Procrastination Thursday

I have a to-do list a mile long consisting of errands to run, groceries to buy, repairmen to call, and sock contests to organize. Not to mention a house to tidy before my housekeeper gets here. Yes, I am one of “those women” who have to clean the house before the cleaning crew arrives. Well, I’m not really “cleaning” but I do try and have everything put away. It’s my job to tidy, so they can really CLEAN.  But I don’t feel like doing anything on my list right now, I’ll get on it in a little while.

Life has been pretty busy around Casa EKL lately. Mardi Gras has wrapped up, and with it my season of dance practices with the Pussyfooters. I had a great time strutting my stuff in the Krewe of Muses parade on Feb. 16, but realized quickly afterwards that I was in no kind of shape to repeat the performance the following Sunday in the Krewe of Thoth. My (feathered) hat is off to the ladies who were able to do both. I believe I will start training now for next season!

Filling my plate now are the demands of my two amazing kids. Bean is still loving school and getting so stinkin’ grown up! She’s getting awfully opinionated and strong-willed lately, which is driving her mama a little nutty at times, but on the other hand, I really like that I have a strong daughter who will hopefully not be swayed by peer-pressure or any boys as she gets older! The Potato is growing like a weed and at 16 months old is the size of an average two-year old! That’s getting a little hard on Mommy’s back, since he’s still at an age that he loves to be held and quite frankly, can’t be trusted to walk on his own when we’re out at stores or other public places. Perhaps I’ll give my favorite masseuse a call this week….

On the knitting front, I’m keeping very busy. Miss Babs, one of my favorite dyers, has asked me to act as Tour Director for her new yarn club that kicks off this month. I’m very excited about getting to help her and lead the KAL’s for the group. I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve this month for our exclusive colorway!

Also in my queue is the return of my two fundraisers for Doctors without Borders, Tour-de-Sock (June) and Sock Sniper (September). I’ve got four amazing yarn dyers lined up as sponsors (Miss Babs, Dragonfly Fibers, Alina Shea Creations and Nalani Yarns) and now I’m just working on filling up our dance cards with equally wonderful designers. I’ve been wearing my design hat a bit lately, too and think I have two or three patterns that I could use, but I don’t want to make this the “Sarah show” so will only probably use one or two. I wish I could show off what I’ve come up with, though, because I’ve been having a lot of fun!

Knit’s in Progress (March)

Test knit for Syracuse (on Rav) – using Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock in Mardi Gras Mambo
Bee Keeper Quilt – 44 puffs (out of a goal of 366)
TDS Sock Idea 1
TDS Sock Idea 2

Syracuse Test Knit

Finished Objects (March)
None, it’s only March 1!

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