaulted by bears recently, please skip this.)

Edgy, grrr to you. GRRRR. I'm betting we won't get daffodils until about May.

Wish you could have been there, Mom!

Chosha, seriously! I'm amazed at how much cuter Savvy's hair is now that we've embraced the curly-haired goddess within.

Thanks, Hass! I'm almost done with the pink angora baby booties for Amyjane's Little Stranger. When you see them you might try to eat your computer screen, they're just that darling.

Yankee Girl said... [reply]

Welcome to the very cool world of knitting. I recently put my needles down for a hook and am loving that too. I am very impressed with your poncho--the best I have tackled are scarves (but I can do scarves with patterns in them now).

Anonymous said... [reply]

Love the spoon in the mouth stirring method!

I have been blog-stalking you for some time now and thought you might enjoy this due to your love of all things British:

A Message from John Cleese:
To the citizens of the United States of America


QueenMeadow said... [reply]

I can't help but spread the word, I seriously love being able to see the patterns worked up by different people in different yarns, heaven :)

Frey said... [reply]

I've heard of licking the spoon, but eating the spoon? Must have been good.

BEFore said... [reply]

Those have got to be the 2nd most adorable nieces/nephews ever.

Did you finish Spitfire's gloves then? You're like some kind of prodigy. Well, more-or-less. ;)

Jenny said... [reply]

I love those kids! Seriously, you and I need to get together and do the booties. I'd be a hit at showers if I could make some of those puppies.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Yankee Girl, I know I need to take up crocheting. I think Desmama and I will have to have a skills-swapping session or something. Also? This poncho was just two scarves sewn together. You could easily make it!

Anon, thanks for speaking up! Also, that John Cleese thing is hilarious, so thank you again!

Frey, it WAS that good. I didn't even want to show people what she did with the OTHER end of the spoon, but it's lucky there was filling left to pipe into the eggs.

Before, that is praise indeed. :-) And yes, I did finish them! If you keep an eye out for her at church you'll probably see them.

Jen, you WOULD be a hit at showers. Not that you aren't already, but yes. We'll get right on that.

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