Thursday, December 2, 2010

Apples and Oranges

I'm currently homeless.

Well, that isn't exactly true. We still own our house, but we're renting it out while our new home is being built... and in the meantime, I'm living with my in-laws. So in a way, I nearly have three places, but none of them are "Home". Not saying my in-laws place is bad, because really, I can't complain. But there is something to be said for having your own place/space.

I decided it would be best to keep our two older kids in their schools since our new home will be in the same neighborhood/school boundaries. But their schools have different start and end times and the in-laws live 30 minutes away, so I'm spending a lot of time behind the wheel and nearly of all the rest of my time and energy are spent keeping my 2 year old from destroying my in-law's non-childproof-home. Whew!

What does any of this have to do with knitting? Not much. But if you ask me how much knitting I've been able to do because of all of this, I'd give you the same answer.

I have been able to eke out a few small projects:

I made me some Bella's Mittens (by Marielle Henault) I had no idea these mittens had anything to do with Twilight when I started them. (sorry, not a fan) I just thought they were really cute.
I gotta say... I. Love. These. Mittens.


I made a few Silly Apple Cozies (by: Casey Newman) for my girls to give their teachers for Christmas. I didn't have the right size apple to model the cozies, so I used oranges.
I think it's kind of cute that way, with Christmas Oranges being a tradition as well as the whole apple/teacher thing.