Monday, October 19, 2009


It's me. I'm still alive and kicking... just not blogging. Most days I can't decide if I want to keep blogging or not so I don't blog at all. Plus, finding the time is hard... taking decent pictures is a skill that still eludes me... and typing with a youngster who never (ever) stops talking isn't easy.

Truth is the whole internet experience has soured a bit for me as well. When I first started knitting and blogging I was a total internet noob. I barely knew how to google let alone how to upload a photo. And the only internet forum that I had been involved with was a homeschool message board which I eventually started avoiding because of a particular someone I'll just call Babs who thought she knew everything and was constantly telling everyone else why she was right and they were wrong. The nerve! Little did I know then that EVERY internet forum has its own Babs... and they are usually the least of the problem because, hidden behind their lap-top, some people are just plain mean.

However, I have made some wonderful internet friends who have blessed me in ways that far outweigh the negative impressions left on me by those who have left me extremely disillusioned so I'm not quite ready to give up yet. I think. Well... we'll see.

Anyhoo... let's see if I can catch up here....

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We've had a birthday.


A fire... or two or three.


Lots of football.


Check out that form! My oldest has taught me a thing or two about perseverence I'll tell you that! I never knew I would love Friday Night Lights so much!


Lots of goofy crazy boys. I would tell you that they were all just singing along with Taylor Swift but my oldest would kill me... so forget I said anything.


And even some knitting. These are Loksins that I knit for a friend out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. Very fun pattern.

I also have a shawl on the blocking board and at least one other knit to post as well.

Now I must get things settled before our Big Night of TV begins. House (of course!), How I Met Your Mother (which we record during House), then Big Bang Theory and Castle (a new find).

About House... I love the way they've shaken up the show this season. They've managed to take a seasoned show and make it unpredictable again. I love that! What do you think?


km said...

Can't wait to see the shawl.

There's a Babs in every group...not just the internet groups. The IRL ones are harder to avoid.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Tammy!
Welcome back, kid. I love your new socks...and that Birthday Boy...ahhhh, dimples! Too cute. I remember having housefuls of boys when our two were younger. So much fun! But instead of football, we had swim team (aka Parent Abuse), and basketball.
Keep in touch!

marit said...

Hi, good to see you're back!!!

Love the Loksins! ,they are so fun to knit!

Great boys too.

I try to watch House, and Castle is a fun one, but with only one TV and 3 kids at home at the moment...well, it's not always easy to get the remote! But sometimes we all end up watching the Nannies, don't know quite what they're called in the US, but they come into the family and try to straighten out the parents(they say it's the kids that needs rules and consistency, but really it is the parents-LOL!)

leann said...

I've missed you Tammy! I'm sorry the internet has soured for you. I definitely feel your pain. I'm working to focus on the positive, but it's very hard.

I hope you keep blogging!

Dawn said...

Hi Tammy, I know what you mean (just read my most recent blog post). I have missed your updates. I love seeing what you've been working on (love the socks!). You know, it seems to me that the forums on the internet are often filled with people who wanted to be bullies in real life but it didn't work out for them, so they do it from behind the safety of their computer screens instead! Oh well, we get more knitting done and get to spend more time with people we love! (Oh, I love Big Bang Theory!!!! Makes me laugh uproariously every time!)

Heather said...

Football is a religion here in Alabama. Every other yard has a Wildcats sign with their son's jersey number on it. I have to admit I hope my little guy picks a less impact prone sport, but that is only because I want to be able to knit while watching the games instead of cringing through my fingers every time he gets tackled!

mom said...

Ohhhhh, I'm so glad you haven't given up on the internet yet...I'd miss you!

Thank you for the pictorial update on life in your household. Never a dull moment, eh? hee hee...

Tammy ~@~

Stephanie B said...

I had a moment yesterday where I for a split second reconsidered blogging. I think almost everyone does. But there are lots of us out here who would miss your contributions! I look forward to seeing more of your knitting! Love the pink socks, so pretty and delicate looking.

Simply me said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering what you were up too. The socks or gorgeous.

I've been a bad blogger as of late. No excuses though.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous, Tammy! Absolutely gorgeous.

Good Yarns said...

bless you for that post!

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

Your loksins are beautiful. I too, hope you'll continue to blog. I would miss your sense of humor, and all that you bring about your family and of course knitting! I do understand the internet thing too, just hope you'll continue.

Becky said...

Yep, there is a Babs in every group. I left a food allergy group because there was one person there who was determined that people grew corn and put it into food for the express purpose of trying to kill him. And he was very vocal about it. I could share other stories, too, but I won't bore you.

The Loskins are beautiful. They on my list as well.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh my goodness. Wonderful socks!!!
Beautiful boys!!!
Great photos!!!

So happy to have you back!

Cecilia said...

I lurve and lurk your blog and I was wondering where you were! I just read select blogs and look up information on the 'net cause it is all too a) fast and b) snarky for me. :o) I do Facebook with my sons and certain associates (Lion Brand, Dr. Mercola) and I have a blog, but am too introverted to enjoy blogging for myself.

Your boys look like so much fun! and I love your knits, although like most other knitters you astonish and depress me with your ability and prolific-ness.

5elementknitr said...

We love Castle!

I want to make my hair the same color as Beckett's - so pretty.

I think your pic's are excellent!

You can leave the blogisphere, we'd miss you too much.

Lydee said...

the socks are gorgeous!