Tag Archives: Grayson

Cultivate & Create: Episode 25

Our little @altonbrown took all our money and laughed maniacally while doing it. #lastone #ipromise #graysongram  WIP! #NaKniCrayMo Vedai by yellowcosmo in One Twisted Tree Lavish in the Reef Coral colorway. Untitled

Something I want: Chicken Boots USA Pocket Bucket

Something I need: knitting schedule/focus

Something to wear: eShakti update

  • took a while for them to receive the return, but it went well
  • referral for $30 off
  • If you order, I’d love to hear about it.

Don't let the face fool you...he loved it. Don't tell Buddy & Clancy.

Something to read

Find Me

Cultivate & Create: Episode 21

Shoonanigans!

Finished Object!!

  • Kisses by the Sea by Joji Locatelli in Hedgehog Fibres Sock in the Tea Cup, Rusted Nail, and Raven colorways. Such a fast knit!!

WIPs

Something I want: A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.

Something I need

  • Slow down!!
  • Good knitting friends and test knitters for critique

Something to wear: Filament by Anne Podlesak and Kathleen Dames

Something to read:

The Girl Who Crafted giveaway!!

  • Discount code: Cultivate2016
  • Lily Blue colorway on your choice of base
  • Visit Sari’s shop
  • What other fandoms and characters would you like to see?
  • Must be a member of the group

Creepy, Crawly Critter KAL!! with Susie of Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

Find Me

Cultivate & Create: Episode 16

Thank you for joining me!

Shoonanigans!!

Yarnify!

FOs!!

Currently Knitting

Seeds to Flowers Cowl by Kristina Vilimaite in Another Crafty Girl Oh! Shiny Sock in It’s the American Way for the #scowlKAL2016.

Seeeekrit test knit for Lucia

Something I want: More shelving and organization for my yarn cave!!

Something I need: a good place to block

Something to wear: Line Break by Veera Valimaki knit by my momma in The Copper Corgi Savannah Sock in Grilled Eggplant and Oh! Loops Ascot in Vintage Lace

Something to read:

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah Maclean

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

#scowlKAL2016Keep scowling away!! Let’s discuss in the Ravelry group

Wild Wild West Mini Cowl coupon code: scowlkal2016 — Good Golly Gorgeous!!!!

One Twisted Tree winner!!

Cultivate & Create: Episode 15

Thank you for joining me!

Shoonanigans!!

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

FO!!! Bugle the Baby Elephant by Susan Claudino in Dancing Dog Dyeworks Waltz Worsted in the Elephant Festival colorway. Untitled

Currently Knitting

Something I want: All my knitting friends to be RIGHT HERE!!

Something I need: My baby to stop growing up!!

Untitled

Something to wear: Amaro by Thea Coleman

Something to read:

 

I just left the world of monster-slaying bartenders, and I don't know where to go next. #whatdoireadnext #readerproblems

Scowl KAL EXTENSION!! Let’s keep going until July 31…but I did a drawing of the FOs so far just for fun.

Choice Bit of Calico giveaway thread

We ?? #onetwistedtree.

My Mom Village

Okay. Let’s get real here for a minute. Parenting is hard. Like some days I’m convinced my child is trying to send me over the edge. The other day he thought it would be fun to dump packing peanuts on our living room floor and make snow angels.

I get Lush bath bombs, and G makes snow angels out of the packing peanuts. #graysongram #canthelpbutlaugh

Those later became “snowballs” he threw at the dogs…who promptly started eating them. Don’t worry, they’re cornstarch.

I sometimes wonder what I’d do if I didn’t have my mom-posse to run to for support or help or just a minute of griping.

I mentioned on my latest podcast episode that I started a book about parenting, and it is about not momming alone. I loved the idea (although the book wasn’t for me). I’ve maintained from the start that we aren’t meant to parent by ourselves. We need people in the trenches with us for those days when our kids have ridden the dog into the bedroom, pulled every book off the shelf, and eaten a whole Halloween bag of Reese’s Cups. (Never happened here. No way!)

Untitled

They also can sit at the kitchen table and chat while the kids put on a show complete with guitars and microphones. (Thanks, Grammy & Baba.) They know to sidestep the Lego on the floor and to ignore the fruit snack ground into my couch. And they get it that dinner probably won’t include quiet conversation. In fact, they’ll laugh–or at least pretend to–as my kid tells a knock-knock joke that makes no sense at all. And I love them for that. And my kid loves them for that.

This photo pretty much sums up breakfast and these kiddos. #graysongram #colbiegram

But, maybe more importantly, they need those people. Parents make us roll our eyes. Maybe not as much now that I’m in my thirties, but at ten and sixteen and even at twenty, my parents were just the goofballs who embarrassed me in public. But my friends’ parents were cool. They got it. They listened.

And I want that for G. He might be convinced I don’t “get him”, but hopefully one of my mom village will. And hopefully they’ll be able to steer him in the right direction when he’s too embarrassed or angry or annoyed to come to me. And I can only hope I have the opportunity to do the same for them. Because I know they love my kid nearly as much as their own, just as I do theirs.