My boy turned 14 years old today. This is a picture of all of us from five years ago. Colin was a month away from his ninth birthday.
Now he is 14! I can't believe I'm the mother of a 14-year-old. I spent ten years of my life teaching kids in this age group. Now I have one of my own.
Just about to dive into pressies. He is a major Canucks fan, so all presents were Canucks-related. He got hockey cards, a Canucks t-shirt and Santa hat, and a ticket to the game against Calgary on Thursday. Doug has the other ticket. He went out to pizza and a movie with his friends from school this afternoon.
Way too many unfinished knitting projects on the go, and I'm contemplating starting yet another one. I'm hopeless. I have a fun knitting book called Yarnplay, and there is a very funky sweater in there that has caught my attention. It's called the "Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sweater." Basically you knit a sweater with at least thirty different yarns of the same(ish)weight. Chagrined to admit that I have at least thirty worsted/aran weight yarns that would work together, but there you have it. You work a lot of skinny stripes (one, two, or three rows wide), changing colours and textures frequently. I think this will work, and 95% of my yarns will spit-splice quite nicely. That long row of yarns will be my main palette, but there are more. Oh yes, there are always more.
And finally...my new toy. I have a new laptop. It's a beaut! And it comes with all sorts of fancy little extras that my old one did not have, including a built-in photo booth. Just like that thing at the mall that you pay quarters in and sit to have pictures taken. This little web-cam built into my computer screen will snap your photo and do all sorts of fancy things with it too.