Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Tea Party for Hannah

After felting. All done!
pattern: The Pattern Box Tea Cup and Saucer
yarn: Peace Fleece Worsted
colorway: Natural and Glastnost Gold
yarn: Pattons SWS
colorway: Natural Denim
needles: US 8

Notice the Ravenclaw colors? That is my House. My daughter Hannah (2 years old) has claimed the tea cup and saucer. She asked me what I was knitting and when I told her she started clapping her hands and jumping up and down saying, "Mama knitt'n a tea parteee for meeee!" How could I refuse?

This was very fun and a fast knit. I haven't been inspired by my knitting in a while and this was just what I needed. I was so eager to finish and I really enjoyed this little project.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A couple of knitting projects I finished this summer

First up, John's socks-


pattern: Country Socks
yarn:Nature Spun Sport
colorway: Charcoal and Natural
needles: US 2

And then some socks I knit for my sister's birthday-

pattern: Yarn Harlot's Basic Sock Pattern
yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight
colorway: Lucy
needles: US 1.5

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So happy

Monday my landlady and I were talking about the economy and the hard times. She was telling me how her daughter had put up a bunch of food from her garden and was sharing with her. I mentioned how our little garden had provided good things for us this summer but not enough to put away for the winter. She commiserated with me and then I asked her if I could put in more boxes next year. She said YES!!! I am so happy and so very grateful. She said we could put in as many as we want.

Now my head is spinning with ideas........

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Putting the garden to bed

Yesterday morning I put the garden to bed. While I pulled out dead plants John and Jack raked up leaves.

Putting the garden to bed

These are our five 3x3 boxes. John and the boys built the trellises on the back.

Here is an up close picture of one of our boxes. We have one square of carrots left. I will pull them next time I make soup.


Last but not least, a picture of one of my little garden gnomes. I have one in each box!

Garden gnome

Monday, November 24, 2008

Garden lessons of 2008

Lots of lessons learned this year!

-Next year I am going to triple my tomato plants. We had 5 and that was enough to eat but we did not have any to make into salsa or sauce to bottle for the winter.

-I am going to plant the pumpkins somewhere else, probably along the fence. They took up so many squares in our boxes and I need those to plant tomatoes. I baked tons of pumpkin seeds and they are already mostly gone.

-The watermelons just didn't work. They were all gushy and rotten inside.

-The zucchini did great! I planted 4 plants out by our mail box. We had lots! Plenty of zucchini bread and fried zucchini for dinner. I also have 24 cups of shredded zucchini in my freezer.

-We need more green beans. We had enough to eat while we played in the backyard and for dinner a couple of times a week but not enough to bottle for the winter.

-We need more radishes. They grew so well and we loved them!

-We need more carrots too.

-My spring crop didn't do so well. The radishes and carrots did great. The spinach, lettuce, chard and peas did not. I think it was just too cold at first so they did not grow well. Then it got too hot and they wilted. The peas finally started growing just when it was time to plant the tomatoes and I needed those squares. We had one good salad from the lettuce, spinach and chard.

-I want to more than double our garden space next year. We have five 3x3 boxes. I want to add four 4x4 boxes come spring time. I am not sure our landlady will approve that though.

-I also want to do a 4x4 herb garden. So I guess I need five 4x4 boxes.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

It's about time!

I finished John's socks. Really, I did. I am so happy and relieved. Seriously, it is a very good thing. John is very happy and put them on right away. I can now knit other things and not feel guilty.

Pictures to come.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Slow start

It has been a pretty cold wet spring thus far. We have had some nice warm days lately but it is has been raining 4 of the last 5 days here. My little garden was very slow to start. Everything is growing now but soon it will be too hot for things like my peas and spinach. They are just getting started. As soon as it warms up later this week I will plant the tomatoes and peppers, beans and squash.

As far as knitting goes, well it's laughable! I have so many projects going at once that I never finish anything. I believe it is time for another UFO-a- thon. I need to get these finished.

