Plums & Snow..

I have finished 2 hats so far this month & now I am working on a baby sweater. I want to accumulate a box full of stuff before I send it out at least enough to fill a flat rate shipping box(man I love those things lol).
My goal was to knock out a hat a month but since I already have 2 done I may try for 3 or for every 2 baby hats make one child/adult hat. 



I would like to also apologize to my friend Rae about my lack of activity here on the blog.  I am a person who, unless I think I have something to add to it, I tend to stay in the background quite a bit.  I also have alot going on at home, DH's job takes him away from home quite a bit and now since he has taken the job of president/general manager of the Canadian arm of the company, he will be gone more until we move to Canada this summer.  I am not excusing my lack of being here but just letting you all know that stuff has been happening here.  Christina and I both agreed that we will be posting here on a weekly basis so I think that should help. 

And I wanted to say again that anything and everything that my mom receives at the clinic is so appreciated by all who have sent boxes in.  My mom did send me a pic a day or two ago (had to search for it here on my new laptop) and this is what she sent me "This is from Kathy Fields, in Newcastle, CA. And it has so much for babies. It was just fun going through it, and it will be more fun putting it out in the community! Love, Mom"
and here is the pic of everything she sent, that is a lot!!  Thank you so much!  It will all be appreciated!!

Some random thoughts

It has been mentioned that this blog doesn't get updated often enough. And to a certain extent that is true. We tend to leave that all on Rae which isn't fair to her either. However Rae can't update by constantly talking about herself or what she's doing. She does update & post pics whenever she is sent pics of what someone has sent. I for one should really be doing my own post when I send things since I am a co-owner of this here blog & I promise I will be better about pulling my weight here Rae. I had a lot of stuff going on over the Summer/Fall so I wasn't able to send things I had gathered up to send until November. I was still busy knitting baby hats & had bought some items to send as well. I for one am thankful for each & every one of our members who send items in & I know the folks receiving these items are so happy to have them & put them to good use. I tell you I love knitting for babies because you know babies could care less what color you use, they don't care if it looks perfect & you know neither does mom. I can tell you knitting for men....UGH All I ever hear from male friends who want knitted items is "I want it in black or gray" *insert eye roll* yeah ummm no. I have gotten to where I tell them when they ask me to knit for them & I ask what color "if you say black or gray I get to stab you repeatedly with a metal knitting needle" surprisingly enough I don't hear that anymore :D
So while I do still have plenty going on in my life (see my blog if you're interested in hearing all about it) I am still happily knitting away for the babies.... I've almost got enough to fill another box. I'll post pics once I am ready to send another box in. If anyone has any ideas for things they'd like to see here on the blog feel free to email one of us about it. We could share patterns, recipes, whatever & really it can be off topic sometimes :)