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The Lace Party- first edition for 2019- (which is where we are in NZ, today)
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Jan 3, 2019 14:37:18   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Difficult to tell much, but I have finished the “center” and am ready to get to the nitty gritty stuff!

This is 14 rounds. Barely a 2 1/2 inch square at this point.

Time for a break though! I will be switching to my 8 inch circular on the next round and putting in stitch markers. Fun stuff!


 
Jan 3, 2019 15:24:53   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
Hello, all--I managed to get moved (after much consternation/delay!), lost a kitty, found a kitty (the same one! thank goodness), and still don't have things in the proper place as I have gone back to work. However, I do want to catch up (lots of pages to go...) and continue to visit with you all--hoping to do more reading later today and get to knitting again--I have found my yarn but my needles are somewhere still in the chaos that will be my craft room...
Jan 3, 2019 15:27:08   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:
Hello, all--I managed to get moved (after much consternation/delay!), lost a kitty, found a kitty (the same one! thank goodness), and still don't have things in the proper place as I have gone back to work. However, I do want to catch up (lots of pages to go...) and continue to visit with you all--hoping to do more reading later today and get to knitting again--I have found my yarn but my needles are somewhere still in the chaos that will be my craft room...


Goodness, you have been busy. I am all too familiar with setting up all over again. Yarn found is great, but need to find those pesky needles.

Happy to hear you have safely arrived.
Jan 3, 2019 16:09:15   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
Thank you, Julie. From what you have said previously, I think I can say that you and your family have had many huge trials. And yet, you seem to be hanging on. Good for you!

When my husband had his mid-life crisis, he sort of made up his own "religion" in his mind. A mish mash of different ideas, not related to any other church/religion/philosophy that I know of. Just a conglomeration that supports his behavior. So I know a little of what you are speaking of about the gap between Bronwen's beliefs and his. As you probably already know, the LDS Church has made huge changes in things like our Sunday meeting schedule and heading more toward personal and family religious study. There are many other changes also, but these are the ones that affect me the most. This has caused a lot of head scratching and wondering where I fit in, in the new scheme of things. Add all the family drama, and it's been quite a time for me since about last November. I will have to buckle down and form a new "routine" for myself that will be flexible enough to not fall apart when family demands are high, but keep things that are important to me in my everyday rat race. I just don't seem to think as quickly as I used to!

Little grandson is back in school today, and as far as I know he is OK. Yesterday he just wanted to snuggle up to me all day, so we played together with quiet toys and read books. By the time my son got home from work and it was time for me to leave, he was feeling much better. I used the excuse of it being his last day of winter break to take him out to lunch, he was thrilled to death about that! I'd love to kick his mom in the butt and chew her out for not being interested in his life, but I already know it wouldn't do any good. She definitely doesn't have a mother's heart. So perhaps it's a good thing God arranged things the way he did, so that I can make sure little guy gets the emotional and spiritual support he needs. It wears me out, but he really is the best part of my life right now. And that's what I have to remember when I'm tired and want to be free of all the responsibilities.

Thanks, Julie...and to all here on KP who are patient and supportive. I appreciate it more than you can know.
Thank you, Julie. From what you have said previous... (show quote)


It is the least we can do, Joyce.
A niggle from the past- I was really put out when DFL left the last time, claiming we were a gossip group, I forget the exact claim- but talking about our lives, even though it is a bit risky- we have no control over who is reading things- but over time we have come to trust each other.
I was absolutely delighted when I cleared my letter box earlier to find a Christmas Card from Jane Scaplen, with a crocheted snowflake included- I have quite a collection of them now, and a lovely knitted one sent me by Barbara (Babalou).
Those of us who've been around a while will remember the wonderful lace knitting both of Jane and Sue (Britgirl). I will be writing back to Jane, her boy is about finished Uni by now.
I do hope things are well for Sue- there were a lot of medical issues the family was facing.
Another wonderful surprise, when I opened the feed from the last Lace Party, was to find a post from Dodie- she has been very ill for two years.
I have PM'd her the URL for this one- (at least I will do that now- I just responded on the thread- memory issues at the moment) The dog situation is not great, and I am very tired from trying to sort it out. The wretched animal that is causing all the problems once again was on their back concrete- no collar, no chain. They don't exercise him, just set him free to roam. I have signed yet another complaint. The Animal Control man says they now face $1,000 (NZD) in fines, and shortly will be banned from dog ownership for five years.
Jan 3, 2019 16:12:21   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
run4fittness wrote:
Difficult to tell much, but I have finished the “center” and am ready to get to the nitty gritty stuff!

This is 14 rounds. Barely a 2 1/2 inch square at this point.

Time for a break though! I will be switching to my 8 inch circular on the next round and putting in stitch markers. Fun stuff!