I have been working on de-cluttering and I feel good about it. Right now I am in that horrible place where I have worked my tail off but there is still so much to do, *just keep working, just keep working* and, we will be debt free by the end of this summer. The end is in sight!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Peas are planted!

Monday we planted our peas, carrots, lettuce, spinach, beets, and chard. Oh, and Hannah's strawberries and Christy's pansy's. Our little garden boxes look so cute and I am really enjoying this gardening thing. :) Pictures will come..............

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Knitting content

I actually have knitting to show you today. :)

I am working on a little sweater for my nephew. Here is all of the yarn for it:

And here is the beginning of the front:

It is going to be super cute! I also knit a Mason-Dixon Baby Kimono which I will post pictures of soon and I am almost done with John's socks!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Apricot Jam

So, a few years a go I tried my hand at canning for the fist time. I canned apricots and made apricot jam. The jam was fabulous but the fruit was a disaster. We don't like them and haven't eaten them. The jam was gone in a matter of months. I realized that the problem was I processed them far too long in the water bath. They are just a mushy mess. I decided to make them into apricot jam and I have been doing that today.
20 pints done, many more to do. It feels good!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seeds are here!

A box of seeds arrived today! This is most of them, a few are backordered and will ship when they are in.

Aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baking bread is good for the soul

Jack, Hannah and I made banana bread this morning. Three beautiful loaves!

While we baked bread Toby laid in misery on the living room floor and Christy read to him. We are having banana bread, cheese and juice for lunch.

We have decided(starting this year)that we are going to focus on the Resurrection on Easter and not do secular Easter stuff. We are going to do "spring" baskets instead of Easter baskets. We will give the children these baskets on the first day of Spring. This way they still get the fun of Easter eggs and hunts and baskets and Easter Sunday will be about Christ.

I am planning on our Easter supper being broiled fish and honeycomb. I will probably add something to the meal as that seems not a lot to eat. I was thinking of serving cheese, and grapes, dates, flat bread...

We are also taking a few minutes each evening this week and talking about what Christ did on that day during His last week. So, Sunday we talked about His Triumphal Entry, yesterday about cleansing the Temple and tonight we will talk about some of His parables and teachings.

I have this great book called A Christ-Centered Easter that has a bunch of great ideas and has been very inspirational in our quest to truly have a Christ-Centered Easter. The authors are LDS. I picked it up at Walgreens a couple of years ago and am just now getting around to making the changes.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Nothing to say and too much to say

It seems that I have nothing to say, and too much to say all at the same time.

Life goes on and for that I am grateful. I have four beautiful children who are the light of my life. I have lost three little ones and I mourn them and the "could have beens".

I am about to the heal flap on John's second sock. I am trying to finish it before Friday(our anniversary). He loves these socks so much and I have been dragging my feet knitting them. Poor guy! What better way to show him I love him than give him squishy, wooly hand knit socks?

Little Tobias started throwing up last night. He was vomiting every two hours all night long and it has continued this morning. I had the pleasure of washing towels last night because there are never clean towels when the children are puking. This morning I washed bedding. Gah! I hope the other children do not get sick too!

We are spending the day camped out in front of the t.v. I do not have it in me to be creative today.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another Loss

I lost another sweet baby last week.

I knew from the moment of conception that I was pregnant. I felt her spirit and energy so strongly around me and inside of me. We weren't trying to conceive but I absolutely fell in love with the baby and desperately wanted her. I knit two tiny baby items(the longies and the sleepy soaker sack that I posted here earlier)and had such hopes and dreams. I was pregnant and then I was not. Just like that.

My heart hurts.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Teeny, Tiny Longies

pattern: LTK Picky Pants
size: Preemie
yarn: Patons SWS
colorway: Natural Denim
needles: US 8

Aren't they just so very sweet?

