Okay, well, maybe not "lost." Maybe just "misplaced." My days are looking better, and I think I may have found more time to knit. At least I think I have, although I don't think I am accomplishing any more than normal. I am finding more time to read as well, so that's probably why things aren't going as fast in the knitting department as I think they should.
Homeschooling is turning out to be a great adventure. I still wish I was more organized than I am, but things move along at a nice clip and we're making great progress. The house is still in a bit of disarray, but by the time I'm done with schoolwork, the hubby is almost home, and dinner needs to be cooked, dishes need to be washed (did I mention we have no dishwasher here? Yeah - everything is HAND WASHED) and the evening chores need to be done. I have tried to get hubby to help out, and from time to time he will, but life goes on, and unless time stands still for us, it's a matter of fitting it in. I'm hoping to make a little progress on it this weekend, even with the insane schedule we have.
Oh, and here's fun - tomorrow we're headed down for our first field trip of the year! We're going to the High Museum. It should be lots of fun. It's their kick-off homeschool day, and the kiddos are excited about using their lunchboxes. Yep, I'm the cool homeschooling mom who got them traditional lunch boxes instead of just using a brown paper bag or cooler. We have several field trips this semester with the co-op we're joining, and I plan on trying to fit in a couple more (like the Zoo and maybe the Aquarium).
I have only finished my socks, but I'm close to finishing Over the Sea to Skye. Since I got a fingering weight yarn instead of a DK weight, I used a size US6 instead of the 7 it called for. Also, I wasn't happy with the depth, so I'm adding another repeat of the lace mesh and garter section. Then I'll see how much yarn I have left, and how tall it is. I think it will be better then.
I've already started planning Christmas as well. I have one request:
My brother requested the Baker Street Scarf from this past issue of Knitty. How can you say no to someone who LOVES everything that you knit for them? I also have some socks to do for him. I'm hoping to get started on a quilt for my parents, and before I can do any of that, I have a birthday sweater to make for my Princess. How are your knitting plans going?