Yesterday, as we all know, was Mother's Day here in the US, and I had the pleasure of spending the day with my mom and my sisters. My sister closest to my age (we are actually stepsisters born 12 days apart- but 'step' is considered a four letter word when referring to siblings in our family) had her first baby within the past year so she finally joined the ranks of mama! This made Mother's Day a bit special since we can now all officially share the bond of motherhood. Oddly enough both of my own kiddos were with others this special day, but I truly feel every day is mother's day in my house. I am blessed beyond words to have the wonderful children I have. Last night while snuggling down with my 5 year old son he informed me (in these exact words) "Mommy, you are the best mommy in the history of histories of all mommies! You are the best Mommy all the way to Pluto and you know that Pluto is the farthest planet in the solar system." You can't get a better present than that!
After the kiddo was snuggled into his bed and The Gaming One had finished gaming for the night he looked at me and said, "you should buy yourself one of those spinning things to make yarn. Would you like one of those for Mother's Day? I would have bought one for you but I was afraid I would pick out the wrong kind."
I ask "Are you talking about a spinning wheel? They are kinda expensive." (I am such a Taurus and am most comfortable when the bank account has a bit of extra padding.)
He replied, "Well, if you want it, buy it. You are totally worth it." Notice he did not even ask how much they were...I love this man!
So today, after looking and thinking and questioning whether I thought I was worthy (I decided I was), I took the plunge an purchased a Kromski Prelude. I didn't want to spend too much on a hobby that I might not love as much as I do knitting, but really wanted a Saxony type wheel because I think they are beautiful, so the Prelude seemed like a good choice. I have to say I can't wait until it gets here! I am very excited!
Knitting not so new news:
I am still meeting my fish a day goal.
I have finished another square for the Psychedelic Squares blanket. I figure I will need 48 to finish a baby sized blanket. So perhaps June's goal will be a square a day for me.
I am half finished with the third chart on my Icarus shawl. Then one chart to go! Woo Hoo!
As soon as it is off my hot little needles I am casting on for this in cashmere. Andrea, My new found blogfriend, and I are planning a little KAL for this so if anyone wants to join us get ready and stay tuned!