I don't have the time to tell you the long stories, so you get bullets:
* I spent way too long reconstructing my bloglines feeds this weekend when I accidentally deleted them. Oops.
* I got this cute little sheep from my momma this weekend - she has a momma sheep, this is the baby. Awww! Thanks mom!
* Our taxes are done. Will be mailed tomorrow. We're barely getting a refund, which seems ironic since we barely made a living wage this year. It's a good thing we bought our house when we had "real" jobs - we'd never qualify now. To put it in perspective, we made less this year than one of us will make next year when we get "real" jobs again. Yikes.
* I'm a bit sick of my sockpal sock, mostly because I feel like I can't knit anything else. This makes me grouchy. I still love the pattern, just wish I had the time to laze along on them.
* Bulky yarn knits up fast. Only one sleeve to go until my sweater is done. But I hate knitting with yarn this thick. I think I'll love the sweater, but give me tiny needles any day.
* I ripped and restarted my orange/yellow Project Spectrum sock three times this week. I think I've finally got them small enough to fit. They are my reading socks now - hopefully some progress soon.
* I finally picked up stitches for the gusset of the pink sock and started down the foot. Someday soon I'll have a pair.
* I finished two books this weekend and started another. I've forgotten how much I love reading a good book. More on them later.
* Our little guy got his first summer haircut Saturday - he's so happy!
* The new Knitty is up. Eh. I do like the little girl cardi and the socks. It's a good thing I'm not buying yarn.
* Speaking of not buying things - yeah. That sucks. I'm going to try really hard not to buy yarn for the next few weeks (I actually have no desire to, so that's good!), but I did have to buy a pattern for a gift and will have to buy some yarn to complete it, but that's it. Nothing else. But if I need something else, I'm getting it. Feeling like I can't buy things sucks. And I have two birthdays coming up rapidly too, so some purchases will have to be made. But I'm going to "use what I have" for my craft projects.
And finally - the winner! Woo Hoo! We almost had a tie, but Ashley is the wiener! Ashley - send me your address and I'll send your prize out in the next few days. Congrats! Ashley guessed 4/5 and Jen guessed 4/15 - he unpacked on 4/9, so by a few hours Ashley is the winner! I'm so glad that bag is gone!