There’s Something About Minis Part Deux

After 4 months of swing shift, R. Darling’s schedule has changed to day shift again and we are all trying to adjust.  This means more family time (yay!) but less time for catching up with my own stuff (boo!).  Summer is always a tough time for me when it comes to blogging, and apparently springtime is not much different.  Though you will most likely be hearing less from me for a while, never fear.  I’ll still be slugging away behind the scenes.
 
A two week recap on the Thinning The Nest Project:
 
Week 18 (May 3, 2012):  Gave away another pyrex dish & lid to my Mom, using travel size contact solution, threw out some old face powder
 
Week 19 (May 10, 2012 – this week): Goodbye Gallon Size Bag O’ Corks!
 
Nothing crazy or life-altering here.  A while back the makers of the contact solution we buy (Clear Care) decided to add some extras to the big Costco sized box we buy every month.  One of those extras is a travel size bottle of solution.  Pretty cool if you are traveling a lot, but with a 2 year old and not much extra in the bank, we aren’t going anywhere any time soon (except for maybe crazy).  I decided to start using some of these before they either expire, or bust out the bottom of our “junk” drawer in the bathroom.  As for the face powder, I’ve had that stuff in my makeup case for going on 9 years now.  I guess because it was powder I just hung onto it, figuring I’d find a use for it someday.  I try it periodically and it never seems quite right.  So this time, instead of putting it back in the drawer, I just chucked it.  It kind of felt good!  And I’m pretty sure I won’t miss it. And the corks, you ask?  They came in a vase I bought at an antique shop (which, it turns out, was NOT an antique & was made in China; not that I really cared).  I wanted the vase for something else, so dumped out the corks and decided I could find a good use for them eventually.  Someone on the Random Acts of Kindness Group on Ravelry was looking for corks, so they’ve now been happily rehomed.
 

Knittymunchkin Loves Minis Too!


 
A while back I mentioned that I was a little excited about minis.  I also mentioned that if I started talking about my “tub o’ minis” and complaining that the lid wouldn’t shut, I might need you to stage an intervention.  Um.  Houston, we have a problem.  Wednesday this week I went to Target and bought myself a bigger tub for my minis.  Granted, we are nowhere near rubbermaid tote proportions, but the collection is growing at an astonishing rate.  And um, there might be more to this addiction….er….situation.  I started growing a little collection of orphan minis from the swaps I’ve been in.  Minis in dark, crazy, stripey, boyish colors that just didn’t belong in my girly Beekeeper’s Quilt.  What to do, what to do?  Well, what any nutjob like me would do: Start a Sock Yarn Blanket for my sweet baby boy!!  Gulp.  I need another years-long project like I need more yarn, but what can I say?  There’s something about minis……
 

The Beginning of The Madness!

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5 thoughts on “There’s Something About Minis Part Deux

  1. I think I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things with the RAK group. It is a great place to send yarn scraps (I HATE keeping them around,) not to mention making other people happy.

    John and I are in full swing with cleaning and organizing. Tomorrow we tackle the basement, and we have three piles … ‘Keep’ – ‘Give Away’ – ‘Trash’. There is just so much stuff that we just need to get rid of. We had way too much ‘stuff’.

    Nothing like a baby to get you motivated, eh? :-)

    And I swear that child gets bigger every time you blog about him!

  2. I’m very slow on blogging and blog reading these days too! Too many things to do! Oh, I so wish I will soon go through my bathroom drawers and cabinets. I’ll for sure throw away 75% of what’s in there! Your boy is really a big boy now! Amazing! Have a great week and summer (in case we are both doing other things!!!) ;-)

  3. Yeah, those minis are incredibly addicting. I’m thinking of starting a mini mania scarf with all my extras. Might be a way to use up some lavender and pink that I have.

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day note yesterday. We were at the cabin where reception is lousy. :) Hope your Mother’s Day was great!

  4. wait, wait…he’s not a baby anymore!!! OMG! :-)

    Plus, wow, I LOVE the start of the mini, such cool colors!

  5. I’m gonna post a comment here then ;-) Just wanted to say that your hand dyed yarn looks super happy! I’ll be sticking around for sure for when you will come back again ;-) I’m also a wreck these days but mainly because of work. I so need vacations… Anyway, enjoy the summer, good luck with your son (it will get better for sure!) and take care! xxx

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