Tuesday, September 27, 2005


You know, the hardest part about blogging for me is thinking of a title. If you don't enter a title, blogger takes the first part of your first sentence. To me that looks kind of funky. Unfortunately, lately I'm lucky if I get the time to take a shower. If I have time to blog, I can't waste it sitting around thinking of a title.

I've FINALLY finished the striped baby sweater, the one I started when I was pregnant and (apparently) delirious. Do to all the weird stuff I had to fix I had what seemed like a million ends to weave in.

It took a little over 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I really liked working with this yarn and I hope we meet again in the future :o) Here's a close up of the buttons the boys picked out just for their baby brother...

I'm really proud of how it came out, and with the weather getting cooler Isaiah will be wearing it in no time. See how big he's getting?

I love that pic. He appears to be pondering something...whatever it is babies ponder I suppose? He's probably wondering why I made him wear that hat.

I'm almost done with my first OSW. I plan to wear it to knit group tomorrow night if I can find something to wear it with.

It's Patagonia Nature Cotton. Isn't it pretty? I got it on sale at Knit and Stitch I think it smells kind of funny but no one else (not even the hubby) does so maybe it's just me. Anyhow, the OSW is a great pattern that I plan to knit again (and again). I already have a request from my sister for one in black.

I ordered some Lorna's Laces with the idea I was going to make socks, but then I saw this. Gorgeous! And what's that? only 350yds for the scarf version?

Hmm...sorry 'Go With the Flow' socks, you're on hold for now. I do have some solid Paton's Kroy that might work. If not, knitpicks here I come! Not right away though because the last thing I need is more yarn. Unless it's for this...

I've joined this knitalong because that pattern is just too cool! Unfortunately the called for (awesome) yarn is nearly impossible to find here in the states. Perhaps I'll dye my own? I have some *blank* Patons Classic Merino and I can order some acid dye. I figure it's worth a shot!

In other non~knitting news...the boys are doing great. They absolutely love soccer...

...and still like hanging out with their baby bro. I'm guessing that will change when he starts getting into their stuff!

'til next time fellow knitters :o)

Monday, September 12, 2005

Baby shots and football

Baby shots are not fun. Today was Isaiah's 2 month immunizations and he's STILL mad! I swear he stopped breathing for about 45 seconds with the first stick and by the time he actually caught his breath they were done. I attempted to remove his little bandaids and he screamed for 40 minutes them slept for 4 hours. I'm probably in for it tonight!

He is now 11.8lbs and 23 inches :o)

Football season has begun so I have once again become a football widow. It's on all the time. If it's not a game it's highlights. If it's not NFL it's college. And if it's not on TV it's on the PS2. I stuck my foot in my mouth sometime in the beginning of the year and said I'd try to learn the game. Hey, my kids know more about it than I do and I assume they'll play someday so I should get my act together. So last night, with the best of intentions, I tried to figure it out. I even sat my knitting down to pay attention. I think my poor hubby was about to tell me nevermind. Do they make 'Football for Dummies'?

Knitting news...I had to rip back my DB hooded striped top. Well just the sleeve. Apparently being pregnant and exhausted all the time caused me to knit a sleeve too short with no increases. I didn't even notice until I went to attach them! LOL! What was I thinking?? The Pirate Sweater is coming along nicely. I'm done with one sleeve and the back. This has become my 'at home' project because of the striping and intarsia. I've also started 'Max' but I'm using Brown Sheep Worsted because the Debbie Bliss yarn was too expensive and a PITA to find in the colors I wanted. I'll take some pics when I have a little more progress to show.

I've added a couple of books to my library...Simple Socks: Plain and Fancy and Vintage Knits. I'm happy with both but have a gripe with Vintage Knits. The one sweater that I fell in love with (I like all of them though) is knit in a discontinued yarn! Ok so it's not the book's fault and maybe the designer had no idea it was going to happen but it's irritating all the same. I actually have a few books where I have run into this problem. Anyone know a good substitute for Rowan Linen Drape?

Sunday marked the year anniversary of the day I first picked up a pair of knitting needles. I had just had a pretty devastating (to me anyway)miscarriage and decided that I don't do enough for ME so I started looking for a hobby. I took a basic class, bought a book, a ball of yarn, and a pair of size 8 straights and the rest is history. Now I have not just a hobby but an obsession and a new baby...what a difference a year makes!