Saturday, March 26, 2005

Happy Spring!

Ain't he cute?

Ok, so the chevron scarf is going a LOT slower than I'd like. Therefore, I knit and felted this little guy to send to my sister (along with some chocolate of course) to tide her over until her 'real' birthday gift.

We're leaving in the morning to drive to GA. I should be sleeping but I'm a bit wired. It's hard for me to get comfortable nowadays so I'm not looking foward to the car ride. However I did pack a few things to keep me busy....enough Debbie Bliss Merino DK for cozy and the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino book and the baby cashmerino yarn so I can make the hooded striped top in blue and green.

Went to Woolwinders today with the boys and they had a blast! The owner handed my 6 year old some yarn and needles and he was just too thrilled! I showed him what to do and he is well on his way to his first scarf. He didn't even want to put it down to eat dinner, lol! This was my first time there and I was very impressed. Great selection and friendly service...two of my favorite things! I'll definitely be back :o)

Hopefully I'll get to update you all with my progress on my projects while we are gone, depends on my BILs computer. We shall see. Anyhow, have a great holiday and don't eat too much candy!

Monday, March 21, 2005

I need a hug.


I had to work this weekend (guard duty). On Saturday DH took the boys to a friend's house to hang out. When I got home it was nice and quiet, so I changed out of my uniform and put my feet up. Yay! Then he called and asked if I wanted pizza for dinner. Pizza? Yay! I decided to take a quick nap. Little did I know this was the calm before the storm.

The three of them bust through the door....DH is calling my name and pulling off his shirt, DS #1 is wearing clothes that he doesn't own, and DS #2 just looks confused...asking if he can have a piece of pizza.

Turns out DS #1 started vomiting, some of it projectile. This explains the tearing off of the clothing...he sprayed vomit all over the inside of the truck, including the back of poor DHs head and neck! So I get DS #1 out of his (borrowed) clothes and into the shower while DH cleans the vehicle. He spent the rest of the night puking...mostly on the carpet. Not sure what kids have against the toilet but hey. Yesterday he didn't eat much but seemed to be on the mend.

We put the boys down at about 8. At about 9.30 DS #2 is standing in our bedroom because he 'throwed up' in his bed. As we are cleaning that he's throwing up in the hallway. We finally stopped the puking/cleaning cycle at about midnight, only to start it this morning at about 5.30. Once again I clean up the bed and give him a little bucket with a plastic liner. I go downstairs to start a load of laundry and come back up to more puke...on the floor NEXT to the bucket.

Worst part about all this is I lent my mom our carpet shampooer and I can't find my can of Spot Shot ANYWHERE. Therefore, upstairs in my house smells like (well to my pregnant blood~hound nose anyways) smells like vomit. My friend is nice enough to lend me her machine so that's how I'll spend my afternoon. Well that and spraying everything down with Lysol!

Poor kids. This is the first time we've ever had to deal with any kind of stomach virus. DH (at midnight, LOL) was going through the refrigerator determined to find the culprit. He managed to throw out a bottle of juice and some chicken nuggets before I stopped him. He can't wrap his mind around the fact that it's most likely not anything they ate.

Knitting? Well I'm almost finished with my multidirectional scarf. I did most of it on Saturday night (after all the hoopla) while watching The Village. The chevron scarf is coming along, just not as fast as I need it to. We're going out of town on Saturday and I wanted to be done before then but I don't know. If push comes to shove I'll finish it in the car on the way, I will just have to find a spot at my BILs to block it.

I'm patiently waiting for my Overstock and Elann orders. Maybe today? I also have to finish getting my Operation Haremail package together so I can ship it before I leave. Last but not least I have some wool I want to dye (so it's dry and ready for winding when I get back) and fabric I want to make into a needle roll (so my needles don't get lost on out trip). Looks like I have a busy week ahead of me!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Been Busy...

but not busy enough! I need to get moving on my sister's scarf. Her birthday is April 4th and I want to knit a little bag to put it in as well. So far...

not too bad, but I've got another 2 skeins after the two balls you see! I might not do the full 4 balls though, have to see how it goes.

One cool thing I did yesterday was make my own needles! I went to Lowe's armed with my needle sizer and bought some dowels. Then I came home, cut them, sanded them, and oiled them. Not sure if I wan't to seal them or not yet. Last night I got some sculpey to make some decorative ends.

I think I'm ready to work on my first sweater. I have some Jo Sharp mohair to make a wrap sweater but I think I'm going to try wool. I ordered some highland woolthis morning from Elann in Grand Canyon and Orange Brandy to make the Ribby Cardi from ChicKnits. I hope it's not too hard, lol! At least the yarn wasn't a huge investment in case I totally screw it up.

Well, off to work on my scarf....

Saturday, March 12, 2005


I cast on for the Chevron scarf today. I've heard that Koigu was pretty but I had no idea until I saw it in the flesh...or in the fiber. This stuff is awesome!!

I had issues with my Denise needles though. The cable was irritating me. I don't know if it's because the yarn is so light or what but I broke down and bought a couple sets of Bryspuns from Folk Art Studio this afternoon. Now after my needle buying and running over to a friend's to pick up some baby clothes I'm too tired to knit! I hope to make some real progress tomorrow.

The other thing I did today was join...

I love giving gifts, love getting 'em, and who doesn't love bunnies??

Friday, March 11, 2005

What's this?

Can it be? A blog entry??

Yup, I'm back and knitting full force. Sorry guys, I had a rough few months and I know I dropped of the face of the earth (or so it seemed). The beginning of my pregnancy was difficult, I was very sick and tired. I was also taking classes and had a husband that was out of town for work. Actually I think there were a couple of months of my life that were a total blur! When I finally started to get it together again we it took me a while to recover.

Now that we are settled (and DH is back)I'm working on some things. I'm about to start the Chevron scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's going to be a birthday gift for my sister. I picked up some Koigu today and it's so pretty, I almost can't stop staring at it! I'm also waiting on yarn for either Clapotis or Cozy from Knitty, I haven't made up my mind yet.

Tomorrow the plan is to dye some Paton's classic that I got on sale at AC Moore (25% off). I'm going to use kool aid, just have to pick some up in the morning.

I'll have pictures of my newly acquired stash tomorrow, just wanted to say hi in case there is anyone out there who still reads here.