Here is a shot to get the feel of just how little they are:


The sage green longies are ones I finished for Hannah a few weeks ago. She is 20 months old.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Dreaming of compost

The last couple of nights I have dreamed of compost. Kinda weird, I know. Because we rent here I wasn't going to compost. We plan on moving next spring and my plan was to build a beautiful compost pile then. I really want to compost now though. I am thinking about vermiculture(worm composting)and I might go ahead and do that now and then have an outside compost pile next year. I have also been thinking of getting one of those tumbling bins to put out in the back. Decisions, decisions. I just know that I need to compost this year. *grin*

I am really excited for our seeds to arrive. We live in zone 5b so it will be awhile before we can plant. Confession here: I have never really liked the look of Square Foot gardens. I don't like the look of the boxes and it just seems so controlled and man made. I LOVE traditional row gardens but we just do not have the space here. I started planning our garden a bit grudgingly this year because I didn't want to use this method. The excitement has taken hold though and I am happy to be able to garden at all. I have fallen in love with my little garden on paper and I think it will be spectacular. I do not want to think it is ugly.

I knit a tiny pair of longies last week and I will post pictures soon. They are just too adorable!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Seeds have been ordered

I ordered our seeds from Seeds of Change yesterday. I cannot wait for them to arrive!



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Start Small

John brought home 4 boxes yesterday that will work great for our garden. I was so excited I revamped my plans to include all 4 boxes. Our land lady said we could use the backyard so I have plenty of room. In the book Square Foot Gardening the author suggests starting small. I struggle with that concept. I want it all, now! After much thought I have decided to just do two 4x4 boxes this year. This way the children and I can get used to caring for a small garden and expand next year. This will be our first year with a "real" garden. Last year we grew a few pumpkins in the front flower bed after the daffodils and tulips were done blooming. The year before we grew a handful of peas, about 20 radishes and lots of cherry tomatoes in the little spot of ground just south of the front flower bed. I have high hopes for this year!

I will be ordering our seeds within the next few days. We are firming up our choices. Each of the children will get one square for their own. Jack is still undecided, he is leaning towards cherry tomatoes. Christy is going to grow calendula. She likes that she will have beautiful flowers in her square that will also be used for making a salve(something she and I both want to learn to do this year). Toby is going to grow watermelons. It was an easy choice for him. I am going to put strawberries in Hannah's square. She loves to eat them and I believe she will be so happy to have her own square like the other children.

As soon as I place our order I will post here with what made the final cut. :)

I am off to hang diapers up out on the line again. I am planning on Potato Cheese Soup and fresh sourdough bread for dinner tonight!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


You Are An INFJ

The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.

Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.

You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.

You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.

In love, you truly see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.

You enjoy relationships as long as they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.

At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring Fever

I have it, bad.

This winter has been very snowy and cold. I love winter but I am definitely ready for spring. I cannot wait to dig my hands into the earth and bring forth life. Yesterday it was a balmy 51 degrees! As I was walking out to go to church yesterday morning I saw this:
Isn't it beautiful? I love the sweetness of new little plants just poking their way up through the ground. The front flower bed will be a gorgeous showing of daffodils and tulips.

When I was in the backyard hanging up the cloth diapers on the line I saw this:
Our first daffodil of the year! This is out by our dryer vent and this spot gets a lot more sun than the front flower bed.

And, this was a glorious sight to behold:
The first time the diapers have been out on the line all year. I cannot describe the pure joy I feel when I look at the cloth diapers on the line. I kept looking out my kitchen window yesterday just so I could watch them blow in the wind.

To top it all off I show you this:
My amazing perfected sourdough bread!