That looks an excellent beginning, JanetLee!
Jan 3, 2019 16:14:04   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:
Hello, all--I managed to get moved (after much consternation/delay!), lost a kitty, found a kitty (the same one! thank goodness), and still don't have things in the proper place as I have gone back to work. However, I do want to catch up (lots of pages to go...) and continue to visit with you all--hoping to do more reading later today and get to knitting again--I have found my yarn but my needles are somewhere still in the chaos that will be my craft room...


I do hope the needles emerge out of the chaos soon! I do recall only too well what I went through when i moved here, nearly 4 years ago!
Great that the yarn has surfaced!
 
Jan 3, 2019 16:18:58   #
Vickie P (a regular here)
 
run4fittness wrote:
Difficult to tell much, but I have finished the “center” and am ready to get to the nitty gritty stuff!

This is 14 rounds. Barely a 2 1/2 inch square at this point.

Time for a break though! I will be switching to my 8 inch circular on the next round and putting in stitch markers. Fun stuff!


Lovely! Can't wait to see where this is going!
Jan 3, 2019 16:55:09   #
MissMelba
 
Joyce - My mother had a similar situation with her stepson's little girl. The mother had dumped her first child at the girl's father's house and promptly dropped off the second child at her father's (my stepbrother) when she was young, around three. The older child was around five. The mother was divorced from my stepbrother, although never married the father of the older child (he refused marriage, but was otherwise very involved with his child). My stepbrother just was not cut out to raise a child (practical issues such as preparing dinner, etc) so she ended up at my mother's. I remember seeing her, the little girl, waiting at the window for her mother only to be disappointed when said mother did not show up. She might call hours later saying she was too tired (she works as a hairdresser). This same mother would not take off two days to go see her daughter graduate from college, because and I quote "it is my busy season". Really? If my hairdresser says he needs to reschedule me I reschedule. So hang in there as best as you can, you are doing a valuable service for your grandson. :-)

JanetLee (run4fittness) - Nice start. Looking forward to seeing more.

Julie (lurker2) - How nice that Jane sent you a snowflake. She does beautiful work. Sue has stopped by Ravelry recently but other than she had been busy but well I have no other news.

Sorlenna - I do hope you find your needles soon!


Knitting update: I was able to do only a couple of rows on the current lunch break project. Seems I dropped a stitch and had to do some emergency repairs. :-0 Last night I did get another row done on the Molly MKAL shawl (although I have seen this one completed so it is not really a mystery to me). Other than that all is quiet.

Hope all have a nice day,

Melanie
Jan 3, 2019 17:27:52   #
nancylea57
 
Sorlenna wrote:
Hello, all--I managed to get moved (after much consternation/delay!), lost a kitty, found a kitty (the same one! thank goodness), and still don't have things in the proper place as I have gone back to work. However, I do want to catch up (lots of pages to go...) and continue to visit with you all--hoping to do more reading later today and get to knitting again--I have found my yarn but my needles are somewhere still in the chaos that will be my craft room...


maybe the kitty saw them? yeah you found her/him.
Jan 3, 2019 18:36:54   #
sisu
 
DeEtta, how nice of you to offer sanctuary to that family. And what a good feeling it must be to have them nearby and have your moms house lived in.
Sounds like you are off to a good start with the Neibling project.

Talking about mom’s houses. My cousins are buying my parents Florida condominium. It makes things so much easier to have someone I know buying it. They were very close with my parents.

Welcome to all the new visitors to the Lace Party and to all the returnees who haven’t been here for a while.

Wow, Julie, that Kafe Fassett coat is so colorful. Quite the creation!

Melanie, you’re starting the new year with lots of new knitty goodness! I have started the Molly Red Skirts shawl, and started project pages for the 2 year of scarves, but have still to get yarn for them:)

Barbara, What a wonderful New Years celebration you had and what fun to spend it with family. Good it wasn’t as cold as you had anticipated!

Joyce, you are a good mom and grandma and I bet you are appreciated even if they don’t always show it. Hope you are feeling better health wise at least.

Nice beginning JanetLee. Your center is so perfectly round! I am always impressed with that.

Sorlenna, so glad you found your kitty and hopefully you will find your knitting needles soon too!

Julie, what a nice surprise to get snowflakes with your Christmas cards.
So sorry to hear that the dog situation is still out of control!
Jan 3, 2019 19:08:07   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
MissMelba wrote:
Joyce - My mother had a similar situation with her stepson's little girl. The mother had dumped her first child at the girl's father's house and promptly dropped off the second child at her father's (my stepbrother) when she was young, around three. The older child was around five. The mother was divorced from my stepbrother, although never married the father of the older child (he refused marriage, but was otherwise very involved with his child). My stepbrother just was not cut out to raise a child (practical issues such as preparing dinner, etc) so she ended up at my mother's. I remember seeing her, the little girl, waiting at the window for her mother only to be disappointed when said mother did not show up. She might call hours later saying she was too tired (she works as a hairdresser). This same mother would not take off two days to go see her daughter graduate from college, because and I quote "it is my busy season". Really? If my hairdresser says he needs to reschedule me I reschedule. So hang in there as best as you can, you are doing a valuable service for your grandson. :-)

JanetLee (run4fittness) - Nice start. Looking forward to seeing more.

