Saturday, February 6, 2016

Winter link up party and a mad scientist........





The wonderful and kind Jennifer at thistle bear, is lovely enough to host a party each month where we can chat about our Winter projects.  I looked back to October when I first joined in and I was amazed at my hopes and dreams for the Winter.  I was going to make two sweaters and another Zick Zack Shawl.  I had the yarn, I had the patterns, and I was so full of myself with my project projections.  

Now it is time to face the music.  I have been an utter fail at those projects.  The gray sweater in the photo above is testament to that.  It has been moved here and there around my house, it falls out of the basket in a feeble attempt to get my attention, and I just swoop it back in not even caring if a few stitches fall off the needle.  Flaum, I had such hopes for you, but your fisherman's rib almost put me in a coma.    I swear, as God is my witness, I will return to you and you will get finished...............eventually.

As for the other projects currently in the works, there is the woven scarf that looks quite uneven in the photo above, another Queen Anne's Lace Scarf, and all the fixings for another Hitchhiker Scarf.  I have decided I have a very short attention span when it comes to projects these days.  I think I might have to go the the doctor for some medication so I can calm down and get some bigger projects done, and not be distracted by all the ideas floating around in my head.  I wonder if she would feel it was appropriate to give me a controlled substance for this very reason?  If she was a knitter she sure would.

A very big thanks to Jennifer for hosting this link party.  You will see all sorts of beautiful projects if you go over and visit.  Hopefully her fellow party followers are actually working on their original projects unlike me.




This boy cracks me up, well most of the time he does.  He has taken to wearing this mask all over the house.  He reminds me of a mad scientist.  I can't believe he likes breathing through this thing, well breathing over this thing.  As he still has quite the cough it isn't all bad he is wearing it.  Now to get it off of him so we can go run some errands.  I don't want people to feel they have to be careful around him due to a poor immune system.  He is a bit of a nutter, wonder where he gets that from?

On another note,  he stood up all by himself for 19 seconds a few nights ago, after I got him in position that is.  That is a  new WORLD RECORD for us!!!  Watch this space, I expect great things to be happening with this little one.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

31 comments:

Lilbitbrit said...

I think you do so well in all that you accomplish with your busy schedule. Know what you mean about all the projects floating around in your brain. Have a great weekend.

PS. yes he does look like the mad scientist.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I was so hoping little Buddy would be the mad scientist, he is just so sweet. Woo hoo on the new world record, exciting times xx

My Garden Diaries said...

Go Little Buddy! He cheers me up just seeing those eyes! Glad he is feeling better! And I will have to check out her link party! Sounds like fun…have a lovely weekend lady!!! Nicole xo

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith you have done wonderful things this winter!! You have even gotten me to start making a hitchikers shawl! (Not on needles yet, but soon) Do you think I can use Noro Taiyo sock yarn? I only have 420 meters of it?! Can I stop at any point? Sorry for all the questions.
Love the mad scientist and his amazingness of standing. He's a rock star!!!!
Happy weekend, xoxoRobin

Betsy said...

Yay great job little buddy! Soon he'll be running around and you won't be able to keep up Meredith. :-) I, like you, have failed at Jennifers link party. The one blanket I had planned to finish this winter hasn't been touched since that first month. The mittens have all but consumed me. I did start a fingering weight shawl yesterday just because I was bored silly with mittens. I will go back to them very very soon. I love your scarf on the crochet hook and the scarf on the loom. You're very talented my friend. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Blessings, Betsy

kathyinozarks said...

Happy Saturday, sometimes I think we are too hard ourselves with our lists of projects-for me I have learned to just go with it-and have a few goals in my mind. Little Buddy is too funny sometimes-awesome progress! giving him an extra hug from me
Kathy

Dee said...

Maybe Little Buddy is telling you he is going to be a dr. when he grows up.

:-)

handmade by amalia said...

The best laid plans of mice and men... :-) The mad scientist is a darling. As always.
Amalia
xo

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

19 seconds!!! That is so wonderful! I love those little quirks kids go through, like the mask thing. My daughter wore a hat with a toy snake curled up in it on top of her head for the better part of a year when she was around 7 years old. She wouldn't leave the house without it, and she even slept like that! So funny.
I have had a slow time with projects I thought would have thought would be long since done, but I'm plugging along. It has been an odd winter.
Good luck in finding the motivation to get those projects out of you hair soon.
Enjoy your weekend.

mamasmercantile said...

I am hanging my head in shame, I am not working on my original project either. I am thrilled, 19 seconds he really is doing well. He always has the knack of making me smile.

Christina said...

There are not enough mad scientists in the world, go Little Buddy go! Some patterns are really tedious and I can understand your Flaum fatigue. You are getting so much done, Meredith, you really are. Sometimes we have big aspirations and then life gets in the way. Have a lovely weekend. x

susanne said...

