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!


jennifer said...

don't those shots stink? all you want to do is scoop the little ones up in your arms make them feel safe. glad you're back posting again!

Unknown said...

I found your blog because I was looking for a substitute for Rowan Linen Drape -- actually I'm looking for a pattern I can use for Rowan Linen Drape, but I'm a crocheter, not a knitter.

At any rate, your football comments caught my attention. I know more about football than I ever want to know (certainly more than the husband) because in high school I somehow got conned into taking stats for our football team. I still remember the basics, and that was 20 years ago! Can you do it for a little league-esque team?

Your boys are total dolls, BTW.