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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blogging therapy

I find myself writing tonight with hope of finding some sort of comfort. This week as been stressful and particularly emotional.

On Tuesday, we found out our daycare is in dire need of financial support. The current building is now bank owned and for sale. The women in "custody" from the bank is now pursing the daycare to vacate in a very short time frame. While I understand the politics of business, I still find myself very sad. A daycare is more than a business, it is more than a building, it is a safe, secure, loving, and learning home. For our son, its a place to socialize, have fun, make friends and most importantly learn. His teachers have become fond members of his life. Now, due to a bill, he may be moving from one daycare to another in a very short time frame. While we are fortunate enough to be able to afford another daycare, I am worried about the emotional cost. I know in time he will get over it and move on. But..... It is still boggling to me how a community is so affected by some this as simple as a bill.

I feel especially bad for the people who work at our daycare. They are not there for the money. They come to work because they want to make a difference in a kids life. When I talked to our son's teacher, her first concern was not what she was going to do but how the children will handle such a dramatic change in their lives. 

Our daycare will be holding two fund raisers to help save the building. If you would like more info please leave a comment. I am not sure if they will be successful but I feel it is my duty to advertise and help spread the word. There is always hope.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Three Irish Girls

Well, it has been a very busy week for me with no signs of slowing down.  I want to write a quick note about the last Madison Knitter's Guild meeting. I was so excited because the Three Irish Girls Sharon, was the speaker. First, I love the Three Irish Girl's yarn, they are beautiful! I also love the Yarnista Blog. Her blog makes me laugh so hard. So of course, I had to attend the MKG meeting. I was able to introduce myself and talk with Sharon. She is very easy to talk with and very welcoming. I even took a picture to share here on my blog:
So fun! Thank you, Sharon for a great presentation. Her baby is also the cutest, with little giggles throughout the evening! Adorable!
As a treat, I bought myself and my knitting bestie, a skein at the MKG meeting.

Here is my skein after its been wound:
I am pretty sure this will be a stunning cowl. I am in love with cowls right now. Of course, I have had my eyes on this skein for a while as well.... and I am super thrilled for my Knitter for Newton colorways to arrive as well. Oh yarn, you are so addictive!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Saucy Socks

Finally! I finished a project! Granted, it's not the baby blankets I should be working on but I will get there. The pattern is Saucy Socks by Jacquelynn Vance-Kuss. Saucy socks pattern is simple and very fast. I love the 12 row repeat. Also, the pattern is very well written so beginner knitters can make these socks with ease! Finally, the heel flap is an eye of partridge heel flap. This is the first pattern that I have knit with this design in the heel and we will see how it differences from normal heel flaps. I cannot wait to show off these socks (not sure where I can do that but I will try...)
The yarn for these socks is Koigu sock yarn but I do not know the exact color. I bought the yarn when I was first learning how to knit about 7 years ago. I never found the right pattern for the yarn until now. I love how the colors stripe but do not over power the pattern.
I had a very busy yet very fun weekend. I will be back to tell the story.

Monday, February 4, 2013