I have to envy you on being able to make that Queen Ann's lace pattern. Lord help me but I have tried to do that pattern and failed miserably, tore it apart and told myself "later". Oh I know how plans to do all of this and that can be deceiving. I just sum it all up to not having enough hours in the day, plain and simple. Your little guy is so cute, wearing that mask all about. My grandson did the same with his one-piece Spiderman costume days before and weeks after Halloween. I'm sure he slept in it too, lol. So glad you got the package, sorry it took so long. I could have hand delivered it faster than the USPS did and I'm sure it was sent Priority too.
I posted today, it has been a very long time. Feels good to be back.
Susanne :)

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

You haven't failed at those projects, you just haven't done them YET :)
Love LB's mask, he is brilliant :)
Jillxo

kathy b said...

The masked man is adorable. You are still grieving mere. It makes it had to concentrate

CJ said...

Well done to your little man for his new world record. Good progress indeed. Don't beat yourself up about the projects, you always seem amazingly productive to me. I think I average about four short rows a day. Love the idea of beta blockers for knitters! CJ xx

Gracie Saylor said...

Cheers for Little Buddy and for you, Mere! You are both making good progress in my estimation. xx

Janet said...

You've made some beautiful things over the winter. I'm sure you will eventually finish all the ones you started. Well done Little Buddy, a great achievement for you both. Janet x

Amy at love made my home said...

Yay Buddy!!!!! How fantastic is that!! xx

Lynne said...

I'm tired of feeling guilty about all my "hibernating" projects. It's weird how we can ignore something for a while, then all of a sudden, bust right through and finish it. It will get done. Eventually :)
Good news for the mad scientist! A mask is a lot better than the underwear my son used to wear on his head (they were clean).

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You accomplish a whole heck of a lot on a daily basis and those projects will always be there waiting so not to worry. I have ADD when it comes to what I want to work on, too, and sometimes I feel like I mostly spin my wheels. Little B is a funny one. Kids always go through that phase of wanting to wear something all the time everywhere. :) Have a super dee duper Sunday!

Jo said...

The problem is that there's so many lovely things just vying for attention, it's so hard to keep focused on those we start. I think Buddy's going to be a doctor when he grows up.

Claudia said...

I love my little nephew! Maybe he has the acting gene??? From his Aunt Claudie?

xo
Claudia

linda said...

Come on Meredith you have made all sorts so far on top of your very busy schedule, you should be very pleased with yourself, you will get back to those ufo's eventually, it's not your fault that idea's come floating into your head and sometimes you have to act upon them immediately it happens to us all. Well done Little Buddy he is doing so well and is extremely cute into the bargain. :) xx

Teresa Kasner said...

I think you're a huge success on finishing things! I did finish my wedding ripple.. sent it 3 weeks ago and have not heard if it's arrived nor a thank you. ::grumble:: I'm almost finished with my little heart doily. Will photograph and post it tomorrow. LOVE that Little Buddy is standing longer.. yep.. soon he'll be racing off on his own! A very pretty Queen Anne's Lace scarf! Enjoy your Sunday. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

20 North Ora said...

Oh, I have no doubt with all of the enthusiasm and encouragement LB gets, he will be accomplishing so many wonderful feats.

Have a great week.

Judy

Kris said...

Oh Little Buddy, way to go!!!!!!
xo Kris

Toni said...

Whoo hoo!!!!! Go Little Buddy!!!!!!!!!!!

Heldasland said...

Loving your mad scientist, my grandson makes me laugh so much he loves glasses and hats .It tickles me even when I just write about it,
Please tell Caroline she is not alone, my dress form is also complaining, he is so upset as he has been used as a coat stand and he is now broken.He is wanted for the husband to help him out. Please note mine is a boy, in a house filled with women this woman has to have a fantasy.

Jennifer said...

Hi Meredith, thank you for joining in with my link party and for saying such nice things about me. :) You are not an utter fail, are you kidding me? You're doing lots. I love seeing any progress at all, that's why I'm having this party. If it helps people get even just a little done, I think I did my job. :) I'm so happy for Little Buddy! What a champ. He looks so cute with that mask. What is it about kids and medical supplies? You should have seen my son this summer after his surgery with the hospital gown I bought on Amazon for him to wear at home until after he had his catheter removed. He was hilarious, it was swimming on his skinny little body (I bought the cheapest one I could find, which was an adult size; the kids' size gowns cost a fortune!), and he never remembered to close the back when he walked around the house. I kept having to steer him away from the windows so the whole neighborhood wouldn't see his hiney. Too funny. He was sad to go back to regular clothes. I hope you're having a good week so far!

Judy S. said...

LB is just the cutest little guy! Love your newest Queen Mary; you make me want to dig out this pattern again. Great color for it. I think grey is hard to work on; I'm doing some socks in that color and they are fighting me but the color makes me think of our ever grey skies..........

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Playing catch up!!!
TOO FUNNY!!!
Pray that Buddy's legs continue to gain strength!!!