I have spent the morning planning our garden. I think we are going to try making and planting two 4x4 square foot beds this year. We have room to put one right to the south of the front flower bed and then we could put one in the flower bed. I was thinking that after the daffodils and tulips are done blooming we can but a box in it. I do not really like that idea though, but I am not sure our land lady will let us put the boxes in the backyard. The front area is kind of "ours" but the back is kind of "hers". If she will let us use the backyard we would put in three boxes back there. There is room for more but we do not want to start too big. It doesn't hurt to ask, right? I am conflicted about it though. The boxes would be so much closer if we did them on the side and I think I would take better care of them if they are just outside the front door(we do not have a back door so we walk all the way around the house to get to the back yard). Really not a big deal, but it might be better to start close. I do not know. I waffle. *grin*

Jack is getting ready to pull the few weeds we have. He is very excited to do it. Christy is making chocolate chip cookies. Toby and Hannah have croup and are miserable sick babies. It is freezing cold again today. *sigh*

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Some knitting finished projects to show you!

pattern: LTK Picky Pants
size: Medium
yarn: Peace Fleece
colorway: Kamchatka Sea Moss
needles: US 8
modifications: I knit the legs several inches longer


pattern: Dandelion Dreamers Sleepy Soaker Sack
size: Preemie
yarn: Patons SWS
colorway: Natural Green
needles: US 4 & 8
mosifications: I knit the ribbing with size 4 needles instead of the recommended size 6.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

February Magic Ball of Yarn(MBOY)

I participated in a yarn swap this month. What you do is get some treasures and wrap them up in yarn and then send it to your person.

Let's just say that the lovely person that had my name has made us very happy knitters in this home! Thanks Theresa!
The ball on the left is mine and the one on the right is Rain's.

Christy was so surprised and happy to have a ball sent to her!

The yarn is Peaches and Cream cotton and inside were lots and adorable sheep stickers(which Christy shared with her brothers and sister)and the cutest little hair clips! She loves it all! Christy cast on for a dish cloth last night:

My ball in all its glory:

The yarn is 500 yards of Henry's Attic Carrera. It is a 50% wool/50% silk yarn and just heavenly! Theresa kettle dyed it a gorgeous cocoa for me! The yarn is so beautiful!

The brown shades vary slightly throughout:

Can you see it? You really cannot capture the soul of fiber on a camera.

I am waiting for it to whisper to me what it wants to become. Any suggestions? Something for me.

Also included: Cute whale buttons, lots of yummy tea and chocolate!, lavender wool wash, a cute dragonfly keychain, some pretty little stitch markers, a beautiful pink and brown ribbon!, a lovely candle.........I know I am forgetting some things.......OH! a cute little sticky pad that will be great for marking my patterns..........what else?

Thank you so much! *grin*

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Seeking Simplicity


I really feel that our family needs to move forward in this direction. There are so many facets of our life we can simplify that I am having a hard time deciding where to start.

Along with simplifying I feel the call to be more green. I feel it all goes together, at least for us. We already cloth diaper and I knit all of the diaper covers we use(longies, shorts, soakers).

I have read of compacting and I am considering that. I only have a loose understanding of it but I think you make a Compact for yourself and family. Basically you are trying to reduce consumption and waste. You refrain from buying things new if you can avoid it. You focus on supporting local business. Anyways, I am butchering this I know. I will post more when I actually know what I am talking about.

De-cluttering is another thing we really need to do. We live in a small basement apartment. We are a family of 6 living in 900sqf. I like living in a little home. We are overrun by clutter though and our home will be so much more enjoyable when it is clutter free!

I have another sponge started for sourdough bread. My last attempt was pretty good but I am still working on baking the perfect bread.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A change of heart

I have knitting to show you, maybe tomorrow.

I mentor a study circle that meets via conference call on Saturday mornings. I just love this! We focus on understanding the atonement of Christ and internalizing it and applying it in our lives. This is the second time I have mentored this group and I am so grateful to the amazing woman I have had in my circles. We study scriptures from The Book of Mormon and work to apply the principles found in it.

Today we talked about trusting in the Lord and putting Him first. One of our past prophets, President Benson said "When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives" (President Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, May 1988, p.4).

They key is to really put God first. I challenged our circle to try that this week. To start each day by going to Him and asking for for His guidance. To ask to know His will and for a willing heart.

I am excited to see how this week unfolds! :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Finding a balance

Dinner was good last night. I ate one bite of the roast and didn't gag.

