I Hate it When That Happens!

Yarn Barf

But, on a happy note – That, my friends, is ball number 9. Today is day 9 of the project. So far, I am keeping up with my ball-a-day goal. Plus it is starting to look like I am going to have a lot of yarn left over – big surprise, I know. I am really excited, though, because I am thinking that this yarn would make adorable longies for the little one.

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20 Down, 20 To Go

That’s right, folks – this baby is halfway cooked!

The worst is behind me. The morning sickness, the endless vomiting, the feeling nasty all the time – it’s all in the past. I have even gotten my anemia under control already. Sure, there is still heartburn and backaches and fatigue, and don’t forget the varicose veins, but at least now I get the pleasure of feeling the little kicks and bumps of new life within my womb.

It is those little movements that I find so amazing. You see, the more pregnancies that I have, the more the whole thing looses it’s novelty. I am somewhat “over” the thrill of being pregnant, and all the little milestones don’t do it for me anymore. But, one thing never gets old and that is the thought that there is a little person in there. A new little baby with it’s own heartbeat, mind and will is squirming around inside of my belly. I am God’s incubator. And that is awesome!

So, at five months, I am feeling pretty good. I need to start knitting for this little one, because then I can start to get excited about having another baby around. Only 20 more weeks to go. Yeehaw!

Knitmeter

Last year I found this great little widget for my sidebar, the Knitmeter. It is there now. It is way cool. Every time I knit up a skien of yarn, I enter the yardage at Knitmeter.com (which even keeps track of yardage per project), and, Voila!, a running total of how much I am knitting.

Last year the grand total was 6.79 miles. That is .59 miles a month. I thought that was pretty impressive and was really quite proud of myself.

On January 1st, it reset itself to zero.

Look at how much I have knit in January. Go ahead, look.

That’s right. In less than a month, I have knit 1.38 miles! And I still have five days left (in which I had hoped to knit a ball a day on the Man’s sweater)!

Knitmeter.com Check it out. It is pretty groovy.

Provision

I mentioned recently that the hubby’s hours got cut this month. We got the first paycheck since the change and, OUCH, it hurt. Times are tough. It seems like they keep getting tougher. We cinch up our belts a bit, and then a little bit more. Then, just when we think we are as tight as we can get, we are forced to get even tighter.

This time, I was almost despondent. How are we going to make it? What else can we do without? The kids eat more and more and grow out of their clothes – we should be increasing our income at a time like this.

But, I held my tongue. I smiled at The Man. I said we could make it work. Even though I didn’t know how.

I try not to get too preachy on this blog. It is a knitting blog, after all, with occasional forays into homeschooling and large family life. But, I have to give credit where credit is due. God is our provider. And, he doesn’t give His children junk. When we have relied on Him, we have never been disappointed. He always comes through. And He comes through big.

First, we were given a bunch of food from Trader Joe’s. When we needed food He gave us what I would have bought myself. He not only gave, He gave good.

Then, Abby and I were able to get much needed shoes yesterday. Good shoes, better than the old shoes. Not just make-do shoes, but quality shoes. He not only provided, He provided good.

Why was I afraid? Why do I fret? When I have a Father God who has never let us go hungry, never made us do without, never left us desolate? God is our provider. There is none better.

Jehova Jirah, my Provider, His grace is sufficient for me.

End of sermon.