Sunday, August 07, 2005

Scare Mail

Well I was scared anyway. I checked my mail the other day and saw this...

Now I know I can't possibly be the only one disturbed by excessive amounts of fun fur, can I? I did however decide to put my fears aside and thumb through the $5(!)catalog and two things caught my eye. First is that there were Addi Turbos in the catalog. Second is that starting Septembet 1st, Lion Brand will offer a Cashmere blend. Wow! Then I checked out the price...$10 for 88 yards? Surely you jest, Lion Brand. Perhaps it's some amazing yarn, but considering that Debbie Bliss Cashmerino costs less and has about 10 more yards per ball it would have to be *really* amazing!

My knitting progress is slow. It seems as though Isaiah has radar for when I pick up my needles. I've managed to start a little sweater vest, though

The pattern is from Sirdar's Cheeky Chinos and the yarn is Debbie Bliss' cotton cashmere. The book has some really cute patterns and Sirdar Snuggly DK is pretty cheap so I'll probably make a few sweaters out of this book. I'm also still working on the orange blanket but I'll spare you guys the details. It seems like no matter how much I knit it's not getting any larger. I think the Yarn Harlot talks about this phenomenon in her book.

Since it's much easier to read and nurse than knit with a baby in your arms, I picked up a couple of books.

First I started The Time Traveler's Wife but all that time traveling was wreaking havoc on my already confused new mommy brain. It's got potential, but I had to put it aside. I couldn't keep track of who was where and why they were there. Now Brick Lane is more my speed! I'm finding it hard to put down and I'm reading even when I'm not when I could be knitting or sleeping.

My older boys are home from their summer vacation in GA. Now it's time to start up some semblance of a routine. With school and sports starting up in a few weeks we've got lots to do! The boys are happy to be home and I'm happy to have them~it was getting a little too quiet around here!

I want to thank everyone for all the well~wishes in the comments of my last post, you guys are great! I can't believe he's 4 weeks already! I'll leave you all with a chubby baby shot :o)


Leisel said...


He is so adorable. (Oh, and about the picture in the last post... I LOVE daddy and baby shots like that. So precious).

- Leisel

Anonymous said...

What a cutie patootie! I finally found you blogs, and more importantly found photos of your other two "mystery kids", who I've yet to see in person (and now it is confirmed that they are cutie's too :-)

If you have free time on Saturday, Stop by the FAS——Catherine, Nan and I are meeting at 1PM.