I am trying to find a balance here. I have found a lot of valuable information relating to traditional foods. I just do not believe it is all good for my family. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we have been given a revelation about our health. It is called The Word of Wisdom and is found in the Doctrine and Covenants- Section 89. I have found that most members of my church focus on the "don'ts". No alcohol, drugs, coffee, etc... But, and this is a BIG but, there is so much more revelation given in this section!

Grain is ordained to be the staff of life. Herbs and "as also fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground-" are for us.

Verse 10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—
Verse 11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.

Verse 12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
Verse 13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

Verse 14 All agrain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;

I love the Word of Wisdom! Here are the last few verses. I find them so beautiful and hopeful!:

Verse 18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;
Verse 19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of dknowledge, even hidden treasures;
Verse 20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
Verse 21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.

You can find the whole section here:
You will have to copy and paste, I cannot seem to post a link on this blog.

I am going to be revamping our diet to better meet the needs of our family and the revelation given to us.
1-Wholesome Grains are going to play a bigger role in our diets. I am going to keep working on my sourdough and hope to have something spectacular soon.
2-I am going to find a raw milk source and I hope to get cream too so I can make butter.
3-We are going to eat more fruits and vegetables.
4-Meat will be eaten sparingly but I will also prepare it in a healthy way. I am also going to find a source for healthy meat.

I know more inspiration will be given to me as we go. "Line upon line, precept upon precept......."

I am really looking forward to spring. I want to join a CSA and be a regular at the farmer's markets come summer time.

I am excited about our little garden. We have but a tiny patch of ground so I am going to be researching square foot gardening. I have much hope for the spring!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I have discovered Lost. I rented the first 3 disks of Season One a couple of days ago and I am hooked! I have finished those so I am going to head over to the video store this afternoon to pick up a few more disks.

I forgot about my new sponge last night until I was in bed cuddled with Hannah. My back was in spasms and I had a headache so I stayed cozy warm under the blankets. This morning it smelled like vomit so I threw it out and I will try again.

I have a chuck roast in the crock pot for dinner and broccoli and noodles in the oven for lunch.

Today I just want to crawl back into bed and sleep.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sourdough Take One

I want to document how I made this batch so I can remember. I made a sponge in the morning with 1.5 cups starter and added 3 cups WW flour and 2 cups unbleached flour and 4 cups water. I let is sit for about 11 hours and then I added 4 cups WW flour and 1/2 cup water and 2 tsp salt. I kneaded it for 10 min and then oiled my dutch oven. I put the dough in the pan and covered it with a cloth diaper and let it sit overnight on my counter.

I woke up this morning to find my dough had risen over the edges of my pan. So, I squished it back in and let it rise an hour longer. I placed my pan on the back burner of my stove and turned the oven on to heat it up nicely.

This morning I preheated the oven to 400, slashed the top of the dough and cooked it for 10 min. Then I turned the oven down to 325 and baked it for 70 min.

The crust was pretty hard. I oiled my dutch oven with coconut oil but I still could not get the dang bread out in one piece.

It was so heavy my poor cooling rack was sagging! LOL! The inside was nice and chewy. Pretty sour though. I am not a big fan of sourdough but I will learn. :) It tastes much better with butter slathered on it. I think I will make a smaller loaf this next time. I started a new sponge with 1 cup starter, 1 cup WW flour and 1 cup unbleached flour, and 1 1/2 cups water.
*fingers crossed!*

In knitting news-I am working on Hannah's longies:

Sunday, February 03, 2008

My proofing box

Here is a picture of my lovely proofing box.

Here is the inside:

I now have 4 jars of starter and I have a sponge sitting on my counter. *HUGE grin* My mom and sister are each getting a jar of starter and I will ask my sister-in-law of she wants one as well.

