Archive for March, 2008

This is the conversation that Bunny and I had on the way home last night from my sister’s baby shower.

 Bunny: Why did she (my sister) have to have all those people we didn’t know at her shower?

Me: They were her friends and other family

Bunny: Well, at least no one laid a hand on me.

Me: Well, I don’t think that she would invite anyone that was mean.

Bunny: She would if she was a bank robber.

Me: Well, I am pretty sure she isn’t a bank robber.

Bunny: Well, you never know.

I guess you never really do know, but given that she is 8 months pregnant, she probably won’t be robbing any banks for a while. My kid says the craziest things. And, I don’t know if I should be more concerned that she was thinking someone might “lay a hand on her” or that my 8 month pregnant sister might be a bank robber. Hmmm….

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Finally, some knitting content. I did finish the baby spiral jacket that I was working on for Monkey. However, because I am back at work, I often miss taking her out of the house (and some decent daylight to take photos in) and so I promise to try and get some photos of this amazing little sweater jacket right away.

I do have photos of my newest SIP (sock in progress). Funny story about this yarn – I hatedit when I got it in the mail. See, this is the one problem with ordering things online; you can’t touch them. I really prefer my sock yarn to be super soft and smooshy. This yarn is the exact opposite and the colors feel very busy to me. However, I have found that these types of yarns really make the socks that I find myself wearing most and so I have persevered with these socks.

I have come to the conclusion that this yarn will not be tamed. It will not knit nicely into a perfect little sock. No. This yarn has been frogged a total of 4 times already. If you know me at all, you will know that I rarely ever frog anything. But, the first two patterns I choose looked like bum with the variegation’s in the yarn. The next attempt was too small and this one is not working out as I would have liked. But, it fits and it will remain. Can you guess what pattern this is? How about the yarn?

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Yes, I have been away for a while. No, I have not stopped knitting.

 See, it’s really, very tough to take photos for the blog when there is no daylight to take the photos in. Since I have gone back to work, I often have to be up very early and work hard during the day. This seriously cuts into my “me time” (of which I had very little before). So, the question is knit or blog? I have been choosing to knit. This works out though because without knitting, there would be no blogging. 

 I can’t wait for this little sweater to be done. Just in time for spring right?

Pinwheel Sweater

This pattern is a super easy knit.

However, the sleeve directions are a little fiddly and so instead of using the spare needle, I simply knitted across the required stitches with scrap yarn and once I was ready to do my sleeves, I unpicked the scrap yarn and picked up the stitches for my sleeves. I am also finding the ribbing to be a bit tedious, but I am so close to being done and I can see that it will make for sleeves that will fit either Monkey as she grows.

I also wanted to share a skein of handspun that I picked up from Ravelry. This fingering weight yarn is so incredibly soft and vibrant. I can’t wait to see how it will knit up.

Handspun Sock

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A Good Meme

I Can’t Resist A Good Meme. So, since I went back to work last week and all the good daylight photography hours have been stolen from me, this is what you get. Enjoy.

Three Things That Scare Me:

  • Something happening to my family
  • Being alone
  • Birds

Three People Who Make Me Laugh:

Three Things I Love:

  • My family & friends
  • Knitting
  • Sushi

Three Things I Hate:

  • Smoking
  • Stupidity
  • Aggressiveness

Three Things I Don’t Understand:

  • How people can be so narrow minded
  • Why people can’t follow directions or think for themselves
  • How anyone can be interested in the lives of celebrities

Three Things On My Desk:

  • A pencil holder that Bunny made me
  • A bottle of Ostrich oil hand lotion
  • A bottle of soak wool wash

Three Things I’m Doing Right Now:

  • Listening to an audio book
  • Chewing my nails
  • Surfing knitting blogs

Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die:

  • Climb Mount Kilamanjaro
  • Get back to my pre-pregnancy weight
  • Live to see my children grow up and have children of their own

Three Things I Can Do:

  • Knit
  • Spin
  • Rockclimb

Three Things I Can’t Do:

  • Whistle
  • Sing
  • Play a musical instrument

-Three Things I Think You Should Listen To:

Three Things You Should Never Listen To:

Three Things I’d Like To Learn:

  • How to Whistle
  • How to Make Great Indian Food
  • How to Scuba Dive

Three Favorite Foods:

  • Sushi
  • Curry
  • Naan

Three Shows I Watched As A Kid:

Three Things I Regret:

  • Not having something better to blog about
  • Not listening more to my Mother when I was younger
  • Not buying more Sweet Georgia yarn when I had the chance

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Mitten Tuesday?

I know that normally Tuesdays are reserved for Bunny, but in lieu of anything interestingly Bunny-ish, will you accept some mitten pr*n instead?

Anemoi Mitts

Again, poor photo; great mitten. Almost there on the first mitt. Lookin’ good.

And, just for kicks, how about some yarn pr*n too?

Numma Numma ToastyDuet SkinnyClaudia's Laces

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