Oh, well, yes.
I did stuff but I had no time to blog about them - husband got "let go" and although this doesn't change much (other than that we have to pay health insurance premiums now, so it does change quite a bit, when you make up the tally) I had a slight panic/depression/panic episode. I totally trust in my husband's abilities and his knack for finding work but you know, the economy, it's bad. These days, it's not all "those who want to work will find work". There is also this "we would hire you but you know, we just filed for Chapter 11" thing going on.
Hm. I did say that already.
So, the things I made:
Day 24 - A little boxy pouch. Here are the very cool and great instructions and here is the picture of my result:
Yeah, you noticed, yes? No picture! Why, oh why? Because the husband took the pouch to the pool and promptly lost it. Yes, I was just the teeniest tiniest bit ticked. It was really, really cute with an adorable Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric. Sob.
Moving right along.
Day 25 - Finished up Leah's cardigan, and adding socks:
Isn't it cute? It's a Drops pattern - I adore the fact that all the patterns are free downloads! - and the yarn is, hm. I forgot. I know it's cotton sock wool but I really don't remember. Which is a shame since I like the bright cheerful color combination quite a bit.
Day 26: Knitting needle roll. There are loads of instructions on the net but in the end, I eye-balled it and sewed it up on the fly. It does show a bit because the pattern is slightly crooked but hey, the needles fit and it looks cute anyhow.
Day 27: I'm stretching a bit because we didn't do much that day, other than finishing those hand prints we made some days ago.
They turned out very cute, though. One can even see at first glance who of my kids is the leftie (it's Jacob).
Day 28 and 29. I'm sorry to report that I spent two days cleaning and picking up my house. It was very necessary, I disposed of donation clothes that had been piling up for months, I threw out a big bag full of old broken toys or pieces thereof, and the house feels nice, clean, and roomy.
Well, it did, anyway.
Day 30: (I'm cheating just the tiniest little bit - it should really say Day 32.) Jacob's new bed!
Jacob got a new bed, part of his transition to being a big boy! He's completely out of diapers, accident-free for a week now, and mostly dry at nights too. So, he deserved a new bed. Also, he shares a room with Leah and there is the problem that we always had to tread carefully when going in to change her because Jacob builds elaborate train sets. With the new loft bed (not too high, he can just about stand under it), he now has a space where he can build a train track and leave it up for days, if need be. No more enforced de-construction! Everybody's happy. (Although Mommy didn't quite foresee the ensuing chaos... I'm working on it!)
Doug and I built it and we didn't even squabble during it. We're getting good!
So, MSCE. It was fun! And exhausting. But it got my brain into gear and you know, I'm looking at things differently and there are lots of things that are cool and take very little effort to make. Thank you, Dot! And do go over to Dabbled to read up on the round-up of the month.
Thank you for bearing with me.
Next, we resume to kids and politics and oh! Swine flu, or "new flu" as it is called in Germany now.
UPDATE: Oh, I forgot. Jacob and I made little marzipan carrots for his nursery school group on Wednesday. They were baking carrot cake and I suggested we bring the decoration. He was really good! We dyed the marzipan orange and green and just rolled little balls and then rolled them some more into carrot shape. A little green ball pressed on the top for stylized greens, done! It was very easy and much more fun that buying ready-made ones. And Jacob was so proud of himself and his work and that made me very happy.