17 September 2014

Test Knit #YarnAlong

On Ravelry, one of the groups I'm in is "The Testing Pool". I love this group. Designers post on the discussion board that they have a pattern that they want tested. Knitters come on and let the designers know that they would be willing to test knit the item. Or in some cases, we request to be earburned in the pattern is out. Test knitters knit the object following the pattern to a T and let the designer know if the pattern is clear, make suggestions for improvement, or tell the designer if they come across errors.

15 September 2014

¡Sabor! Spanish Learning Songs #Review



Two of Charis's loves are music and Spanish. A few ways we foster these loves are reading to her in Spanish from the Bible and various picture books, talking to her in Spanish-though mama needs more practice, letting her make music, attempting to talk in Spanish to an older lady at church, and playing ¡Sabor! Spanish Learning Songs.

Currently {September 15, 2013}

Thinking about how good God is in allowing us to not have to move out of our apartment within 2 weeks. Drew spoke with our landlord last week and explained the situation on why we are not able to move into our new place. We were told, "You can stay as long as you need to." I'm not surprised that he said that, but it's still a HUGE relief. Worst case scenario would have had me in Pennsylvania with family and Drew in Maryland until everything worked out.

10 September 2014

Barley Hat #YarnAlong

One of my childhood friends {E} married last August. His wife {L} is now expecting; she's due any day. I have always thought of E as an annoying younger brother. His dad is one of my dad's best friends, and his mother is one of my mum's best friends. We saw them every Sabbath at church and at our house 2-4 times/month. When I found out E and L were expecting, I thought, "I get to knit for another baby!!" My son was born and knitting went out the window. I was beginning to wonder, "Will I be able to knit something, anything for my friend's baby?"

09 September 2014

Currently {September 9, 2014}

She really does love her brother.
Thinking... or trying not to dwell on uncertainty. Last week, I was thinking about moving and all that I needed to do . Once our boxes arrived on Thursday, I started packing. I packed most of Charis's clothes in one box, but kept out six dresses, four tops, three pairs of pants out, and all her underwear. I told her she could open the box when we moved to the new place, and she could have a blue room. Now I'm not sure what is happening.

08 September 2014

Mug Swap '14

Every morning, I like to drink a cuppa joe with a little bit of half and half. I love mugs and have started collecting Starbucks mugs and china tea cups. So when sign ups were posted for the 2014 Mug Swap, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and particpate in the swap. In my form, I wrote that I preffered coffee over tea and LOVE all things chocolate.

03 September 2014

Braided Shorties #YarnAlong

I put The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter on the backburner this past week and completed the braided shorties for a friend's baby. They are freshly lanolized and are in the mail packaging ready to be shipped, once I get J.'s address. A plus was that I was able to stash bust on this project! Woohoo! My husband is happy.