I guess the time has now come to talk a little bit about what I am up to these days. I could summarize my daily time allocation as such:
99.5%: being a mother
0.5%: other things
Don't get me wrong. I love being a mother. My two girls, Gabrielle and Sarah (respectively 3 years old and 3 months old) are absolutely fantastic. Sarah makes me melt every time she smiles, and Gaby is amazing me by being such a loving and caring big sister. But still, it is sometimes overwhelming and frustrating to have them buzzing around me, well, 99.5% of the time.
The other hard thing is that Sarah doesn't like to be separated from her mommy much. By that, I mean that she doesn't want to be anywhere else than in my arms (OK, I have to say, she sleeps in her bed every night for approximately 5 hours). So I have to make my way through the day with only one hand. It means I have to type this text with one hand. But mostly, it means that I cannot knit.
Hoooow frustrating. However, the one thing I can do though is browse (with a computer stratrgically placed next to my rocking chair).
Browsing leads to fabulous discovery, like the TECHknitting Blog I mentioned in my post yesterday. In one of the posts, I have learn how to finish the baby cardigan Bobby (by Martin Storey) with rolled stockinette stitch bands....
I have also made a list of all the cotton yards available online (well, probably not all but many many!!) to find the best quality/price ratio because I have these beautiful cotton dresses in my heads fo my girls just waiting to be designed and knitted. I am still browsing for this, but the King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK and the elann.com Lara Sport Weight seem fabulous for these projects....
While browsing on the elann.com site, I went crazy and bought all the Barbara Walker books...
I am waiting for them to be delivered, just like the eyes I bought from Suncatcher Craft Eyes to finish my amigurumi Valentine presents.
And, finally, I am taking pretty much all the knitting classes available on Craftsy!
I cannot knit. Well, certainly not as much as I would like to. So what do I do? I buy knitting-related stuff on the internet to release the frustration. Good for the soul, bad for the wallet, esprcially while being off work.
That is what I am up to!