Julie (lurker2) - How nice that Jane sent you a snowflake. She does beautiful work. Sue has stopped by Ravelry recently but other than she had been busy but well I have no other news.

Sorlenna - I do hope you find your needles soon!


Knitting update: I was able to do only a couple of rows on the current lunch break project. Seems I dropped a stitch and had to do some emergency repairs. :-0 Last night I did get another row done on the Molly MKAL shawl (although I have seen this one completed so it is not really a mystery to me). Other than that all is quiet.

Hope all have a nice day,

Melanie
Joyce - My mother had a similar situation with her... (show quote)


A couple of months ago, a major change occurred in his mom's visitation. At first, she had insisted on seeing him 1 afternoon every week, then every other weekend when she wasn't working. That week day visit was a real pain. Even in Kindergarten, he had homework and the afternoon visit with his mom just sort of shot the whole day. So, a couple of months ago when she asked to stop the week day visits and only have every other weekend, little guy cheered. Now that's telling you something.
 
Jan 3, 2019 19:12:54   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
Lurker 2 wrote:
It is the least we can do, Joyce.
A niggle from the past- I was really put out when DFL left the last time, claiming we were a gossip group, I forget the exact claim- but talking about our lives, even though it is a bit risky- we have no control over who is reading things- but over time we have come to trust each other.
I was absolutely delighted when I cleared my letter box earlier to find a Christmas Card from Jane Scaplen, with a crocheted snowflake included- I have quite a collection of them now, and a lovely knitted one sent me by Barbara (Babalou).
Those of us who've been around a while will remember the wonderful lace knitting both of Jane and Sue (Britgirl). I will be writing back to Jane, her boy is about finished Uni by now.
I do hope things are well for Sue- there were a lot of medical issues the family was facing.
Another wonderful surprise, when I opened the feed from the last Lace Party, was to find a post from Dodie- she has been very ill for two years.
I have PM'd her the URL for this one- (at least I will do that now- I just responded on the thread- memory issues at the moment) The dog situation is not great, and I am very tired from trying to sort it out. The wretched animal that is causing all the problems once again was on their back concrete- no collar, no chain. They don't exercise him, just set him free to roam. I have signed yet another complaint. The Animal Control man says they now face $1,000 (NZD) in fines, and shortly will be banned from dog ownership for five years.
It is the least we can do, Joyce. br A niggle fro... (show quote)


I just hope this nasty dog situation is resolved soon. They could be banned from dog ownership for 5 years? Woo hoo!!! Let's hope it is enforced, and they aren't able to get around it somehow. If you ever wrote a book about your experiences with this family and their dogs, a publisher would probably class it as fiction. No one wants to believe such a thing could happen and continue. Groan. So here's hoping it's over soon.
Jan 3, 2019 19:35:53   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
sisu wrote:
DeEtta, how nice of you to offer sanctuary to that family. And what a good feeling it must be to have them nearby and have your moms house lived in.
Sounds like you are off to a good start with the Neibling project.

Talking about mom’s houses. My cousins are buying my parents Florida condominium. It makes things so much easier to have someone I know buying it. They were very close with my parents.

Welcome to all the new visitors to the Lace Party and to all the returnees who haven’t been here for a while.

Wow, Julie, that Kafe Fassett coat is so colorful. Quite the creation!

Melanie, you’re starting the new year with lots of new knitty goodness! I have started the Molly Red Skirts shawl, and started project pages for the 2 year of scarves, but have still to get yarn for them:)

Barbara, What a wonderful New Years celebration you had and what fun to spend it with family. Good it wasn’t as cold as you had anticipated!

Joyce, you are a good mom and grandma and I bet you are appreciated even if they don’t always show it. Hope you are feeling better health wise at least.

Nice beginning JanetLee. Your center is so perfectly round! I am always impressed with that.

Sorlenna, so glad you found your kitty and hopefully you will find your knitting needles soon too!

Julie, what a nice surprise to get snowflakes with your Christmas cards.
So sorry to hear that the dog situation is still out of control!
DeEtta, how nice of you to offer sanctuary to that... (show quote)


Thanks, Caryn! It was a surprise- I had not been expecting any mail, but there were three Christmas cards!
Something has got to change, re the dogs, I just hope Ringo survives.
Jan 3, 2019 19:37:21   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
I just hope this nasty dog situation is resolved soon. They could be banned from dog ownership for 5 years? Woo hoo!!! Let's hope it is enforced, and they aren't able to get around it somehow. If you ever wrote a book about your experiences with this family and their dogs, a publisher would probably class it as fiction. No one wants to believe such a thing could happen and continue. Groan. So here's hoping it's over soon.


With all my heart Joyce- I wish it were different!
Jan 3, 2019 20:29:40   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Lurker 2 wrote:
That looks an excellent beginning, JanetLee!


Thanks, Julie. I have done about 6 more rows and had to take a break. Hubby started making too much noise!
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