Thursday, May 29, 2008

... is this thing on?

Oh, hello there! Yes, I know it's been awhile (holy crap, has it really been over a month?!) since I've talked to you, and I'm sorry if you were worried... it's just that things have been a bit hectic here. See, I'm 16 weeks pregnant, right? And I've got this 2-year-old cyclone, er son, right? And after spending all day playing cars and finding bugs and changing diapers and keeping the little guy from breaking another bone ("Magic Baby, the arm of the chair is not a horsie.") and cleaning the house and washing and folding laundry and loading and unloading the dishwasher I have been so tired, I just haven't had the energy to keep up my end of the relationship, and I'm sorry.

What's that? I haven't been keeping up on the housework either? Well... nobody's perfect.

Anyway, I realize I haven't been paying enough attention to you, and for that I apologize. I'm hoping, now that I'm out of the first trimester, to have more time and energy to devote to our relationship (and possibly to the housework as well. Possibly.). I really miss the time we spent together, hearing about your life and telling you about mine. I'd like to get back to that, if we could. I promise to try and be more faithful about reading your blogs, posting comments and responding when you comment on my posts- which I swear will be more frequent. Provided this baby cooperates... and Magic Baby does too... and Hubby stops hogging the computer...


In other news, tomorrow my family and I will be walking in the Relay for Life, which means it's your last chance to donate to the American Cancer Society via this link and enter yourself in my contest. Jen swears the yarn is nearly all spun, so hopefully I'll be announcing the winner (and mailing the goods) next week. Here's a peek at the yarn you could win. It's a hand-dyed and hand-spun two ply yarn made of Shetland wool. One ply (the spun one shown here) is a semi-solid purple.
The other (which is spun, although I only have pictures of it pre-spinning) is more of a pinkish-purple.
The two colors look gorgeous together, and the yarn is really soft and springy!
I wish I could keep it, but I made a promise and as I am a woman of my word, I will make the sacrifice and part with this fabulous yarn, but only if you donate! Come on, people. It's a good cause and it really doesn't matter how much money you give. Everyone who donates is eligible to win, and every little bit helps. We're knitters, you know, and as the Yarn Harlot says (although I'm paraphrasing), we of all people know that a small action repeated over and over can make something great.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, and thanks to Jen for spinning the wool (and whose pictures I totally swiped for this post).