Here is my sponge:

See that bubble? That little bubble in the bottom left corner? It is much easier to see in real life. My sponge has only been sitting out for about an hour and it already has one bubble! I cannot believe how excited I am about this sourdough experience(or should I say experiment?)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Traditional Foods

I am looking into the Traditional Foods way of eating. I have been a vegetarian for the last 17 years. Except when pregnant I crave meat so I eat a little chicken then. Really, I HATE the taste and texture of meat. It makes me nauseous to even think about eating meat, let alone to actually have it in my mouth. *shudder*

My health is in the toilet and I have been feeling for the last year that this is something I need to do.

I have sourdough starter in a proofing box that John made for me yesterday. We all went to the hardware store and John picked out several gadgets. He came home and a little electrical tape and fidgeting later I had a snazzy heat light on a dimmer switch. He cut a hole in the top of a styrofoam cooler and put the light through it. Viola! A proofing box! Now my starter is in a quart canning jar under the cooler. I am really excited about this. I LOVE to make bread and I love to bake and be in the kitchen. To be honest, I find that when I am making food for my family that is healthy I tend to say a little prayer over it. I do not do it consciously(most of the time)but I want to start doing that.

Yesterday as I was mixing up my culture(I ordered it from found my self saying a little prayer and thinking about the health and well being of my family.

Bread is the easy part for me, and I am going to start making yogurt. I am looking into raw milk sources and excited about that as well. I do not want to think about the meat aspect. LOL!

John and the children eat meat and they seem very excited about this change. :)

I figure even if I only eat one or two bites of meat to start it is okay. Baby steps.

We had tons of fun talking about how sourdough works and the children are just as excited as I am about watching our culture do its stuff. They are helping me monitor the temp in the proofing box.

I bought Nourishing Traditions and Wild Fermentation to read and when I ordered my sourdough culture I also ordered Classic Sourdoughs.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Knitting as a spiritual practice?

This question came up on a board I frequent. Knitting is very spiritual to me.

My 4yo had to have 2 oral surgeries in the past few months and I was a wreck. I took my knitting with me and knit socks for him while I sat in the waiting room. Each stitch was an expression of my love for him and filled with a prayer. I felt much more calm and like I really was doing something to help him. Not just by actually knitting him a couple of pairs of socks, but by focusing on him and praying for his strength and health and for wisdom for the doctors.

I realized that when I am in a knitting funk it is because I have gotten caught up in knitting to get something finished and I have stopped focusing on the spiritual aspect of it.

One poster mentioned knitting a prayer shawl and that really speaks to me. I really want to knit one now.

So, today I am going to sit down with my knitting and reclaim it as the spiritual process that it is for me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A kitty named Pippa

I want a cat.

Now, this seems so strange to me. I want chickens and sheep and maybe an outside cat for the barn(all on the farm we hope to have someday)but I have always said I would never have an inside animal for sure.

But, I have had this yearning for a few months now. I want a little gray kitten and I would name her Pippa. She would be so cute and cuddly and I would love her so!

It really will not happen though because both John and Jack are allergic to cats but I just had to get it out.

In other news: My children have been exposed to the Chicken Pox. Jack and Christy have been exposed twice before and didn't get it. Toby and Hannah have never been exposed. I guess we will see what happens?

I am off to go do some dishes and make brownies. *YUM!*

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Knitting Funk

I seem to be in a knitting funk. I have far too many UFO's and nothing is inspiring me at the moment. So, let's list them from oldest to newest(if I can even remember):

LTK Babywearer Poncho: Started Fall 2006

Country Socks for John: Started May 2007

Cardigan for Merry for Hannah: Started Fall? 2007

LTK Picky Pants for Hannah: Started December? 2007

Mittens for Christy: Started December 2007

Mittens for John: Started December 2007

And I need to knit Toby mittens too.

6 UFO's !!! That is so sad!

I really just want to knit something for myself. Everything I knit is for someone else and I am feeling sorry for myself. Pity Party here. LOL!

I have some gorgeous sock yarn for me and I want to cast on but then I feel guilty when I think of all the UFO's and the people they are for. *Sigh*

I need to come up with a plan to knock these pesky UFO's out so I can knit for me and not feel any shame. :)